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Northview Manor, a senior apartment building on the west side of Bemidji that is owned by the Bemidji Economic Development Authority, is one step closer to private ownership. On Monday night, the members of the Bemidji City Council, acting as the BEDA commissioners, unanimously voted to pursue the sole bid and work with city staff to open negotiations that will lead to the execution of a purchase agreement for the sale of the property. Originally from Bemidji, Tad Sonneman of Arden Hills, Minn., has proposed to buy Northview Manor, which is located at 1805 30th St.
The Pinnacle Village Outlets project gained no ground Monday night as the Bemidji City Council unanimously turned down the developer's request to permit mass grading at the site of the proposed lifestyle center. Until a final plat is submitted and approved, all related final plans are completed and reviewed, and required permits are in place, city staff can't recommend approval of any requested amendment to the developer's agreement between the city and the developer, the councilors stated in their vote. Developer Harry Takhar said he never knew grading the site - located at the intersection
The Bemidji State University campus will bring out its global flair Saturday as international students share their cultures during the Festival of Nations. The BSU International Student Organization will present the event from 3-7 p.m. Saturday in BSU's Beaux Arts Ballroom. The annual event, formally known as the Feast of Nations, was renamed Festival of Nations this year to reflect the more festival-like setting that was introduced last year. Admission is $3 for students, $4 for non-students and free for children age 5 and under.
Beginning in April, the public will have a second opportunity to address Bemidji School Board members on the night of their regular monthly meeting. On a trial basis, a listening session will be held 30-45 minutes before each meeting.
The matchmaking musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" set to take the stage Friday night at Bemidji State University tugs at the heartstrings of Director Kay Robinson. The musical was the first production she worked on when she joined BSU's faculty in 1982. Now, it will be her last as she plans to retire in May. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens at 7:29 p.m. Friday in the Main Theatre of BSU's Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Additional performances will be held at 7:29 p.m. Saturday, 7:29 p.m. April 7-8 and 3 p.m.
Some area educators who use expeditionary learning in their classrooms explored the world of writing during a three-day workshop at Schoolcraft Learning Community near Bemidji. The "Writing Institute I" workshop held Friday through Sunday drew nearly 30 educators from Schoolcraft, Voyageurs Expeditionary High School and Cass Lake-Bena Area Learning Center. By engaging these educators in the writing process, national presenter Beverly Ann Chin demonstrated how they can motivate students to become better writers, as well as better thinkers and communicators. On Friday afternoon, Chin, an Engl
People of all ages gathered Tuesday night in Bemidji for a town hall meeting to discuss the rise of alcohol use among local youth and how the community can change this trend. About 40 people attended the town hall meeting at the Hampton Inn & Suites. The meeting was sponsored by Healthy Community Healthy Kids; the Bemidji Area Task Force on Underage Drinking, Drugs and Gang Activity; and the Bemidji Youth Advisory Commission. According to HCHK Director Carol A. Johnson, the meeting was held in response to Gov.
As the end of a seven-year moratorium on walleye harvest on Upper and Lower Red Lakes nears, several leaders of the effort to restore the Red Lake walleye fishery shared stories of success Monday night. "One Lake, Two Traditions: A Forum on Red Lake Walleye Management" drew about 70 people to the Bemidji High School Auditorium. The Bemidji Area Race Relations Council hosted the forum to celebrate the restoration of the Red Lake walleye fishery and to educate the local community on the relationship that formed to manage the shared resource. "It's a joy to be here tonight," said Mike Carroll,
Just old enough to get a driver's license, Jon Clark, 16, of Bemidji recently learned that he won a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe in the Pepsi Free Ride contest. The Bemidji High School sophomore, who opted to take a $42,000 cash prize rather than keep the vehicle, has had quite the lucky streak. A few months ago, he won an Xbox 360 game system in a different Pepsi contest.
Performing Glenn Miller's "St. Louis Blues" and John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" tonight will be an experience like no other for eight Bemidji High School students. The band students will sit side-by-side with members of the United States Air Force Academy Band to perform the last two numbers of the band's concert in the BHS Auditorium. The concert begins at 7 p.m. The Bemidji Pioneer and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting are presenting the free concert. All the tickets for the concert have been distributed. Master Sgt.