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After some discussion Monday night, the Bemidji School Board selected a calendar for the 2006-07 school year. The board voted 5-1 to accept the recommendation by Superintendent Jim Hess to adopt Calendar A over Calendar B. Board member Mona Carter voted against Calendar A. The 2006-07 school year will start with staff redevelopment days from Aug. 29-30 and a student orientation day Aug. 31. Sept. 1, the Friday before Labor Day, and Sept. 4, the day of the holiday, will be vacation days. Parent-teacher conferences will be held Oct.
On a half-hour tour of Bemidji High School Monday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Mark Dayton, DFL-Minn., got a glimpse of the variety of educational programs offered to students in the Bemidji School District. Dayton visited BHS to present the school district with the Award for Excellence in Education.
Yoga in Bemidji spans the generations - from expecting mothers to senior citizens. With a wide variety of yoga offerings available in town, locals can take classes geared specifically for these two groups of people - and everyone in between. One class, Pre-Natal Yoga, is designed for expecting mothers, and another, Yoga for Seniors, is designed for people "age 50 and better." Both of these classes are offered through Bemidji Community Education. "Inhale and exhale," Myrtle Palm called out to her Yoga for Seniors class one recent Tuesday afternoon at Bemidji High School.
Brightly colored signs and white crosses displaying the faces of Minnesota soldiers who have died in Iraq lined some streets of Bemidji along with protesters of the war in Iraq Saturday, the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. The street protests - held along Bemidji Avenue North near the waterfront and Paul Bunyan Drive Northwest on the west end of town - were among the several events held Saturday in Bemidji by the Bemidji Peace and Justice Coalition. "We support our troops," Audrey Thayer of Bemidji said as she stood along Bemidji Avenue North.
The Bemidji School Board plans to adopt one of two school calendars developed for the 2006-07 school year at its Monday night meeting. The School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Bemidji High School Media Center. The calendar is among several items on the meeting agenda. Both calendars begin with staff development days from Aug. 29-30 and a student orientation day Aug. 31. Also, both calendars mark Sept. 1, the Friday before Labor Day, and Sept.
As a youngster in west Tennessee, Rose McGee thought her name was old-fashioned. But as she grew a little older, she learned that the flower that shared her name was quite lovely.
Bemidji State University announced Wednesday that Rob Bollinger has been named the new executive director for university advancement. Currently the associate athletic director for external affairs and development at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Bollinger will start his duties at BSU in late April. "We are excited to have a person as experienced as Rob coming to Bemidji State and filling this important position," said Bill Maki, BSU vice president for finance and administration, in a BSU news release.
A Bemidji woman's New Year's resolution to get into shape has paid off. Heather Hurd, 21, has won the $10,000 grand prize in Aquafina's national "Resolution Reality" contest, which called for people to submit a 30-second video depicting their New Year's resolution. Hurd, who hails from a contest-savvy family, learned about the contest online while doing one of her occasional searches for contests on the Internet. "When I saw the prize was a $10,000 Visa gift card, I just knew I had to enter," she said. The Bemidji State University senior majoring in design technology developed the concept,
With the studio lights glowing and the cameras rolling, some Bemidji State University students are getting a glimpse into the world of television news broadcasting at the student-run TV station KBSU. "This semester we started doing newscasts everyday," said Station Manager JonGunnar Gylfason, a sophomore majoring in mass communication. "And that has been unheard of in BSU history." The station broadcasts KBSU Updates at 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Due to spring break, the newscast will be off the air until Monday.
Residents of area townships will be heading to the polls Tuesday to elect township officials. And after the polls close that night, residents will have the chance to voice their opinions on township issues at annual township meetings. According to the Minnesota Association of Townships, state law requires all townships to conduct an annual meeting on the second Tuesday of March. Annual township elections are typically held the same day. MAT Attorney Kent Sulem said townships consider themselves grassroots government.