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A Cass Lake-Bena Middle School teacher was charged with two serious felony counts for allegedly sending pornographic pictures of children back and forth on the Internet to people he spoke to in chat rooms. Eddie Eugene Himes, 65, who is an emotional and behavioral disorders teacher, was charged with possession of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography.
RED LAKE -- With the strike of a match Friday morning, Red Lake officials marked the retirement of a $27 million loan package used for the expansion of two casinos. Red Lake Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. called the retirement of the debt a "huge achievement" at a note burning ceremony at the Red Lake Tribal Council Chambers. In seven years, the tribe paid off a seven-year loan used to expand Seven Clans Casino in Thief River Falls -- including the addition of a hotel and water park -- and Seven Clans Casino in Warroad.
As De'Lana Northbird learned how to extract DNA from wheat germ Tuesday in Bemidji, she may have gotten a glimpse of her future career. The Cass Lake-Bena High School freshman, who wants to explore a career in science, said the Regional STEM Summit at Bemidji State University was the perfect opportunity. "I'm really interested in forensic science, so I'm here," Northbird said. She joined nearly 300 high school students from the region at Tuesday's summit, which was one of eight Regional STEM Summits being presented around the state by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota
On a dare, Bob Panther of Grand Forks, N.D., walked up to a hole in Lake Bemidji in a pair of shorts and plunged into the icy waters Saturday. And he wasn't alone. Thirty-seven people from as far away as Australia braved below-zero temperatures and sharp wind chills to participate in the Polar Plunge, one of several 2008 Brrrrmidji Polar Daze events held Saturday. On Saturday, Bemidji saw a high of 4 below zero, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.
Schoolcraft Learning Community's schoolwide exploration of water, energy, animals, recycling, consumerism and other environmental topics is taking on an artistic flair. Today, students will celebrate what they have learned in their recent studies of the environment with a variety of performances, art exhibits and other activities, and they are inviting the public to join them. "The World We Want" will be held from 3-6 p.m. today in the Beaux Arts Ballroom at Bemidji State University.
Two Bemidji State University programs are examples of the direction in which the country needs to move, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL-Minn., said Wednesday in Bemidji. Klobuchar visited Bemidji Wednesday as part of her Main Street Tour across Minnesota.
One of the newest weather reporting sites for a national weather network is now up and running at a local school. With the help of Heartland Christian Academy, WeatherBug is now tracking live weather conditions in Bemidji. "We just came online over Christmas break," Heartland Principal Robert Roach said. WeatherBug's network includes more than 8,000 tracking stations at schools, public safety facilities and TV stations across the United States. Weather data generated by WeatherBug is accessible to Internet users around the world and used by meteorologists at more than 100 TV broadcast stat
With a new state legislative session a month away, Bemidji School District officials met with area legislators to discuss the school district's state legislative agenda. Joining members of the Bemidji School Board and school district administrators at Thursday night's meeting were Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji, and Reps.
With a serious driver shortage, low ridership and rising fuel and insurance costs, Jefferson Lines is cutting back on its daily bus service to Bemidji. The Minneapolis-based bus company announced Tuesday that it will provide service to Grand Forks, N.D., and points north and Minneapolis and points south on alternating days of the week beginning Jan. 15. Jefferson Lines currently offers the route in both directions daily. "Hopefully this is short-term," said Wendy Cymbaluk, Jefferson Lines director of marketing and sales, in a telephone interview Tuesday.
While on business in Washington, D.C., more than two years ago, Gordon Van Wert suffered an embolic stroke. Paralyzed temporarily on his left side, the left-handed artist from Park Rapids thought of the large stone sculptures he was scheduled to create for the Midtown Exchange Building in south Minneapolis. "My art has always been my emotional therapy," Van Wert said during a program that brought together area artists and health care professionals Thursday in Bemidji.