The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated TJ Design Studio on its new owner and relocation to 809 Paul Bunyan Drive South. They offer computer sales and support, photography, graphic and web design and marketing and can be contacted at 444-4936.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated the Bemidji Axemen on the business's relocation to 1425 Paul Bunyan Drive NW, No. 4, as well as their new owner, Ross Ladehoff. The Bemidji Axemen are the Indoor Football League team for Minnesota and the team is dedicated to bringing fun, fast-paced and family friendly entertainment to northern Minnesota.
Photos with Santa, Photography by Trish and Noemi Aylesworth of First Realty donated $430 for the All Inclusive Playground spearheaded by the Bemidji Rotary. Pictured are Karl Blesser, Rotary president, and Noemi Aylesworth.
Veterans at various nursing homes in Bemidji received cut-out turkey cookies for Thanksgiving and a note thanking them for their service.
The Night We Light parade took place Nov. 28. The float winners for the categories are as follows: in the community category, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; in the business category, Digital Jake; in the youth category, Open Range Ropers and in the media category, RP Broadcasting. Pictured (from left) are Mark Ricci of RP Broadcasting, Nissa Peltier of Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and Brooke Batchelder and Jacob Lien of Digital Jake.
Throughout October, Marketplace Foods raised money in support of the fight against cancer. A portion of the money raised went to the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota's current Cancer Center project. Other funds went to support Marketplace's Relay for Life team benefitting the American Cancer Society. Pictured (from left) are Penny Echternach, foundation executive director for Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota; Mike McNiel, manager of Marketplace Foods, and Stephanie Moe, American Cancer Society Relay for Life chairwoman.
Pictured are Bob Smith and Image Photography donating $500 from the Santa Paws fundraiser to the Beltrami Humane Society. The event took place on Nov. 29 and 30. Customers donated $20 and received a 5x7 holiday photo with their pets.
North Memorial Air Care recently visited Buena Vista Ski Area to conduct a training session with many of their ski patrollers on preparing for a helicopter to land. The topics covered included selecting landing sites, procedures and more.
Air Force Airman Josh W. Nichols recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Nichols is the son of Craig and Terry Nichols of Andover, Minn., and grandson of Marry Books of Bemidji. The airman is a 2014 graduate of Anoka High School, Anoka, Minn. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Bemidji High School music director Chris Fettig accepts a $500 donation from Bemidji Rotary President Karl Bleser in support of Bemidji Choir activities. The check was presented after a noon concert performed by the Bemidji High School Choir for Bemidji Rotary Club members.