BEMIDJI—MetLife Premier Client Group of the Upper Midwest, an office of MetLife, recently announced that Andrew LaTourelle of Bemidji has been appointed as an MPCG Financial Planner. To earn the title, MPCG Financial Planners must be appropriately licensed and fulfill specialized training requirements, in addition to meeting internal standards annually to maintain the title on an ongoing basis.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated David McCollum, the new owner of Naylor Heating and Refrigeration, located at 172 Spirit Ave. NW. Naylor Heating and Refrigeration services and repairs heating, cooling, refrigeration and commercial kitchen equipment. They provide quotes for new construction and remodeling when HVAC systems or refrigeration and kitchen equipment are needed.
Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) held a special recognition ceremony on May 20,at Seven Clans Casino Event Center in Red Lake. The ceremony included a commencement address by Billy Mills, U.S. Olympic gold medalist.
Blackduck students from Mark Friesen metals fabrication class recently visited Even Aire Fabrication in Solway and Potlatch in Cass Lake to view their facilities, as part of their vocational and career exploration tour. Each had the opportunity to use a special computer CNC machine to cut the signs they are holding at Even Aire Fabrication.
Members of the Bemidji Lions Club recently collected trash along a two mile stretch of Highway 71 South of Bemidji as part of MNDOT's Adopt A Highway Program.
Local students graduate from M State MOORHEAD—The following local student were among 980 who graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College during commencement ceremonies in May.
The Bemidji Pioneer, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, Ken K. Thompson and the United Way recognize "Someone Special Volunteers" who have made significant contributions to the community.Northwoods Habitat for Humanity has nominated Katie LeDuc and Cathy Lehto as Someone Special volunteers. Katie is an AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer who has spent the last year engaging, supporting, and recruiting volunteers for Habitat for Humanity.
Steve Caron, Bemidji Lions Club President, recently presented a $400 donation to Bob Clayton from Bemidji Take a Kid Fishing to help with expenses with their fishing event.
BEMIDJI—Dr. Matthew Whitbeck recently joined Sanford Bemidji Heart & Vascular Center as a full-time interventional cardiologist and peripheral vascular specialist. Whitbeck received his medical degree from St. Christopher's School of Medicine in Lutton, England. He completed his medical residency in internal medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit. He then went on to complete a cardiology fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kent., and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C.
Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated Extreme Detail on its new business. They work on ATVs, boats and vehicles, offering custom detail work, minor paint, interior repair, rim restoration and headlight restoration. Visit their website at www.extremedetailusa.com or call 444-8999. Pictured from left to right are ambassadors Karl Bleser, Brian Bissonette, Penny Echternach, owner Mitch Hill and his wife Karie Hill and ambassadors Bryce Oakes and Lisa Engman.