Crow Wing County Fairgrounds was the site of the 80th annual 4-H NE Livestock Show on Sept. 13-14, 2014. A total of 580 Minnesota 4-Her participated. Beltrami County 4-H had 32 entries in this year's show. 4-H members who earned a blue ribbon for a livestock project at their county fair have a chance to exhibit their livestock one more time and practice their showmanship skills during a fun weekend at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds in Brainerd. Blue ribbon animals cannot be the same animals, poultry lots that were taken to the State Fair.
First National Bank of Bemidji Foundation granted the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area $20,000 to continue an educational enhancement strategy called Project Learn, which is a model designed to engage young people in learning, encourage them to succeed in school and help them become lifelong learners.
Pictured are Bill Beyer, president of the Bemidji Community Food Shelf, who was presented a plaque by Dot Thompson from the Bemidji Garden Club. The plaque is in appreciation for the Food Shelf garden, which provides food for many people in the community, as well as contributing to the knowledge and science or horticulture.
MDU Resources Foundation and its member companies, Cascade Natural Gas Corp., Fidelity Exploration & Production Co., Intermountain Gas Co., Knife River Corp., MDU Construction Services Group, MDU Utilities Group and WBI Energy Inc. granted the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area $4,000 for the career launch program. Pictured from left to right are Jillian Bakke, Knife River Materials operations manager-concrete division and BGCBA board member; Terry Hoie, Knife River sales representative, and Andrea Ohnstad, BGCBA executive director.
Pictured from left to right are 2013-2014 Beltrami 4-H Council Officers Taylor Fankhanel, Mariah Parks, Kylie St. Peter, Sarah Erickson, and Program Coordinator Ann Marie Ward. The past council officers were President Mariah Parks, Beltrami Bobcats 4-H Club, President Elect Kylie St. Peter of Deer Lake Flyers 4-H Club, Secretary Taylor Fankhanel of Buena Vista Bear Tracks 4-H Club, Treasurer Haley Julin of Deer Lake Flyers 4-H Club, Recorder Sara Erickson of Beltrami Bobcats 4-H Club. Junior Fair Board members were Kylie St Peter and Chris Gilbertson.
Laura Baumgartner, exalted ruler of the Elks Lodge No. 1052, presents Wes Hegna, representing Bemidji Youth Football, with a $1,000 check. This was one of five local organizations that received monies from the Elks Lodge, other recipients were Headwaters School of Music and Arts, Bemidji Youth Baseball, Headwaters Science Center and Bemidji Community Food Shelf.
Bemidji Youth League Baseball would like to thank Dondelinger Chevrolet for participating in the Chevy Youth Baseball test-drive program. Pictured are Tim Dondelinger, general sales manager Dondelinger Chevrolet, and Moe Webb, Bemidji Youth League Baseball Treasurer, with a check for $650.
The Bemidji Police Department sought funding from the Target Corp. through a recent grant opportunity for the purchase of new digital SLR cameras, lenses, SD cards and pelican cases. Target Corp. recently awarded the Bemidji Police Department $1,500 toward the purchase of the equipment, which will be beneficial to the department and the community. Pictured are Bemidji Police Det. Michelle Leffelman and Target Asset Protection Manager Pat Quall.
WARROAD, Minn. -- Marvin Windows and Doors was recently awarded the 2014 American Business Ethics Award by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals during an awards presentation in Warroad. Marvin was chosen as the winner in the large company category for exemplifying high standards of ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community, a release said. Marvin Windows and Doors is a third- and fourth-generation, family owned and operated maker of window and door products in Warroad with more than 4,500 employees in factories across the United States.
Navy Seaman Recruit Sean D. Feia, son of Gary A. and Theresa M. Coan of Bemidji, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Feia completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.