The Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors congratulated Ryan, The Cell Phone Doctor on the new business. The Cell Phone Doctor is located at 423 Beltrami Ave. They repair most electronic devices, including phones, tablets, iPads, laptops, TVs and GPS. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Orders are welcome and they can be reached at 444-8006. Pictured (from left) are ambassadors Paul Diehl and Benita Dingman, owner Ryan Eichberg, ambassador Sonja McCollum and Karl Bleser.
BEMIDJI — Karvakko Engineering announced Ben Wiegand was hired full-time as a project manager. Wiegand has been with Karvakko Engineering as an intern since September 2013, and recently graduated from BSU in December with a double major in applied engineering and technology management. Wiegand's internship allowed him to gain experience in the engineering and design field, where he worked with AutoCAD and assisted the survey crews in the field, a release said.
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently congratulated One Source Floors on its relocation to 206 Minnesota Ave. NW. They offer a complete line of flooring, including luxury vinyl, carpet, tile, stone, hardwood and laminate floors. They also have cabinets and countertops. They can be reached at 444-6224. Pictured (from left) are ambassadors Russ Moen, Benita Dingman, manager Dick Henry, building owner Al Stephen, and ambassadors Colleen Schulke, Barb Treat and Cindy Todavich.
As a society, we have been fed a fairytale image of the ideal relationship. From "happily ever after" to prom dresses and the big white gown itself, girls and women have been fast tracked to a fantasy love life. Men are taught to be tough, masculine and to fix problems, all while being bombarded with hyper-sexualized images degrading and objectifying women. All of us are being groomed for dissatisfaction in our love lives.
BEMIDJI -- Knife River Materials, Northern Minnesota of Bemidji recently won three awards at the National Asphalt Pavement Association annual meeting in Marco Island, Fla. Knife River Materials won the 2014 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. Knife River Materials won the award for its work on the Barnes County Highway 21, just north of Valley City, N.D. The roughly 11.5 miles full depth mill and overlay project used more than 20,000 tons of asphalt.
WARROAD -- The Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung from Marvin Windows and Doors was selected at the 2015 International Builders' Show as the winner of the Best of IBS Award, given by the National Association of Home Builders. Chosen by a panel of independent judges, including reporters and building professionals, Marvin's Next Generation Ultimate Double Hung was selected out of hundreds of applicants as the best and most innovative window product on the market. Marvin Windows and Doors is based in Warroad and also has a regional plant in Grafton, N.D.
KARLSTAD, Minn. -- Kick'n Up Kountry recently added Tom Katt to the staff as a promoter of the annual Karlstad event. He has been involved in many areas of WeFest event since it's inception. He announced all the acts that graced the WeFest stage over the past 30 years Headliners for this year's Kick'n Up Kountry event, set for June 10-13, include Rodney Atkins, John Pardi, Dustin Lynch, John Conlee, Mustang Sally, The Highwaymen and The Shadows.
BEMIDJI -- Matt Hietala has been named the director of community relations for the Bemidji Axemen professional indoor football league franchise. Hietala, who grew up in Bemidji, will help to bring the Axemen organization and brand to the local businesses and establishments of the greater Bemidji area, officials said in a release. Hietala is in his second season with the Axemen after interning and being the equipment manager for the team last season. As community relations director, Hietala is responsible for scheduling the appearances of players, coaches and mascot Axel in the community.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated Asgard Computers on its relocation to 1426 Bemidji Ave. N, Suite 3. The business sells computers and offers computer repair in shop, on-site or remotely. They can be reached at (218) 751-1032. Pictured from left to right in the front row are ambassador Betsie Curb, Bill Mckenzie-technician, Forrest Smith, manager and owner, Darlene Lueck-bookkeeper, ambassador Barb Treat and in the back row are ambassadors Russ Moen, Paul Diehl and Brian Bissonette.
BEMIDJI -- Jeff Polkinghorne of Park Rapids, Gary Block of Little Falls, Paul Hunt of Pine River and Susan Holden of Minneapolis were recently appointed to the Lakeland Public Television Board of Directors. Polkinghorne moved to the Park Rapids area in the fall of 2013 after a long career in banking and he also taught accounting at the University of Minnesota and Metro State University. Block has an extensive career in radio broadcasting in Little Falls, where he served as program director and on-air announcer for more than 30 years. Paul Hunt and his wife, Lynn, started the Hunt Utilities