Representing the Bemidji area as Miss Northern Lakes, Kailee Ogden was third runner-up at the Miss Minnesota pageant. Ogden is a graduate of St Scholastica, originally from Warroad. She was also won the preliminary talent award for her piano piece. Twenty-seven women competed for the title. Pictured from left to right are the top five: Bailey Sorvig, fourth runner-up; Madeline Van Ert, second runner-up, Miss Minnesota Rachel Latuff; Lauren Johnson, first runner-up and Odgen.
The four finalists of the poetry slam on June 12 at Keg N' Cork were Dawn Loeffler (left), Cassi Larson, Eric Hucke and Cate Belleveau. Larson took first place. The poetry slam was part of the Bemidji Library Book Festival.
BEMIDJI—Ace Hardware Corp.
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota unemployment rate climbed 0.1 percent in May to 3.8 percent and employers cut 200 jobs, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The state has added 38,383 jobs since May 2014, a gain of 1.4 percent. U.S. job growth was 2.2 percent during the same period. Trade, transportation and utilities led all sectors in May with 6,600 new jobs.
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors recently congratulated Lakeland Public Television on its relocation to 108 Grant Ave NE, as well as well as the station's 35th birthday. Lakeland Public Television held an open house to celebrate signing onto the air for the first time 35 years ago on June 1, 1980. Pictured from left to right are ambassadors Benita Dingman, Barb Treat, board member Kathy Moore, general manager Bill Sanford, board chair Doug Oman, board member Gary Block, ambassador DeAnn Zavoral, board member Dr.
Each year, the City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) honors one art director with the Designer of the Year Award.
BEMIDJI—Widseth Smith Nolting's Vanessa Hines has passed the exams and met the education and experience requirements necessary to become a registered professional engineer in Minnesota. Licensure is granted by the Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design. Hines, a civil engineer who works for all offices and is based in Rochester, joined WSN in 2014 as an engineer-in-training. She had previously worked for St.
Security Bank USA recently donated $250 from its Casual Day Fund to Let's Go Fishing. Pictured from left to right are Jessica Mulkey, staff member, and Terry Matson, staff member representing Let's Go Fishing.
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.Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) America Reads program has nominated Vickie Brown and Barbara Feeken as Someone Special volunteers. Vickie Brown just completed her 12th school year of reading and working with students in first grade. She has also been involved with Readers Theater for 11 years.
Abby Henderson and Ruby Cruz, two students at Bemidji Middle School, raised $33 for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Beltrami County by making and selling hair bows to their fellow students. Pictured are the two students along with Stephanie Moe, Fund The Mission Lead, accepting the check on behalf of Relay For Life.