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.
Bemidji Knowledge Bowl team recently competed in the National Academic Championship in Chicago. This competition was set in the quiz bowl format, a challenge for the Bemidji team. The team competed in six matches with many close scores but only one victory. This wraps up a successful year after finishing fifth at the state meet. This opportunity would not have been possible without the sponsorships from First National Bank, Sanford, RiverWood Bank, TruStar Credit Union, Paul Bunyan Communications and Advantage Five.
Quint and Janine Yetter of Frisco, Texas, previously of Bemidji and Marc Laviage and Lisa Leva of Houston, Texas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jaclyn Yetter and Andrew Laviage. Jaclyn is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Andrew is a graduate of Southern Methodist University. The couple plan to wed in Houston, Texas, and make their home in Oklahoma City, Okla.
More than 40 Faith in Action volunteers were recently honored at spring luncheon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hackensack. They gathered to enjoy a puzzle-themed picnic lunch of hamburgers, baked beans and salads. Theresa Eclov, executive director, reported on program updates, policies and the cultural diversity created by the high rate of poverty in the community. Sheriff Tom Burch, a guest speaker, presented information on scams, community safety issues, and the integrated response system for handling emergencies in Cass County.