Pioneer Staff Report
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - The Bemidji State University women’s hockey team fell to St. Cloud State University, 4-0, Wednesday night in non-conference action. The Beavers (5-9-2, 3-6-1-1 WCHA) were shut out in the game for just the third time this season while the Huskies improve to 3-12-0 (1-9-0-0 WCHA).
PRINCETON, N.J -- Senior Jordan Heller and freshman Charlie Combs each scored twice to lead the Bemidji State University men's hockey team to a 5-3, series-opening victory at Princeton University, Wednesday night. After surrendering a goal just 75 seconds after the opening faceoff, the Beavers scored three times in the first period and held off a second-period run by the Tigers to earn the two-goal non-conference victory. Princeton pulled back within 4-3 in the second period, but Gerry Fitzgerald scored in the third to give Bemidji a two-goal cushion.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will offer 17 parcels for sale in three public oral bid auctions in December. Property information, auction instructions and a map of the parcels can be found on the DNR’s land sale webpage. The properties include unimproved recreational land in Beltrami, Anoka, Big Stone, Houston, Hubbard, Koochiching, Mahnomen, Meeker, Norman, Otter Tail, Pine, Wabasha and Wadena counties and lakeshore property in St. Louis County.
BEMIDJI -- Officials with the Sanford Center arena in Bemidji are planning a Monday press conference for a “major concert announcement.” In a release Wednesday afternoon, officials said Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht and Sanford Center Executive Director Jeff Kossow will be announcing a special concert that will be “the largest show ever programmed here at the Sanford Center and in Bemidji to date.”
BEMIDJI -- The National Weather Service forecasts above-freezing high temperatures for Thanksgiving Day and Friday in the Bemidji area, but there is a chance of rain as the weekend approaches.
Rachel Eastling prepares the to-go boxes on Wednesday that will be distributed during the community Thanksgiving meal. The meal will be held Thursday, Nov. 23, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N. The meal is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible.
ST. PAUL -- Beginning this ice fishing season, anglers using a wheelhouse type of ice or dark-house shelter are required to purchase a license to place the shelter on the ice, even when occupying it. A new definition for portable shelters has been provided in law, which states that a portable shelter is one that collapses, folds or is disassembled for transportation, according to a release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Here's a look at some Thanksgiving week-related closures and information in and around Bemidji. • Bemidji City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday. • Bemidji Area Schools staff said students there will have class Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week. Classes aren't scheduled Thanksgiving Day or Friday. • Classes are closed all week at Bemidji State University and closed Thursday and Friday at Northwest Technical College. • Beltrami County offices will be closed both Thursday and Friday.
BEMIDJI -- Paul Bunyan Communications was awarded a Border to Border Broadband Grant on Tuesday from the state of Minnesota to expand its fiber optic services to portions of St Louis, Hubbard and Itasca counties.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Tuesday: Sex Crimes 11:17 p.m. Deputies received a report of a possible sex crime in Kelliher. Warrant 3:30 p.m. A 25-year-old male was arrested for a warrant at the 200 block of Main Avenue in Bagley. 6:28 p.m. A 34-year-old male was arrested for a warrant at the 100 block of 6th Street NW in Cass Lake. Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls Tuesday: