Pioneer Staff Report
MORTON -- Junior Katy Woelfel fired a seven-over-par 79 Sunday to finish the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Championships with 83-78-79--240 (+24) and place ninth individually. Bemidji State placed 10th in the tournament, held at Dacotah Ridge Golf course.
FARGO, N.D. -- Senior Alex Coleman broke a four-year-old triple jump mark to lead the BSU track and field team at the Lyle Hokanson Classic on Sunday. Coleman leaped 36 feet, 6 1/2 inches to beat Kaneeshia Johnson's 2013 (34-4 1/4) record and place eighth in the meet. The jump extended the multi-event athlete's season best by more than five inches.
CASS LAKE -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is taking on a challenge to increase its ability to provide solar power. According to a press release, Leech Lake Financial Services announced Monday that it has been selected to participate in the Solar in Your Community Challenge from the United States Department of Energy. The challenge includes a prize of $5 million and is a competition that aims to expand solar electricity access to low and moderate income families.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Friday - Sunday: Accident 8:12 p.m. Friday. A 32-year-old male was arrested for driving after cancellation after deputies received a report of a male driver hitting and killing a dog on Porcupine Road SE. Assault 6:07 p.m. Friday. A 40-year-old male was arrested after deputies received a report of a burglary and an assault on Irvine Avenue N. 1:14 a.m. Saturday. A 21-year-old male and two juveniles were arrested on Anne Street NW.
BEMIDJI -- First Lutheran Church of Bemidji will feature a noontime recital on Tuesday, April 25, in the sanctuary. The recital will feature Robert Madeson on euphonium, collaborating with Sarah Carlson on piano and the Headwaters Brass Quartet featuring Kyle Riess and Scott Guidry on trumpet, Robert Madeson and Glenn Siebel on euphonium. Works of Bach, Barat, Bernstein, Frescabaldi, Gabrieli, Guami, Mahler, and others will be featured on the program.
BEMIDJI -- Cold and rainy weather wreaked havoc on the area sports scene already, leading to the postponement or cancellation of a handful events scheduled for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Bemidji State’s softball doubleheader against Augustana on Sunday afternoon was snowed out. The Beavers and the Vikings started playing but were unable to finish the first of the two games due to cold and falling snow; the games will not be made up.
BEMIDJI -- Rail River Folk School in Bemidji will be hosting a Neighborhood and Voter Night Out event 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the school, 303 Railroad St. SW. The free event is an open forum for voter education, Bemidji community issues around development, food access, and legislation as it impacts state and national policy around human rights, the economy and inclusive, equitable local representation. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
BEMIDJI -- First Friday Fest will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 5, at Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. The event will be held on the first Friday of each month. First Friday Fest is an all-inclusive music and creative arts gathering with a mission to facilitate an environment for the local community to share and experience creative arts.
DETROIT LAKES -- Todd Johnson, of Frazee, recently published “Fathering the Fatherless, Deals with Fatherlessness in the homes and how fathers can do better.” The book, a short, non-fiction tale, focuses on the struggles one man has had in terms of understanding and becoming a father. Johnson shares his experiences of growing up in a fatherless home and recounts how it impacted his life and shaped the decisions he has made.
BEMIDJI -- Gallery North will host a First Friday reception from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the gallery’s new space, 310 Fourth St. NW. The showcase artist for Gallery North’s First Friday will feature author Barb Schlichting. Writing under the name of Barbie Marie, this is Barbara Schlichting’s first picture book titled “Red Shoes.”