Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI—The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office and Bemidji Police Department, along with more than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state, will participate in the Click It or Ticket campaign through Saturday, Sept. 29. The Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement and education is a component of the state's Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) program. A primary vision of the TZD program is to create a safe driving culture in Minnesota in which motorists support a goal of zero road fatalities by practicing and promoting safe and smart driving behavior, a press release said.
BEMIDJI -- Tia Neuharth scored the game-winning goal and recorded an assist, as the No. 14 Bemidji State soccer team extended its win streak to six games Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over Minnesota Duluth at Chet Anderson Stadium. Rachael Norton gave BSU a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute by bagging her fifth goal of the season after Dani Nelson threaded her a pass beyond the UMD back line.
BEMIDJI -- Rachael Norton earned Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring three goals on a two-win weekend for the Bemidji State soccer team. The senior forward tallied a pair of goals Friday in a 3-2 win over St. Cloud State, and followed it up by scoring another goal in Sunday’s 2-1 victory against Minnesota Duluth.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State’s Michael Junker was responsible for three takeaways and a defensive touchdown last Saturday, which led to him receiving his first career Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week award. The junior defensive back helped lead the Beaver football team to its second straight shutout win in a 69-0 victory over Minnesota Crookston.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Friday-Sunday: Burglary 8:33 p.m. Sunday. A residential burglary was reported in the 5000 block of Theater Lane NW. DWI 7:45 p.m. Sunday. A 21-year-old man was arrested at the intersection of Mag Seven Court SW and Division St. W for DWI. 7:14 a.m. Sunday. An 18-year-old man was arrested in the 18700 mile of Nebish Road NE for DWI. Warrant
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will take action the 2018 preliminary tax levy. According to city documents, Bemidji financial staff have set the preliminary tax levy at an increase of 2 percent, based on the council's Aug. 27 work session. If passed, the result would be a levy of $5,867,794. Because it's a preliminary tax levy, the council does have the ability to reduce the amount at the Dec. 17 meeting, when the final levy is set.
BEMIDJI—Northwoods Caregivers and the ACT on Alzheimer's Giiwidenong Committee have announced events for this year's Dementia Awareness Week, which starts Monday. Topic discussions will be held at several Bemidji locations, Adult Day Services, 620 Carr Lake Road SE; Bemidji Senior Activity Center, 216 Third St. NW, Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave. NW and Neilson Place, 1000 Anne St. NW.
BEMIDJI—More than $2.2 million has been returned to members of Paul Bunyan Communications, the cooperative announced last week. Paul Bunyan Communications is a Bemidji-based nonprofit company that provides internet, television, digital voice, residential and business information technology services and is an Apple Service Center. As a cooperative, membership in Paul Bunyan Communications allows members to share in the
Veterans at Havenwood Care Center were honored with a fried chicken dinner on Sept. 10.
BEMIDJI—The United Way of Bemidji Area's 27th annual Chili Cook-off is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sanford Center. The chili cook-off kicks off the United Way of Bemidji Area's fall fundraising campaign for the community, and organizers said the event "will feature a flavorful variety of 30-plus chili recipes" prepared by local amateur chefs. This year's chili cook-off theme, "BEST OF BEMIDJI" celebrates Bemidji being named Best MN Town by Minnesota Monthly magazine.