Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- The Classic Country Band will play for a free dance from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Bemidji Senior Center, 216 Third St. NW, in downtown Bemidji. Open to the public.
TURTLE RIVER -- A firearms safety course begins at New Salem Lutheran Church in Turtle River. It runs every Tuesday from tonight until Oct. 2, with a day at the gun range wrapping up the course on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The class is 6-9 p.m., instructed by Howard Schultz. Students must be at least 11 years of age to take the class, which is limited to 30 students.
WARROAD -- The Bagley/Fosston boys and girls cross country teams made their way north to compete in the Warroad Invitational meet at Warroad Estates Golf Course. Amelia Landsverk (20:56) and Jenna Manecke (21:23) finished seventh and ninth, respectively, for the girls, while grant Hemberger (18:41) and Wyatt Strandberg (19:50) led the way for the boys in 13th and 23rd.
DETROIT LAKES -- The Bemidji High School co-ed bowling team opened its North Central West Conference season on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Voyageur Lanes In Detroit Lakes. In its opening match, Bemidji topped New York Mills 4-1. Jesse Phillips and David Forte led the way with respective fill percentages of 90 and 88. The team went on to shut out Wadena 5-0 with Dylan Hinners and Elliott Beefor each posting a 90 fill percentage.
EAST GRAND FORKS -- The Bemidji State women’s soccer team claimed its first ever victory over an NCAA Division-I opponent Sunday, Sept. 9, with a 1-0 win over North Dakota at East Grand Forks High School. The Beavers (4-0, 1-0 NSIC), had just two shots on goal in the game, but Rachael Norton sent one of them past UND goalie Olivia Swenson in the 78th minute to break the scoreless tie.
BEMIDJI—In response to another event on Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners have decided to change their meeting schedule. Originally, the board was scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Ten Lake Township with a preceding work session. The meeting was set to be the finale to the county's summer rural outreach series.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Friday-Sunday Shots fired 7:29 p.m. Sunday. A deputy responded to a report of an individual who accidentally shot himself while handling a firearm in Hines. Drugs 5:15 p.m. Sunday. A 35-year-old woman was arrested in Red Lake on various charges, including neglect or child endangerment, possession of drugs, and introducing contraband into a jail location. A juvenile also was arrested during the stop. Fire
BEMIDJI -- Thirteen members of BSU faculty received tenure, and an additional seven received promotions, at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year. Receiving tenure were:
The Bemidji Junior Jaycees recently made donations to Bemidji Area Schools and Great River Rescue. Bemidji Area Schools received five backpacks filled with school supplies on Tuesday, Aug. 28, for distribution to those in need at Gene Dillon Elementary School. Great River Rescue received $80 worth of cat litter, wet and dry kitten food, and a $20 gift card.
BEMIDJI -- Northwest Technical College is scheduled to gather dozens of community health workers from across the state Friday, Sept. 28, for the third annual Rural Community Health Worker Conference. The one-day conference will be held at Bemidji’s Hampton Inn and Suites, at 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive NE. Registration is $35. It includes conference materials and lunch, and a six-hour continuing education certificate is available for an additional $25, according to an NTC release.