Pioneer Staff Report
Guy Kruse caught these walleyes while fishing on Jan. 6 out of West Wind Resort on Upper Red Lake with his cousin. Send in your fishing photos to the Pioneer and we will publish them online in our Fish Tales section and also periodically run them in our Outdoors page in the Pioneer. Please include the names, date, type of fish and where the fish was landed in the body of the email. Send your Fish Tales photos to email@example.com .
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Sen. Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids, and members of the Senate’s Capital Investment Committee will meet at the south entrance of Hagg-Sauer at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at BSU to examine Minnesota State’s proposed Academic Learning Center and campus renovation project.
WILTON -- A Solway woman died in one of 30 accidents in the Bemidji area on Monday, according to the Bemidji Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol. “Drivers are encouraged to slow down and use extreme caution while traveling in the Bemidji area,” Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin said in a press release Monday afternoon. “There are numerous reports of black ice and poor road conditions throughout the area.”
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday regarding the planned closure of a mobile home park. According to city documents, the owners of Westwood Acres Mobile Home Park have notified Bemidji staff that they intend to close the park this year. This is the second time the owners have approached the city, as they already closed a section of Westwood Acres in 2016.
Bemidji High School students competed on Saturday in the Onalaska Show Choir Classic in Onalaska, Wis. BHS went on to win awards for both Grand Champion and Best Choreography. One of the Bemidji students, Alec White, also won the Showstopper Award. Altogether, there were around 70 Bemidji students who took part in the event. The BHS show choir group, Vocalmotive, will perform in Bemidji Jan. 26-28.
BEMIDJI -- Six Bemidji residents have submitted applications to enter the appointment process for the Ward 4 vacancy on the City Council. Those seeking the seat include Richard Lehmann, Linda Lemmer, Melinda Neville, James Ravnikar, Emelie Rivera and James Thompson.
Trish Quistgaard (left) and Joann Gardner (right), representing Bemidji's Chapter CZ of the PEO International Sisterhood, recently presented Aryn Lee Bergsven with a grant check from the PEO Program for Continuing Education. PEO is a women's philanthropic organization that focuses on supporting women in their educational endeavors through loan and scholarship programs, a press release said. PEO International also owns and operates Cottey College, a women's college in Nevada, Mo.
The Bemidji Area Sertoma Club recently presented a cash gift of $750 to the Bemidji Community Food Shelf to help those in need for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, according to a press release. Pictured is Sertoma President Judy Killian presenting the donation to Bemidji Community Food Shelf Director Mary Mitchell.
BAGLEY—Brian Paramore recently joined Sanford Bagley Clinic as a family medicine nurse practitioner. Paramore received his undergraduate degree at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. He attended graduate school at Tennessee State University in Nashville and received his doctorate of nurse practitioner from the University Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
United Way of Bemidji Area Executive Director Denae Alamano recently attended the United Way New Presidents/CEO Forum in Washington, D.C. United Way would like to thank U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., for meeting about community issues and successes in the Bemidji area, according to a press release. Alamano also met with Sens. Amy Klobuchar's and Tina Smith's staff. Alamano was able to attend the forum due to scholarships from the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Network and United Way Worldwide.