Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Community Food Shelf will be closed Friday in honor of the Good Friday holiday. The BCFS will reopen at 10 a.m. Monday, officials said in a release.
BEMIDJI -- Big Daddy Weave will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE.
BEMIDJI -- Sanford Bemidji Medical Center will host the Memorial Blood Centers Bloodmobile for a community blood drive from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 6 and 8 to 11 a.m. April 7 at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne Street NW. All blood types are needed, especially type O, a release said. Donors will need photo identification. To register, visit mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 2234 or by calling Linda at (218) 740-1526.
PARK RAPIDS -- The Park Rapids Friendly Squares will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 8 at the Century School in Park Rapids. Plus dancing will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by mainstream from 8 to 10 p.m. The caller will be Brian Freed and Donna Stone cueing the rounds. All dancers and spectators are welcome. For more information, call Joy at 564-6098.
TURTLE RIVER -- A rummage and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2 at New Salem Lutheran Church, 7491 Island View Drive NE. The rummage sale will include sporting gear, kitchen wear, furniture, books, toys, games, puzzles, audios, home decor, clothing, tools and more. The bakery sale will include pies, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bread, rolls, jams, jellies, candies, bars and more. For more information, call (218) 586-2262.
BEMIDJI -- A "Women and Conservation in Northwest Minnesota" presentation by Janet Rith-Najarian will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave. SW.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Friday. Assist 12:31 a.m. Deputies assisted the State Patrol with the arrest of a 19-year-old woman at the intersection of Calihan Avenue NE and 23rd Street NE. 11:29 p.m. Deputies assisted the Blackduck Police Department in the arrest of a 20-year-old man for DWI. Weapons offenses
RED LAKE—A total of 19 candidates have filed for four district representative seats on the Red Lake Tribal Council. The election is set for May 18. The deadline to file for the election was 4 p.m. Saturday. After passing a criminal background check, the candidates will be certified sometime in April, according to a release from Red Lake administration.
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council on Monday will consider approving designs for a new South Shore Park along Lake Bemidji. The park would be between the Nymore boat access and the Sanford Center along the Paul Bunyan Trail. The city's Parks and Trails Commission and the South Shore Design Review Committee have reviewed and approved the designs, which were done by EAPC and Associates, and city staff is recommending the council also approve the plan.
SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Team USA, including Bemidji native Natalie Nicholson, had its chances to win but struggled to take advantage in a 5-4 loss to Switzerland as the round...