Pioneer Staff Report
MINNEAPOLIS -- Sophomore Jacqueline Kaasa and junior Emily Bergland each posted three-point games to lead the Bemidji State women’s hockey team to a 4-2 win over No. 6 Minnesota on Saturday at Ridder Arena. The Beavers (6-10-2, 4-7-1-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) got started early with a goal from Kaasa at the 3:15 mark of the first period, assisted by Bergland and Bailey Wright.
RED LAKE -- A 159-year-old Red Lake church was destroyed in an an overnight fire. According to a Facebook post on the St. Mary’s Mission School’s page, the cause of the fire at the St. Mary's Mission Church is under investigation.
BEMIDJI—A Christmas concert will be presented by Allen and Matt Carlson at 6 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 2531 Roosevelt Road NE, on Sunday, Dec. 3. Allen and Matt, a father and son duo, will sing and play guitar, ukulele and piano. All are invited to hear this musical message of Christmas, a press release said. Day care will be provided. For more information, call (218) 751-4506.
BEMIDJI -- Dubbed “Holi-Spays,” Great River Rescue recently announced that for every pet adopted between Dec. 1 and Dec. 23, $50 will be donated to the organization’s spay/neuter fund. The donations were made possible by two anonymous donors. Great River Rescue maintains a 100 percent spay/neuter policy, which means every pet gets altered prior to adoption. The policy is part of the organization’s commitment to preventing overpopulation, but it also represents one of its largest costs, according to a press release.
MELROSE -- The Bemidji High School wrestling team began its season with a win Friday in its first meet of the season. The Lumberjacks recorded 170 points to finish two points ahead of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at the nine-team Melrose Early Bird Invitational.
BEMIDJI -- Sophomore forward Austyn Tobey scored two goals and sophomore defender Gracie Fisher buried the game-winner Friday night to lead the Bemidji High School girls hockey team to a 4-3 overtime win over Detroit Lakes on Friday at Bemidji Community Arena. After a tough 0-6 start to the season, BHS head coach said the team put it all together to come up with its first win.
BEMIDJI -- A new sculpture garden was unveiled with a ribbon-cutting on BSU’s campus Friday. The garden, designed by sculptor John Kamrath, is titled “Northscape” and is located on the lawn between Birchmont Drive and Memorial Hall. Each piece of the artwork has a line or design element that guides visitors to other parts of the space, a release said.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Thursday: DWI 8:03 p.m. A 53-year-old male was arrested for DWI, driving after cancellation and warrants and a 52-year-old female was arrested for fifth-degree drug possession at the 11300 block of Chokecherry Drive NE. Medical 10:19 p.m. Deputies received a report of a drug overdose in Bemidji. Warrant 1:52 a.m. A 29-year-old male was arrested for a Leech Lake warrant at the 29300 block of U.S. HIghway 2.
Businessmen's Fellowship America to meet BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship America will meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Lueken's Village Foods' meeting room,1171 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Ethan Stinar will be the guest speaker. Born and raised in the Bagley area, Stinar will share his personal journey of returning to faith in Jesus Christ, a press release said. Coffee, fruit, and rolls will be served. Bemidji Area Aglow meets Dec. 9
BEMIDJI -- High school basketball will return to the Sanford Center for the Third Annual Homark Homes Hardwood Showcase this weekend. Nine boys and girls games will be played during the two-day event, which features the Red Lake boys and girls teams and the Cass Lake-Bena, Laporte and Bagley girls teams. The first game will be played at 4 p.m. Friday. The event will continue with games beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.