Pioneer Staff Report
TransCanada Corp. recently made a $15,000 donation to Hockey Day Minnesota in Bemidji.
The Affinity Plus Foundation recently granted $5,000 to the Money Matters program at the Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area. The program teaches youth at the club financial responsibility and basic money management skills.
Bemidji Boy Scout Daniel Roberts has chosen the installation of musical playground equipment in the Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground as his Eagle Project. Musical instruments in playgrounds enrich the sensory and play experience for children on the autism spectrum and others with special needs, a press release said.
The Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates presented its 2018 Trial Judge of the Year Award to Ninth District Judge Lois J. Lang, who was honored at the chapter's annual meeting on July 25 in St. Paul. Lang practiced law at the Powell and Lang law office in Bemidji from 1979 to 1994. Lang was appointed to the bench in 1994 by Gov. Arne Carlson. She was the first woman appointed to the bench in the Ninth District which includes 17 counties in the northwest
Watermark features Kenyan exhibit BEMIDJI—An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Watermark Art Center for "Spirit of Ukambani," a mixed-media exhibit depicting wildlife and landscapes from the Ukambani region of southern Kenya. The event will include a presentation at 6 p.m.
BEMIDJI—For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Marketplace Foods will be launching its inaugural Power of Pink promotion from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Bemidji location, 2000 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. This event includes a 50- foot Power of Pink ribbon cake that will be sold in eighth-sheet sections, along with other pink baked goods including, cookies, cupcakes and donuts. In addition, 10 percent of all bakery sales made during regular business hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 16 will be donated to the Edith Sanford Breast Center in Bemidji.
In addition to the Jan. 10, 1905, fire that destroyed six buildings and heavily damaged two others, here's a look at some other significant fires in Bemidji in the early 1900s: • The Bemidji Hotel, one of the landmarks of Bemidji built in the early days of Bemidji by James Brennan, burned on Jan. 22, 1906. The two-story building had always been a hotel.
Bemidji Area Toastmasters recently received recognition as a Distinguished Club for 2017-18 as a result of four members completing the Competent Communicator program. Pictured are Laura Lobo, Carolyn Ballard, Darla Sathre and Mark Schultz receiving certificates. Toastmasters is an international organization that provides a "learning by doing" method of public speaking and evaluation.
BEMIDJI -- Lake Bemidji State Park will host its annual muzzleloader deer hunt Nov. 30-Dec. 2 this year. The hunt is either-sex with a bag limit of two. A number of permits are still available; if interested please call the park office at (218) 308-2300.
HOPKINS -- The Bemidji High School volleyball team went 1-3 across four matches Saturday to finish eighth out of 14 teams at the Hopkins Tournament. The Lumberjacks won their first match against Spring Lake Park, 2-0, before falling to Hopkins, Minneapolis Southwest and New Prague by identical scores of 2-0.