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City hosts 'Boo Dash' 5K fun run and walk BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department will host a Boo Dash 5K fun run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the City Park Montebello Ski Trail. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the race will start at 10 a.m. All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt. Costumes are encouraged, according to a press release. For more information or to register, visit www.ci.bemidji.mn.us . For questions, call (218) 333-1850. The cost is $15 for those who pre-register or $20 on the day of the race.
Local towns receive grants for historical projects ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Historical Society recently announced 36 recipients of 37 Minnesota historical and cultural Heritage small grants, which are up to $10,000 each and total $280,924 in 20 counties.
First Friday Art Walk for Oct. 6 Here's a look at the next installment, Oct. 6, of Bemidji's First Friday Art Walk series: Dunn Bros Coffee will feature a vintage clothing collection during the First Friday Art Walk. The collection is by SKY Vintage & Handmade, an online shop curated and owned by Sheri Ramirez. Pieces will be available for purchase. Dunn Bros is located at 501 Paul Bunyan Drive SE.
Local author give presentation at library
Emily Risberg of Bemidji is the first recipient of the Judy (Bourcy) Christenson Memorial Scholarship, according to an announcement from Ken Christenson of Shevlin. Annually, the scholarship will award $1,000 to a student attending the University of Minnesota Crookston. Ken Christenson said he established the scholarship in memory of his wife, who died of breast cancer in 2014.
A total of 200 volunteers across Minnesota turned out Saturday, Aug. 5 to participate in Starry Trek, a statewide search for starry stonewort that was organized by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center and University of Minnesota Extension. In Beltrami County, a total of 10 volunteers took part. After being trained to identify starry stonewort, volunteers fanned out and checked 20 lakes across the county.
BEMIDJI—More Bemidji State University students will be able to keep their guns on campus, thanks to an expanded weapon storage facility for residents, school officials say. The new facility includes 123 custom-built lockers, a special air ventilation system and two gun-cleaning tables. It doubles the university's previous weapons storage capacity.
Seibel, Hoff to perform at next BACM recital BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series will continue at noon, Wednesday, July 26, at United Methodist Church, 924 Beltrami Ave. NW.
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji High School trap shooting team finished the regular season in third place in their conference following their final shooting session of the season last week. The team scored a season-high 9,317 points last Monday, bringing the season score to 43,470 points behind Buffalo (58,583 points) and Alexandria (53,612 points). Other teams in the conference include ROCORI (36,897), New Prague (36,034), St. Peter (26,226) and Perham (16,602).\ Top shooters for the Jacks last week were Seth Perkins, Zach Suther and Nic Geiger, who each had 48 out of 50.
BEMIDJI -- Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, most, if not all, government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday. For those residents who have city of Bemidji refuse collection on...