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Itasca Community College student receives scholarship
BSU to host trick or treating for area youth BEMIDJI—BSU will open its doors to area children for an evening of Halloween trick-or-treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
BEMIDJI—Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota has teamed up with Bemidji Hairstyling Center, Classic Cuts and The Hair Affair to support breast cancer awareness month. During October, people are encouraged to show their support in the fight against breast cancer with a streak of pink hair. Clip-in or temporary pink hair streaks will be offered for $25. All proceeds benefit the Sanford Health Foundation's Edith Sanford Breast Center in Bemidji to help support women who cannot afford mammograms.
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.