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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...
Phoenix Rises up for national award BEMIDJI—The local band Phoenix Rises has received a nomination for The Native American Music Awards. Phoenix Rises' album "Evolution" has been nominated for "Rock Production of the Year." The band recorded the album with Sam Makarim in Grand Forks. Voting is taking place online and the awards will be given out live in New York on Sept. 16. Vote online at www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com/nama-15-music .
Conlon received white coat DULUTH—In an event marking the beginning of her medical career, Megan Conlon, of Bemidji, received her white coat that marks the entering of medical school, according to a release. In total, 60 first-year medical students received their white coats on Aug. 20 at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. Fleahman to participate in NDSU White Coat Ceremony
Belleveau earns award at State Fair BEMIDJI—Al Belleveau, of Bemidji, was awarded a second place award for a sculpture at the Minnesota State Fair. The sculpture is located in the fine arts building at the fair. Artist reception and open house at Watermark Art Center
Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues BAGLEY—Farm by the Lake will host a Sunday concert series throughout the summer. Joel Bauman will perform at 4 p.m. today at Farm by the Lake, 17797 366th St. in Bagley. In his room on a farm in Kerkhoven, Bauman purchased and assembled equipment and began to teach himself how to lay down beats and create productions, according to a release.
Local students graduate from NTC BEMIDJI—Several local students graduated from Northwest Technical College in Bemidji at the conclusion of the Spring 2016 semester. Students are separated into hometowns and listed by name, degree and major. Students from Becida include Heather Mistic, diploma, practical nursing and Sarah Stewart, associate of science, nursing.
Richards named to Creighton University dean's list OMAHA, Neb.—Colin Richards, of Solway, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences was named to the Creighton University dean's list for spring 2016. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or better on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the dean's list. Dressen named to honors dean's list
Bemidji Area Church Musicians Recital Series continues BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Church Musicians Recital Series will continue at noon Wednesday at St. Philip's Church, 702 Beltrami Ave. Featured performers are Aana Freihammer, piano, and Philip Hermann, voice and organ. Freihammer is director of Liturgy and Music at St. Philip's Church. Hermann serves as pianist and organist for the congregation, according to a release.
Bemidji Area Church Musicians recital series continues
Verchota graduates from Colorado College COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Allie Verchota, of Bemidji, graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. Verchota was one of 569 undergraduates receiving a degree at the May 16 ceremony, in which Colorado College alumna Marcia McNutt, president-elect of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, gave the commencement address. Verchota is a graduate of Bemidji High School. McCalip attends language immersion program