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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...
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