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Businessmen's fellowship meeting Saturday BEMIDJI -- The monthly meeting of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship America will be at 7 a.m. Saturday in the community room of the Beltrami Electric, 4111 Technology Drive NW. A complimentary breakfast will be served by Aglow International. Our guest speaker will be Steve Holm from Bemidji. He is a retired police supervisor, swat negotiator and police chaplain. He served the city of Crystal, Minn., for nearly 28 years as a police officer and chaplain.
BEMIDJI -- From the selection and celebration of the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree from the area to the tragic death of a 6-year-old left outside of her apartment building in sub-zero temperatures, 2014 has been a newsy year, for good and bad, in and around Bemidji. The staff in the Pioneer's newsroom compiled a list of those top 10 to 15 stories this year and we present them here: Capitol Christmas Tree As Bemidji and the surrounding area are located in logging country, the felling of a spruce tree shouldn't be news.
BEMIDJI — Bank Forward recently honored Lori Kemmer for five years of service. Kemmer is employed at Bank Forward, 700 Paul Bunyan Drive NW in Bemidji as a personal banking supervisor.
Headwaters Youth Orchestra auditions Dec. 29 BEMIDJI -- The Headwaters Youth Orchestra will hold auditions from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29 at Headwaters School of Music, 519 Minnesota Ave. Area violin, viola, cello and bass students are encouraged to schedule an audition and be prepared to play a piece that best shows their abilities. Other audition times will also be available by appointment.
Bowman receives scholarship from U of M, Morris BEMIDJI -- Alle Bowman, Bemidji, recently was named of the students to receive scholarships from the University of Minnesota, Morris for the 2014-15 academic year. Bowman is the recipient of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux scholarship was established in 2008 through a gift from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
The following cases were heard Dec. 12 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof: David Lee Clifton, 46, of Bemidji was sentenced for third-degree DWI to 365 days in the Beltrami County Jail of which 350 days are stayed for three years. Clifton must serve 15 days local confinement and may do so on sentence to serve. He has been credited with five days time served.
Christmas play at Faith Baptist Church BEMIDJI -- "Can't Cancel Christmas," a Sunday School Christmas play, will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at Faith Baptist Church, 2531 Roosevelt Road SE. Everyone is invited. Refreshments will be served following the play. Childcare will be available. For more information, call 751-4506. Christmas program at Northern Bible Church BEMIDJI -- A Christmas program will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday at Northern Bible Church, 8612 Irvine Ave. NW.
Local students graduate from MSU Mankato MANKATO -- Minnesota State University, Mankato presented approximately 1,687 degrees during summer/fall commencement on Saturday.
MOORHEAD — Moorhead jumped out to a big first-half lead and Bemidji couldn’t recover, and the Spuds beat the Lumberjacks 77-35. The Spuds shot out to a 21-3 lead midway...
Bemidji Aglow meeting Saturday BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Area Aglow will meet 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Dec. 13 in Beltrami Electric Co-op's Community Room, 4111 Technology Drive NW. Barb Juhnke will share on her involvement in "Project Lydia," for women in eastern Uganda. First Lutheran December schedule BEMIDJI -- First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N., has a full schedule for the month of December. The Youth Christmas Program will take place during the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday. New members will be welcomed and celebrated Dec. 21.