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Local students named to St. Olaf College dean's list NORTHFIELD—Matthew Bock and Carl Graefe of Bemidji, have been named to the St. Olaf College dean's list for the spring 2015 semester. Matthew Bock, who is studying chemistry, graduated from Bemidji High School and is the son of Bill and Miriam Bock.
The following cases were heard June 15 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof: Shelby Gene Boswell, 23, of St. Paul was convicted of felony third-degree assault and sentenced to 36 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. He has been credited with 152 days time served. Boswell's sentence was a departure from sentencing guidelines aggravated upward based on the crime being committed in the victim's home or zone of privacy and committing the crime as part of a group of three or more persons who all actively participated in the crime.
Public reading of New Testament set for weekend BLACKDUCK—Area churches will host a reading of the New Testament from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Blackduck Wayside Rest. Anyone who would like to read, listen, pray or help is invited to attend the event. Readers will be set up in advance and visitors may stay as long as they want. Each read will be 15 minutes long. For more information or to read, call 835-7957 or email NTreading@cox.net . Both individuals and groups may read.
Summer recital series continues BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Church Musicians Summer Recital Series will continue at noon Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. Sarah Carlson will perform an organ recital of a wide variety of pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Carlson will also present this recital at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris later this month. An opportunity will be available to contribute to her expenses for the travel to Paris. A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced.
Area students honored for academic achievement NORTHFIELD— St. Olaf College recently honored Carl Graefe for his induction into a national honor society. Graefe, of Bemidji, is the son of Martin Graefe and Lisa Christensen Graefe.
BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday evening. Cory Martell, 27, sustained non-life threatening injuries when he drove a 1997 Toyota Camry off the road, hitting a guardrail on U.S. Highway 2 north of Fifth Street in Bemidji at about 10 p.m., according to an incident report from the Minnesota State Patrol. The patrol reported Martell was traveling west on Highway 2 and it appears he fell asleep, went onto the shoulder and hit the guardrail. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, the patrol reported.
Paulson named at UW-Superior SUPERIOR, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Monique Paulson of Bemidji to the Dean's List for academic achievement during the spring 2015 semester.To be named to the Dean's List, students must have completed 12 degree-seeking semester credits and achieved at least a 3.50 grade point average. Local students named to dean's list ST. CLOUD—St. Cloud State University has announced the names of more than 1,305 students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2015 spring semester Dean's List.
"Greet the Folks at Home" concert BAGLEY—The Bagley Area Arts Collaborative recently announced the Sutter Brothers in concert, "Greet the Folks at Home," at 5 p.m. today at the Farm By The Lake, 17797 366th Street in Bagley. Ross and Barton Sutter have established individual reputations as a musician and a writer, but when they perform as a pair their work has the kind of counterpoint and easy intimacy unique to sibling acts, a release said.
BEMIDJI — Bemidji State and Sanford Center will once again be holding Select-A-Seat nights for fans who want season tickets to BSU hockey games in 2015-16. The events will be held from 4-6:30 p.m.
Terrapin Station on Main Street in Nevis NEVIS—The Friends of the Headwaters will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. June 6 on Main Street in Nevis. Guest performers will include Dakota Dave Hull, Pop Wagner, Bob Douglas and Finn Hall. Tickets will be available at the door with a suggested donation of $25. Complimentary appetizers and desserts will be served.