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BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji State volleyball program added four athletes to their program for the 2015 season. Head coach Wayne Chadwick announced the signings of middle blocker Hailey Kauling, middle blocker/outside hitter Jessica Reega, middle blocker Kori Leist and outside hitter Morgan Koshiol to National Letters of Intent. "I like this class a lot," Chadwick said in a press release.
RED LAKE — The Red Lake Alcohol Rehabilitation Red Road of Wellness Grant was nominated to receive the Commissioners Circle of Excellence award. The program was selected for the recipient...
Here are some local events today for Veterans Day; many schools as well as other organizations also will be holding events. Bemidji Legion to host dinner BEMIDJI -- The American Legion is hosting a Veterans Day dinner on Tuesday. Social hour starts at 4:30 and dinner at 5:30 p.m. The dinner is free to all veterans and a free-will offering for others. Pork roast with mashed potato/gravy and cheesecake for dessert will be served. There will also be a photographer there to take free individual or family pictures. Featured speaker is John O'Boyle.
Saarens Productions announces their newest project, "Cravenhurst" BEMIDJI -- Saarens Productions announces their newest project, "Cravenhurst." "Cravenhurst" is a web series that celebrates and parodies the great American institution: the soap opera. Amnesia, mistaken identities, accidents, power, greed, witches, possession, plane crashes, natural disasters, love triangles, evil twins; no storyline will be safe, organizers said in a release.
EAST GRAND FORKS -- Bemidji's season opener went about as well as head coach Jackie Robertson could have expected. The Lumberjacks, taking on last season's Class A runners-up, played well but lost to East Grand Forks 2-1 at East Grand Forks Civic Center. "The girls worked really hard tonight," Robertson said. "It was our first game, so we're obviously still a work in progress, but we played pretty well." The Lumberjacks (0-1) got on the scoreboard first, as forward Madison Schultz scored midway through the second period on a power play. But the Green Wave (1-0) answered back.
BSU's Wind Ensemble performs today BEMIDJI -- The BSU Wind Ensemble will hold a fall concert at 3 p.m. today in the main theater of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on the BSU campus. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and BSU students are admitted free with a valid identification card.
"Kudos for Kids" book signing BEMIDJI -- Betty Hanson-Lehman will appear at Book World from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday to introduce and sign copies of her children's book, "Kudos for Kids." The book features two dozen photographs illustrating nursery rhymes. Instead of drawings, for example, children portray "Little Miss Muffet," "Jack and Jill," and "Little Boy Blue." Two of the photographs in the book -- those accompanying "Yankee Doodle" and "Rings on her Fingers" -- were taken with merry-go-round horses at the former amusement park in downtown Bemidji.
The following cases were heard Oct. 13 by Beltrami District Judge John G. Melbye: Benji Keith Woehle, 43, of Coleraine was sentenced for felony possession of a pistol or assault weapon to 60 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, which is stayed for 15 years. Woehle's sentence was a departure from Minnesota sentencing guidelines recommended by the prosecutor and mitigated downward based on the offender playing a minor or passive role in the crime. Woehle was sentenced to 168 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail and was credited with 168 days time served.
Annual BBQ rib dinner on Saturday BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Council Knights of Columbus will host their 13th annual BBQ rib dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St...
The following cases were heard Oct. 13 by Beltrami District Judge John G. Melbye: Zachary Adam Matthews, 18, of Bemidji was sentenced for felony third-degree burglary to 61 days in the Beltrami County Jail. Matthews has been credited with 61 days time served. He has been placed on five years supervised probation upon successful completion will result in a misdemeanor conviction. Matthews must pay a $1,000 fine, which may be done through community service. He has been ordered to pay $593.86 in restitution. The following cases were heard on Oct. 15 by Beltrami District Judge Shari R.