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Gallery North First Friday open house BEMIDJI—A First Friday open house will be from 2 to 5 p.m. April 1 at Gallery North, 502 Third St. NW. The First Friday showcase will feature a collection of paintings titled "Art from the Master Hands." Artists include Erma Stelter, Betty Sauer, Dee Saltee, Claudine Mattison, Estelle Knutson and Harriet Midthaune. For more information, visit www.gallerynorthbemidji.com . Annual Bemidji Area High School show
Good Friday service today BEMIDJI—A Good Friday service will take place at 7:30 p.m. today at Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji, 115 Carr Lake Road SW. The hourlong service will include a dramatic reading, songs, communion and a time for personal reflection, a release said. Fellowship group to meet Saturday BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Beltrami Electric community room, 4111 Technology Drive NW. Breakfast will be served.
Local students named to dean's list at Oak Hills BEMIDJI—Local students were named to the fall 2015 dean's list at Oak Hills Christian College. Students are listed by name, hometown and year in school: Shannon Arney, Bemidji, senior; Jasmine Fairbanks, Bemidji, senior; Ashley Houle, Bemidji, freshman; Corban McKain, Bemidji, senior and Eve Mountain Greenslate, Bemidji senior. To be named to the dean's list students must be full time with 12 credits or more, a semester GPA of 3.5 or above and no grades below at C or no pass on their transcript.
Fiber Arts weekend set for April 8-10 BEMIDJI—The Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail Weekend will take place April 8-10 in Bemidij. The trail is a 16-member studio tour that celebrates the heritage of the area's voyageurs, pioneers and indigenous peoples, showcasing both traditional and contemporary textile art forms, according to a release.
Women's luncheon meeting Monday BEMIDJI—The Christian Women's luncheon meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Monday in the community room at the Eagles Club, 1270 Neilson Ave. SE, Bemidji. Carol Nelson, Bemidji soloist and speaker, will sing and speak on how she moved out of darkness into the light, a release said. In addition to Nelson, Randy Fossum and Jesse Anderson with Northwoods Caregivers will speak. For reservations, call Elaine at (218) 333-3544 or Alverna at (218) 335-7838.
Local students earn academic honors ST. CLOUD—St. Cloud Technical and Community College recently congratulated students for their academic achievement fall 2015. Maren Erpelding, of Bemidji, was named to the president's list, and Avery Mann, of Laporte, was named to the dean's list. To be named to the president's list, students must have achieved a grade point average of 4.0. For the dean's list, students must have achieved a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.9. Olson named to the dean's list at St. Catherine University
Scandinavian music concert and dance BAGLEY—Tjärnblom and Skålmusik, a Scandinavian music concert, will take place at 7 p.m. March 11 at Timbers Event Center, 1718 Central St. W in Bagley. A dance will immediately follow the concert. Cost is $10. Tickets are available at DaRoo's Pizza in Bagley, or at the door prior to the concert. Youth orchestras concert set
Local students participate in Concordia Choir Tour MOORHEAD—Hannah Allen and Levi Heath, members of the Concordia Choir at Concordia College, are participating in the choir's 15-day tour of the Northeast U.S., including performances in Washington, D.C.; New York; Cambridge, Mass.; Camp Hill, Pa.; Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; Louisville, Ky.; Indianapolis and Naperville, Ill.; Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Allen, a soprano 2, is a sophomore at Concordia and is the daughter of Shelly Allen of Bemidji, and Chris Allen of Dilworth.
Dufault named to dean's list MAYVILLE, N.D.—Elizabeth Dufault, of Hines, has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Mayville State University. To be named to the dean's list, a student has attained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and successfully complete a minimum of 12 graded credit hours of regular academic credit. Local students named to dean's list at BSU BEMIDJI—Several local students earned dean's list honors from Bemidji State University at the conclusion of the fall 2015 semester.
Comments wanted on bear permit units near Leech Lake ST. PAUL -- People can give input on a plan by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to change the boundaries of several bear permit units in the Leech Lake area. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Government requested the DNR consider making the Leech Lake Reservation its own bear permit unit, similar to how deer are currently managed in deer permit area 197, a release said.