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Reading and workshop with poet Diane Pittman BEMIDJI -- Watermark Art Center presents poet Diane Pittman as the next featured writer in the Spoken Word Series. This reading and workshop will be a two-day event, held March 6-7 at Watermark Art Center, 426 Bemidji Ave. N. Pittman, an area resident, has worked as a family physician for over 30 years. As a doctor, she is fascinated by the workings of body and brain, and brings those things together in the poetry she writes. An artist reception, as part of Bemidji's First Friday Art Walk, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.
The following cases were heard Feb. 23 by Beltrami District Judge Shari R. Schluchter: Elijah Carrillo, 18, of Cass Lake was convicted of felony motor vehicle theft and sentenced to 81 days in the Beltrami County Jail. Carrillo has been credited with 54 days time served. He has been placed on five years supervised probation upon which successful completion will result in a misdemeanor conviction. Carrillo must pay a $1,000 fine, which may be done through community service. The following cases were heard Feb. 25 by Beltrami District Judge John G.
Dehart graduated from University of St. Thomas ST. PAUL -- Emily J. Dehart, of Bemidji, recently graduated from the University of St. Thomas during the fall 2014 semester. Local students selected to Twin Cities dean's list MINNEAPOLIS -- Local students have been named to the 2014 fall semester dean's list at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, the university recently announced.
Spikes book signing at Kat's Book Nook BEMIDJI -- Nigette M. Spikes, local author of the "Dictionary of Torture," will be available for a book-signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at Kat's Book Nook, 750 Paul Bunyan Drive NW. Spikes, a researcher and torture historian, relies on years of research to share a compilation of torture methods from around the world.
Bender accepted to College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Mamie Bender, a member of the Red Lake Nation, has been accepted into the bachelor's of science degree into the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines at the University of North Dakota through the Recruitment/Retention of American Indians into Nursing program. The RAIN program provides academic and nonacademic support services to American Indian Students in pre-nursing, nursing, and graduate nursing programs at UND.
Monroe Crossing returns to Chief Theater BEMIDJI -- World-class bluegrass entertainers Monroe Crossing are returning to Bemidji at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Historic Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. NW. The group makes its annual Bemidji appearance after receiving rave reviews on the recent Caribbean Bluegrass Cruise and tour of Southern states. Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with their electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel and heartfelt originals, a press release said.
Annual prophetic conference at Mt. Zion BEMIDJI -- The seventh annual prophetic conference will take place today through Sunday at Mt. Zion Church, 414 Lincoln Ave. SE. The conference will feature guest speakers Chuck Porta from Rams Horn Ministries in Eden Prairie, Minn., and Keith Miners of Catch The Fire in Winnipeg. The conference events will take place at 7 tonight, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and a 10 a.m. service Sunday.
Park Rapids square dance Friday PARK RAPIDS -- Park Rapids Friendly Squares will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Century School, 501 Helton Ave. Abe Maier well be calling from 7:30 to 8 plus and from 8 to 10 mainstream. There will be a potluck lunch after the dance. All square dancers and spectators are welcome. For more information contact Joy Benjamin at 564-6098. Mardi Gras Magic at Nary School NARY -- A Mardi Gras Magic will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Nary School.
The following cases were heard Jan. 26 by Beltrami District Judge John G. Melbye: Maurice Lamar Myles, 36, of Bemidji was sentenced for felony first-degree burglary to 61 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud, which is stayed for 20 years. Myles must serve 180 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail. He has been credited with 122 days time served. Myles has been placed on 20 years supervised probation and must pay a $1,000 fine which may be paid through community service.
FARGO — The Bemidji State women’s tennis team dropped its 2015-opening match to Concordia College, 5-4, Sunday at Courts Plus. The Beavers got out to a quick start as their...