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Community pig roast set BEMIDJI—A community pig roast fundraiser has been scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Church, 414 Lincoln Ave. SE. The fundraiser's menu will also include baked beans, potato salad, homemade buns and pies and real lemonade. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children between 3 and 12 years of age. Children younger than age 2 are free.
Big Bass Ramblers to play in Bagley BAGLEY—The Bagley Area Arts Collaborative announces the Big Bass Ramblers in concert today at 2 p.m. at The Farm by the Lake in Bagley. The Big Bass Ramblers is a group of musicians from Bemidji who have been entertaining audiences in northern Minnesota with a mix of "Americana" music, including old time, folk, bluegrass, rock country and gospel. They have performed at festivals, county fairs, churches, fundraisers and other events around the region.
Hanson benefit Saturday at Bethel Lutheran BEMIDJI—A fundraiser will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Lutheran Church to benefit Abe Hanson with expenses related to a car accident and the passing of his wife, Hazel. The benefit starts at 4:30 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. and gospel music at 6 p.m. at the church, 5232 Irvine Ave. NW.
Bemidji Area Church Musicians recital series continued BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Church Musicians recital will take place at noon Wednesday at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. Turtle Island Ensemble will perform. The group includes Sarah Carlson, piano, Andrew Ronnevik, violin, Jon Romer, Native American flute, and Bob Madeson, euphonium. A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced.
Local students graduate from Alexandria Technical and Community College ALEXANDRIA—President Laura Urban is pleased to announce the following local students received a diplomas at Alexandria Technical and Community College's graduation ceremony held on May 13 in Alexandria.
BEMIDJI — Corin Treat, Zach Thoma and Brian Oakes are wrapping up their summer internships with Karvakko Engineering, the company said in a release. Treat, a Bemidji native, joined the...
Faith Lutheran Church hosts free corn feed BLACKDUCK—Faith Lutheran Church of Blackduck will host a free corn feed at 5 p.m. Saturday following the Backwoods Bash, at the Blackduck Wayside Rest and Park Gazebo. There will also be live music by the Battle Fingers. Christian Women's dinner and dessert meeting BEMIDJI—Christian Women's dinner and dessert meeting will take at 6 p.m. Monday at Minnesota Nice Cafe, 315 Irvine Ave.
WILTON—No one was injured in a small fire in a house Sunday morning in Wilton. The Bemidji Fire Department received a call of a fire on the 300 block of Grand Avenue Southwest at 6:50 a.m., according to a release from the department. Upon arrival at the scene firefighters found a light smoke exiting the home and discovered a small fire in the bathroom. Occupants of the home were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms in the home, the release said. The fire caused an estimated $2,200 in damage to the structure and contents.
Bemidji Area Church Musicians Recital Series continues BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Church Musicians Recital will take place at noon Aug. 12 at Aardahl Lutheran Church, 2920 Van Buren Ave. SE. Wayne Hoff and Carol L. Johnson will perform piano and organ duets, solo piano selections, and Jennifer Johnson, daughter of Ron and Carol Johnson, will perform a vocal solo. An annual tradition at the Aardahl recital is a hymn to be sung by the audience accompanied by the soloists. A luncheon will follow the concert with a price to be announced.
The following cases were heard July 31 by Beltrami District Judge Paul T. Benshoof: Brock Robert Nelson-Long, 21, of International Falls was granted a statutory stay of adjudication for fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to 18 days local confinement in the Beltrami County Jail. Nelson-Long has been credited with 12 days time served. He has been placed on five years supervised probation upon successful completion will result in a dismissal of the charge. The following cases were heard Aug. 3 by Beltrami District Judge John G.