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BEMIDJI – After fishing for about three hours, Carl Knutson knew he and his fishing mate, Brad Davis, had a good chance at claiming the ultimate victory in Saturday’s 13th annual Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic. And as it turns out, that feeling was correct. The last of 100 teams to have their catch of five fish weighed-in, Knutson and Davis claimed the title of 2013 champions with a weight of 16.74 pounds, their heaviest fish weighing 5.02 pounds. "It was a really good day," Knutson said, just as his catch was being weighed.
BEMIDJI — The Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic was not limited to avid fishermen Saturday, as children had the chance to partake in a casting contest, one of many family activities to accompany the 13th annual charity event. With family activities kicking off at 11 a.m., community members began to arrive at the Lake Bemidji Waterfront for a day of food, fun and fishing. "It’s a good community event," said Lynn Gregg of Bemidji, who attended the event with her granddaughter, Alexis.
BEMIDJI — It’s a Wednesday afternoon, there’s a drizzle sifting through the trees and Lynn Duijndam is out on assignment with her supervisor checking on a waste water management facility near Red Lake. After finishing their duties at the facility, Duijndam returns to the Indian Health Services office in Bemidji to evaluate the data and complete any other work assigned to her. Duijndam is one of many students completing an internship in the region relating to their field of study, and with the summer season well under way, locals can expect to see an increase in the number of co
BEMIDJI — With the influx of students, both local and abroad, gathering here to complete internships, area businesses are sponsoring an intern social to welcome the newly arrived work force. Bemidji Leads!, the Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce, Intern Bemidji, Greater Bemidji and Visit Bemidji are inviting interns to a picnic and social at the Diamond Point Park Pavilion on Tuesday as a way for interns to meet one another and to also learn more about the city and surrounding region. Dave Hengel, of Bemidji Leads!, has been involved in organizing Tuesday’s event since the idea w
BEMIDJI — Officials from the Beltrami County License Center are preparing to make changes to their marriage licenses in order to accommodate the state Legislature’s decision to legalize gay marriage. Debbie Reierson, division director for the Beltrami County License Center, said marriage licenses for gay couples in Beltrami County will not be available until July, due to a records system software update that must take place in order to generate the licenses. "We’re waiting to see what the software update is and when it will happen, and then we’ll go from there deciding on when
Some information about the schedule of events for the Kraus-Anderson Walleye Classic that appeared on the front page of Friday’s Pioneer was incorrect. Here is the correct schedule of events: Friday: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Check-in and registration of fishermen. 3 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Rules meeting. 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Read rules. 3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Waterfront site layout/review and start/finish process. 3:50 p.m. - 4 p.m. Recognize sponsors. 4 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Announce prize winners. 4:30 p.m. Staging for parade. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
BEMIDJI — With more than 50 performances planned across the country, Bemidji is the kick-off stop for “The Ultimate Thriller — ‘The’ Michael Jackson Tribute” concert tour. Performing Thursday at the Sanford Center, the acclaimed worldwide tour group will present a two-act, 18 song tribute concert that replicates a Michael Jackson concert, according to producer Robert Hyman.
BEMIDJI — High school graduation — it’s one of the most momentous days in the life of the average American teenager.
BEMIDJI — After spending more than 680 hours searching the terrain of Northern Minnesota for the 88 native butterflies in the Cass Lake and Beltrami county areas, Allison Barta’s quest is nearing an end, with seven species left to track down. Barta, who’s searching expedition began last spring as a small hobby, has expanded into a massive research project that has been recognized on a national level, with publication of her photographs and articles in the Butterfly Gardener magazine among her most notable accomplishments. "It has not only made me realize what I haven’t been see
BEMIDJI — Motorcycle enthusiasts will once again take part in the 130-mile charity ride during the 8th annual Ride for the Troops event Sunday. Starting at 9 a.m.