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Ashley Charwood and her son, Levi, 2, stop by the bubbles station Saturday afternoon during the Headwaters Science Center’s "Playful Elements" event located on 4t Street NW between Beltrami and Minnesota Avenues. Saturday’s event was the fourth and final installment to the "Elements of Our Future" event series, which included a variety of game stations, free food and a raffle drawing. Trent Opstedahl | Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI — Periodic thunderstorms overnight Friday and expected this weekend have put the city of Bemidji and parts of Beltrami County in a flood watch through Sunday morning. The National Weather Service office in Grand Forks, N.D., is monitoring a set of storm systems spreading across parts of west-central Minnesota, northeast North Dakota and northeast South Dakota that are “capable of producing very heavy rainfall.”
BEMIDJI — Four years ago Jeanette Lukowski, a Bemidji local, couldn’t find her teenage daughter. Because the family had a fairly consistent routine, when Lukowski wasn’t able to reach the adolescent after nearly four hours, she knew something was wrong and called the police.
BEMIDJI — Being able to draw is a means of escaping the hardships of life for Kathryn Engle. Engle, 75, has seen a lot in her time: new life, love and even death.
BEMIDJI — If there’s one thing Courtney Gunsalus is sure of, it’s her passion for country music. Coming from a family that has had a long standing history with music, Gunsalus has her sights set on getting her name in the Nashville spotlight by competing in karaoke events both near and afar. Gunsalus has risen to the top of these competitions the past year, earning her the opportunity to perform on main stages at many area music festivals. "This has been great," Gunsalus said.
BEMIDJI — Clarifications to the Bemidji High School dress code was among the most-debated topics Monday at the district’s School Board meeting. Having to approve the student handbook for every school in the district each year, district Superintendent Dr.
BEMIDJI — The fun, gentle, giant lumberjack many here have come to know as Paul Bunyan is taking to the big screen, but with a different persona. With a troubled past and a beloved pet to avenge, Bunyan is the top star in Kinetic Filmworks’ "Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan." Directed by Gary Jones, the 90-minute film showcases Bunyan in a whole other way, differing from the regional tall tales he has come to be known for in the Midwest.
BEMIDJI – After more than 20 hours of free dental care being offered here to those in need, Minnesota Mission of Mercy served 1,174 patients during their two-day event at the Sanford Center. According to Dr.
BEMIDJI — Jennifer Anderson doesn’t know how she would have been able to afford to provide her children with dental care had a free dental care clinic not set up operations at the Sanford Center Friday and today. The second annual Minnesota Mission of Mercy is offering free dental care to children and adults who are uninsured, underinsured and unable to obtain dental treatment. "With five children and no insurance, it’s kind of expensive to go to the dentist," Anderson said. Anderson said her children, Emily, 12, Nick, 10, Avery, 7, Eli, 6 and Sammi, 4, received dental care
BEMIDJI — Healthy eating isn’t just another trend for Johnna Nynas, it’s a way of life. Organizing a series of classes and events that encompass the healthy cooking and living theme, Nynas, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Minnesota, hosted her second class at the Harmony Foods Co-op community kitchen Monday night to showcase the ease and importance of cooking healthy meals for children. “Bemidji has an obesity problem, with about one-third of the population here being obese,” she said.