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BEMIDJI -- The inaugural Bemidji Axemen game Friday may have given the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Sochi a run for their money. If that seems a bit over the top, then it matches the essence of that night in the Sanford Center. Although events began with a traditional American Indian drum ceremony, singing and dancing, things got more flamboyant after those dancers left the field.
BEMIDJI -- If you deer hunt, your bullets may be finding their way into more bodies than you realize. The hot topic at a Minnesota Wildlife Society panel discussion held Wednesday at the South Shore Conference Center in Bemidji was finding a solution to the issue of bald eagles eating lead bullet and shotgun slug fragments while scavenging for food.
BEMIDJI — The jam that sparked a Bemidji city ban on parking for one side of 24th Street near Buffalo Wild Wings may already have flown away. In a last-minute addition to Monday’s city council meeting agenda, councilman Ron Johnson said he’s observed several instances where little or no cars have been parked on 24th Street. The city of Bemidji banned parking on the north side of the street, which happens to be in Johnson’s ward, at its Jan. 6 meeting.
PARK RAPIDS -- A Hubbard County judge on Monday ordered a Laporte man to stop removing dirt and rocks from his property without a permit, possibly putting an end to a civil suit that has occupied Helga Township's attention since July 2012.
Although The Band Perry feels right at home among the unfamiliar, they might recognize some things when they come to Bemidji for the first time. The Tennessee trio of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry will head to the Sanford Center Feb.
BEMIDJI -- The annexation lawsuit facing the city of Bemidji, municipal liquor stores and the lack of a city levy increase all turned up in Mayor Rita Albrecht’s 2014 State of the City Address on Tuesday. Resolving the lawsuit was in Albrecht’s list of challenges ahead for the city, which also included developing the south shore of Lake Bemidji, rallying support for another try at a hospitality tax to help fund the Sanford Center and fundraising for the Save the Carnegie campaign.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Axemen will play their first game on Palace Casino Field inside the Sanford Center Feb. 7. Team president Chris Kokalis announced the Axemen's partnership with the casino/hotel, owned by the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, in a press conference Monday afternoon. "To have partners like Leech Lake be part of our Axemen family to help ensure the vitality of our franchise is vitally important," Kokalis said. Kokalis spoke of the positive impact Leech Lake has had on the community.
BEMIDJI -- Polluted soil conditions have led the developers of a potential south shore apartment building to back out of a land deal with the city of Bemidji. In August, the city entered into a purchase agreement to sell about three acres of land for $350,000 to Grand Forks, N.D., developer Northridge Construction to build a four-story, 60-unit apartment building on the site. The land was located west of the Sanford Center and north of First Street on the south shore.
By Zach Kayser and Don Davis Forum News Service BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton broke state law by allowing a campaign staffer to travel on a state-owned airplane during a 2012 trip to Bemidji and International Falls, a report from the Legislative Auditor’s office said Thursday.
BEMIDJI-- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s campaign committee broke state law by allowing a campaign staffer to travel on a state-owned airplane during an October 2012 trip to Bemidji and International Falls, a report from the Legislative Auditor’s office said Thursday. “Since the campaign official did not travel with the Governor to participate in state government business, it was a violation of state law and MnDOT policy for