We all have an important responsibility to be environmental stewards for our communities — and Bemidji’s unique landscape requires a special level of care. From home building to commercial construction, here are three crucial considerations to discuss and plan for when building in Bemidji.
Election administrators and judges are part of the community. We are your neighbors and co-workers, people you see at church on Sunday or in line at the grocery store. I believe I speak for all election officials when I say we are honest citizens who want to serve our community to the best of our ability.
The U.S. economy reached an important milestone recently. This summer’s job reports show that the private sector has regained the jobs lost during the pandemic. It is a good time to take stock of our economy and the short and long-term challenges the pandemic has exposed.
There may be no worse assault on our freedom of speech than a law that would permit the government to tell us to “shut up” when it comes to discussion and debate on a major social issue of our time — and to punish us if we don’t.
In the current system, ex-felons with judgments against them are forced into an underground cash economy to avoid wage garnishment. The other alternatives to generate money to eat and live, are standing on a street corner panhandling, drug dealing and theft.
This spring semester was Mark Christensen’s last semester of teaching at Bemidji State University. He has accomplished so much in his teaching career, and someday, I hope to be as helpful and inspirational to my own students, as he has been to his.