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The Detroit Record used to advertise hair food. Yes, you read that right. Ayer's Hair Vigor, food for the hair that cured dandruff, falling hair and restored all of the hair's rich color of early life was advertised in a 1905 issue of the paper, but as one Sanford Health family nurse practitioner said, men experiencing baldness today should probably stick to Rogaine or Minoxidil.
Hundreds of people camped out near Bemidji this week to step back in time to the early 1800s as part of the High Plains Regional Rendezvous encampment.
The Beltrami County Historical Society will host Depot Days June 24-25, at the history center, 130 Minnesota Ave. SW.
The Beltrami County Historical Society will host Chippewa National Forest Heritage Program Manager Sean Dunham as the Brown Bag History speaker at noon on Thursday, June 16, at the history center, 130 Minnesota Ave. SW.

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At a public unveiling on June 7, BHS alumni and community leaders gathered to celebrate the bit of the “old BHS” that’s been preserved following its demolition in 2008.
A group of volunteers has been working hard to complete their work in time for the event.
Lyons was already homesteading on the property with a cook and a laborer boarding with him according to the 1900 census. He received his patent in 1902. He translated the name of the site Waawaashkeshi, which means deer in Ojibwe, to Washkish and later to Waskish.
The High Plains Regional Rendezvous invites the public to experience a family friendly event that reenacts the American fur trade era in the 1840s to give a glimpse into the voyageur’s life in northern Minnesota from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19.
Following his role in one of sport’s most notorious scandals, Charles 'Swede' Risberg rebuilt his life—after his lifetime ban from Major League Baseball—in Minnesota, including playing baseball again in the Dakotas and several other states.
The Beltrami County Historical Society is welcoming two new exhibits and other exciting changes this summer.

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When you only have 3 or 4 stations, you tend to hear the same commercials over and over again, and boy do we remember them. "Back Then" columnist Tracy Briggs wants to know your favorites.
Local historian Ray Nelson shares his research of Minnesota's oldest rifle artifact to date and its journey from Europe to fur trade-era Minnesota. He is a member of the Friends of Old Crow Wing and its former president, and a founder of the Crow Wing County Muzzleloaders Club.
For Memorial Day, an American military cemetery in Cambridge wants to honor the Americans (including North Dakotans and Minnesotans) who are buried there with photos beside their grave markers. Maybe you know one of these men.

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