Pioneer Staff Report
PARK RAPIDS -- The Bemidji High School girls golf team closed out the regular season by finishing third at a four-team tournament hosted by Headwaters Country Club in Park Rapids on Thursday. The Lumberjacks carded a team score of 372 to finish behind Detroit Lakes (334) and Fergus Falls (369), and ahead of Moorhead (375).
SARTELL -- The Bemidji High School boys tennis team came oh-so-close to its first-ever section championship on Thursday. The Lumberjacks reached the Section 8AA Team Tournament championship in Sartell, where they led Alexandria 3-2 before an eventual 4-3 loss to the Cardinals. BHS defeated Sartell-St. Stephen 5-2 in the semifinals earlier in the day.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji will be well represented on USA Curling’s High Performance Program teams for 2019-20. Bemidji’s Mark Fenner and Alex Fenson will compete on the third men’s HPP team alongside Korey Dropkin (Duluth) and Tom Howell (Milwaukee, Wis.). Team Fenner finished fourth at the 2019 Nationals and is currently ranked No. 26 in the world.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Wednesday: Theft 4:30 - 8:30 p.m. A deputy took several reports of mail theft in Bemidji. Warrant 9:51 p.m. A 52-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant in the 7700 block of Memorial Lane NW. 1:10 p.m. A 26-year-old man and a 43-year-old man were arrested on warrants in Bemidji. The 43-year-old man was also charged with fifth-degree drug possession. Police Report
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji has announced Camp Adventure Seekers, a new middle school program being offered this summer. Programs will be for ages 11 to 14 and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon with extended hours available, Monday-Friday, June 10-Aug. 16, at City Park, 1230 23rd St. NW.
BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Department of Transportation encouraged motorists to plan ahead before traveling Memorial Day weekend and use extra care while driving through work zones. MnDOT will suspend work on most projects during the holiday, but motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours. Motorists should be prepared for slower moving traffic, consider using alternate routes and check www.511mn.org to get information about road construction and traffic impacts. Highway projects that may affect weekend travel May 24-27 include:
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji will hold a summer dog-walking club from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, from June 19 through Aug. 14, (no meeting on July 3). This program will cover topics on proper walking techniques, exploring different trail systems and dog park etiquette. Cost is $12 per participant, cost includes a poop bag dispenser to each registered participant. Dogs must be on a leash during this program.
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji will be holding skateboard lessons on Fridays, June 14-28, beginner lessons will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and intermediate lessons from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at the City Park Skate Park, 1030 23rd St. NW. Attendees will enhance turning, balancing techniques, manuals, ollies, riding transition, board maintenance and skateboard vocabulary. Helmets are required to participate in lessons and attendees are responsible for their own skateboard. Cost is $25 per participant. For those ages 6 and older. Limit of seven participants per group.
BRAINERD -- The Bemidji High School boys golf team had a pair of players record sub-80 scores during the Brainerd Legacy Invitational on Wednesday. Bjorn Jorgenson carded a 73 to lead all BHS finishers, and Dylan Hinners followed with a 79. Jorgenson’s mark was good for second among the 101-player field, as well.
LEECH LAKE—Authorities on Wednesday identified the woman pulled unresponsive from Leech Lake on Monday afternoon. The Cass County Sheriff's Office said that Sandra Crow, 69, of Mora, Minn., was pronounced dead at the scene after she was discovered in water near a dock on Kabekona Bay of Leech Lake, roughly 30 miles southeast of Bemidji.