Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI -- Sophomore Lydia Passolt has been named Western Collegiate Hockey Association Forward of the Week for her three-point performance in the Bemidji State women’s hockey team’s series against Minnesota Duluth last weekend. Passolt provided the Beavers (8-14-1, 5-8-1-0 WCHA) with two goals and one assist to tie for third in league scoring for the weekend.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Friday-Monday: Sexual Assault 7:25 p.m. Saturday, a deputy took a report of the possible sexual assault of a minor in Solway. DWI 3:33 a.m. Saturday, a 30-year-old woman was arrested near the intersection of Highway 71 and Balsam Road for DWI. Fire 7:02 p.m. Monday, a deputy responded to a vehicle on fire in the 5200 block of Theater Lane NW. Disorderly Conduct
BEMIDJI -- The MS Connections Support Group will meet 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Education Room A at the Sanford Medical Center, 1300 Anne St. NW. Refreshments will be served. The support group meets monthly and is open to those living with MS and their caregivers. Guests this month are local MS walk coordinator, Cathleen Stevens, joined by Jill Yost. They will discuss the Bemidji MS walk and changes coming to this year's event.
Bemidji State University and the Sanford Center hosted the Sixth Annual Native Nations Night on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. The event was billed as "A Night to Honor the Native Peoples and Heritage of the Bemidji Region." Prior to the game was a flag song with the colors posted by the Leech Lake Honor Guard. Pictured are Red Lake District Councilor Robert Smith (left) and Leech Lake Council Secretary/Treasurer Archie LaRose conducting the ceremonial puck drop. White Earth did not send a representative this year.
Posner named to President's List at MSCTC FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—Rachael Posner of Bemidji recently was named to the President's List at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. A total of 636 students were named to the list, in which students must complete 12 or more college-level credits for the fall semester and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Bemidji students named to ATCC Dean's List
BEMIDJI—MedExpress hosted a blood drive with Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, on Thursday, Jan. 3, at Mt. Zion Church. A total of 39 individuals volunteered to donate blood, 31 of whom were able to donate. They helped to collect a total of 35 units of blood for patients in need. About 30 percent of Vitalant's blood supply goes to cancer patients across the region and one in seven people entering the hospital will need blood, a release said.
BEMIDJI—With the help of a $6,900 rebate from Otter Tail Power Co., Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji recently completed several energy-efficient upgrades, including installing WiFi-enabled smart thermostats and new heat pumps and furnaces with energy-efficient motors, a release said.
The North Country Snowmobile Club of Bemidji, together with Allied Charities of Minnesota, donated $4,680 to the Bemidji Community Food Shelf with funds collected from bingo during the Allied Charities Convention held Nov. 15-1. The Snowmobile Club also donated $1,000 to the Lutheran Social Services Senior Nutrition Program and $2000 to the Bemidji Senior Activity Center.
TWO HARBORS, Minn. -- Three women and two men from Bemidji will take the ice when the 2019 USA Curling Junior National Championships begin today in Two Harbors, Minn. A trio of Bemidji curlers will compete for three teams in the women’s division. Leah Yavarow will play for Team Flannery, Damaris Berg will curl for Team Page and Emily Quello is a member of Team Traxler.
MOORHEAD -- The Bemidji High School gymnastics team made history on Saturday. The Lumberjacks etched their names into the record books at the Moorhead Invite, totaling a score of 142.8 and setting a new program record en route to a first-place finish. Bemidji’s mark breaks the previous school best of 142.35, set last season. On Saturday, it was also enough to beat out Rogers (141) and Moorhead (135.35).