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Class highlights Native American food culture

BEMIDJI — The forest can provide a feast, according to chef Sean Sherman. Sherman, who spent his youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, grew up around wild foods. He also grew up working in restaurants, which led to becoming an executive chef at 27 in...

 

Sumner earns win over incumbent

BEMIDJI – Tim Sumner of Redby defeated incumbent Quentin Fairbanks in Tuesday’s election for District 4 commissioner on the Beltrami County Board, the only contested county race. “I’m glad the people have spoken, and I plan on representing them and working hard for them,” Sumner said. “I want to thank the...

 

Sumner defeats Fairbanks in county board election

BEMIDJI – In the only contested race in Beltrami County, District 4 Commissioner Quentin Fairbanks lost to challenger Tim Sumner of Redby. In complete but unofficial results, Sumner had 50.4 percent of the vote, while Fairbanks, who lives in Hines, had 37.3 percent....

 

Erickson defeats Hancock in House 2A; Skoe, Green also win

BEMIDJI – House District 2A Rep. Dave Hancock lost his bid for a second term in the state Legislature, while former Rep. Brita Sailer lost to Steve Green in House District 2B and Sen. Rod Skoe defeated second-time challenger Dennis Moser in the Senate District 2...

 

Beltrami County Board: Mobile homes must be removed, land cleaned up

Three mobile homes on Carol Schmidt’s property near Bemidji must be demolished, and Schmidt and fellow resident Janice Brown must remove debris from the property to abate numerous public health violations, the Beltrami County Board decided Tuesday after a public...

 

Shared caseload system prompts concerns, complaints about county’s HHS

BEMIDJI – After the Beltrami County Board spent more than an hour in its work session Tuesday with an update from the county Health and Human Services Income Maintenance Division, commissioners heard complaints about the agency from several people during the board’s regular meeting. A year and a half ago, the...

 
 By Laurie Swenson    News    October 1, 2012

Gracias Choir returns to northern Minnesota with free concert

BEMIDJI – Gracias Choir, which presented its Christmas Cantata to 600 people in Red Lake last year, is returning for an encore, this time in the 1,200-seat Bemidji High School Auditorium. The 70-voice choir will perform the free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Rev....

 
 By Laurie Swenson    News    May 29, 2012

Minnesota high-risk for Lyme disease

BEMIDJI – A record-high 1,293 cases of Lyme disease were reported in 2010 in Minnesota, where Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month. Minnesota is considered a high-risk state for Lyme disease, which is carried by the Eastern black-legged tick...

 

Eggers publishes Paul and Babe ABC book

BEMIDJI –After putting out a 2012 calendar to celebrate the 75th birthday of Bemidji’s Paul Bunyan, John Eggers started thinking about what to do next to honor the iconic statue. He settled on an ABC book for kids. “As far as I know, it’s the best Paul Bunyan...

 

Paul Bunyan: Turning 75, calendar commemorates iconic lumberjack

With Paul Bunyan celebrating his 75th birthday next year, John Eggers wondered what he could do to honor the Bemidji legend whose statue was erected in 1937. Eggers, a local writer, educator and public speaker, came up with the idea of a 2012 calendar, part of whose...

 

Bemidji man sentenced in sword assault

A Bemidji man was sentenced Sept. 26 for crimes associated with a June assault in which he used a sword. Lucas White French, 29, was sentenced by Beltrami County District Judge John Melbye to 18 months in prison for felony malicious punishment of a child and 13 months in prison for felony fourth-degree assault of a pea...

 
 By Laurie Swenson    News    August 5, 2011

St. Regis Superfund site: EPA plan still unpopular

CASS LAKE — Citizens are pushing for more from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding cleanup of the St. Regis Superfund site. A public hearing Wednesday night at Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School showed overwhelming support for a more aggressive cleanup plan than the EPA had recommended at a June meeting. The...

 
 By Laurie Swenson    News    June 22, 2011

Bemidji Faces the Future: Focus on poverty

Many different voices took part in a public conversation about poverty in Bemidji. “Bemidji Faces the Future” drew about 90 people to the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University Tuesday night. The event was sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio...

 
 By Laurie Swenson    News    June 3, 2011

Anishinaabe Traditions documentary: Film highlights traditional values

A new documentary featuring the Red Lake Reservation illustrates the values of Anishinaabe traditions and their significance to future generations of Anishinaabe youth. The film, produced by Darwin Sumner, Migizi Communications and the Minnesota Historical Society, was...

 

Paul Bunyan Communications to return $2.5 million to members

Paul Bunyan Communications will return about $2.5 million to members in 2011, PCT Chief Financial Officer Dave Schultz said Wednesday afternoon at the cooperative’s annual meeting. “We had another fantastic financial year,” he told members in a tent near the PBC...

 

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