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Blessing for mural

Artist Wesley May (left) on Friday afternoon thanks his spiritual adviser Richard Morrison, from Fort Francis, Ontario, for blessing his mural at the Wasterwater Treatment Plant. Not pictured were May's assistant painters, Daniel May and Joe LeBlanc. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer...

 

Artist works on mural

Local artist Wesley May works Wednesday on the mural he is creating on the side wall of the digester unit at the Bemidji Wastewater Treatment Plant. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    August 26, 2014

Making the mural

Local artist Wesley May (right) gets help from his nephew, Daniel May, on Monday afternoon as they apply the primer for a mural on the side of the new digester building at the Bemidji Wastewater Treatment facility. May titled the mural, "Protect, Respect, Honor, Give Thanks for the Water" that will depict a bald eagle as the...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    May 22, 2014

Paul Bunyan Communications hosts community appreciation meal

Boy Scout Sam Mutnansky (center) helps the Carlson family carry out their food during the Paul Bunyan Communications Community Appreciation Meal on Wednesday evening. With him are (left) Nicolas Carlson and his sister (right) Natalie Carlson. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    May 16, 2014

BHS graduates honored at banquet

BHS graduate Sydney Barrett-Beaulieu presents her mother Leah Barrett with a carnation of appreciation during the American Indian Seniors Honors Banquet on Thursday evening in the high school commons. Twenty-nine Bemidji High School graduates were honored at the event. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer...

 

Selects Gift

(From left) Volunteer Patty Morris helps Katie Northbird make her gift selection for her children during the distribution of the Holiday Gifts for Kids event at the Bemidji Armory on Thursday. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer...

 

Making a present

Five year old Mikayleigh Cloud is assisted by Grandma Trudy English making a present for her mother during Santa's Workshop. The event was hosted the Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday afternoon for youths to select and make a vartiety of unique presents for mom or dad. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    November 22, 2013

'Holiday Mail for Heroes'

(From left) Kandis Davis LaRose, Felicity Boney and Sydney Beaulieu make their first cards Thursday for the "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program, which makes holiday cards to send to soldiers for the holiday season. The program is sponsored by the North Star Chapter of The American Red Cross, the Bemidji Youth Advisory Commission...

 
 By Monte Draper    Sports    October 7, 2013

Ninham brings lacrosse back

BEMIDJI — "The fire is back," said Dan Ninham as he discussed bringing lacrosse back to the area. A lacrosse clinic will be held today at the Bemidji State University soccer practice field, or if it rains it will be moved into the John S. Glas Fieldhouse. More than 50 youths have pre-registered — 12 players from the Green...

 

Students study water resources

Red Lake Department of Natural Resources biologist Kayla Bowe shows (from left) Hailey Johnson, Casey May and Sierra May some invertebrates that are a good sign for healthy watershed. More than 280 fifth-grade students from Red Lake, Ponemah and Redby attended the annual Red Lake Water Festival that educates the youth through a...

 
 By Monte Draper    Features    May 15, 2013

American Indian seniors recognized

Alexandra Terebenet was one of 26 American Indian seniors recognized at an honors banquet Tuesday who received a gift and certificate at Bemidji High School. Accompanying her is her mother Cynthia Gayle. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    December 21, 2012

Braving the cold to remember shooting victims

About 30 people participated in the “27-Minute Walk” on a cold Friday morning in Bemidji. The walk, part of a nationwide effort, was organized as a remembrance for the 27 victims in last week’s shooting in Newtown, Conn....

 
 By Monte Draper    News    December 11, 2012

Event held to introduce Mack as county administrator

Leona Hand congratulates Kay Mack, left, Monday at a meet-and-greet event to introduce Mack as the new Beltrami County administrator....

 
 By Monte Draper    News    November 19, 2012

Students attend Courage Retreat

Youth volunteer McKayla Beaulieu, right, interacts with a group of seventh-grade Gamma Pod students during a small group break-out session Friday morning at the 10th annual Courage Retreat with three members of Youth Frontiers at Calvary Lutheran Church....

 
 By Monte Draper    Features    July 12, 2012

“Saved by the Belt Award” Presented

Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp, along with the Safe Neighborhoods Coalition, presented Heidi Lee and her sons with a “Saved by the Belt Award” certificate Wednesday. She was involved in a head-on crash on New Bass Road last year and survived by having everyone properly restrained. Shown above is, from left, Hodapp,...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    June 6, 2012

New Beltrami County Fairgrounds building highlights historical impact

BEMIDJI – A new building will soon grace the footprint beside the Pinewood fire tower. The Beltrami County Agricultural Association and the manager of the Beltrami County Fairgrounds announced the Forestry Education Center will be constructed this summer with an opening and a ribbon cutting ceremony date set for the 2013 fair. The building’s front facade will be comprised...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    April 20, 2012

Earth Day and Healthy Homes Event held in Red Lake

Jason Gorr, with the Midwest Assistance Program, emphasizes the importance of testing wells in Minnesota during the Healthy Habitats Earth Day and Healthy Homes Event Thursday at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. More than 500 people attended the event, which included key presentations on arsenic in drinking water and radon in...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    March 30, 2012

Crash at intersection of Highway 71 and Anne Street Northwest in Bemidji

Rescue personnel tend to injuries after a three-vehicle accident that occurred about 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Anne Street Northwest. All three vehicles were southbound on Highway 71. An Oldsmobile Intrigue rear-ended a 1993 Dodge Dakota at a red light, pushing it into a 2004 Ford. Monte...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    March 22, 2012

Professional chef offers tips for Native American cuisine

BEMIDJI – Freddie Bitsoie puts on quite a show. And he has plenty of advice about food. “A good cook knows how to season food, salt is not needed on the table,” said Bitsoie, a professional chef who provided private cooking lessons Wednesday to eight members of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Council Education Program...

 
 By Monte Draper    News    December 27, 2011

Bemidji Middle School seventh-graders attend Courage Retreat

Three members of Youth Frontiers held a “Courage Retreat” for seventh-grade students Wednesday afternoon in the Bemidji Middle School’s Gamma Pod. The workshop theme was courage revolving around three R’s; respect, risks, and real. Shown above, high school team leader Zach Cobenais leads a small discussion group with...

 

Auginash tends wild rice during parching process

Darrell Auginash uses an old cedar canoe paddle to stir wild rice during the parching process Monday afternoon. A 40-year veteran of harvesting river and lake wild rice, he hopes to get about 200 pounds of finished product....

 
 By Monte Draper    News    July 1, 2011

American Indian students in medical program

Jeanine Gangeness, associate professor of nursing at Bemidji State University, shows Paetra Grandbois how to help a newborn breathe Thursday afternoon. Eight students from surrounding American Indian reservations interested in a medical field attended a weeklong INMED (Indians into Medicine) program that included the nursing...

 

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