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Bemidji Comes Together to Promote Suicide Prevention

By Dana Flickinger BEMIDJI—On Saturday, the 11th annual Suicide Prevention run, walk and skate was held at the Sanford Center in honor of those lost to suicide as well as to prevent further incidents. The BSU women’s hockey team and the nursing department volunteered at this event where there were about 200 participants. Kelly Brevig […]

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BSU GAMING FOR YOUTH MARATHON

by Dakota Drobnicki BEAUX ARTS BALLROOM–Beginning at noon on Mar. 25, The BSU Gaming & Entertainment Enthusiast Klub–or GEEK club–will host their third annual Gaming For Youth marathon in the Beaux Arts Ballroom. It will be a 24-hour event where attendees can bring games of all types (video, board, card, etc.) and play with other […]

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Bemidji Kids Fight the Frost

By Ellen Lescarbeau SANFORD CENTER—Over a thousand children gathered at the Sanford Center on Feb. 19 and 20 for the “Fight the Frost” fundraising event hosted by the Bemidji YMCA and Games Galore. The indoor carnival featured more than 20 child-friendly obstacle courses and games provided by Games Galore, including blow-up bouncy houses, giant slides, […]

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NTC Hosts Blood Drive for Local Hospitals

By Ellen Lescarbeau BEMIDJI—The Northwest Technical College hosted a Memorial Blood Center drive on Wednesday afternoon with over 40 people donating. All of the blood that Memorial Blood Center collects from donors goes to hospitals in the area helping and saving the lives of people undergoing surgeries or recovering from accidents. “If there’s nobody to […]

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Line 3 Pipeline Abandonment and How It Affects Us

By Shelana Ysen Dozens gathered in Hagg Sauer 112 at BSU Thursday night as area residents received information, voice their concerns and learn to take action on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline abandonment. The pipeline, which was constructed in 1961, runs from Alberta to Wisconsin and spans nearly 300 miles through northern Minnesota crossing three of […]

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Students Compete in First Annual Beaver Freeze Ice Fishing Tournament

Photo story by Shawn Campbell & Andy Kucera Fishermen and women from all across campus competed in the first Bemidji State University annual ice fishing tournament hosted by the Outdoor Program Center Saturday Jan. With the weather on their side, 65 fisherman competed for a variety of prizes totaling to over $1,000. The tournament was […]

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Brides Visit the Bemidji Bridal Expo

Photostory by Preston Pung & Joey Scanlan The annual Bridal Exposition took place Sunday at the Sanford Center featuring businesses from caterers to florists to travel agents–all to help brides get ready for the big day.

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Girls Scouts Learn Life Skills at Cookie University

By Larissa Donovan The region’s Girl Scouts came together for Cookie University last Thursday to sharpen their cookie-selling skills. Dozens of girls from around the Bemidji area, representing 10 Girl Scout troops, gathered in the Bemidji Middle School’s cafeteria to learn the skills of the iconic cookie trade. “Cookie University is about helping the kids […]

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Alcohol Coming to a Campus Near You?

by Seth Friborg Towards the end of 2016, Bemidji saw an increase of new businesses near the Bemidji State University campus. From the newly redesigned Bunkhouse—formerly the Novo—to the new Beaver Mart, a convenient market for students and residents alike, these businesses seem to be drawing in quite the crowds and are adding to the […]

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The Road to Compass Rose

By Janie Johnson Hannah Anderson has always had a sense of adventure; from going on trips with her grandpa when she was young to moving away from home to attend Bemidji State to now starting her own business. This sense of adventure has helped to inspire the name of the newest boutique in town: Compass […]

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