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Anglers Venture onto Ice Despite Hard-Water Hazards

by Judson Tharin Bemidji, MN—Ice anglers ventured onto area lakes over the weekend—marking the start to the ice-fishing season. “There is something about it, just sitting in the house on the lake gets me excited,” student Neil Mourning said.  “I went out to Lake Irving this past weekend.  We caught a few perch and a small walleye.  It was nothing special, but it was a good first time out.” Although
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Game-On Gigazone

By Dana Flickinger Gigazone Gaming held their second annual gaming convention at the Sanford Center last Friday and Saturday, with many chances to win prizes and try out old and new gaming systems. The main event was a League of Legends tournament, which was won this year Go Next, a team from Duluth. During their first year they had 1400 people attend to play all kinds of games including card
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Community Members Walk to Defeat Alzheimer’s

by Dana Flickinger BEMIDJI—The walk to defeat Alzheimer’s was held on Saturday. There were approximately 100 participants and 22 different teams. They had a goal of 24,000 dollars and raised about 17,000 dollars. The walk is in support of those lost and to fund research to stop further loss. It was a three mile walk starting at the Sanford Center. “Over fifteen million individuals are serving as unpaid caregivers. There
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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 had just taken over planning about a month before the event and had high hopes,
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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 gamers in the local community. All of the proceeds from this event will be donated

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, a wrecking ball and a joust. The event also featured “Kiddie Land”, which included smaller attractions
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NTC Hosts Blood Drive for Local Hospitals

[caption id="attachment_5114" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Empty blood sample tubes wait to be filled with blood, sent out and tested for a variety of diseases including HIV, Zika Virus and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Photo By Shelana Ysen.[/caption] 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
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Line 3 Pipeline Abandonment and How It Affects Us

[caption id="attachment_5081" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Panel member and Line 3 Community expert Marty Cobinais speaks to a full room of people during the public Line 3 Pipeline Abandonment meeting. Photo by Ellen Lescarbeau.[/caption] 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
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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 supported by contributions from Pepsi Nei Bottling of Bemidji, Port-Able John Rental and Service, Inc.,

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. [caption id="attachment_4953" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Zoey Sonnenberg and Kaylee Gorby-Becker of Northern Sun Tanning talk to the soon-to-be bride Lindsey Schafer and her sister McKenzie Schafer, who are signing up for a tanning and spa