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 learn the basic things they need to know to sell cookies,” said Carolyn Towler, coordinator

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 [caption id="attachment_4896" align="alignleft" width="300"] Beaver Mart, a convenience store located on the intersection of Bemidji Avenue North and Fifteenth Street Northwest, opened the end of December 2016. Photo by

The Road to Compass Rose

By Janie Johnson [caption id="attachment_4887" align="alignright" width="225"] Compass Rose keeps the doors closed for now, covered in newspapers to keep secret what is to come of the new boutique. Photo by Jessica Dalen.[/caption] 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
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Making It Count

by Stacey Kaslon, Hannah Cook, Ian Douglass, Shawn Campbell, Sean Kieselhorst, Tyrell Branchaud & Micah Friez BSU students sat crowded around the election registration table Tuesday night as three elderly women helped them through their stacks of paperwork. Two hours before the polls closed, they frantically tried to register to vote. The sound of rickety, plastic voting booths and the occasional hushed tone of a judge, echoed throughout the domed
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MOD Squad Provides Services for Dogs and Owners

By Kelsey Jacobson MOD Squad, a program led by volunteers working with dogs who exhibit behavioral problems, began in June 2014 locally in Bemidji. The program was able to get off the ground due to a grant Great River Rescue received from the Best Friends Animal Society . The Director of Great River Rescue, Brandon Mustful, did research about the MOD Squad in , Waukesha, WI at the Humane Animal Welfare
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Fifth Annual Undie Run Takes Place at BSU

By Bailey Wright Beavers are stripping down to their undies, literally. On Thursday April 21, Bemidji State’s Student Senate hosted its fifth annual Undie Run at 5pm. Students gathered around Lakeside Lawn to participate in a one mile run around several campus buildings. Along the mile long course there were four bins for runners to dispose of the clothing that they would like to donate. “In the past people have
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70th Annual Funtastic Dance Follies Soon to Take the Stage

By Whitney Jackson Beginning on Thursday, April 21st at 7 pm, the Funtastic Dance Follies will kick off their 70th annual performance, making the event the second longest tradition at BSU, behind the football team. The event, which will be held at the Bemidji State University Basketball Gym, will be filled with students, alumni, community members, and coaches of all ages, dancing and smiling as they entice and impress the
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Annual Walk/Run for Sexual Violence Awareness Soon to Take Place

By Rebecca Carvell On April 30th the 9th annual Walk/Run will take place at the Sanford Center. It is $30 to register at zapevent.com. Last year the event had 90 participants and over 20 volunteers helping to run the event. Coordinator, Donna Heck, works in the Bemidji office for Support Within Reach and has said that the main goal of the event is to spread awareness and to help the
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Ralphie May Ready to Make Bemidji Laugh

By Melissa Mathies Ralphie May has been making people laugh since he was 13 years old. He always knew that performing was something he was born to do. “Yeah. I got into it early,” he said. “I was good with jokes, jokes liked me and I liked doing them.” May’s favorite part of performing is making people laugh. “Not just audible laughter, but when you get people swaying from laughing
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Get Ready to Laugh, Bemidji!

By Melissa Mathies Ralphie May, famous comedian from Tennessee, will be coming to the Sanford Center in Bemidji on April 9th to perform his newest show “Ralphie May: Unruly.” The comedian who is known for his crude comedy style will be performing at 7 p.m. that night. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Ralphie May was born in 1972 in Chattanooga, Tennessee but was raised in Arkansas. He went