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Bemidji to Host 2014 Winter Olympics

Kim Powell | Editor-in-Chief | 4-1-2012 Bemidji, MN has been named the event host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, according to the City of Bemidji. Thanks to the addition of the Sanford Center, located on the south side of Lake Bemidji, the city of Bemidji is a perfect location for events such as hockey, curling, and figure skating. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome people from all over the
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Black Friday: A Marathon of Sales, Lines, and Coffee

Kim Powell | Editor-in-Chief | 11-25-2011 Shoppers: Set your alarm clocks, get in line early, and trample your way through the crowd—it’s Black Friday. The one day of the year when moms and daughters and sisters alike rally to get their shopping done in record-setting time while the men sleep in, shaking their heads at such silliness. It’s the one morning where women will find themselves lined up outside of
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Public Safety Reports 10/17-10/23

Compiled by Kim Powell | Editor-in-Chief 10/17 Larceny, Theft Public Safety and Bemidji Police Department responded to a theft complaint at NTC. An enclosed trailer had been broken into and several tools were stolen Alarm, Fire Public Safety and Bemidji Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Hagg Sauer Hall. The alarm was caused by a steam leak. Maintenance Maintenance was notified that there was no hot water in
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Public Safety Reports 10/11-10/16

Compiled by Kim Powell | Editor-in-Chief | 10-24-2011 10/11 Traffic Violation, Moving Public Safety received a report of a vehicle that had been driving on the bike trail. 10/12 Maintenance Public Safety received a notification of a Memorial Hall exterior door showing open when it had been locked and secure. Maintenance was notified. 10/13 Alcohol, Minor, Arrest Public Safety and the Bemidji Police Department responded to the west side of
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Phoenix Gathers for National Coming Out Day Discussion

Kim Powell | News Editor | 10-13-2011 Bemidji State University’s gay-straight alliance group, the Phoenix, held a discussion panel on National Coming Out Day (NCOD) in Hagg-Sauer 100 where several students listened to coming out stories and asked questions. NCOD is an internationally observed civil awareness day held on October 11 since 1988. “While sexual orientation is a big part of who you are, it’s not the only part,” said
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Free Speech Redux: Bulletin Board in Hagg-Sauer Speaks for All

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 03/30/2011 Faculty and students are expressing their opinions on President Hanson’s recalibration plan on a bulletin board placed in Hagg-Sauer Hall. “If students get real education, they might rise above their due stations; so call in Dick Hanson (or maybe Chuck Manson) to give us some ‘recalibration!’” stated a post on the bulletin board by Brian Donovan, an English professor. Donovan is responsible for
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Commencement May Move to Sanford Center

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 02/09/2011 The commencement ceremonies for both BSU and NTC may be moved from the John Glas Fieldhouse to the Sanford Center. “The Sanford Center was built in a partnership between the City of Bemidji and BSU,” said Michael Meehlhause, co-president of Student Association, “and this is an opportunity to kind of strengthen that relationship.” In comparison to the Glas, the Sanford Center offers better
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Handicapped Students Forced to Bear the Cold

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 01/19/2011 Every morning, Samantha Hosch bundles up in layers and wraps a scarf around her face as she makes her way to class through the snow and icy weather in her electric wheelchair. The majority of the tunnel system at BSU is not equipped with wheelchair ramps; it forces handicap students and faculty to travel outside while on campus. This is especially taxing during
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University May Cut Free Student Transit

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 03/23/2011  Bemidji State University may cut ties with Paul Bunyan Transit in the coming months in order to save money. “Right now, we pay about $38,000 per year for this service,” said Bill Maki, Vice President of Finance and Administration, “and the total number of students using it is not high relative to that cost.” Two months ago, President Hanson released his Recalibration plan
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Sanford Center and Bemidji Off to a Good Start

Kim Powell | Staff Writer | 03/23/2011  Since the opening of the Sanford Center in October, it has impacted many local businesses during event days. “I believe that there has been a significant, positive impact on the Bemidji community,” said Bob LeBarron, the executive director of the Sanford Center. The Sanford Center has hosted many events since its opening, such as BSU men’s and women’s hockey games, Larry the Cable