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In Focus: Painter Puts Artistry Over Adversity

Ever since birth Grand Rapids artist Jack Sholund has had an extremely rare, progressive muscle disease. Today, at age 57, he is mostly wheelchair-bound, but he puts his artistry over adversity. Sholund suffers from fibrodysplaisa ossificans progressiva, a genetic condition that...

Golden Apple: Students Celebrate Manufacturing Day

For one day, Bemidji High School students have a different kind of class on their schedules. As part of a statewide awareness day, local manufacturers opened their doors to show students what today’s advanced manufacturing world is all about. Around 30 students participated...

Minnesota Resort and Campground Operators Talk Tourism Trends

Between all of the lakes, resorts, and campgrounds, the $12.5 billion dollar tourism industry is vital to the success of northern Minnesota. More than 100 people attended the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association conference in Grand Rapids today to talk tourism with some of...

Sanford Bemidji Opens New Breast Center

About one in eight US women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, but Sanford Bemidji is hoping to change those numbers with their new breast center. Sanford Bemidji showed off their new center to the community today with an open house at their main clinic. The...

Nymore Dog Park Opens to Crowd of Canines

Dogs in Bemidji have a new place to run free. The Nymore Dog Park officially opened today for the public and their pets with a ribbon cutting ceremony. A crowd of canines of all shapes and sizes came to break in the new 2-acre park. The new park features a large dog area and a...

New Memorial Celebrates All Veterans

Two years and $65,000 dollars later, Northern Beltrami County finally has a new veterans memorial. At a dedication ceremony today, veterans, family members, and friends turned up in red, white, and blue to show their support for all service men and women. The memorial features an...

Blue Ox Marathon Returns to Bemidji

The Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon is back and better than before. The second annual marathon is returning to the shores of Lake Bemidji on Saturday, but the festivities kicked off today with a kids run, 5K, and health expo. This year’s race is bringing thousands of runners and...

Golden Apple: High School Students Get New Perspective on Manufacturing

Four high school students are getting a firsthand look at today’s manufacturing world. A unique pilot program with Northwest Technical College is preparing students for life outside of the classroom and inside the real world. “It really gives students the opportunity,...

Sanford AirMed Opens New Hangar in Bemidji

Over 60,000 patients, 8 aircrafts, and 35 years…Sanford AirMed has quite the history, but now they’re putting down more roots in Bemidji. AirMed has operated out of Bemidji for two and half years, but they’ve found a new home at the Bemidji airport. At a ribbon...

In Focus: Wastewater Treatment Facility Mural

After four weeks of work, the gray buildings of the Wastewater Treatment Facility have transformed with a newly completed mural. Local artist Wesley May finished mural is breathing new life into the Bemidji community. May’s piece is called “Protect, Honor, Give Thanks...

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