DNR Plans For Sustainable Groundwater Use

Minnesotans take pride in preserving our land of ten thousand lakes, but there’s another water resource that needs some attention. Despite Minnesota’s image of abundant water resources, groundwater is becoming scarce in parts of the state. The DNR is working everyday...

Bemidji High School Gets National Attention

At Bemidji High School, there are lots of awards for athletics, but now a new academic award is also on the shelf. The school is receiving national attention as part of Newsweek’s top schools in the country for low-income students. Out of thousands of schools, Bemidji High...

In Focus: Hand-Woven Baskets

Most people might recognize Shannon’s Art & Soul shop in downtown Bemidji, but many might not recognize the woman behind the art. Shannon Lucas-Westrum not only sells art, she also makes it. For this week’s In Focus, our Catherine Silver speaks to the artist about...

Golden Apple: Local Students Help Set A World Record

Today is Guinness World Records Day and lots of whacky and wonderful feats are being achieved across the world. But in Bemidji, over 200 students in Bemidji are getting in on the action and trying to become a part of a new world record for simultaneous speed stacking. For this...

$1.6 Million Grant Makes Strides Against Prenatal Substance Abuse

It may seem to be common sense that pregnancy and drugs and alcohol don’t mix, but every year thousands of babies suffer due to prenatal substance abuse. In 2010, Sanford Bemidji Medical Center had almost 3% of babies that tested positive for drugs on the day they were...

Bemidji Aircorps Aviation Brings Restored WWII Plane Back To Life

Her name is Sierra Sue II. She’s a 1944 p-51 mustang fighter plane. And, she’s one of the rarest planes of her kind that are still flight-worthy. Thanks to Bemidji Aircorps Aviation, people are getting a chance to see the refurbished P-51 in all its former glory as...

In Focus: Bud Burger Brings Bronze to Deer Opener

Most people celebrate the start of deer season by heading to the woods, but artist Bud Burger has a different idea. The Bemidji-based sculptor creates life-size monuments of Minnesota wild life, and was asked to bring some of his works to the Governor’s Deer Opener this...

Governor’s Deer Opener Starts With A Bang In Bemidji

The deer stands are set, the blaze orange is ready, and the Governor’s Deer Opener is finally here. For most Minnesotans the kick off to deer hunting season is bigger than any holiday all year, and hundreds of thousands of hunters across the state are expected to don their...

State Representative Dave Hancock Retakes House 2A Seat

It’s the day after the long-awaited election night. The campaigns are over. The victory offices are closed. And, the winners have been announced. One of those winners is State District 2A Representative Dave Hancock. With 52% of the vote, Hancock will reclaim his seat in...

Capitol Christmas Starts Tour to DC

The 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree has officially started its 2,000 mile journey to Washington D.C. The 88-ft tall white spruce will stop in 30 cities on its way to the west lawn of the capitol. This weekend, the tree made stopes in Itasca and Bemidji. The tree will arrive in...

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