Students First Program Sees Success, Needs more Volunteers

The Bemidji School District started an initiative five years ago to pair students with community success coaches. They’re looking for new volunteers for 2016, who will start in February.
Posted On 25 Nov 2015

Northwoods Adventure: CLC Hosts First Pow Wow Since 1990

Central Lakes College hosted their first pow wow since 1990. Pow wows are a Native American tradition to bring people together to join in dancing, singing, and the celebration of their culture. As the drums played, and the singing began, the dancers were welcomed by a grand entry...

Tribal Flags Bring Nations Together

Leech Lake and Red Lake reservation leaders hope to strengthen relationships with the Beltrami County court system. All three groups hope to do this with a symbolic gesture: the placement of both tribal flags in Beltrami Country courtrooms. The hope with this ceremony was to...

Crow Wing County Board Considers New Sales Tax

The Crow Wing County highway and transportation system is in need of some maintenance and repairs. However, repairs have had to be delayed because of the large gap in the transportation fund. The approximate amount of the gap is four million three hundred and fifty six dollars;...
Posted On 25 Nov 2015

Knutson Dam Replacement Project Update

51 years ago, the Knutson Dam was put into place. Now, the Chippewa National Forest Service and partners from around Minnesota are working to replace it and make the area a more desirable destination once again.
Posted On 24 Nov 2015

Women in Welding

Women in welding have been one of a kind in a male-dominated field. According to the 2014 report of the National Center for Welding Education and Training occupation, there are more than 411,000 welding related employees, but only 21 percent are female. By 2024 the report...

Bemidji Youth Learn Swedish Heritage

The American Swedish Institute’s Bemidji branch raised over $3,000 dollars last year to send kids to camp. A Concordia Language Villages program teaches youth all about their Swedish heritage through songs, crafts and games. They also learn quite a bit about the language,...

Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity Celebrates 101st Home

The Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity finished their one hundred and first house this weekend. The three-bedroom home was built in honor of Sister Vivian a Benedictine Sister. They started building the house at the end of September it took seven weeks to build, One hundred fifty...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015

Community Spotlight: International Games Day

International Games Day is a tradition that happens in the United States, Australia and some Nordic countries.  
Posted On 23 Nov 2015

Brainerd Youth in Government Prepare for Big Conference in Minneapolis

The Youth in Government program commonly known as “YIG” is a unique way for students to learn about leadership and the importance of civic engagement. They are now preparing to take over Minneapolis at a huge conference. The program is trying to change the way that young adults...
Posted On 21 Nov 2015

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