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In Focus: Bemidji’s Junior Theater Camp

Lights, camera, action. Bemidji children took the stage with confidence, ready to show off a remarkable production of the 4th annual Bemidji Community Theater (BCT) Junior Theater Camp. In less than two weeks, more than 50 kids age 8 to 12 were given the chance to explore their...
Posted On Jun. 24 2016

In Focus: Nisswa’s Scandinavian Folk Music Festival

It was an European delight in the heart of Nisswa the past weekend. The Nisswa-stamman, which also means a ‘bunch of people playing music together,’ was exactly what it was. It attracts fiddlers, nyckelharpers, and accordionists from all over the world. It celebrates...
Posted On Jun. 17 2016

Mark Munson Memorial School of Rock

  Mark Munson was a popular chiropractor in the Brainerd Lakes Area before he decided to retire and follow his dream of being a rock star. All was well with Munson until he received some devastating news three years ago when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. For Most...
Posted On Jun. 10 2016

In Focus: Medieval Martial Arts

The medieval times return to Northern Minnesota, as one kingdom battles it out on the field of Beltrami County Fairgrounds every other Saturday. Members of the Kingdom of Northshield, also part of a worldwide organization called the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA) is a...
Posted On May. 27 2016

In Focus: Fab Lab

With new technology popping up daily, one local school has been taking advantage of popular inventions like 3D printers and laser cutters – all in their fabrication lab. Through a grant by First Technologies organization, CNC devices like a laser cutter, plasma cutter, 3D...
Posted On May. 20 2016

In Focus: Songwriter Releases Music Album She Wrote While Battling Complex PTSD

A glimpse of light, a ray of hope – these are lyrics of penciled down by Deb McGregor as she journeys through life, battling traumatic experiences since 17. Singer-songwriter McGregor released her first album titled “Other Side of the Window,” as a reflection on...
Posted On May. 6 2016

In Focus: Dracula Rock Show

The Dracula Rock Show is the first theatrical production to be held in Nary School in decades. Since a proposed plan by the township to demolish the nearly 100-years-old building, former Nary School student Wayne Hoff has led the effort to preserve the school and transform it...
Posted On Apr. 29 2016

In Focus: Mural Painting Encourages Reading in Eagle View Elementary School

An elementary school library has been attracting more students than usual – thanks to mural artist Greg Preslicka. The mural features a series of Minnesota animals coming together to share and encourage reading. Eagle View Elementary School faculty member Pat Kvale has...
Posted On Apr. 22 2016

In Focus: Children’s Watercolor Art Show

The Bemidji community collaborates to instill creativity among school children through watercolor art. The Watercolor Art Exhibit is a joint effort led by artist Judith Selby, Hope House teaching assistants, and children from the City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation, Headwaters...
Posted On Apr. 15 2016

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