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Community Spotlight: Estonia Student In Bemidji

A student from Estonia has made Bemidji his new home this summer. Sander Sildver is part of a company called Southwestern Advantage, which gives both American and international students the tools they need to sell products door-to-door. He has been a part of the program for four...
Posted On Jul. 26 2016
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Community Spotlight: Art In The Park

It’s mid-July and like many communities around the Lakeland viewing area, community festivals are a common site in the summer. In this week’s Community Spotlight we checked out Bemidji’s annual art’s festival, Art In The Park.

Community Spotlight: Dinosaurs Take Over Bemidji

It’s a dinosaurs takeover. The Bemidji community ventures back to the land before time, where T-Rex, Triceraptors, Iguanodon, Apatosaurus and Stegosaurus are brought back to life in the Sanford Center. Infographics are put side-by-side to provide fun facts and historical...
Posted On May. 23 2016

Community Spotlight: ZZ Top Rocks Bemidji

Classic ’70s rock paid a visit to northern Minnesota on Monday. The band ZZ Top nearly sold out the Sanford Center, bringing hours of rock ‘n’ roll to the Bemidji area. People came from near and far to hear the group perform, bringing friends and a desire to...

Community Spotlight: Bemidji State Staff Showcase Art

Bemidji State educators are sharing their artwork with the public this week. The seventh annual Midwinter Interlude art show is taking place at the Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex on campus. Over twenty of the school’s professors and other faculty are displaying work that...

Community Spotlight: Beltrami Humane Society Changes Name

The Beltrami Humane Society hosted their fall harvest dinner and announced a new name for the organization: Great River Rescue.  

Community Spotlight: Bill Blackwell

Bill Blackwell was hired to take over as executive director of the American Indian Resource Center in June of this year. He is following Dr. Anton Treuer, who has held the position since November of 2012, and began his duties on July 1st. Blackwell has some ambitious plans for...

Community Spotlight: Swimming the Mississippi

Chris Ring and his small crew started at Lake Itasca and continue to work their way further south. The journey is meant to raise awareness for Gold Star military families and the sacrifice they’ve made for their country. Find out more about the story here.

Community Spotlight: Seniors Take Class To Prepare & Prevent Falls

15 seniors are gathering every Monday at the Brainerd Library participating in an eight-week course to ease their minds about falling. The instructors say it’s important to get our seniors thinking about the best ways to take care of themselves. The eight-week course goes over...
Posted On Jun. 8 2015
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Community Spotlight: Fishing Stories Go Big During Kids Free Fishing Clinic

Ready, set cast. Kids in Brainerd this weekend got a free introduction to one of Minnesota’s favorite pastimes. They learned how to tie knots, bait and set hooks as well as how to prevent the spread of invasive species. And the clinic organizers say the event helped grow the...
Posted On Jun. 1 2015
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