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Minnesota’s Annual Bemijigamaag Powwow

The second annual Bemijigamaag Powwow returns to the Sanford Center after an overwhelming support from the community and state officials. Thousands of Native and non-Native Americans dance side by side to celebrate Native culture and tradition. This powwow has become so...
Posted On Apr. 25 2016

Lakeland Currents 902 – Bemijigamaag Powwow

Lakeland Currents host Bethany Wesley welcomes Maggie Montgomery, General Manager of Northern Community Radio, and Darryl Northbird, Bemijigamaag Sanford Center Powwow Organizer. Together, they’ll discuss planning efforts behind this major event taking place at the Sanford Center...
Common Ground 712: Powwow

Common Ground 712 – Sanford Center Bemijigamaag Powwow

Visit Bemidji’s Sanford Center for a look back at the April, 4th 2015 Bemijigamaag PowWow. Hear from local leaders, Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht, Leech Lake Chairwoman Carri Jones, Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr., & former Chairwoman Erma Vizenor about the historical and...

VenuWorks Promotes Mike Cronin to Executive Director of the Sanford Center in Bemidji, MN

BEMIDJI, MINN. – Steve Peters, President of VenuWorks, has announced the promotion of Mike Cronin to Executive Director of the Sanford Center. Cronin is currently the Associate Executive Director of the VenuWorks-managed venue. “Mike is a twenty year veteran to our industry. He...

UPDATED: Sanford Center Executive Director Takes New Job; Director of Operations to Take Over

Sanford Center Executive Director Curtis Webb, 44, has given his resignation effective May 1, 2016. Webb said he has accepted a new position at VenuWorks in Bloomington, Ill., working at US Cellular Coliseum. VenuWorks is a private, management group that contracts with cities to...
Comedian Ralph May Causes Controversy in Bemidji MN

UPDATED: Cancelled – Comedian Ralphie May Posts Video on YouTube in Response to Controversy

BEMIDJI, MINN. — The Netflix Unruly Tour featuring comedian Ralphie May set for Saturday, April 9, has been cancelled, according to a statement from the Sanford Center’s director of sales and marketing. The statement read: “At the direction of the Bemidji City...
Posted On Apr. 7 2016
Daniel O'Donnell to play in Bemidji

Daniel O’Donnell Slated to Play at Bemidji’s Sanford Center Arena Oct. 20th

BEMIDJI, MINN. — Just announced, Lakeland Public Television presents Daniel O’ Donnell with special guest Mary Duff, coming to the Sanford Center Arena on Thursday October 20th, 2016 at 7:00 pm, (Doors open at 5:30 pm). Tickets will be available exclusively thru Lakeland...
Posted On Apr. 4 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...

Sanford Center Details 2016 Plan

Sanford Center officials have ideas for ways they can improve the facility in the next fiscal year. They’ll need to get approval from the Bemidji city council before moving forward with their plans, but changes could be coming to the the building’s structure. They...

In Focus: Little Big Town in Bemidji

Country act Little Big Town kicks off the American leg of their Painkiller tour at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.
Posted On Oct. 9 2015

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