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Bemidji’s Oak Hills College to Offer ‘Safety Net’ On Student Loans

November 12, 2012 in WDAZ

Oak Hills Christian College will begin offering loan-repayment assistance next fall for its incoming freshmen. The private school, with about 145 students this year, is one of two U.S. colleges to sign up with the Loan Repayment Assistance Program Association. Continue Reading

Group gathers in Bemidji to support Minnesota marriage amendment

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A few dozen people gathered Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion on the Lake Bemidji waterfront to rally support for the marriage amendment in the final weeks before the election. Continue Reading

Loan to transform Bemidji Community Art Center

October 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The BCAC, having secured a low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program, plans to purchase the Lakeside Business Center, the former site of Lakeside Lueken’s Grocery, and relocate there from its current home inside the historic Carnegie Library. Continue Reading

Statue project closer to goal as fundraising continues

September 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The committee raising funds to commission a new Chief Bemidji statue is hoping to meet its goal of $70,000 by the end of the year. Continue Reading

An evening of literature and film Sept. 22 in Bemidji

September 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An evening of literature and film will be presented beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Wild Rose Theatre located in the Masonic Temple, 501 Bemidji Ave. N., in downtown Bemidji. Continue Reading

Bar fire causes extensive damage

September 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A fire at the 71 Bar and Grill caused an estimated $155,000 worth of damage early Thursday morning, but no injuries were reported. Continue Reading

Former Alerus Center manager ousted from Sanford Center in Bemdiji, Minn.

August 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

For the second time in less than a year, the Sanford Center is looking for an executive director to manage the city-owned building. VenuWorks, contracted to manage and operate the event center for Bemidji, fired Roger Swanson on Wednesday. Continue Reading

Sanford adds lifeflight to Bemidji

June 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The region is about to have two lifeflight services. Sanford Bemidji Medical Center has established a Sanford LifeFlight base at the Nary airport to transport patients between hospitals and respond to the scene of medical emergencies. Continue Reading

Bemidji, N.D, man launches website to help gays come out

June 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Bemidji native has developed a website to help fellow gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people come out. The website, Great Minnesota Outing, was created by Jon Staff and is set to launch today at the Twin Cities Pride Festival. Continue Reading

Former manager of Alerus Center, VenuWorks, and Bemidji work to improve communication

June 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

An already resolved dispute over a $21,000 invoice from VenuWorks prompted a Bemidji City Council work session Monday evening at which the city and VenuWorks both vowed to improve communication. VenuWorks is the management firm hired by Bemidji to run its Sanford Center events center. The company previously managed the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, but the city took over management of the facility at the end of 2011. Continue Reading