The 66th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener set for this weekend in Park Rapids may be one for the record books. Many lakes in the area still have lots of ice, enough so that even a couple of days of warm temperatures are unlikely to make it disappear in time for Saturday’s walleye opener.
The Northern Dental Access Center in Bemidji — which offers dental care to low income people — is expanding to offer other family health services.
More than one hundred tribal members gathered inside the Paul Bunyan Mall in Bemidji Wednesday to stage a “flash mob” drum and dance circle. The event was organized as a show of support for a Canadian tribal chief who is on a hunger strike in Ottawa, Ontario.
A sleeping teenager was ejected from a car traveling north of Blackduck, then had to wait for the car’s driver to notice she was missing.
A Bemidji group focused on race relations will host a community anti-racism rally Thursday. The Shared Vision-sponsored rally is in response to a recent cross burning incident at a residence north of the city.
The International Falls Economic Development Authority as been awarded a $657,000 grant to construct a warehouse that will aid international shipping and create jobs.
Youth programming efforts on the Red Lake Indian Reservation got a big boost this week. The Red Lake Nation received a $750,000 community development grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community south of the Twin Cities.
Another batch of winners has been announced by the IDEA Competition in northwest Minnesota. Now in its fourth year, the competition is designed to encourage homegrown entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas or inventions.
Walleyes, northern pike and perch have begun their spawning runs in many northern lakes.
Beltrami County Administrator Tony Murphy is resigning. Murphy, who served in the key post more than a decade, submitted his resignation letter Thursday afternoon to commissioners.