Pioneer Staff Report
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department recently announced garden plots are available to rent at Nymore Garden, located in Nymore Park at 625 Miles Ave. SE, the Rako Garden Site, located at 424 Rako St. SW, and the new Neighborhood Garden, located on 19th Street.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Wednesday: Assault 8:21 p.m. A juvenile was arrested for domestic assault in Bemidji. Burglary 6:36 p.m. Deputies received a report of a burglary at the 8300 block of Stump Lake Drive NE. Dead Body 9:16 a.m. A person was found dead on a couch in Cass Lake. No sign of criminal activity. Warrant 1:28 p.m. A 34-year-old female was arrested for a warrant at the 29300 block of Highway 2.
LEECH LAKE—The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe weighed in Monday on two bills at the Minnesota Legislature that would eliminate a state standard regulating the amount of sulfate allowed in wild rice waters. In a letter to Sen. Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids, and Rep. Dale Lueck, R-Aitkin, the band's Executive Director Robert Budreau, Jr. also objected to Minnesota's current listing of wild rice water.
BEMIDJI -- Headwaters Music and Arts will host an evening of poetry and music at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. Athena Kildegaard of Morris will read from her new book, "Course", and Linda Kachelmeier's composition, "I Give Voice To My Mother" will be performed by award winning pianist Ann DuHamel and soprano Anika Kildegaard. The event is free and open to the public. Headwaters Music and Arts is located at 519 Minnesota Ave. NW.
BEMIDJI -- Trout Unlimited Headwaters Chapter 642 will host a 25th anniversary party on Tuesday, March 27, at CK Dudley’s. The event will include a 5:30 p.m. social hour, with dinner at 6 p.m. There will be a business meeting from 7 to 7:20 p.m., with an evening program at 7:30 p.m. “This program is designed to give you the latest fisheries date plus information from local successful fly fishers on where and how to catch more fish,” a press release said.
WALKER -- The Minnesota House of Representatives District 5A Republican Endorsing Convention will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, 6800 Y Frontage Road NW. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. There is a $5 registration fee. The Endorsing Convention is made up of delegates and alternates who were elected Feb. 6 at the Republican Precinct Caucuses. House District 5A includes parts of Beltrami, Cass, Itasca and Hubbard counties.
BEMIDJI -- The Boy Scout Troop 25 Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, April 8, at First Presbyterian Church, 315 Fifth St. NW. The cost: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. The event is all-you-can-eat, and door prizes will be available.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department will host a summer resource fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 14 at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N. The fair will include representatives from Bemidji Parks and Recreation, Spearhead Youth Naturalist Program, Headwaters Science Center, Great River Rescue, Summer Kids, Camp Oak Hills, Fusion Center, Blaze Fastpitch Softball, Bemidji Figure Skating Club, Choice Therapy, and Concordia Language Villages.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will host back-to-back events this weekend, March 24-25, with the first providing context for the second. First, it will host a special “Symphony Social,” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, 201 Third St. NW. The event is free and open to the public. Beverages and light appetizers will be provided.
WEST ST. PAUL -- Stephi Dullum picked up a pair of wins in the pitching circle for the Bemidji State softball team, while the Beavers tallied 24 hits to go 2-0 Wednesday at the Concordia-Moorhead College Games in West St. Paul. The Beavers (10-10) began the day by totaling 14 hits and defeating Finlandia 10-9, followed by a 7-2 win over Concordia-Moorhead in the second game.