Pioneer Staff Report
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls on Tuesday. Assault 8:55 p.m. Report of assault and robber on Big North Road NW. Suspects were located and taken into custody. A 24-year-old male, 22-year-old female, 23-year-old female, 30-year-old male and 20-year-old female were arrested. DWI 8:36 p.m. A 43-year-old man was arrested for DWI and drug possession at 16000 block of Mission Road SE in Cass Lake. Fire
BEMIDJI -- Vikings fans are invited to meet at the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues in downtown Bemidji Thursday, Jan. 18, for a Skol chant. Fans will gather at 4:15 p.m. to record a video to be submitted to KARE 11’s Chant Challenge. The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce is organizing the video.
BEMIDJI -- The 33rd annual Bemidji Area Schools “Spelltacular” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in the cafeteria of the Bemidji Middle School. The program will include students in grades 5-8 from six elementary schools. The top four students will advance to the regional competition at Northwest Technical College in Thief River Falls on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department and the Blue Ox Marathon will host the Frozen Ox 5K on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Paul Bunyan Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by the race at 10 a.m. Participants should register by Friday, Jan. 26, to be guaranteed Frozen Ox swag. To register, visit www.ci.bemidji.mn.us or stop by City Hall or the Public Works Facility. For more information, call (218) 333-1857. The cost is $20 to pre-register. The cost the day of the event is $25.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department will host the “Shamrock Shuffle,” celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a 5K and 10K run on Saturday, March 17. The races will begin at the Sanford Event Center, Gate 4. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by the race at 9 a.m. Early packet pick-up will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. Cost is $27 to pre-register or $32 the day of the event. Those who register by Saturday, Feb. 24, will be guaranteed a T-shirt.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Area Cross Country Ski Club will host a fundraiser at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Bemidji Brewing, 211 America Ave NW. The cost is $20, and tickets are available at the door. Funds raised during the event will go to support Sunday Ski School.
BEMIDJI -- First City Squares will host a dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Ninth Street and Beltrami Avenue. Plus tips for the first half hour. The caller is Charlie Huhtala from Grand Forks, N.D. All dancers and spectators are welcome. For more information, call Jeffrey Anderson at (302) 383-1502.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department will host lessons at Buena Vista Ski Area from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. The package includes lift ticket, ski or board rental and a one-hour lesson. Participants will be with instructors from 2 to 3 p.m. then have free time to practice from 3 to 6 p.m. The registration deadline is 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19. The cost is $41 per participant. Minimum of three participants, who must be ages 7 or older. For more information, call (218) 333-1850.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- The Bemidji High School boys swimming and diving team had 18 top-three finishes at Thief River Falls on Tuesday, helping the Lumberjacks to a 99-71 win over the Prowlers at Lincoln High School.
LITTLE FALLS -- The Bemidji High School girls basketball team suffered a setback on Tuesday night, as just seven first-half points made for a 51-46 loss in Little Falls. Mackenzie Nicklason scored three points before halftime -- a two-point basket and a free throw -- to lead the Lumberjacks (6-10). Katie Alto and Lindsey Hildenbrand each had two points, as well, but BHS trailed 18-7 at the break.