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FALL COLORS ON DISPLAY SATURDAY
September 20, 2019, 8:19 am

Visitors have enjoyed the spectacular Fall Colors from a wagon on the high ridge known for centuries as the “Top of the World.” Board the wagon at the Buena Vista Logging Village north of Bemidji on County Road 15. The Go and Whoa Harness Club will provide rides Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 am – 3:00 p.m. Admission for the thirty-minute ride is $6.00 for 13 yrs. and over and $3.00 for ages 5-12. Children 4 and under are free.



NATURE CLUB AGAIN OFFERED FOR KIDS
September 20, 2019, 8:18 am

The City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Nature Club for off school days, where kids can spend their day out of school doing activities and games while exploring different topics. This program is designed ages 5-12. Limited space available. Snack will be provided. Session 1 will run on October 18th, and it involves animals, from 8am to noon at the City Park Multi Use Building. The cost is $15 per participant. For more information visit www.ci.bemidji.mn.us or call 218-333-1857



NEW BUILDING AT BEMIDJI STATE
September 18, 2019, 11:00 am

State and local officials gathered at Bemidji State on Monday to commemorate the groundbreaking of the new Hagg-Sauer Hall. The former Hagg-Sauer building was recently torn down, and plans now call to replace it with a new, smaller version. The university plans to complete construction on the new building within the next year. They say they envision a building that is able to fit the changing needs of the university’s students. Construction will be paid for with funds from a $22.5 million bonding bill that the state approved in 2018.



THIS IS FARM SAFETY WEEK
September 17, 2019, 10:27 am

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday, applauded President Trump’s proclamation making this week National Farm Safety and Health Week. The theme for this year’s National Farm Safety & Health Week is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear” as a reminder that it is everyone’s responsibility to prioritize safety on the farm and the rural roadways of America. Secretary Perdue said farming is not always the safest profession, but it is all farmers’ responsibility to continue to improve workplace safety and pursue initiatives that create healthier work environments.



FARM DAMAGE COVERAGE APPROVED
September 17, 2019, 10:27 am

Farmers impacted by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus at their local Farm Service Agency office. Earlier this year, Congress approved $3 billion for the USDA to cover crop losses in disasters. Funding provides up to 100 percent coverage for FY 2018. For 2019, it’s 50 percent of the payment amount. Prevent plant provision sign up has not been announced at this time.



RED LAKE MEETING POSITIVE
September 16, 2019, 11:12 am

A large delegation from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources visited with the Red Lake Tribal Council at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting recently. Conversation was lively as Council members, Chiefs, staff and community members asked questions and expressed viewpoints on a variety of topics including; Northwest Angle trespass, gathering on ceded lands, and forming a multi-governmental zebra mussel task force similar to the highly successful Red Lake Walleye Recovery Project of several years ago. Perhaps the biggest concern for Red Lakers was the invasion of zebra mussels in the North Lake. Lower Red Lake is the last big walleye lake left in Minnesota free of invasive species.



BEMIDJI TO HOLD BOO DASH OCTOBER 26TH
September 13, 2019, 9:27 am

The City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department announces the upcoming Boo Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk. You are invited to join in for the fun Halloween run or walk. Costumes are strongly encouraged. It’s set for October 26th, with registration starting at 9am and the race beginning at 10. It will be held at City Park on the Montebello Ski Trail. Pre-register for just $15. Registration is $20 the day of the event. For more information or to register, visit www.ci.bemidji.mn.us or call 218-333-1859



STATE FIRE CONFERENCE WILL BRING BIG ECONOMIC BOOST FOR BEMIDJI
September 12, 2019, 10:51 am

The Sanford Center and VenuWorks are proud to announce recent finalization of a contract with the Minnesota State Fire Department Association for their annual conference and fire school. This conference will be taking place in April of 2021 and will have an incredible economic impact for Bemidji and the Northern Region. The 2021 conference will be utilizing most of the hotel rooms in our area. That, in addition to the increase of
business at our restaurants, gas stations and local businesses, means that this conference will have an estimated economic impact in excess of $98,000 according to the University of Minnesota Tourism Center calculations.



MINNESOTA DEER SUFFERING FROM FATAL INFECTION
September 12, 2019, 10:50 am

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the first two cases of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in wild white-tailed deer in Minnesota. EHD is a viral disease that is spread by a biting insect called a midge. For now, they say the outbreak is limited to Stearns County. The disease incubates for 5-10 days, and most infected deer die within 36 hours of exhibiting symptoms. Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio report EHD mortalities almost every year. People who find a dead deer should report it to the nearest DNR area wildlife office. EHD is not a threat to humans or animals outside the deer family.



FOOD RECALL ANNOUNCED
September 12, 2019, 10:50 am

Hy-Vee, Inc. is voluntarily recalling seven of its Hy-Vee Mealtime Asian Entrees after discovering the liquid egg used to make the fried rice contains milk, which is not declared on the product label. The voluntary recall includes seven varieties of Asian dishes in 16-ounce or 20-ounce plastic containers and best if used by dates of Sept. 14, 2019, or Sept. 15, 2019. The expiration date can be found on the label on the top of the plastic lid. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a health care provider. The product was distributed to Hy-Vee grocery stores across its eight-state region including Minnesota.



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