BEMIDJI ARTS NEWS Run, Walk, Ride, Skip or Jump as quickly as you can!
There are only a few days left to see the extraordinary exhibit at the Bemidji Community Arts Center (located in the Carnegie Library) on Beltrami Ave--Foot of Fifth Street. Went there yesterday and w... Posted on 6/24/10 at 2:36 AM
Standing outside his home, near where the River Road fire began in north-central Minnesota on Monday morning, Red Lake Fire Chief Mark Sigana confirmed the Zeidlik’s were the first to call in one of two fires that nearly 50 firefighters continued to battle Tuesday night.
A cover of smoke wafted across Minnesota’s northern tier Wednesday as firefighters again battled wildland fires throughout the region. The stinky haze prompted dozens of phone calls to first responders in Bemidji and Beltrami County. By noon Wednesday, the Bemidji fire house had fielded about 35 calls about the smoke.
Before Monday’s storm, Christopher Muller, the assistant Beltrami County emergency management director, had never flown. On Tuesday, he boarded a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter for a fly-over of the area, allowing him a birds’ eye view of the damage left in the wake of a storm packing winds of 80 mph or more.
Three years ago, Wayne Petersen retired after 44 years as a linesman, having spent 34 years with Beltrami Electric Cooperative. This week, though, he was back on the job, called in to help restore power to the area following Monday’s powerful storm.
As the Bemidji area continued to clean up from Monday night’s severe storm, the northern part of Beltrami County was hit by a similar storm. At about 1 p.m. Wednesday, a storm carrying 60 mph straight-line winds hit the western edge of Bemidji and extended north toward Waskish, Kelliher, Blackduck and Turtle River.
A 19-year-old man who died after falling from a cell phone tower here was identified late Wednesday afternoon. Jeremy Jo Froemke of Lisbon, N.D., died Tuesday evening when he fell from the tower directly south of Solway Elementary School.
A defense attorney on Friday called the recent cross-burning incident an offensive “juvenile prank” while the prosecuting attorney called it a “crime of hatred and intolerance.” Two Bemidji men were arraigned Friday in Beltrami County District Court for their alleged roles in the May 25 cross-burning in Northern Township.
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