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Core Four series workshops, today and Friday, Bemidji: The Northwest Minnesota Foundation will sponsor the Core Four series of workshops designed to develop businesses in the region. The first workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today an...

Core Four series workshops, today and Friday, Bemidji: The Northwest Minnesota Foundation will sponsor the Core Four series of workshops designed to develop businesses in the region. The first workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday at the NMF office in Bemidji.

Registration for both six-hour workshops will be $150. If participants want to attend future three-hour sessions of the course, each will be $50. Scholarships are available in some cases. For more information, call (800) 659-7859 or e-mail dianem@nwmf.org .

Workshops have also been scheduled for the Bemidji location July 10 and 31. Times and locations in Crookston, Thief River Falls and Fosston, Minn., will be announced in July, and Roseau and Warroad, Minn., sessions will be held in the fall. Check the Events & Workshops page at www.nwmf.org for forms and updates.

North Dakota League of Cities Making Meetings Work seminar, Thursday, Mayville, N.D.: Registration begins at noon Thursday for the North Dakota League of Cities making meetings work seminar in the Luckasen Room, Campus Center, Mayville State University. Registration fee is $75. Log on to www.ndlc.com . For more information, call (800) 472-2692.

Biomass '09: Power, Fuels and Chemicals Workshop, July 14-15, Grand Forks: The Biomass '09: Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop will be held July 14-15 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

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The Biomass '09 Workshop, the seventh of its kind, offers an intense two-day technical program focused on the opportunities for the utilization of biomass for power, transportation fuels and chemicals. An expanded exhibit show will accompany the workshop sessions. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will be the keynote speaker.

Fees are $275 a person and include access to all of the technical sessions, the exhibit floor, workshop materials and food. For more information on registering or becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor, log on to www.undeerc.org/biomass09 or call (701) 777-5246.

Invest North Dakota Teachers Academy, July 20-24, Bismarck: Upon completion, teachers will receive two graduate credits through UND, North Dakota State University or Minot State University. Enrollment is limited to 150 teachers. Registration deadline is July 10.

For more information and a registration form, call (701) 328-2910, (800) 297-5124 or log on to www.ndsecurities.com through the investor link.

North Dakota Jaycees 75th anniversary, Aug. 14-16, Minot: Early registrations are due July 17 for the North Dakota Jaycees 75th Anniversary Celebration Aug. 14-16 at the Grand International Inn in Minot. All past, present and future Jaycees are invited to participate.

For more information, call (701) 572-0661 or log on to ndjc75.usjcisenate.org.

North Country Trail Conference, July 30 to Aug. 2, Valley City, N.D.: The focus of the conference is educational workshops, tours and a full slate of outdoor activities including 16 planned hiking opportunities and canoeing the Sheyenne River. The conference is being hosted by the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the North Country Trail Association and will be held on the campus of Valley City State University.

Birders will find outstanding opportunities at the conference. The trail is located on a major flyway, and the Sheyenne River valley is estimated to be home to more than 300 bird species. For more information on other species and birding opportunities, log on to www.hellovalley.com/BirdingintheSheyenneRiverValley.pdf .

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Additional information is available at www.northcountrytrail.org/srv .

Submissions will be printed as room is available. We reserve the right to edit any and all submissions. For information, call (701) 780-1262. The deadline for Saturday Business is 3 p.m. Wednesday. To submit items for the Saturday Business section:

By mail: Saturday Business Section, Box 6008, Grand Forks, ND 58206-6008. All submissions must be typed. Photos will be returned if a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed. Label photos with your name, company and address.

By fax: 780-1123. Please write "Saturday Business section" in subject line.

By e-mail: jjohnson2@gfherald.com . Text for the article must be included in the body of the e-mail. We do not open word processing attachments. Enclosed photos must be in JPEG format.

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