BSU, NTC to waive application fees for College Knowledge Month

Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College will join other Minnesota State colleges and universities in waiving application fees this month. October is College Knowledge Month, a statewide effort for high school seniors, especially those that are underrepresented, the opportunity to apply to college without a fee. Bemidji State never charges an application fee, and…


Bagley School Board votes to continue in-person learning

Bagley Superintendent Erich Heiss announced today that after a special meeting this morning, the Bagley School Board voted to continue in-person learning. On Monday, Heiss announced that the Bagley School Board would meet today to consider a recommendation from the Clearwater County Nursing Service to switch to distance learning for two weeks. The recommendation came…


Bagley School Board to consider distance learning recommendation during meeting Friday

Bagley Superintendent Erich Heiss reported Clearwater County’s COVID-19 case rate is in the 90s, and public health officials there recommended distance learning for 14 days. The Bagley School Board, according to a notice, took no action during a meeting Monday night but will discuss the recommendation this Friday. Heiss wrote that “while masks and vaccinations…


Bemidji School Board will review mask policy when COVID cases decline, case rates remain high in September

The Bemidji School Board met for their regular meeting Monday night. Superintendent Tim Lutz says that as of last Friday, Beltrami County’s COVID-19 case rate per 10,000 people was 68.55, a number that is considered a high rate of transmission. Lutz said that once Beltrami County’s case rate gets to the moderate level, less than…


New grant creates new opportunities for American Indian psychology students

Bemidji State University’s Psychology department recently received a one-year, $9,981 innovations grant to launch a scholarship program for Indigenous students studying psychology. With a pilot cohort of six students, the Indigenous Students in Psychology Training, or InPsyT, will prepare American Indian students for careers in psychology through mentorships with Indigenous psychologists and mental health professionals….

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