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Free entrepreneur workshops from the LaunchPad and the NSBDC

A partnership between Greater Bemidji’s LaunchPad and the Northwest Small Business Development Center is offering quarterly workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs. According to a release, these free workshops will cover the basics of starting a business and are designed for those with a business idea, those who have recently started a business or those struggling with…


New exhibit at the Beltrami County Historical Museum highlights women in winter sports

The Beltrami County Historical Society’s first special exhibit of 2022 will feature women athletes in various team and individual winter sports. The exhibit is open now through mid-March and displays hundreds of artifacts donated and on loan from Beltrami County women athletes and their families. The exhibit highlights women’s contributions and achievements across a variety…


Blackduck Community Library Board wins Touchstone Energy award

Featured photo: Accepting the local 2021 Touchstone Energy Community Award for Blackduck Community Library Board are, from left, Laraine Roach, Kelly Hanks, Cameron Koenen, Paula Erickson and Miriam Osborn-Dougherty. The Blackduck Community Library Board is the most recent winner of Beltrami Electric’s Touchstone Energy Community Award. According to a release, the award recognizes organizations for…


Properly dispose of Christmas greenery to avoid invasive specie infestations

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is reminding Minnesotans to properly dispose of their Christmas trees and other holiday greenery to avoid the spread of invasive species. According to a release, a pest of concern includes the elongate hemlock scale, a small insect from the East Coast where many decorative Fraser firs are grown. This insect…


DNR reporting varying ice thickness across state and is urging caution

Some parts of Minnesota have already seen anglers venturing out onto the lakes, but with the widely varied weather this month which has included rain, snow, and swinging temperatures, ice conditions are a bit unpredictable this year. “The week between Christmas and New Year’s is typically the kickoff of the ‘wheelhouse season,’ and we anticipate…

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