Archives for June 2019

BEMIDJI LOOP RIDE CONSIDERED A BIG SUCCESS

Bikin’ Bemidji: Loop the Lake was a big success over the weekend… bringin in nearly 1,000 riders on Saturday in Bemidji. 961 riders enjoyed a mild morning for a trip around Lake Bemidji… just short of last year’s 999 riders who took the 17-mile ride. Along the route riders could take advantage of eight different rest stations to refuel with food, coffee and water, listen to music, get mechanical help for their bikes or find first aid equipment. Spectators and volunteers cheered and encouraged riders at every stop.

CRASH WITH INJURIES IN CASS COUNTY

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on Thursday afternoon, just after 12:30, a crash occurred on the Oak Point Road in rural Cass Lake. Deputies responded and found that a van had left the road and rolled multiple times ejecting the driver… 40 year old Edmund Williams of Cass Lake. Williams was treated on scene and transported rushed to a Fargo Hospital where he was treated for serious injuries. There has been no update on his condition. The crash investigation continues.

MINNESOTA NURSES REACH AGREEMNT

Nurses represented by the Minnesota Nurses Association reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota and withdrew the threat of a nurses’ strike. The nurses’ and the hospital’s negotiations teams met over a 21-hour session and cooperated to jointly address issues, including the cost of health insurance for MNA nurses. No longer will nurses pay more of rate hikes than the hospital does. Additionally, for the second-tier plan, Children’s agreed to pay 70 percent of the dollar increase in rates while nurses would pay 30 percent. The hospital agreed to provide Children’s nurses with the largest wage increases they have seen in a decade to help them catch up with the cost of living.

WALLETHUB SAYS MINNESOTA IS “FUN”

WalletHub just released a report on 2019’s Most Fun States in America. Minnesota came in 4th for variety of arts, entertainment, and recreation establishments; 4th in performing arts theaters per capita, 6th in movie theaters and casinos per capita. For the full report, visit wallethub.com

SUSPICIOUS TEACHER UNDER INVESTIGATION

A Twin Cities high school teacher who is also a tennis coach is reportedly under investigation for ‘suspicious activity.’ Henry Sibley High School math teacher and tennis coach Corey Prondzinski was put on paid administrative leave. Prondzinski has been a math teacher and boys varsity tennis coach at Henry Sibley for 17 years.

TEENS KILLED IN CRASH NAMED

A collision near Nashwauk on Saturday afternoon, leaves two teens dead. The Minnesota Highway Patrol says it happened on Highway 169 at Highway 65 when a Honda Accord traveling north on Highway 169 attempted a left turn on to Highway 65 North and was hit by a camper that was traveling south. A 13 year old and a 16 year old… both passengers in the Accord… were killed. They have now been identified as 16 year old Aiden Hall and 13 year old Trent Salminen.

LEARN TO SAIL IN BEMIDJI

Ever want to learn to sail? Well, here’s your chance! The City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department is offering the chance for you to learn to take the helm on your own sailboat. Trainers will go over parts of the boat, rigging, capsize skills, points of sail, trimming and more. They’ll focus on fundamental small boat handling. For all skill levels, children must be accompanied by an adult. It’s on July 10th from 5 to 7. For more information visit www.ci.bemidji.mn.us Questions?? Call 218-333-1859

DULUTH MAN ARRESTED FOR FATALLY STABBING HIS WIFE

A Duluth man was arrested after he fatally stabbed his wife… just hours after she asked for a divorce. 40 year old Ryan Jazdzewski is charged with intentional second-degree murder in connection with the killing that happened last Sunday, taking the life of 41-year-old Nicole Jazdewski at the couple’s home in Chester Park. Authorities said Jazdzewski used a knife to stab his wife 10 or 12 times. He was locked up in the St. Louis County Jail after receiving treatment at an area hospital.

BEACH BASH SET

The City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to this year’s Beach Bash. Celebrate summer at the beach! There will be music, sand castle competitions, a cartoonist, and lots of fun beach activities. If you want to learn more, call 218-333-1859 or check out the website at www.ci.bemidji.mn.us It’s set for July 13th from 10am to noon at South Shore Park. Best of all, it’s FREE!

PADDLE LESSONS OFFERED

The City of Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Stand Up Paddle Boarding Fitness Class. Included will be yoga poses, strength poses, dynamic balance, and surf specific fitness… all taught in addition to essential paddle boarding skills. To learn more, call 218-333-1859 or check out www.ci.bemidji.mn.us There is a maximum of 8 participanats and it all gets underway on June 11th from 5:30-7 at the Diamond Point Park – Outdoor Program Center. The cost is just $10 per participant.