TEAMSTERS PICKET

Teamsters picket a downtown Minneapolis hotel today as the Center of the American Experiment highlights the U-S Supreme Court decision prohibiting government employee unions from collecting so-called “fair share” dues from those who don’t want to join the union. Featured speakers include Mark Janus, one of the plaintiffs in that high-profile case. …

BUS DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED

With just one week under their belt so far, the Bemidji Area Schools’ transportation department says they haven’t had to cancel an after-school activities bus or a daily route, but they do still need drivers.
The school district maintains about 80 daily routes, and that can put a strain on the 85 drivers, requiring some office staff or fleet mechanics to sometimes step in to drive a route themselves. They still need at least 10 additional drivers.The district offers training.

MINNESOTA IS A HAPPY PLACE!

Happiness comes from a combination of internal and external factors. One thing that doesn’t drive happiness is money. Happiness only increases with wealth up to an annual income of $75,000. But one thing that can have a big influence on how we feel about life is where we choose to live. In a recent study, WalletHub examined the 50 states across 31 key metrics, ranging from depression rate to sports participation rate to income growth. The study shows Minnesota coming in near the top in happiness… at number three! The happiest state turned out to be Hawaii. Utah came in at number two. At the bottom of the happiness scale… and the most unhappy state in the nation… West Virginia.

MAN HIT BY TRAIN

A 59-year-old man was seriously injured when he was hit by a train near the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bemidji. Bemidji Police say it happened Saturday around 2:15 p.m. at the railroad crossing at the Lake Irving Access Loop. The man was treated at the scene, and then rushed by ambulance to the Bemidji Sanford Medical Cente. There has been no update on his condition. The accident remains under investigation.

Heather Horn Found Following Search

According to a news release by Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch, a missing person has been found. 42 year old Heather Horn of Cass Lake, was reported missing, but she has since been located and the public’s assistance is no longer needed with the investigation. No other details have been released surrounding the case.

FIRST KISS DEBUTS AT STATE FAIR

Minnesota’s newest apple debuted at the State Fair this week, with fairgoers more than willing to pay three dollars to taste “First Kiss,” the latest apple from the University of Minnesota. Roz Brown has more…

FIRST KISS DEBUTS AT STATE FAIR

Minnesota’s newest apple debuted at the State Fair this week, with fairgoers more than willing to pay three dollars to taste “First Kiss,” the latest apple from the University of Minnesota. Roz Brown has more…

MOVIE NIGHT TONIGHT

As summer winds down, you are invited to come out tonight for Movie in the Park night, showing The Lorax… a classic Dr. Seuss story at Lake Bimidji State Park. It runs from 7 to 8:30 Wednesday evening at the ampphitheater, and is open to everyone. Feel free to bring along pillows, blankets, and snacks. This is a pet-friendly program, however pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash and be kept under control at all times. In case of bad weather, the program will be moved inside the Visitor Center.

REFUSE REMOVAL SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR HOLIDAY IN BEMIDJI

Residential refuse customers in the city of Bemidji who are normally picked up on Monday, September 3rd, will be picked up on Tuesday, September 4th instead, due to the Labor Day holiday.

RED LAKE CHIEF PASSES

The Red Lake Tribal Council… via their Facebook page… has announced the passing of Hereditary Chief & formerly appointed Tribal Chairman, GEORGE “BILLY” KING. All flags of the Red Lake Nation Government Center, Tribal Programs & Tribal Entities, have been ordered to be flown at HALF-STAFF in honor and respect of the recent passing of Chief King. Billy served as Chairman for a short time after the passing of Gerald “Butch” Brun.