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Children take off from the start of the Blue Ox 1/2K Kids Fun Run on Friday afternoon at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. A 1K, 5K and 10K were also held Friday. The Blue Ox Marathon, including the Half Marathon and the 26K Lake Loop, are set to kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, from the Sanford Center parking lot.
BEMIDJI -- It was 30 years ago when Yvonne Sunnarborg received her cancer diagnosis. And 1988 was also the year she and her husband, Tom Sunnarborg, opened their home for the Cancer Concerns and Connections support group. They started the group with another couple, Jack and Pat Reynolds, after they found some peace in sharing about their health.
The annual Bemidji State University Homecoming Parade was held in downtown Bemidji on Saturday, Oct. 6. There also was tailgating at Diamond Point Park before the Beavers took on Sioux Falls in the Homecoming Game at Chet Anderson Stadium.
Have a look at the Fall 2018 edition of inBemidji here.
BEMIDJI—The leaves in the Bemidji area are, for the most part, still green. But the hints of orange and yellow in the canopy of trees near the entrance of Lake Bemidji State Park is a sure sign that autumn is on the way. Explore Minnesota, the state's tourism promotion office, along with Minnesota State Parks and Trails will provide a weekly fall color report so residents and visitors can be up to date with the changing of the leaves.
LUTSEN, Minn.—By nightfall on Saturday, Keith Gora will have run 100 miles in less than 38 hours. At least, that's the goal. Gora has entered in the Superior Trail 100, a race that will have him running on the Superior Hiking Trail through the Sawtooth Mountains from Gooseberry Falls State Park to Lutsen, Minn. The race's website describes it as a "run on rugged, rooty, rocky, 95 percent single-track trail with near constant climbs and descents."
The Gold Mine Ranch - Triple B Rodeo was sold out for the 10th year in a row on Saturday night, announcers said. Rodeo events included bareback bronc, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team roping, saddle bronc, bull riding, calf roping, over 40 calf roping and breakaway roping. There were also events for children including sheep riding (mutton bustin), children's calf scramble and children's boot scramble.
BEMIDJI -- Long before the carnival rides roared alive Thursday, the livestock barns were filled with bleats, clucks, baas and moos at the Beltrami County Fair. First up was the 4-H Goat Show. Lacey Thomas was victorious after showing her goat Lola for the first time in the Junior Dairy Doe category. The satisfied 12-year-old has come a long way in the past year to make it this far.
HACKENSACK -- Faith in Action is seeking volunteers to help seniors, the disabled and others in need throughout Cass County with transportation, home meal delivery, visiting and respite, light homemaking, basic home repairs and chores.