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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.
BEMIDJI -- The Dragon Boat Festival kicked off on Wednesday, and one of the first events this year aimed to raise money for Sanford’s new heart center in Bemidji. The 22nd Annual Sanford Health Foundation Taco Fundraiser was expected to serve between 2,200 and 2,400 fry bread taco meals for the event, which was hosted in the Dragon’s Den on the Lake Bemidji waterfront. A total of 450 pounds of ground beef was cooked for the event and about 200 pounds of flour is used for the fry bread.
BEMIDJI -- Brent Cizek was going to head out early Wednesday to snap photos of the merganser ducklings he’s been following. Only he couldn’t -- his inbox was too full.
Have a look at the Summer 2018 edition of inBemidji here.
Sylvia Benson, left, and Michelle Dahlby, with the help of her grandson Matthew Dahlby, 6, decorate a Maypole on Thursday morning ahead of the 43rd Midsommar Fest in Bemidji. The fest is set to start at noon Sunday, June 17, with a potluck at Library Park. Music will start at 1:15 p.m. with dancing around the Maypole to follow. In the case of inclement weather, Midsommar Fest will move to First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N.
ST. PAUL -- A Red Lake man who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in a dispute over a Playstation was sentenced to 19 years and eight months in federal prison Tuesday.
If you didn't know already, fishing is a big deal in Minnesota. Much like the deer opener is to the fall, the annual Fishing Opener for walleyes, trout and northern pike is the signal of spring in Minnesota, and a look ahead to summers spent on lakes, rivers and streams.
BEMIDJI—Sanford Bemidji and Bemidji Rotary have partnered to host the Fourth Annual Blood Screening event this week to benefit the Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground. The screening continues from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in the east lobby. The cost of the blood screening is $35.