Pioneer Staff Report
WALKER -- A proposed walleye regulation change on Leech Lake would allow anglers more opportunities to keep walleye beginning when the 2019 open water fishing season opens. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on the change at an open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 24, at the Walker Area Community Center.
ST. PAUL -- Getting outdoors in pursuit of squirrels, rabbits and other small game is the focus of Take a Kid Hunting Weekend this Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. During the weekend, adult Minnesota residents accompanied by a youth younger than age 16 can hunt small game without a license, but must comply with open seasons, limits and other regulations, according to the DNR.
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Wednesday: Warrant 11:48 a.m. A 53-year-old man was arrested in Cass Lake for a warrant. 8:26 p.m. An 18-year-old woman was arrested for a warrant in the 3800 block of Animal Land Drive SE. 6:28 p.m. A 42-year-old woman was arrested in Puposky on a warrant. 5:59 p.m. A 37-year-old woman was arrested on Highway 2 for a warrant. 2:19 p.m. A 19-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested in the 6400 block of Irvine Ave. N for warrants.
BEMIDJI -- Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota has teamed up with Bemidji Hairstyling Center, Classic Cuts and The Hair Affair in support of breast cancer awareness month. During October, people are encouraged to show their support in the fight against breast cancer with a streak of pink hair, according to a Sanford release, for the "Pink Hair I Care" program. Clip-in or temporary pink hair streaks will be offered for $25.
WADENA -- The Bemidji high school bowlers traveled to Wadena on Sunday, Sept. 16, for the second meet of the Minnesota High School fall co-ed bowling season. The Bemidji varsity team opened the meet against 2017 Minnesota state champion Fergus Falls, losing the match, 4-1. David Forte led the team with a high fill percentage of 85, followed by Jesse Phillips with 80.
BEMIDJI -- Wendell Affield, local author will be the guest speaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Community Food Shelf will host its fifth annual Fall Clean-Up Day, Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the food shelf. Pizza will be served following the event. The food shelf is seeking volunteers for this event to work in various areas of the building and weather permitting, outdoors, to clean up the food shelf facility and help put The Farm to bed for the winter.
Bemidji's Abigail Gibbons, riding her horse Davenport, competed last weekend in the United States Eventing Association Area IV Region Eventing Championships in the Beginner Novice division at Otter Creek in Wheeler, Wis. Area IV consists of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
BEMIDJI -- For the second time in his Bemidji State golfing tenure, sophomore Ian Mackenzie-Olson was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Golfer of the Week following his performance at the Northeastern State Golf Classic in Muskogee, Okla. Sept. 17-18. Mackenzie-Olson finished the tournament with a two-day, three-round score of 212 (67-72-73) to finish 1-under par, which was good enough for 17th among individuals.
BEMIDJI—Area residents can help prevent Type 2 diabetes with the year-long Diabetes Prevention Program that starts Oct. 1 at Sanford Bemidji 1611 Anne St. Clinic. Guided by trained lifestyle coaches, participants will learn skills to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active and managing stress, a release from Sanford said. The program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it is free to qualifying individuals.