Brad Olson has been named Scout Executive/CEO of Boy Scouts of America's Voyageurs Area Council in Hermantown, Minn., effective May 1, 2022. Brad began his Scouting career in 2000 as a Camping Executive at the Northern Lights Council in Fargo, N.D. He continued his career in the Northern Lights Council serving as the Senior Camping Executive, District Director, and Program Director respectively until 2017. He moved on to become the District Director at the Voyageurs Area Council in Hermantown. Brad is an
Kraus-Anderson Construction in Bemidji has hired Isaac Klinke as assistant project manager. Prior to joining Kraus-Anderson, Klinke was a project manager for Gast Construction in Fargo and Mills Construction, Inc. in Brookings, S.D. He graduated from Bemidji State University with a bachelor’s degree in project management.
Bemidji, MN, April 12, 2022 — Lakeland PBS was recently honored with two first-place Eric Sevareid Awards from the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association. Both stories aired on the station’s “Lakeland News” newscasts. A story by Chaz Mootz titled “Northwest Angle Ice Road” earned first-place honors in the General Reporting category. The story chronicled a 30-mile ice road running from Warroad to the Northwest Angle. It was the only way for Minnesotans to reach the Northwest Angle fishing
Victoria Wood has been promoted to Marketing Manager for Brothers Group Restaurants in Bemidji. “She encompasses great attention to detail in her work,” owners Brett and Derek Leach said in a Facebook post. “She is immensely creative in her writing and photography, and has a great desire to learn in her role.”Wood worked hard in her job managing social media for Brothers Group Restaurants for two years prior and will now oversee their marketing department. “Please join us in celebrating Victoria's
Bemidji, Minn. – Approximately 150 Bemidji State University students presented their academic research and creative achievements during the 23rd annual Student Achievement Conference on April 6. The conference – themed “Create, Innovate, Inspire” – featured 64 posters and 36 oral presentations representing a wide variety of academic programs, with additional students participating in invitational displays featuring design, fine arts and music. After an honor song performed by the Ojibwe Nation drum group,
The Rural Broadband Association Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield today announced Paul Bunyan Communications as a winner of the 2021 Smart Rural CommunitySM (SRC) Showcase Award. Paul Bunyan Communications is a member of NTCA, the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies in rural communities across America. NTCA’s SRC program is a network of communities supported by providers who are committed to creating opportunities in their
Red Lake, Incorporated Acquires KC’s Best Wild Rice RED LAKE, MN – Red Lake, Incorporated has acquired KC’s Best Wild Rice of Bemidji, Minnesota, as its first business operation off of the Red Lake Nation Reservation. Red Lake, Incorporated is the economic development corporation of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians. KC’s Best offers a variety of premium northern Minnesota and Canadian wild rice products and sells both online and direct to grocery stores, restaurants, and gift shops. Charles
Headwaters Science Center Named Best Museum in Minnesota HSC was selected as the “Best” through a balloting process where the public voted to determine the “Best” in Minnesota. Winners, in more than, 380 categories can be found on the Minnesota’s Best Website or in the printed edition of the Minnesota’s Best Magazine. The Headwaters Science Center has been opening its doors since 1993. Laddie Elwell, a former Bemidji State professor, was the first and founding director. She founded HSC with her