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BSU phys. plant mgr. guilty

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High on up the mountain overlooking the fjord across from Balestrand in western Norway stands the statue of Fritjof. Not far away on the same height is the statue of King Bele, after whom the beach (strand) is named. They are looking in opposite directions.

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Patiently they waited. Each morning found them in sync with the rhythm of the day before. Predictable it was but then again, it was home so why shouldn’t it be comfortably so?

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BEMIJDI — The works of Bemidji State University alumni artists Hope Wall ‘18 and Jim Jahoda ‘88 are being showcased at BSU’s Harlow Kleven Gallery in the Watermark Art Center. The exhibit, “Creatures of the Commonplace,” features clay and print artwork inspired by animals.

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Bob Landreville grew up in Saint Paul and graduated from Archbishop Brady High School in 1988. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps 1989 and attended Basic Training and AIT at Camp Pendleton in  California.

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NISSWA — Sara Thomsen, one of northern Minnesota’s best-kept secrets, will be welcomed to the Grassroots Concerts series at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar (Journey Church) at 7:30 p.m. April 5.

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BRAINERD — Central Lakes College’s Verse Like Water program will host the American poet Spencer Reece at noon March 27 in the Chalberg Theatre. The event is free and open to the public.

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PARK RAPIDS — “Preserving South Africa’s Wildlife” will be the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program April 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Park Theatre.

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Meet Gunner, an exciting 2.5 year old lab/pitty mix. Sadly, his owners moved and their new landlord wouldn’t allow any pets. This smart boy knows his basic commands and is used to living in a home with kids as young as 7, as well as cats. Gunner loves to snuggle and play fetch with his peopl…

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In December 2011, Ford Motor Company discontinued their Ranger truck. Eight years later it is back and I like it! I was able to test drive the Ranger recently and here is my review.

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Every day at First Call 2-1-1, we receive calls from people in need of some of the basic necessities of life.  They may include food, clothing, help with electric/heat bill, a place to live or just someone to talk to about a difficult situation.  We will gladly help connect you with the serv…

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Rotary guest speaker and trail hiker Rose Clack recently gave a presentation on hiking the Appalachian Trail, one of the longest hike-only trails in the world. It took a lot of prep time for conditioning, clothing selection, meal portions, etc. This presentation got me thinking, because it’s…

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Q: Can someone that had a shoulder replacement and will be in a sling for four more weeks still be legal to drive with one arm?

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In the Guide to Hiking the North Country Trail in Minnesota, Bob La Fleur writes, “Four equal divisions of the seasons isn’t the way it works in the north country. Instead, spring doesn’t arrive for a month or more after it’s expected.”

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The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering  55+ Driver Improvement courses in Walker and Hackensack.

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The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents for the northern part of Hubbard County from March 7-13.

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PARK RAPIDS — Novelist Ames Sheldon, author of “Women at the Very Heart of the Great War,” will be the guest speaker March 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning program at the Park Theatre.

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Look at these beautiful babies! Kitties Mistletoe and Snowflake, and pupper Lucky were not very well socialized in the early parts of their lives, so they are still learning what it is to be included in a family. Slowly but surely, they’ve started to make their way! Mistletoe and Snowflake a…

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ST. PAUL — Winter load increases will end Thursday and spring load restrictions will start Friday on highways in the south, southeast, metro and central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The frost zones can be found on the MnDOT load limits map.

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BEMIDJI — Set in the medieval fairytale village of Tea ‘N’ Crumpet, “The Reluctant Dragon” tells the tale of a teenager, Joie Bishop, whose love of dragons and inquisitive nature force her to venture off in search of a dragon that has reportedly been terrorizing the countryside, much to the …

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DULUTH — In honor of Women’s History month, College of St. Scholastica will host a free screening of “RBG,” a documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at 7:15 p.m. March 26 in room 249 in the Burns Wellness Commons on campus. A discussion will follow the film screening.

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Car-train crash, driver OK

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Minnesota Resort Sales, with more than 35 years of real estate and resort sales experience, is a new member of the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. The business has been recognized as the state’s full time specialty brokerage that only sells resorts and campgrounds. Leech Lake Chamber Ex…

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Ice racing season ends early on Garfield Lake

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A special presentation on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), especially for veterans and their families, is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Pine River American Legion.