Your Thursday News Brief: May 10

By: News Director Shawn Campbell

BEMIDJI MN— A U.S. News and World Report ranks Bemidji High School 50th within Minnesota. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Bemidji Senior High is 32 percent. Bemidji High School is also ranked 2344 in the national rankings and earned a silver medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Bemidji scored 56 percent in math proficiency and 66 percent in reading proficiency and has an 86 percent graduation rate. Another school in the area, Blackduck Secondary is ranked 57th within Minnesota and 2580 in the national rankings. The AP participation rate at Blackduck Secondary is 33 percent. Blackduck scored a 38 percent in math proficiency and 54 percent in reading proficiency and has a 90 percent graduation rate.

DULUTH MN–The body of a missing woman who had been missing since January has been found, 30-year-old Tawhna Pringle, WDIO in Duluth reports. Pringle had been missing since January 6th. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says Pringle’s body was located Tuesday after her family and friends began a search with law enforcement and search and rescue members. Her body was about 100 feet off the Dunka River Road, The sheriff’s office says it does not appear there was any foul play. They said Pringle’s death was likely caused by hypothermia and exposure to extreme cold. An autopsy was planned.

BEMIDJI MN – Help support the Northern Heat 10U traveling baseball team this Saturday May 12th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. The evening will feature pulled pork dinner and silent auction at Lazy Jacks Bar and Grill. Tickets are $10 per person at the door.

BEMIDJI MN— I am an Anishinaabe Woman Art exhibit featuring paintings by Hillary Kempenich is on display from 5-7 PM today. The exhibit is a journey of self-discovery, family history and the empowering of Native Nations. It honors women and children as they rise up to the challenges imposed on society and make the steps necessary to overcome historical trauma. This exhibit is not just about being new and innovative, but also about returning to Native spirituality and cultural empowerment. The artist will be discussing her work today at 6 PM at the Watermark Art Center.

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