Your Thursday News Brief: August 16

By: Shawn Campbell

BEMIDJI MN – On August 14, 2018 at approximately 4:31PM the Beltrami County 911 Dispatch center received a call reporting finding possible human remains at an abandoned residence in Brooke Lake Township. Brooke Lake Township is located approximately 18 miles east of Bemidji. Beltrami County Deputies and Investigators along with Leech Lake Tribal Police Officers responded to the scene and determined that the remains were found to be that of an animal. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

BEMIDJI MN – The Headwaters Art Camp, a week-long day camp for ages 9-18, begins Monday, August 27th through August 31st, 9:00AM – 3:00PM At the Headwaters Music and Arts School. Participants will learn about a wide variety of art media while touching on story telling and the natural world with local artist instructors. The group will check out local art and explore the outdoors. John Latimer, local phrenologist, will stop by Tuesday afternoon for a discussion about the natural world. The hour-long presentation will begin at 12:30 in the Headwaters Recital Hall and is open to the public. The program will conclude on Friday with an art exhibition and 3pm reception, also open to the public. The cost to attend is $125, applications for partial scholarships available. Register online or call 218.444.5606.

BEMIDJI MN – Parents Connection, a group for parents of children with special health needs will meet August 30th. The group meets the last Thursday of every month from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Anne Street Clinic Conference Room. Free childcare is provided. For a parent of a child with special health needs, it can be isolating. Many feel that no one else understands their struggles. But that is not the case, and Sanford Bemidji wants to bring those parents together in a support group. No registration is required. Visit, keyword: Parent Connection for more information or contact Sanford Bemidji Children’s Clinic, at (218) 333-4710.

BEMIDJI MN – The Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter received a $1,000 donation from the Bemidji Jaycees. The check was presented on Wednesday, in Bemidji by Jaycee President Becky Kummet.

BEMIDJI MN – Sanford Health and Northwest Technical College (NTC) are partnering to help aspiring students reach their goals of becoming LPNs. Brian Mathews, director of human resources, at Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota, described the loans as a way to encourage more students to join the LPN program. Mathews said “The loan helps remove the financial barriers for students and provides us with talented new nurses upon graduation. It benefits us all.” The program is in its third year and has been very successful according to Sanford Health. Recipients of the LPN forgivable loan receive $5,000 toward their tuition. In return, after graduation, students work for two years in a full-time LPN position at Sanford in order to receive the full loan forgiveness. During their coursework at Northwest Technical College, they are also given the opportunity for employment at Sanford and mentored by a nurse leader. The 2018 recipients are Talia Cox, Shelby Emery, Olha Finnelly, Hannah Hoege, Morgan Levy and Alexis Wood.







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