10 years ago

April 21, 2011 – Almost three years ago, Mike Bredon appeared before Bemidji City Council in hopes of creating public access television for area residents. And now city council has voted unanimously to approve a contract with Upstream TV, a nonprofit group of which Bredon is the executive director, to operate a public access television station.

25 years ago

April 21, 1996 – Zorro, a peregrine falcon, was injured and rehabilitated in New Mexico. He is unable to live in the wild due to visual impairment and a disabled claw that prevents him from catching birds. Pat Oldham, local wildlife artist and Headwaters Science Center volunteer, gives presentations with Zorro to teach people about raptors and the issues birds of prey face.

50 years ago

April 21, 1971 – The Bemidji Lumberjacks opened the defense of their Northwest Conference title by stopping Crookston 5-2. The victory was the second in three starts for Bemidji. Coach Chuck Grillo threw his top three pitchers at the Pirates with Gary Sargent working the first two frames, Charlie Meyers the next two and Steve Donahue finishing.

100 years ago

April 21, 1921 – The construction of the new three-storey summer hotel in Birchmont to replace the hotel destroyed by fire last fall is already well under way. The new hotel is expected to be operational by July 1. The contractor George Kreatz of this city is in charge of the work. The plans for the new structure were drawn by Charles B. Funk, also from Bemidji.