10 years ago

May 29, 2011 – In 1950, the American Cancer Society began the study that definitively linked smoking to lung cancer. Today, the American Cancer Society embarked on another long-term study to follow healthy people who have never been diagnosed with cancer for the next 20 to 30 years. Bemidji is one of four cities in Minnesota chosen for the study.

25 years ago

May 29, 1996 – The Bemidji Lumberjacks basketball team set an impressive 16-9 record, winning 10 of their last 13 starts and reaching 8AA North. Solheim walks away with a total of 1148 points over four years to become Bemidji’s third 1000-point goalscorer in men’s basketball history, joining Jim Jensen (1763) and Ray Crock (1477); the points came from just three seasons.

50 years ago

May 29, 1971 – Charlie Meyers was greeted by the heroes after coming off a three-run homerun in the Lumberjacks’ 11-0 win over Blackduck. Meyers was acclaimed at home plate by Mike Mohler and Al Killian. Preceding Meyers through home plate, winning pitcher Gary Sargent threw a smooth hit against the Drakes.

100 years ago

May 29, 1921 – It was a gala day for citizens and farmers in and around the bustling village of Blackduck when over an acre of large stumps were blown into the air. Nearly 2,000 people witnessed the explosion. It was a perfect demonstration and masterfully executed under the direction of GG Means of the company DuPont-D’Nemours Powder.

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