June 22, 2018

Open House: Tallwood Trail

Open house on Saturday, June 23 from 1:30pm-3:00pm at 49840 Tallwood Trail.

Well thought out property situated on a private 5 acre lot. One level living with many thought out amenities. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and tons of storage. Master bedroom suite with custom shower, soaking tub and his and her walk in closets. Sprawling floor plan with 9'ceiling, large archways and a fantastic 4 season porch. Attached heated garage and a detached partially heated garage / shop and a custom garden shed. Home features Geothermal heat system, air exchanger and many other features.

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49840 Tallwood Tr
Bemidji, MN 56601

4 BD 2 1/2 BA 3,168 SqFt

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June 20, 2018

Open House: Portage Lake

Open house on Saturday, June 23 from 10:00am-12:00pm at 12794 Oak Point Road.

Get ready to enjoy the beautiful sunrises from your new view on the south shore of Portage Lake! Level to the lake with a great sandy beach area to swim or just sit and enjoy the lake. Portage is a quiet lake because of no public access. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and fantastic views you just have to see to appreciate! Take a look at the photos and videos and then call to set up a showing.

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12794 Oak Point Road
Cass Lake, MN 56633

3 BD 2 BA 1,568 SqFt

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June 13, 2018

Open House: Balsam Rd

Open house on Saturday, June 16 from 10:30am-12:00pm at 6033 Balsam Rd.

Dreaming of a new home? 3 bedroom 2 bath home located just a few minutes northwest of town with a 3-stall attached garage. Built in 2017 with a modern and straight-forward layout. Great open-concept living room, dining area, and kitchen. Thoughtfully-placed high-end products throughout the home. The big bonus room above the heated garage would make the perfect media room. Nice-sized master suite has a 3/4 bath and a walk-in closet. The exterior is stylish with easy-to-care-for vinyl siding and staggered shake accents.

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6033 Balsam Road
Bemidji, MN 56601 

3 BD 2 BA 1,929 SqFt

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June 12, 2018

Open House: Lakeridge Ln

Open house on Thursday, June 14 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at 19589 Lakeridge Ln NW.

Spacious rambler with an open concept floor plan. 3 bd, 2 baths on the main with 2 additional bedrooms in the walkout bsmt. The kitchen features cherry cabinetry, center island & stainless appliances and is open to the DR and LR. The master suite offers his and hers closets, solid surface counter and under-mount double sinks and a tile shower. The family room has been recently updated. This huge area walks out to the side yard and has plenty of rooms for the big TV, a game table and a wet bar. This home has so much more that you just have to see, don't miss all the little extras like the hardwood floors and the laundry shoot! 3 stall heated garage and an extra lot that is included makes this home a must see. One mile from Buena Vista.

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19589 Lakeridge Ln NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

5 BD 3 BA 3,350 SqFt

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June 7, 2018

Open House: N Country Cir

Open house on Saturday, June 9 from 10:30am-12:00pm at 3710 North Country Circle NE.

This is a 4 bedroom split entry tucked in a small development North of Bemidji. The home is on a beautiful wooded lot with a large deck for out door living and a very private backyard. The home has a spacious entry and has been updated featuring granite countertops in the kitchen and main bath, solid surface wood type floors and a modern tiles gas fireplace upstairs. The walkout basement also has a fireplace and a family room, 2 bedrooms and a bath. Be prepared to fall in love.

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3710 N Country Cir NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

4 BD 2 BA 2,280 SqFt

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May 31, 2018

Open House: Forest View Dr

Open house on Sunday, June 3 from 11:30am-1:30pm at 2933 Forest View Drive.

This Premier Northern Township neighborhood adjoins the State Park Trail System with easy access to groomed walking & cross country ski trails. This amazing 4 bed, 3 bath home was custom built with a free flowing floor plan, an elegant kitchen that features two toned maple & hickory cabinetry, a large center island, a tiled backsplash & a decorative built-in wine rack. You will also find a spacious living room, a distinctive gas fireplace with custom built-ins. Upstairs will feature 4 bedrooms including a large master suite. The lowest level has 8 1/2 ft ceiling height, 3 egress window & is plumbed for a 4th bath. The exterior is well-manicured and beautifully landscaped. You will fall in love with the front covered porch & the outdoor entertaining space on the backyard deck or around the fire pit.

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2933 Forest View Drive
Bemidji, MN 56601

4 BD 3 BA 2,875 SqFt

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May 24, 2018

Open House: Prairie St

Open house on Saturday, May 26th from 10:30am-12:00pm at 3729 Prairie St NE.

Are you looking for a great neighborhood in the Lincoln School area? This 4 bedroom 2 bath home has 3 bedrooms on the main floor, with the option for laundry upstairs or down. The large finished lower level has plenty of room for friends and family to hang out or it would be a great TV room with plenty of space for all the kids toys. The lot is level and fenced in perfect for kids or pets to play. This home is priced to sell and will not last long!

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3729 Prairie St NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

4 BD 2 BA 2,344 SqFt


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May 16, 2018

Open House: Balsam Rd

Open house on Thursday, May 17th from 4:30-6:00pm at 6033 Balsam Road.

Dreaming of a new home? 3 bedroom 2 bath home located just a few minutes northwest of town with a 3-stall attached garage. Built in 2017 with a modern and straight-forward layout. Great open-concept living room, dining area, and kitchen. Thoughtfully-placed high-end products throughout the home. The big bonus room above the heated garage would make the perfect media room. Nice-sized master suite has a 3/4 bath and a walk-in closet. The exterior is stylish with easy-to-care-for vinyl siding and staggered shake accents.

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6033 Balsam Road
Bemidji, MN 56601

3 BD 2 BA 1,929 SqFt


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May 15, 2018

Community Spotlight: Headwaters Science Center

Melissa: Hi! Melissa Hoover, Counselor Realty of Bemidji. I’m here today at the Headwaters Science Center, doing a Community Spotlight.

This is Annie Butler Ricks, and she’s going to tell us a little bit about the science center.

Annie: Thanks for being here! I’m really excited.

Our mission is to provide hands-on STEM experiences. So Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for kids and adults in Northern Minnesota.

Melissa: Kids and adults? You know, I always think of the science center so much for kids. So do you currently offer programming for adults on a regular basis? 

Annie: Yes! So we offer Saturday Science — programs which are once a month and those are really geared towards people of all ages. And we try to team up local industries in town to do that.

It’ll range what we do, whether we’re teaming up with an engineering architecture firm and learning something there. Or I’m working with a therapist… a physical therapist in town to learn a little more about our body, things to do and how that relates to science. So that's some of the things that we offer right now.

We also offer a Science After Dark, which I think is fabulous! It's for adults only, twenty-one and older, because who doesn't want to be in the science center with a drink in their hand doing something fun?! 

Melissa: I think that's really neat to be able to offer those things as well! So, tell me about the exhibits that you have on the floor and maybe how often they change.

Annie: Yes. So some of our exhibits are exhibits that have been here since 1994. They're the ones that community members made, or that we got from another science museum.

We have a few new exhibits! One of which is Imagination Playground's Big Blue Blocks. These are larger-than-life blocks and they really are all about creativity, building and engineering. And working together; kids need to work together, because they're so big that it's not something you can really do individually.

We do have a lot of animals. We have mammals and reptiles; we have three live raptors that we are permitted to have. All of our animals are for education purposes. So, even though the children may like holding them and adults might like holding them — or might not, depending on if they like snakes or not — they are all for education purposes.

Melissa: We will not be holding a snake today!

Annie: No, I don't have one draped around me! We will use them in programming, we'll teach kids about animals' different characteristics (what makes an animal a reptile, for example).  We do have a lot of snakes and lizards. We have a hedgehog, which I think is just adorable. Not a fabulous museum animal because he's nocturnal, but at the same time that allows us to talk to children. What makes an animal nocturnal? It just lets us take it that one step further.

I am new to the science museum, I have been here about eleven months. My goal is to have two new exhibits a year and rotate some through. This year, we already have four new exhibits and we will be getting a fifth new one in June 2018.

Melissa: That's really exciting!

Annie: It is! Science education in our schools is so critical, but it's that informal aspect. When kids come in and they play with something, at first they don't know that they're learning science — they think they're just having fun! — but the more they come, the more they start to pick up on and learn. 

Our exhibit floor is 7,500 square feet and has a lot of great exhibits, but I think what a lot of people don't know is how much other programming we do. We host themed birthday parties that are really fun, where kids can blow things up, — safely, of course — interact with animals, and things like that.

In addition, we do a lot of field trips to the museum and a lot of outreaches to schools or community centers up to two hours away. We'll really travel wherever, but that's about our range. And on those outreaches, we'll do lots of different programming such as taking the raptors out and teach kids about raptors. We have a portable planetarium where kids can get in and learn about the night sky. That's something that's really fun and unique to the Bemidji Area. We don't have a planetarium around here.

We also do after school programming. We do pint-sized science for three- to five-year-olds with a caregiver. That is really important because it teaches parents that science doesn't have to be difficult, that really exploring and playing is science. We do some fun activities. 

We do after-school Science Club which is for second- through fifth-graders. There are three different locations for that: here, the Boys and Girls Club, and Blackduck Elementary.

Melissa: And you said also here at the Headwaters Science Center?

Annie: And here, yes. We also have an Environmental Science Club for fifth- through eighth-graders. That's new this year and it focuses on water education. Kids get to go out and get in the lakes, when they're melted! They get to go out and test the pH, the dissolved oxygen, and learn about aquatic invasive species. So we do a lot of after-school programming in that way.

Melissa: So, do you do any summer camps?

Annie: We do! We have some really fun summer camps. We do a Tinkering Summer Camp which is about building and engineering, and a Flight Summer camp which is new this year.

Melissa: Flight?

Annie: Yes! So kids will be learning about thrust and lift and all those fun things.

Melissa: What are the different types of volunteer activities or volunteer options do people have here?

Annie: We take volunteers for everything from office work to working on the exhibit floor, helping pull out animals when we have large groups or busy Saturdays. There are volunteers that want to work a little more behind-the-scenes, with some of the animals, for example, cleaning the raptors' cages — raptors make a mess! 

We need a lot of help for specific events. We have a BooFest for Halloween. Our big fundraiser, e-cubed, we get a lot of volunteers for that. So there are really a lot of opportunities.

Melissa: So, as we talk about fundraisers, how is the Headwaters Science Center funded?

Annie: That's a really good question. So our science center is really unique in that two-thirds of our funding comes from local sources. A lot of those are donations from area businesses or community members. That is really, really unique and we are incredibly thankful for the support that the Bemidji Area gives us.

Another percentage comes from grants, and those grants it depends year-to-year if we get them. These are state grants, we don't really have anything that comes from outside of the state of Minnesota.

We are also really funded through our memberships. So a family membership or grandparent memberships is eighty-five dollars, and that's for a full year. If two adults and two kids come just two-and-a-half times to the science center pays for that membership. It's really a fabulous way to support us and have something to do on cold days, rainy days or long winters in Bemidji.

One additional benefit — which I think you said your family does use — is that family membership at eighty-five dollars gets you into three-hundred-or-so science museums all over the country for free.

Melissa: I think that's a real neat perk that most people maybe just don't know!

If someone wanted to make a donation to the science center, where would they go to make that donation?

Annie: That could be made on our website — which is hscbemidji.org — or in-person, or you could mail it to us.

Melissa: Do you want to tell where you're located for the people that may not know?

Annie: Yes. We are in downtown Bemidji and we are very excited about that and proud of it. We love being part of the vibrant downtown community. We are at 413 Beltrami Avenue.

Melissa: Is there anything else that you'd like to tell us about the science center today?

Annie: I just would like anyone who is interested to come in and visit. It's changed a little bit in the last year due to some forced renovations because we had a water leak. I think it's really looking a lot different and I'd love for people to come in and have a tour!

May 8, 2018

Open House: Saint Onge Dr

Open house on Thursday, May 10th from 5:00-7:00pm at 3410 Saint Onge Dr NE.

This home is ready for you! Custom built with lots of additional touches through out the home. Open living space with a great center island, stainless steel appliances and TruQuartz counter top. Master bedroom suite with a great master Bath with double sinks, walk in shower and a walk in closet. Spacious family room with lots of natural lighting, 3 additional bedrooms and a total of 3 bath rooms. Finished garage, deck with finished railings and so much more. See feature sheet.

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3410 Saint Onge Dr NE
Bemidji, MN 56601

4 BD 3 BA 2,880 SqFt

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