Bemidji State alumni sponsoring Aug. 23 lake excursion in Brainerd with President Hanson

The Bemidji State University Alumni and Foundation are offering the university’s alumni and friends a chance to get to know BSU President Richard Hanson, Aug. 23 in Breezy Point, Minn. 

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., BSU will take alumni and friends on a two-hour paddlewheel boat excursion on Pelican Lake aboard the Breezy Belle.

The evening will be hosted by Linda Hanson, Carol Russell and Tom Anderson. The excursion costs $25 per person, which includes the cruise and appetizers. A cash bar will be available

Reservations are required due to limited space. Reserve a spot by Aug. 13 by calling (877) 278-2586, or register at

The Breezy Belle is docked in the front of Dockside Lounge at the Breezy Point Resort, 9252 Breezy Point Drive, Breezy Point, Minn.

For more information, contact Maryhelen Chadwick, university advancement communication and marketing coordinator, at or (218) 755-2122.

About Bemidji State University

Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling approximately 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.

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Quick facts

• Meet BSU President Hanson on Aug. 23
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• Two-hour cruise on Breezy Belle departs at 5:30 p.m.
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• $25 per person, includes appetizers. Cash bar available.
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