Pioneer delivery not stopped by storm, power outage
Today's issue of the Bemidji Pioneer was put together under different conditions than normal as a destructive storm barreled through Bemidji.
The storm knocked out power in many parts of the city, including at the Pioneer. With no telephone access, and no indication when power would be restored, Pioneer staff had to get creative, using cell phones for interviews and photos before going to a remote location where files could be uploaded to The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, which mustered extra staff to help produce this edition of the Pioneer.
We didn't quite make our deadline, but we hope our carriers were able to get the paper to most subscribers as timely as possible.