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County approves 7.67 percent preliminary levy increase
Willmar man killed in crash with truck
Police: Duluth man admitted to killing his mother
VIDEO: A little 'brass' for Paul and Babe
UPDATED: Vikings say Peterson will play Sunday
Girls soccer: Bemidji belts West Ottertail 8-0
Pat Miller: This week at BHS - Boys soccer team puts perfect record on the line
FOOTBALL: BSU offense sputters in home opener, Sioux Falls wins in rout
Fishing: Braten, Swenson team for Cabela's MWC championship
Melba Vienna Rockensock
Kimberly Ann Beaulieu
John Eggers: Who do you encourage in this world?
Patrick Guilfoile: Malaria, mosquitoes and fatal attraction
Consider cover crops
Art Lee: The demolition of ‘a fine old lady’ — a historical landmark gone (alas?)
Sue Bruns: The thing about dogs…
From concept to concerts: Long-planned Minnesota Orchestra residency is this week
Common Chords schedule
Pioneer Previews: Community Theater’s ‘On Golden Pond’ opens Friday
Artist works on mural
The Beach Boys officially coming to Bemidji
A half-century of wilderness: 1964 federal law set stage for the second ‘W’ in BWCAW
Blane Klemek: Oh, to be a bird for a day? Count me in
Paul Nelson: Boat control is important when fishing in the fall
Paul Nelson: Fish are constantly looking for abundant food sources
Paul Nelson: Slower presentations are effective as summer turns to fall
Letter: Jumpsuit, hood took BSU protest too far
Letter: Comic encourages children to smoke
Rich Lowry: Where’s the strategy to defeat ISIS?
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The health of democracy
Pioneer Editorial: AIS find is all too common
June 10, 2014
UPDATED: Pioneer Previews: Right time for 'She Wrights'; event moved to Rail River Folk School
A performance of songs, theater and films written by women will be the premiere event of the newest established arts nonprofit organization in Bemidji. It will start at 2 p.m. at the Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. SW, Bemidji. Cate and Al Belleveau are quickly working...
June 10, 2014 - 9:50am
June 7, 2014
The Band is back: Community Band to open summer concert series June 15
BEMIDJI -- A Father's Day tribute and music dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion will highlight the Bemidji Area Community Band's opening concert of the summer on June 15. The concert is scheduled at 7 p.m. on the lawn south of Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex...
entertainment / music
June 7, 2014 - 11:35pm
Getting her voice back: Bemidji woman to take part in worldwide talent competition
BEMIDJI -- Two years ago, Kari Ekhoff could barely speak, much less sing. Suffering from asthma without knowing it, the young mother lost her voice -- the voice that put her through college and helped others learn how to sing. A lot has changed since then. After going through dozens...
entertainment / music
June 7, 2014 - 11:33pm
June 4, 2014
PAUL BUNYAN PLAYHOUSE SEASON OPENER: Nothing quiet about 'Noises Off'
If you go What: "Noises Off," opening of Paul Bunyan Playhouse's 64th summer season. Where: Historic Chief Theater, downtown Bemidji. When: 7:30 Wednesday; event runs through June 14 with shows Wednesday through Sunday (matinee) the first week and June 11-14 the second week. Cost:...
entertainment / theater
June 4, 2014 - 4:01pm
June 3, 2014
Join the conversation 'Fargo' Episode No. 8 tonight
Join Forum Communication staffers -- and the general public -- as we live blog and tweet about Espisode No. 8 of the FX television series 'Fargo'...
June 3, 2014 - 6:56pm
June 1, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Paul Bunyan Playhouse season starts this week
The 2014 Paul Bunyan Playhouse season starts this week with the comedy “Noises Off,” which will make its debut on Wednesday at the Historic Chief Theatre in downtown Bemidji. The play is described as “the funniest farce ever written.” They comedy actually is a type of play-within-a-play...
June 1, 2014 - 12:00am
May 29, 2014
‘Fargo’ gets five Critics’ Choice nominations
LOS ANGELES — As the mayhem in "Bemidji" that the TV series “Fargo” has wrought comes to an end in a few weeks, the series’ recognition continues to grow. FX’s “Fargo” is in the running for five Critics’ Choice Television Awards, tying with four other shows or movies...
May 29, 2014 - 10:35pm
May 27, 2014
REVIEW: ‘Fargo’ Episode 7: Who Shaves the Barber?
May 27, 2014 - 11:02pm
May 25, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Arts alive and well as we head toward summer
I am pleased to extend an invitation to you to attend a performance of “Captain Snap and the Children of Vinegar Lane” on behalf the young actors, their teachers, parents, grandparents and producers Tuesday at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. at Solway School. The play, under the direction...
May 25, 2014 - 12:03am
Bacon. Beer. Bemidji.: First-ever Bacon & Beer Fest on May 31
BEMIDJI — Bacon, often found among lettuce and a tomato shoved between two pieces of bread or next to a huge stack of pancakes, also has a way of showing up in unexpected places. Today, bacon can be found in flavored toothpaste, flavored soda, soap that includes the flavor, scented...
May 25, 2014 - 12:00am
May 21, 2014
New book documents obsessions of Dylan fans
DULUTH -- One fan dug through Bob Dylan’s garbage. Another filled his Greenwich Village apartment with bootlegs of Dylan recordings. One has picked through Dylan’s words in search of crossovers in literature — then reported his findings on his popular Dylan-themed blog. And...
May 21, 2014 - 8:36pm
May 20, 2014
EXPRESSIONS: Local author Holley at home with horror
BEMIDJI -- Justin Holley considers himself lucky. Many of the Bemidji author's recent short fiction stories have been picked up by regional...
entertainment / writing
May 20, 2014 - 7:40pm
May 18, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Park Rapids band concert set for Sunday
The Park Rapids Area Community Band will present its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. today at Park Rapids High School with guest artist Myroslava Hawryluk, a clarinetist and Yamaha clinician. Hawryluk is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead and has completed the coursework...
May 18, 2014 - 10:04am
Getting the ‘best of the best’: BSU jazz program attracts, and graduates, world-class performers
BEMIDJI — It is not unusual for teachers to wipe tears from their eyes while attending the graduation for their students. In this reporter’s case, my Clothing II teacher in a New York high school took me aside and told me I was the worst student she had ever had in her classes....
entertainment / music
May 18, 2014 - 12:10am
Bemidji Chorale performs tonight at BSU
If there is one thing that can be said about Bemidjians it is that they cherish the history of this town, from our Native American population, through the logger’s era, and into today’s sports, civic and musical productions based out of Bemidji State University and the community...
entertainment / music
May 18, 2014 - 12:07am