Skip to main content
Former Sanford Center executive director charged with felony in Illinois
MnDOT reminds public not push snow onto roads
Buena Vista opens for season this weekend
Arrest made in connection to videotaped threats to Dakota Access Pipeline protesters
Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
Bemidji High School Winter Sports Spotlight
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dibble learning to compete for Beavers
BSU to host softball camp
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
December 6, 2016
Despite biggest crop ever, sugar beet growers struggle to break even, says co-op at annual meeting
WAHPETON, N.D. — Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative sugar beet growers are struggling financially this year, despite producing a record tonnage in...
December 6, 2016 - 9:05pm
(VIDEO) Rolling right along: Champion log rollers bring sport, equipment to BSU
BEMIDJI—A few dozen people tried their hand—or, more accurately, their sense of balance—at a log rolling exhibition and demonstration...
December 6, 2016 - 7:00pm
Family establishes reward fund in Iron Range man’s unsolved death
DULUTH, Minn. — The family of a 24-year-old Iron Range man fatally struck by a vehicle more than two months ago is seeking to offer a reward...
December 6, 2016 - 5:36pm
Study names MN as second best run state in nation
Minnesota has been named the second best run state, according to a company that distributes financial news and opinion articles. In a 24/7 Wall St. study released Tuesday, Dec. 6, North Dakota received top marks for its oil resources, unemployment rate and median home value. Rounding...
December 6, 2016 - 5:33pm
Crime report for Dec. 5
Sheriff's Report The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office responded to the following calls Monday: Burglary 2:52 p.m. Deputies received a report...
December 6, 2016 - 5:24pm
WEATHER: Not letting up: Bemidji, NW Minnesota experience snow, ice and wind as storm hangs around
BEMIDJI—A winter storm system continued to slam eastern North Dakota and northwest Minnesota on Tuesday, with a fair amount of the snow...
December 6, 2016 - 5:15pm
Study names Minnesota as second best run state in nation
Minnesota has been named the second best run state, according to a company that distributes financial news and opinion articles.In a 24/7 Wall St. study released Tuesday, Dec. 6, North Dakota received top marks for its oil resources, unemployment rate and median home value. Rounding...
December 6, 2016 - 4:41pm
Serious accident reported on Highway 71
BEMIDJI—A 26-year-old Blackduck man was seriously injured in a two-car crash Monday evening on U.S. Highway 71 in Beltrami County. According to incident reports from the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash was reported at 10:04 p.m. Monday at milepost 322 on Highway 71, and the...
December 6, 2016 - 10:23am
Schoolcraft Winter Concert set for Dec. 15
BEMIDJI -- Schoolcraft Learning Community will present its Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Bemidji High School Performing Arts Center, 2900 Division Street W. The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will school case the school’s orchestras, choirs and...
December 6, 2016 - 8:15am
Young Adult Book Club to meet
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Public Library is hosting a new book club for both adults and teens. The group will next meet at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the library, 509 America Ave. NW. The book for December’s discussion will be “Let it Snow,” a collection of three holiday short stories...
December 6, 2016 - 7:47am
December 5, 2016
Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens gave a comprehensive breakdown of the city's proposed 2017 budget and levy Monday. The report, given before the council opened the meeting for a truth in taxation hearing, detailed the $37.8 million budget that's been proposed for...
December 5, 2016 - 8:22pm
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION—As blizzard conditions mounted, a representative of the protest camps just south of the Dakota Access Pipeline...
December 5, 2016 - 8:16pm
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
DALLAS — The companies building the Dakota Access Pipeline said they remain committed to completing the project and expect to do so without...
December 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
Cass County rollover injures 2
CASS COUNTY—A pair of Staples residents avoided serious injuries Monday afternoon when their truck rolled over on Highway 210. David Rondo, 48, and Bridgit Lewis, 49, received non-life-threatening injuries when the 2001 Chevyrolet K15 Rondo was driving "lost control and rolled...
December 5, 2016 - 7:08pm
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — When Park Rapids, Minn., woman received a call a few weeks ago, she answered, not thinking much of it. The caller...
December 5, 2016 - 6:06pm