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Cedarius Nanoff, 7, playfully tries to ride his adapted bike into his mother, Stacie Nanoff in Hastings Wednesday, June 20. Four years ago he suffered permanent brain damage after he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend at their house in Hudson, Wis. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
'Life is not supposed to end at 3': Man who beat Cedarius Nanoff, leaving him disabled, has been sentenced in death of another child
3 hours 46 min ago
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Tracing ecological and environment indigenous knowledge
7 hours 57 min ago
Music teacher Lou Samsa goes over a lesson with Maya Lindquist on Wednesday at Books 'N More in downtown Bemidji. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
More Music: Books 'N More expands its musical offerings
10 hours 41 min ago
The guest speaker at the noon Bemidji Lions Club meeting was Ken Bauer from the Leader Dog for the Blind organization. Following the program, President Bob Sandbo presented Bauer with a $500 donation. Submitted photo
Lions Club donates to Leader Dog for the Blind
11 hours 8 min ago
Nate Haskell, left, recently presented checks from Insure Forward and Bank Forward totaling $500 to Jim Haskell, American Legion Post No. 14 Officer, for the Post’s Help Humboldt Heal project to bring the Humboldt Saskatchewan Pee Wee Hockey Team to the Bemidji International Hockey Tournament following the tragic death of 16 Humboldt hockey players in April. Submitted photo.
Insure Forward and Bank Forward give to American Legion
11 hours 20 min ago
Trump administration says it has plan to reunite separated children still in its custody
11 hours 38 min ago
Watermark Art Center recently received a $1,550 donation from the Bemidji Noon Rotary Club. The funds will be designated for gallery furnishings, including pedestals, benches and portable walls. Presenting the check is Rotary President Margot Kelsey, left, to Watermark Executive Director Lori Forshee-Donnay, center, and Marilyn Miller, capital campaign co-chair. Submitted photo.
Noon Rotary Club donates to Watermark
11 hours 42 min ago
Paige Marshall and Emmy Prince, coordinators of the Bemidji Angel Fund 5K, recently presented a check to Tammie Colley and Kate Lalone of the Bemidji School District's Food Service. Because of this and other community efforts, the Food Service's Angel Fund debt has been erased. The Angel Fund was created help support the debt accrued by the Food Service for feeding lunches to students regardless of their family's financial situation, a press release said. Submitted photo.
BAS Food Service Angel Fund debt erased
12 hours 11 min ago
Ride for the Troops of Bemidji recently donated a $2,500 check to help purchase a bus for the Veterans Home in Fergus Falls, Minn. Veterans Home volunteer Deeanna Mounts accepted the check from Val Ahrens, treasurer of Ride for the Troops. Submitted photo.
Ride for the Troops donates to Veterans Home
12 hours 22 min ago
Britta Aas of Bemidji recently placed third runner up at Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen Pageant. She also won the Preliminary Talent Award and Miss Congeniality. She will receive $550 in scholarships and is the daughter of Jeff and Julie Aas. She is pictured with Miss America Cara Mund. Submitted photo.
Aas places at Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen Pageant
12 hours 44 min ago
Pictured, from left, are Ann Marie Ward, the current Beltrami County 4-H coordinator; Jean Castle, Beltrami County Extension agent from 1959 to 1985; and  Carl Gilbertson, a former 4-Her. The three recently came together to reflect on the growth and impact of the Beltrami County 4-H program, which marks its centennial this month. Bethany Wesley | For the Pioneer
'More than cows and curtains': Beltrami County 4H program celebrates 100 years
13 hours 57 min ago
Tom Schwartz, of Big River Scoop, presents a check to Bemidji Community Food Shelf Director Mary Mitchell. The food shelf was the beneficiary of the May ice cream Flavor of the Month program. Submitted photo.
Big River Scoop donates to food shelf
14 hours 9 min ago
Pictured left to right are ambassadors Russ Moen, Benita Dingman, Penny Echternach, owner Carol Nelson, ambassadors Barb Treat and Chad Harding. Submitted photo.
Ambassadors welcome The Queen Bees
14 hours 21 min ago
Presenting the Julie Campbell Ringle Scholarship check to Megan Conlon are Cheryl Whittington, Diane Sharpe, Ellen Jackelen, Conlon and Lisa Lund. Submitted photo.
Students in the News, June 24
14 hours 34 min ago
Krista Sivertson (left) observes a plant with her daughter Lena, 2, while Dawn Plath (right) encourages her daughter Addy, 23 months, to check out a stick at Tinkergarten on June 9. Tyler Schank / Forum News Service
Nature as teacher: Tinkergarten classes let young children explore and learn
14 hours 54 min ago