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North, South Korean leaders meet to 'frankly' discuss Trump-Kim summit, Seoul says

From left, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in pose for photographers at Peace House in the border village of Panmunjom on Friday, April 27, 2018. Friday’s summit meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea was a master class in diplomatic stagecraft, with each scene arranged for its power as political theater and broadcast live. (Korea Summit Press Pool via The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un discussed their hopes for a U.S.-North Korea summit at a previously unannounced meeting Saturday, South Korean ...

Ireland votes to overturn abortion ban, 'culmination of a quiet revolution,' prime minister says

A sign in support of repealing the Eighth Amendment of Ireland’s Constitution, which gives a fetus equal rights with the mother, at a coffee shop in central Dublin, May 18, 2018. Facebook and Google took steps to prevent foreign online influence in Ireland’s abortion referendum on May 25. (Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times)
DUBLIN, Ireland - The Irish are poised to end, perhaps in a landslide, one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the developed world, according to incoming tallies of the ...

Car show set at Senior Center

BEMIDJI -- The Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club and the Senior Activity Center will hold the 2018 Breakfast Cruise-in Car Show from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at ...

BASEBALL: Jacks lock down No. 2 seed, home field advantage

Bemidji High School senior Brendan Kuechenmeister hits a double in a game against Warroad on May 1 at BSU. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
BEMIDJI -- After expecting to take the No. 3 seed into the Section 8-3A tournament due to an impressive Little Falls win over state powerhouse Monticello on Tuesday, the Bemidji ...

GIRLS GOLF: Kelm, Lumberjacks take first at Rich Spring

COLD SPRING -- Abbie Kelm took home medalist honors as the Bemidji High School girls golf team claimed the team title in a three-team meet Friday at Rich Spring Golf ...

TENNIS: Buffo advances to Class AA state tennis tourney

ALEXANDRIA -- With a second-place finish in the Section 8AA singles tournament on Friday in St. Cloud, Bemidji High School senior Nic Buffo advanced to the Class AA state tournament. ...

Twins Lauryn and Vanessa Petrich set to graduate BHS

Vanessa and Lauryn Petrich are identical twins and Bemidji High School seniors. They're set to graduate Saturday, then head to Concordia College in Moorhead. (Jordan Shearer | Bemidji Pioneer)
BEMIDJI -- The two minutes between Lauryn and Vanessa Petrich’s births might be the longest they’ve been apart. The identical twins and Bemidji High School seniors are tied for second ...
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UPDATED: Filings for local offices

The period to file for county and city offices for the November election opened Tuesday and will close June 5. In Beltrami County, individuals filing for the county board included ...

Following her mother’s footsteps: Rochester woman walks more than 300 miles to promote peace with North Korea

Kyong Juhn, who’s making the journey from Rochester to Pinewood on foot in the Walk for Hope and Peace, walks along the Paul Bunyan State Trail Friday with Craig Wood of Veterans for Peace. Juhn is walking to support peace between North Korea and South Korea and the United States. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
BEMIDJI -- Twenty-one days and about 300 miles after she left Rochester on foot, Kyong Juhn arrived at the Bemidji visitor center around 11 a.m. Friday morning, but she’s not ...


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