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EDUCATION: Schoolcraft names Eickman new director
Federal Dam man remains missing after canoe found capsized
Crime report for Oct. 26
Watch: Scuffling, bonfires mark early stages of confrontation between officers, pipeline protesters
Petition to appoint guardian for accused kidnapper denied
SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
September 11, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
The Bemidji Pioneer ran an article about the new dress code for Bemidji area schools this week. In this article School Board Chairman Jeff Haack dismisses recent issues raised about the dress code, stating, “I think we’re reacting to some social media hullabaloo, myself.” Mr....
September 11, 2016 - 12:10am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a list of what Republicans believe
If you are undecided on who to vote for in the election, I can tell you a Republican believes in: ● Promoting economic prosperity, lower taxes, spending restraint. ● Defending the right to life from conception to natural death. ● Protecting religious, political and economic...
September 11, 2016 - 12:08am
September 9, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
After reading the news item about updated dress code at the Bemidji Middle and High Schools, I had two thoughts: One: Yeah! I am glad the dress code has become standardized, as it sounds reasonable. Two: Will staff follow this same dress code, and will said dress code be enforced...
September 9, 2016 - 11:07pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
Our state senator, Rod Skoe, has been serving for a long time. But sometimes his actions make it pretty clear that he no longer has our best interests at heart. The legislature was very close to agreements on significant tax reductions and transportation spending this year, but it...
September 9, 2016 - 4:47pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grateful New Yorker welcomed to Bemidji
Last month my husband and I relocated to Minnesota. Though I was wary at first, my fears could not have been more unfounded, and I’m publicly acknowledging how grateful I am for the warm welcome we’ve received. As a lifelong New Yorker, it’s certainly been an adjustment, but...
September 9, 2016 - 4:46pm
September 5, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hold candidates accountable for supporting mandatory inspections
The recent find of another invasive species in Turtle Lake is an indication that no matter how much money and time is invested in mandatory inspection, the fact is that many other methods exist that will impact the introduction of unwanted aquatic plants. Nobody has mentioned the...
September 5, 2016 - 4:35pm
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Learn back-to-school safety
The Tuesday after Labor Day is the traditional return to school for K-12 students in Minnesota. We hope students didn't forget any of their lessons over the summer months. And that goes for us, too. Because while we worry students may slip back into some bad habits during summer break,...
September 5, 2016 - 4:33pm
September 4, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for sharing your garden with us
I want to take a minute to say “thanks” to Dr. Howard Hoody for sharing his beautiful garden with us. If you drive along Bemidji Avenue North, you can’t help but smile when you see the colorful flowers he grows each year. He can be seen down on his knees in the spring, planting...
September 4, 2016 - 12:57am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Be sure to analyze your news sources
I can no longer be silent. Your political views are your own. But how those views are formulated should be everyone’s concern. Mark Twain said, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” Never could I agree more...
September 4, 2016 - 12:56am
September 1, 2016
LETTER THE EDITOR: Letter to the editor CLV thankful for community partnership
As we bring another summer of language programming to a successful close, we thank all who have been part of an enduring legacy to promote “peace through understanding” in Bemidji and beyond. We are truly fortunate to be in such good company in the northwoods of Minnesota with...
September 1, 2016 - 6:46pm
August 30, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community Band season was best ever
Aug. 7 brought to a close the most successful Bemidji Area Community Band concert season ever. Thank you to the 80-plus musicians who participated in at least one concert during the summer. A special thank you to our concert sponsors — Raphael’s Bakery, Ground Round, Stittsworth...
August 30, 2016 - 4:22pm
August 29, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to think about school food as new school year nears
With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies ... and school food. That’s right — school food. In past years, our nation’s schools were used by the USDA as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy...
August 29, 2016 - 10:31pm
August 28, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many stepped forward to clean up cemetery
The Greenwood Cemetery Association board members and staff wish to extend our appreciation and gratitude to the following businesses and people for their help with the cleanup of the cemetery after the July 21 storm. We lost 37 massive and iconic trees at this non-profit member-owned...
August 28, 2016 - 12:00pm
August 26, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why do women wear high-heel shoes?
I am writing regarding the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. I appreciate the effort to stop silence regarding sexual violence. But I continue to wonder why women wear high-heel shoes. They are uncomfortable but make the calf sexier, and I guess women dress for other women. But they...
August 26, 2016 - 5:45pm
August 25, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
You have to feel sorry for members of the national press corps. Not only do they have to contend with their own biases, they also have to try to understand how a business person who has never been in politics thinks. I mean, he (Donald Trump) says what’s on his mind, and with an...
August 25, 2016 - 2:07pm