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LIBRARY CORNER: Ready for summer at the Library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Making a case for wood ticks
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make the last day of school a good day
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Bemidji is ‘Home Sweet Home’ for the birds
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Critical Race Theories: What are they all about?
Intermediate Watercolors class with Jane Freeman
Young Songwriters Workshop set for June 17
Season tickets for 2017-18 BSO season
Cass Lake Bena student wins Congressional Art Competition
‘Color of Life’ exhibit at library
Public celebration at Big Bog
FISH TALES: Pam Johnson on Lake Winnie
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Warmer temps should lead to better bite
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: House sparrows and European starlings are hardy survivors
New upgrades at Norway Beach campgrounds
Torry's Van Benefit
AstroBob: Observing alert -- space station marathon is underway
Column: Lessons from a great leader
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tanner left an indelible mark on many lives
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
July 26, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
Once again, neighbors were helping neighbors after a severe thunderstorm moved through Bemidji. Reminiscent of the July 2012 windstorm, last Thursday’s early morning thunderstorm knocked down thousands of trees and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses. Officials...
July 26, 2016 - 1:41pm
July 18, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
The revitalization of the area near the railroad tracks in downtown Bemidji will likely take a decade or longer. But you have to start somewhere. Local business owner Mitch Rautio’s ideas for the “rail corridor” or “rail district” are encouraging. Rautio, owner of the Keg...
July 18, 2016 - 7:28pm
June 27, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
The world needs more Jerrys. That was the consensus of many who read Rachel Newville’s story last week on Jerry Gregg. Not one to sit idly by, Jerry took it upon himself to help some of his neighbors along America Avenue by mowing their lawns. He also mows the lawn for another woman...
June 27, 2016 - 10:41pm
June 13, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Please, let love conquer hate
By Monday morning, the names started coming in. Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34. Stanley Almodovar III, 23. Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20. And the list kept growing by Monday afternoon: Kimberly Morris, 37. Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30. Darryl Roman Burt II, 29. Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32....
June 13, 2016 - 10:49pm
May 30, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Recognizing Bemidji’s businesses
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce should be commended for its recognition of outstanding individuals and businesses. The Chamber does that through its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon. The 12th such event occurred last week. Perhaps the most meaningful award presented each...
May 30, 2016 - 9:29pm
May 24, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
Before this year’s abbreviated session of the Legislature, the betting money was a comprehensive transportation funding plan would finally be passed. After all, it was the issue both Republicans and Democrats agreed should have been completed in the 2015 session. Well, all bets...
May 24, 2016 - 8:30am
May 16, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: It’s time to end the uncertainty
With only a week to go in this year’s Minnesota legislative session, there remains no clarity on this year’s bonding bill. Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL senators have proposed about $1.5 billion in spending for various public projects, including several with direct benefit to the Bemidji...
May 16, 2016 - 6:40pm
May 7, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blood screening helps you, community
During National Hospital Week May 8-14 you have an opportunity to do something good for yourself and for the children in our community. The Bemidji Rotary Club has teamed up with Sanford Health Bemidji to host our second annual Blood Screening Event on May 11, 12, and 13 from 7-10...
May 7, 2016 - 11:06pm
April 25, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Grade A for education in Bemidji
Bemidji is known for many things. Hockey. The Curling Capital of the U.S. Or simply as a regional medical, government and shopping center. And as such regional hub, it’s only fitting that Bemidji also is known for as an education center. But just being the largest community in a...
April 25, 2016 - 8:19pm
April 19, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Response to search highlights unity
They showed up by ones and twos. They showed up in groups of four and five. The fact is, they showed. When word spread Saturday night that two young boys were missing in the rural Puposky area, the news hit social media like wildfire. When the official word came — at 3:07 a.m....
April 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
April 12, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: A simple, yet complex, decision
There are issues that are simple to understand, where it is easy to take a stand on one side or the other. But there are issues that are much more complex, which feature multiple layers and nuance. The recent Ralphie May controversy is not a simple issue. “Yes, it is,” you say:...
April 12, 2016 - 12:20am
April 4, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Facing addiction, together
Bemidji’s new Face It TOGETHER addiction recovery program comes at a time when the community needs it most. The program, which began in Sioux Falls, S.D., seven years ago, has proven to be a good option for those who have not been able to overcome their addictions with traditional...
April 4, 2016 - 11:44pm
March 28, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Leaders are among us
In an election year, one word you’re sure to hear time and again is “leadership.” And while several of the candidates on the national stage are demonstrating that leadership doesn’t automatically come with running for office, last week at the local level demonstrated that...
March 28, 2016 - 11:42pm
March 23, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Stop ... so we can go forward
Stop. To the drug dealers from out of town: Stop bringing your poison to our communities. In the past few weeks, there have been seven heroin overdose deaths, with more than a dozen non-fatal cases, in the north-central Minnesota region. There’s also been several more in the Fargo-Moorhead...
March 23, 2016 - 10:39am
March 14, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Red Lake team teaches good lesson
Anyone who watched Friday’s Class A semifinal boys basketball game between Red Lake and Minneapolis North saw sports and sportsmanship at its finest. The heavily favored metro team prevailed as expected, but not without a challenge from the northerners, and not without a display...
March 14, 2016 - 10:28pm