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Sanford and Greater Bemidji eye youth sports complex, wellness center
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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?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Who is JFK?
PRIME TIME: Butterflies and beauties at the SAC
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
PATT RALL COLUMN: Spring flowers abound around the arts
BACM announces Summer Recital Series schedule
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Rain gardens offer many advantages
FISH TALES: Gene Erickson on Cass Lake
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Squirrels are common but still fascinating creatures
FISHING: Gary Newell tournament Saturday
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Best walleye fishing still ahead of us
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grossell should spend time working to fund education for all
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: First responders deserve our thanks
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
July 27, 2015
Pioneer Viewpoints: What to do? Plenty to pick from
It has been another busy summer in the Bemidji area, but this week takes the cake. The 91st annual Birchmont Golf Tournament began Monday, bringing golfers from all around the nation to Bemidji’s venerable Town and Country Club. Champions in seven divisions will be crowned on Saturday....
July 27, 2015 - 11:45pm
July 20, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: The forest and the trees: Bemidji is growing
Observing non-Minnesota license plates in Bemidji is nothing new. As a tourist draw and college town, Bemidji brings in visitors from all over...
July 20, 2015 - 10:52pm
July 14, 2015
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Mother Nature is in charge
The skies darken. Ominous, sinister, gray-purple clouds roil overhead. Thunder soon follows. A lightning crack is heard, followed by more thunder. Winds increase quickly, dramatically—trees, bushes and man-made objects bend and crack against its will. You can feel the force,...
July 14, 2015 - 6:58pm
July 7, 2015
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Of bikes, Bunyan and more
Summertime in Bemidji is also busy-time in Bemidji. Sometimes, out doing all the fun stuff we can do around here, we forget to stop and recognize...
July 7, 2015 - 12:12am
June 29, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: At home on the water
Two events returned to Lake Bemidji. One was expected; the other a bit of a surprise. Both events, however, say a lot about Bemidji and our...
June 29, 2015 - 10:24pm
June 23, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Respect the process
Was the June 15 Bemidji City Council meeting a classic example of democracy? Or was that City Council meeting a classic example of intimidation? As...
June 23, 2015 - 9:07am
June 16, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Going above and beyond
The Finnegans were not going to sit idly by. Nor were Chris Ring or Bill Batchelder. All three made the Bemidji news last week for getting involved, for going beyond one’s own personal gain to varying degrees. They tried to do something. The Finnegan family has long been a...
June 16, 2015 - 9:19am
June 9, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: A statue of stature
He stands 9 feet tall. Yet, he is not intimidating. His gaze is serious, but welcoming. He is Shaynowishkung, otherwise known as Chief Bemidji. And his likeness is back along the shores of Lake Bemidji. In a preview story on the dedication of the new Shaynowishkung statue, the...
June 9, 2015 - 12:03am
June 1, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Message to grads: Never stop learning
Another school year has come to a close (well for Bemidji High School seniors, anyway; school officially ends for the district on Thursday). As the hundreds of area seniors now start the next chapter in their lives, here are a few things to keep in mind (and some nuggets of truth...
June 1, 2015 - 11:28pm
May 11, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Keep college costs down, or see problems go up
As the more than 1,300 college graduates at BSU and Northwest Technical College crossed the stage on Friday to received their degrees, we’re sure more than a few may have been thinking: “Wow, I did it. Now, how do I pay for it?” Student loan debt for college graduates continues...
May 11, 2015 - 11:04pm
May 5, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Follow the rules: Stop AIS
Minnesota: The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Well, actually make it 11,842 lakes, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Add in the 18,000 miles of rivers and streams and it’s easy to see why Minnesota is such a fishing paradise. According to the DNR, there are about...
May 5, 2015 - 12:16am
April 27, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: A chance to listen and ask questions
Jack Webb’s character on the old “Dragnet” TV show, Sgt. Joe Friday, was always fond of saying “Just the facts” when a witness would wander while answering his questions. Bemidji city officials and Sanford Center executives are having their own “Dragnet” episode this...
April 27, 2015 - 11:46pm
April 21, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Mental health care a critical need
This past week, Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp told state legislators in St. Paul and U.S. Sen. Al Franken that of the 3,000 people booked into the county jail in 2014, a total of 2,100 had mental illnesses. Dr. Bill Shuler, Sanford Health Bemidji emergency room director, told...
April 21, 2015 - 12:14am
March 31, 2015
Pioneer VIiewpoints: Responding to spring’s call for growth
Spring has finally arrived in the Bemidji area. Soon, the trees will be budding and new plants and grasses will emerge. A season of growth. That, too, can be said for the Bemidji region as a whole. There seems to be a lot of activity, most of it positive, in the area as of late: ●...
March 31, 2015 - 1:11am
March 16, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Sometimes, it is all fun and games
“Sports, sports, sports. . .” “Hockey, hockey, hockey. . .” Those were two messages the Pioneer received in regard to coverage the past few weeks, basically wondering why we were devoting so much time in the newspaper and online to sports stories, photographs and videos. It’s...
March 16, 2015 - 11:17pm