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'300 frozen dogs' Facebook post draws attention to ND couple's mission
Report: Schools spend millions on state tests with ‘limited’ usefulness
An a capella opportunity at BMS: ‘Six Appeal’ plays in leadup to show choir fundraiser
Foam soap may not measure up to liquid soap
Oil spill in creek originally underestimated, making it one of largest in ND history
MEN’S HOCKEY: BSU’s Bitzer a Richter Award finalist
Wild draft pick Kunin inks 3-year deal
Twins' Puerto Ricans rejoin camp
BOYS BASKETBALL: Minneapolis North tops Red Lake, 93-46, in Class A tournament opener (w/video, photos)
Wild sign Wisconsin captain Kunin
Eleanor "Lucky" Kirkpatrick
Emily Jean Ostlund
David Allen Staples
Lorraine Elsie Day
Christopher Paul Yarger
MASTER GARDENERS: Garden seed planning starts now
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Time for a love story
DELGADO COLUMN: Native American graves and repatriation protection emerge once again
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What about kids that don't want to learn?
PRIME TIME: Children's Time on Sunday morning
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents 'Celtic Legends'
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Few other birds as interesting as the pileated woodpecker
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Almost time to get off the ice (and clean up as you go)
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Some congratulations and thanks yous are in order
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Candidate thanks supporters, Ward 4
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
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
March 3, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: The drought is over: Go Lumberjacks!
Mike Tyson is the heavyweight champion of the world. “Top Gun” starring Tom Cruise is the No. 1 movie. On Thursdays, you make sure not to miss an episode of “The Cosby Show” on NBC. You also can’t seem to shake the tune, “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston out of...
March 3, 2015 - 9:40am