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Despite bone discovery, Cramer says tour should give Corps confidence to issue final easement
Mills goes deeper into own pockets for 8th District race
Brrrr….polar vortex might be back
Faith briefs - Oct. 21
Blackduck Chamber wants to spice up Taco Night
Bemidji bowlers finish regular season in Wadena
AUTO RACING: Leeper named Rookie of the Year
PREP FOOTBALL: Bemidji to take on Moorhead in first round, other area playoff pairings announced
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Forwards stepping up for Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: Tough matchup awaits Beavers in Grand Forks
Kenneth Gergen Linnum
Monte T. Olson
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
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: How to hunt for a Deere
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: When you are called to 'do the right thing'
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
PATT RALL COLUMN: October brings us the Cruise and plenty to do
Studio Cruise 2016 artists
'Cruise' on over" Annual Studio Cruise arts tour has largest event yet
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening highs and lows in 2016
Deer hunters encouraged to buy licenses early
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
Letter to the editor: All unborn lives matter
Letter to the editor: Joe Vene is a genuine leader
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Justices should impact your vote
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for the right engine this year
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sign thieves get a perverted thrill
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
February 23, 2015
Pioneer Viewpoints: AIRC a vital component to university
Bordered on three sides by American Indian reservations, it is a natural that Bemidji State University should be a leader in American Indian education. And it is. Bemidji State has had a degree program in Indian Studies since 1969. Also part of that status and recognition is the...
February 23, 2015 - 11:57pm
February 18, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: A beef over Babe brewing with Bangor?
We didn’t mean to start a brouhaha with Bangor, Maine, when we noticed last week the town is mulling plans to build a Babe the Blue Ox statue...
February 18, 2015 - 9:14am
February 17, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Land deal will benefit BSU, Bemidji
Friday’s announcement that the BSU Foundation had closed on a deal to sell its land at the former Bemidji High School site to developers should be seen as good news for the local economy. The foundation announced Friday it had closed with Peterson Developers for the 11-acre parcel...
February 17, 2015 - 12:29am
February 9, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: We are the environment
As always, Bemidji — as a physical place and a community of people — is closely tied to the environment. And if there was a theme for the past week, that was it. Minnesota Public Radio, which shares selected content with the Pioneer, presented a series of articles on climate...
February 9, 2015 - 10:25pm
January 27, 2015
Pioneer Viewpoints: More clear air in Minnesota
Gone are the days of smoke-filled bars, restaurants and other businesses. Heck, even newsrooms, where a visitor once could all but be guaranteed a white-blue haze above workers' desks, have been smoke-free for years. The impact of the years-long efforts to ban smoking in public...
January 27, 2015 - 12:00am
January 19, 2015
Pioneer Viewpoints: Time to plan ahead Bemidji
Bemidji is growing. According to 2013 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau, the latest numbers available, Bemidji's population is at 14,435. That's an increase from the official 2010 census of 13,431. So, we know growth is occurring. But where? And how? That's why last week's...
January 19, 2015 - 11:27pm
January 12, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: This ‘traffic’ needs to stop
While the Oil Patch in western North Dakota may seem a world away, it is, in fact, a lot closer than you think. Traveling by car, Williston, N.D., is only seven hours from Bemidji. Minot, N.D., on the edge of the boom, is just more than five hours away. That oil boom in the region...
January 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
January 10, 2015
Rick Jensen: Liberal media dogs Palin
A funny thing happened on the way to a news story: ABC and NBC were again distracted by friendly noise from fellow leftwing travelers. Sarah Palin, whose name is to liberals as flame is to moths, made public comments agreeing with tea partiers across America that Steve Scalise, the...
January 10, 2015 - 10:54pm
January 4, 2015
Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Editorial: Sex trafficking is pervasive, destructive and deserves attention
North Dakota confronts a problem borne of the oil boom that if not addressed quickly and effectively, has the potential to unravel the fabric...
January 4, 2015 - 12:35am
December 29, 2014
Pioneer Editorial: Thanks for service to the public
The start of a new year can be like the start of a new chapter in your life. Over the next few weeks, several longtime public servants of Bemidji and Beltrami County will be starting that new chapter in their lives. Among them are Bemidji City Manager John Chattin, Beltrami County...
December 29, 2014 - 9:44pm
December 27, 2014
Nat Hentoff: Obama legitimizes Cuban dictatorship
I have long been reporting on Castro-ruled Cuba and, indeed, was there not long after Fidel Castro had taken over the country. What became clear, as the number of Castro’s political prisoners increased, was that his revolutionary Cuba was a dictatorship, like the regime he had ousted. After...
December 27, 2014 - 1:06am