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Category 5 hurricanes have hit 6 land areas dead-on in 2017, more than ever before
Likely cougar caught on camera in southern Minnesota
McCain says he will vote 'no' for GOP health-care bill, dealing major blow to repeal effort
A short history of 'dotard,' the arcane insult Kim Jong Un used in his threat against Trump
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AUTO RACING: Paul Bunyan Stampede postponed
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Youth soccer event set for Saturday
Warren Donald Dufseth
Melvin "Pat" Gilstad
William James Sliney
Pearl Rose (Eldridge) Keenan
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Oh, what a delight to teach history today!
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Traditional knowledge and science: A new form of justice
EVAN HAZARD: Threescore and Ten: Tuna and "dirty rice?"
ART LEE COLUMN: The most significant event of our time
SUE BRUNS COLUMN: You don't have to go far to see something new
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
PATT RALL COLUMN: Timely notice can help with attendance
Around the Arts, September 17
Landing a lunker: Gallery North celebrates new location with mural
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Making a correct call on the Becida Barred Owl
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall in the perennial garden
Looking at levels: New management plan possibly to come to Rabideau Lake
Jeff & Becky Musburger
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Commentary: Supporting Trump is perfectly normal behavior
Finders keepers doesn't apply to kindness
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mathews has done a great job for our city
September 15, 2015
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Rankings that mean something
For the most part, stories about rankings are easy to brush off, especially the Internet-based stories. We’ve all seen them in our newsfeed, with titles such as “Top 10 drunkest cities in Minnesota” or “Top 10 roadside attractions in the U.S.,” etc. We used those two examples...
September 15, 2015 - 12:07am
September 7, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Reflections on an active summer
Since Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and students are off to school, it’s time to think back on an active and interesting season in the Bemidji area. • One of the area’s iconic destinations, Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge, celebrated its 100th anniversary this year....
September 7, 2015 - 11:47pm
August 31, 2015
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Raised Bed Project is crucial step
We applaud the Bemidji Community Food Shelf on its successful Raised Bed Project featured in Sunday’s Pioneer. As Americans become more aware of the impact of making good food choices for better health, it’s crucial to have programs such as this. The story featured Bemidjian...
August 31, 2015 - 11:58pm
August 25, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: S.O.S is A-OK
The Fall-like weather the past few days seems fitting. College is back in session. The annual Move-in Day was held this past Friday and classes...
August 25, 2015 - 12:07am
August 18, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Shelter will help the homeless
Efforts to help the homeless in Bemidji took a great stride forward last week when a local planning board approved a permit for a winter-only homeless shelter downtown. The 16-bed facility in what is now the Headwaters Unitarian Universalist Fellowship church at the corner of Sixth...
August 18, 2015 - 2:51pm
August 10, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: Remember to stay safe
Life on or near the water is one of the drawing powers of Bemidji and the surrounding area. But several incidents and news items the past few weeks remind us that living and recreating on water can also be dangerous. We send our thoughts the way of Joe Hennen and his family. Hennen,...
August 10, 2015 - 11:52pm
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