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Crime report for July 21 - 23
Minnesota gains 4,400 jobs in June
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Additional Beltrami County road construction projects underway
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Twins officially acquire LHP Garcia from Braves
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Legendary Gophers and Lakers coach John Kundla passes away at 101
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Can we obtain a 'perfect Union'?
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VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The natural laws are all around us
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: How to enjoy the best Fourth of July ever
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
Arts briefs, Sunday, July 23
PATT RALL COLUMN: Lots of choices for arts today in the region
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Two new Harry Potter books to be released in October
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Smart and friendly: Meet the gray jays
Stressed out: Minnesota scientists dive deep to learn why walleye are stressed
MASTER GARDENERS: The cut-flower pathway
FISH TALES: Al Shervold on Upper Red Lake
Starry Trek comes to Beltrami County: Volunteers needed for Aug. 5 event to help search for starry stonewort
Joe & Sissy Neft
Brett & Sadie Bahr
Vern and Mary Lathe
Doug and Pat Tangborn
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nothing but just plain foolish
Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
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
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