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Public given opportunity to pray, have sorrow wiped away at ceremony honoring LaFontaine-Greywind
Mental health brings a Kennedy to Minnesota, and he's not happy about state of affairs
Twin Cities sees heat advisory on first day of fall
Licensing delays leave hundreds of Stillwater-area students without buses
North Korean leader on Trump: 'I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire'
GIRLS TENNIS: Jacks win 4-3 over Thief River Falls
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji loses rematch with EGF 5-2
VOLLEYBALL: BHS can’t handle Sutherland, Thunderhawks
Wild earn 1-0 win over Jets in second game of preseason
Ex-teammate Ramirez can feel Sano's pain
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
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
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Change your tactics when fall comes
Jeff & Becky Musburger
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
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Food packing event helps feed the needy
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
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
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