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February 28, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Growing in the right direction
Some cheers for the news events of the past week. Quickly becoming a focal point for entrepreneurship in Minnesota, the LaunchPad in Bemidji already is expanding and deserves a cheer. As part of the revamped Mayflower Building downtown, the LaunchPad helps startup business and entrepreneurs,...
February 28, 2017 - 9:15am
February 23, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Have an opinion to share with the community? We don't care if you are right, left, or right down the middle politically. We welcome all letters, and we print virtually all the local letters to the editor we receive, as long as they meet long-established criteria. Letters must be signed...
February 23, 2017 - 9:30am
February 14, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: A Water Carnival for everyone
When organizers moved the annual Water Carnival festival from near Paul and Babe downtown to the Sanford Center because of park reconstruction, there were immediate cries of foul, as many thought the downtown business district was being left behind. Now, after two years at the Sanford...
February 14, 2017 - 7:30am
February 7, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: A plan of action for police
On Wednesday, Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin released the department’s strategic plan for the next three years.
February 7, 2017 - 5:00am
January 31, 2017
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Sanford Bemidji solidly looks to the future
The Bemidji region continues to grow and one of the drivers of that is the availability of health care options to local and area residents.
January 31, 2017 - 11:18am
January 23, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Marchers take it to the streets
They came from all around the region. And the country. And the world. An estimated 4 million people took to the streets in some fashion on Saturday...
January 23, 2017 - 9:34pm
January 10, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Warming up to some good news in a cold week
The first week of January sure did deliver with some highs and lows. The lows were in the form of temperatures, as a winter deep freeze settled in for the Bemidji area. So, let’s concentrate on the highs, the good news of the past week. While it will be a different downtown Bemidji...
January 10, 2017 - 7:19am
January 3, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Move transportation funding into the fast lane
A universal you hear about government: fix the darn roads. Well, in Minnesota the past two years, legislators have failed their road test. Transportation funding has been a much discussed topic the past two legislative sessions. And it will be again when the session starts Tuesday,...
January 3, 2017 - 11:27am
November 21, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Respect the #BemidjiRespect movement
The #BemidjiRespect campaign started last week is definitely something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week in Bemidji. The initiative was...
November 21, 2016 - 6:48pm
October 24, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
In our nation a majority vote puts people in various offices; do these officials have the right to do anything they please even if the majority of people oppose it? Is an issue deemed OK if there are enough votes for it? Do the number of votes determine right from wrong? Should we...
October 24, 2016 - 11:55pm
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. declines to endorse the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we suggest none of the above is...
October 24, 2016 - 10:37am
August 8, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
Another Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival has come and gone, but even after 11 years, the excitement of this wonderful community event continues to soar. The dynasty of the HydraHeads also continues, with the team sponsored by Headwaters Canoe and Kayak winning its fourth straight...
August 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
August 1, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: The three ‘B’s’ of summer
Birchmont, Boats (Dragon) and Beltrami. The three “B’s” of summer. Bemidji has always been a summer town, of course, attracting thousands from all over the world each year to see the gorgeous northwoods at our doorstep. And these three B’s are the epitome of Bemidji. For the...
August 1, 2016 - 10:31pm
July 26, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
Once again, neighbors were helping neighbors after a severe thunderstorm moved through Bemidji. Reminiscent of the July 2012 windstorm, last Thursday’s early morning thunderstorm knocked down thousands of trees and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses. Officials...
July 26, 2016 - 1:41pm
July 18, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
The revitalization of the area near the railroad tracks in downtown Bemidji will likely take a decade or longer. But you have to start somewhere. Local business owner Mitch Rautio’s ideas for the “rail corridor” or “rail district” are encouraging. Rautio, owner of the Keg...
July 18, 2016 - 7:28pm