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CITY: Council discusses possible new rules for Sanford Center
EDUCATION: Beltrami County signs off on Gene Dillon Elementary plans
Sanford Center to host rodeo in October
EDUCATION: Gene Dillon Elementary utilities decision may hinge on county road plans
Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty
SOCCER: BSU falls in overtime
CROSS COUNTRY: Beavers place 34th at Roy Griak Invite
WOMEN'S GOLF: Beavers finish 11th at Mustang Invite
MEN'S GOLF: BSU takes sixth at St. Cloud Invite
BHS bowlers host home meet
Alfred L. Pearsall
Dorothy "Dot" Schocker
Henry Loren Larson
Joanie Brune Anywaush
Maurice W. Johnson
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Let’s not sell our students short
Monday Movie Report: Oscars Foreign Language Category adds first contenders
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
Watermark names gallery for Marley and Sandy Kaul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
PAUL NELSON: Fall cooldown continues for peak fishing
Zebra mussels confirmed in 4 more Minnesota lakes
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moons and fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Chrysanthemums can fit with any garden
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
MILESTONES: Cuperus-Howe engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a list of what Republicans believe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
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
June 27, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
The world needs more Jerrys. That was the consensus of many who read Rachel Newville’s story last week on Jerry Gregg. Not one to sit idly by, Jerry took it upon himself to help some of his neighbors along America Avenue by mowing their lawns. He also mows the lawn for another woman...
June 27, 2016 - 10:41pm
June 13, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Please, let love conquer hate
By Monday morning, the names started coming in. Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34. Stanley Almodovar III, 23. Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20. And the list kept growing by Monday afternoon: Kimberly Morris, 37. Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30. Darryl Roman Burt II, 29. Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32....
June 13, 2016 - 10:49pm
May 30, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Recognizing Bemidji’s businesses
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce should be commended for its recognition of outstanding individuals and businesses. The Chamber does that through its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon. The 12th such event occurred last week. Perhaps the most meaningful award presented each...
May 30, 2016 - 9:29pm
May 24, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
Before this year’s abbreviated session of the Legislature, the betting money was a comprehensive transportation funding plan would finally be passed. After all, it was the issue both Republicans and Democrats agreed should have been completed in the 2015 session. Well, all bets...
May 24, 2016 - 8:30am
May 16, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: It’s time to end the uncertainty
With only a week to go in this year’s Minnesota legislative session, there remains no clarity on this year’s bonding bill. Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL senators have proposed about $1.5 billion in spending for various public projects, including several with direct benefit to the Bemidji...
May 16, 2016 - 6:40pm
May 7, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blood screening helps you, community
During National Hospital Week May 8-14 you have an opportunity to do something good for yourself and for the children in our community. The Bemidji Rotary Club has teamed up with Sanford Health Bemidji to host our second annual Blood Screening Event on May 11, 12, and 13 from 7-10...
May 7, 2016 - 11:06pm
April 25, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Grade A for education in Bemidji
Bemidji is known for many things. Hockey. The Curling Capital of the U.S. Or simply as a regional medical, government and shopping center. And as such regional hub, it’s only fitting that Bemidji also is known for as an education center. But just being the largest community in a...
April 25, 2016 - 8:19pm
April 19, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Response to search highlights unity
They showed up by ones and twos. They showed up in groups of four and five. The fact is, they showed. When word spread Saturday night that two young boys were missing in the rural Puposky area, the news hit social media like wildfire. When the official word came — at 3:07 a.m....
April 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
April 12, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: A simple, yet complex, decision
There are issues that are simple to understand, where it is easy to take a stand on one side or the other. But there are issues that are much more complex, which feature multiple layers and nuance. The recent Ralphie May controversy is not a simple issue. “Yes, it is,” you say:...
April 12, 2016 - 12:20am
April 4, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Facing addiction, together
Bemidji’s new Face It TOGETHER addiction recovery program comes at a time when the community needs it most. The program, which began in Sioux Falls, S.D., seven years ago, has proven to be a good option for those who have not been able to overcome their addictions with traditional...
April 4, 2016 - 11:44pm
March 28, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Leaders are among us
In an election year, one word you’re sure to hear time and again is “leadership.” And while several of the candidates on the national stage are demonstrating that leadership doesn’t automatically come with running for office, last week at the local level demonstrated that...
March 28, 2016 - 11:42pm