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Amazon Prime Day: Now an opportunity for worker strikes, consumer protests around the world
Illinois men charged with bringing illegal tobacco products into state
Trump offers little pushback to Putin's denial of interference
Update: Authorities appear to tranquilize bear in University Park
Caregiver charged after bringing disabled man to drinking party, where he died
Wentz gets married
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Mason bees are the busy builders
Fernando Rodney works early, then flies to Miami to become U.S. citizen
Sun cruise past Lynx with balanced attack
Twins top Rays thanks to Dozier's walk-off grand slam
Charles "Chas" Osmundson
Robert Roy Paine
Larry C Bahls
Louise J. Klasen
Pauline Jo Tolman
Commentary: It's gardening quiz time!
Tree emerging from silo found place in sun
Medical diagnosis is vital to determine steps for dementia care
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
Commentary: Cognitively impaired older drivers add another threat for road users
Moondance Jam starts rocking Wednesday in Walker
Art in the Park returns July 21-22
Arts and Entertainment briefs, July 13
He quit a State Department job to play video games. Now he's a star in NBA's 2K League.
The 'Downton Abbey' movie is happening: Here's what we know so far
Heck Epic next in gravel road bike series
Duluth Traverse trail nearing completion
Wet streak could adversely affect pheasants
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Time to target some muskies
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Not all gloom and doom for musical bobolinks
Giant pork surplus awaits Americans as trade wars risk exports
Canada's biggest clothing store pulls Ivanka Trump's brand from its shelves
EPA released proposed biofuels volumes in RFS with mixed industry reaction
Commentary: 'Tarrifying' future for U.S. soy? Don't expect Chinese protests over food costs
Nearly half of consumers avoid GMO foods, survey says
Place a Business Announcement
John "Jack " St. Martin
Gary and Eunice Pederson
Leslie and Janice Schippers
Pete and Sandy
Commentary: The subtle deception we all face
SUPPORT WITHIN REACH: Keep message simple and age appropriate
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: How does your garden grow?
Commentary: Summer 'movecation' is no holiday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Freedoms of democracy end when there is no free press
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.
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