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Crime report for Dec. 8
Just around the corner for Culver's: Owner excited to bring ‘Butterburgers’ to Bemidji
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Blackduck boys basketball a mix of youth, experience
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
BHS wrestling in action at Brainerd
Glenn Arnold Conlon
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
October 6, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Morris will provide real leadership
The people of Beltrami County District 5 have the opportunity to elect Dr. Ralph Morris to the Board of Commissioners. In doing so they will have chosen an individual with a time-proven record of public service. I am among those who have had the pleasure to work alongside Dr. Morris...
October 6, 2016 - 4:00pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: There’s a special day for everything
It seems like there is always some special observance around the corner. There is even a World Day for Farmed Animals. It's observed fittingly on Oct. 2 (Gandhi's birthday). It's intended to memorialize the tens of billions of animals abused and killed for food around the world. My...
October 6, 2016 - 1:56pm
September 21, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on This year was one of change for Salvation Army, as it was the first year without the leadership, care and knowledge of Carol Campbell, but her legacy lives on. Recently, The Salvation Army’s annual Pack for School program provided backpacks...
September 21, 2016 - 6:44pm
September 11, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
The Bemidji Pioneer ran an article about the new dress code for Bemidji area schools this week. In this article School Board Chairman Jeff Haack dismisses recent issues raised about the dress code, stating, “I think we’re reacting to some social media hullabaloo, myself.” Mr....
September 11, 2016 - 12:10am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a list of what Republicans believe
If you are undecided on who to vote for in the election, I can tell you a Republican believes in: ● Promoting economic prosperity, lower taxes, spending restraint. ● Defending the right to life from conception to natural death. ● Protecting religious, political and economic...
September 11, 2016 - 12:08am
September 9, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
After reading the news item about updated dress code at the Bemidji Middle and High Schools, I had two thoughts: One: Yeah! I am glad the dress code has become standardized, as it sounds reasonable. Two: Will staff follow this same dress code, and will said dress code be enforced...
September 9, 2016 - 11:07pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
Our state senator, Rod Skoe, has been serving for a long time. But sometimes his actions make it pretty clear that he no longer has our best interests at heart. The legislature was very close to agreements on significant tax reductions and transportation spending this year, but it...
September 9, 2016 - 4:47pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grateful New Yorker welcomed to Bemidji
Last month my husband and I relocated to Minnesota. Though I was wary at first, my fears could not have been more unfounded, and I’m publicly acknowledging how grateful I am for the warm welcome we’ve received. As a lifelong New Yorker, it’s certainly been an adjustment, but...
September 9, 2016 - 4:46pm
September 5, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hold candidates accountable for supporting mandatory inspections
The recent find of another invasive species in Turtle Lake is an indication that no matter how much money and time is invested in mandatory inspection, the fact is that many other methods exist that will impact the introduction of unwanted aquatic plants. Nobody has mentioned the...
September 5, 2016 - 4:35pm
September 4, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for sharing your garden with us
I want to take a minute to say “thanks” to Dr. Howard Hoody for sharing his beautiful garden with us. If you drive along Bemidji Avenue North, you can’t help but smile when you see the colorful flowers he grows each year. He can be seen down on his knees in the spring, planting...
September 4, 2016 - 12:57am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Be sure to analyze your news sources
I can no longer be silent. Your political views are your own. But how those views are formulated should be everyone’s concern. Mark Twain said, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” Never could I agree more...
September 4, 2016 - 12:56am
September 1, 2016
LETTER THE EDITOR: Letter to the editor CLV thankful for community partnership
As we bring another summer of language programming to a successful close, we thank all who have been part of an enduring legacy to promote “peace through understanding” in Bemidji and beyond. We are truly fortunate to be in such good company in the northwoods of Minnesota with...
September 1, 2016 - 6:46pm
August 30, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community Band season was best ever
Aug. 7 brought to a close the most successful Bemidji Area Community Band concert season ever. Thank you to the 80-plus musicians who participated in at least one concert during the summer. A special thank you to our concert sponsors — Raphael’s Bakery, Ground Round, Stittsworth...
August 30, 2016 - 4:22pm
August 29, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to think about school food as new school year nears
With the new school year starting, parents’ to-do lists are now filled with shopping for school clothes, school supplies ... and school food. That’s right — school food. In past years, our nation’s schools were used by the USDA as a dumping ground for surplus meat and dairy...
August 29, 2016 - 10:31pm
August 28, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many stepped forward to clean up cemetery
The Greenwood Cemetery Association board members and staff wish to extend our appreciation and gratitude to the following businesses and people for their help with the cleanup of the cemetery after the July 21 storm. We lost 37 massive and iconic trees at this non-profit member-owned...
August 28, 2016 - 12:00pm