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'Warehoused' film tells Minnesota family's story of separation, struggle
First-generation college-bound student wins Philando Castile scholarship
Warrant mix-up may yield settlement
Twin Cities Pride: Unmarked squad will still lead Pride parade, but officers can march
Dayton agrees to fund Legislature until October, as court case continues
ATV groups seek more in Beltrami forest plan
Polanco homers, Twins blank Indians
Lynx bounce back from 1st loss, drub Mystics
Taylor thinks Butler can get Timberwolves to the checkered flag
Butler acquisition send Wolves' ticket sales soaring
Sharon Roberta Villier
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Priscilla Jane Miller
Mabel B. Dahl
Roberta Jean Wind
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A legacy of Native American boxing
PATT RALL COLUMN: Life in the fast lane in Bemidji
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Staying cool in the good ol' days
PRIME TIME: Summer is hopping in and around the SAC
PRIME TIME: Blessed by a power outage
'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' opens Wednesday
Church Musicians recital by Beth Hendricks, Philip Hermann
Great American Story contest deadline approaches
A busy summer ahead for the BHS marching band
Robert "One-Man" Johnson to perform at Farm by the Lake
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Water temperatures stall in the area
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Gully'-gee, there's a lot of gulls out there
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Try prevention instead of treatment
FISH TALES: Jim Fleck on Upper Red Lake
Woods in the works: Newest state forest undergoing development in Cass County
Janice and Edward Beil
Ron and Carol Carpenter celebrate 50 years!
PRIME TIME: The lure of loud mufflers
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Why do squirrels strip tree bark?
What's causing all the tree troubles?
Bursack: Nursing home staff may not always foresee an approaching death
Are rhubarb and tomatoes fruits or vegetables?
June 23, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Indeed, a new veterans home is a non-partisan issue
Mr. Erickson, In response to your letter in the Pioneer of Thursday, June 22, ("Veterans home project is a non-partisan issue") let me be clear:
June 23, 2017 - 6:00am
June 22, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Enbridge's Line 3 plan is not the only option
Bemidji residents should attend the state's public meeting on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Line 3 oil pipeline at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Sanford Center. However, be warned that the DEIS is not designed to inform a rational, science-based policy decision....
June 22, 2017 - 10:22am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Veterans home project is a non-partisan issue
Mr. Vene's letter to the editor (April 22) praises current District 5A Rep.Matt Bliss for carrying a veterans home bill. Well, good enough, that's what Rep. Bliss is supposed to do—represent his constituents.
June 22, 2017 - 10:21am
June 21, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The New York Times printing lies? Say it isn’t so
I wonder why a major media outlet such as the New York Times continues to dump on the Democratic party? First they assured the voters that the probability of Ms. Clinton being elected was 90 percent (actually 91 percent.), the implication being that she was a shoo-in, so why even...
June 21, 2017 - 7:00am
June 20, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Getting the whole story helps us see the big picture
This is in response to the recent Pioneer article concerning the University of Minnesota Duluth economic report on the Enbridge Line 3 replacement pipeline and Jim Lucachick's letter to the editor (June 17). When reviewing the actual U of M Duluth document it appears little consideration...
June 20, 2017 - 8:50am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Poet Laureate coming to Bemidji for writers conference
This week brings to Bemidji the annual Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference on the campus of Bemidji State University. This is one of the...
June 20, 2017 - 8:00am
June 14, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don't drop the ball on sports reporting
For the past five to seven years, results of Minnesota sporting events have on most occasions not appeared in the Bemidji Pioneer. I noticed the final day games of the girls 2015-2016 basketball tournament were not reported. The results of the 2016 state football championship games...
June 14, 2017 - 7:00am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Climate change is very real for us
The article "Concerned Globally Acting Locally" in the June 10 Pioneer brought up excellent points about how serious climate change is. It highlighted...
June 14, 2017 - 6:00am
June 7, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: State GOP inconsistent when it comes to certain local policies
In the political world, it isn’t always easy to hold true to one’s ideologies. Surely the Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature understood...
June 7, 2017 - 7:30am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Another link in the chain for Paul Bunyan Expressway
Another link of state Highway 371 is being completed to four-lane highway as Pequot Lakes opens the new highway. Cheers!
June 7, 2017 - 6:45am
June 4, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A night of excellence
On May 30, I attended the Academic Awards Night at the Bemidji Middle School. I want everyone to know how awesome our young people are as well...
June 4, 2017 - 5:45am
May 28, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tanner left an indelible mark on many lives
Now that a little time has passed, we feel the need to express a few things in relation to the death of our son and the media's need for sensationalism....
May 28, 2017 - 7:11am
May 24, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grossell should spend time working to fund education for all
I am writing in response to the article about our local state Rep. Matt Grossell's comments about the Minnesota Department of Education's toolkit...
May 24, 2017 - 5:30am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: First responders deserve our thanks
The recognition given to citizens who assisted the children involved in the recent bus accident was heartwarming and well deserved. Wonderful...
May 24, 2017 - 5:00am
May 11, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature must provide adequate funding for DNR
This is a follow-up to the letter to the editor I co-authored entitled "Regulatory agencies should move at the speed of commerce," (Page A4,...
May 11, 2017 - 7:30am