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Serious accident reported on Highway 71
Schoolcraft Winter Concert set for Dec. 15
Young Adult Book Club to meet
Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Emma "Margaret" Treat
Mary M. Garber
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
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
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
November 19, 2013
Minnesota adds 500 waters to impaired list
By John Myers Forum News Service DULUTH -- It’s not that Minnesota’s waters are more polluted every year. It’s that every year, the state looks at more lakes and rivers, it finds more that have pollution problems. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this year...
November 19, 2013 - 9:01am
September 18, 2013
Minnesota groups seek new ways to combat zebra mussels
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Some municipalities and lake associations that have grown frustrated by Minnesota's lack of progress in combating aquatic invasive species are backing research into finding more permanent ways of stopping the pests. Among them is the Gull Chain of...
September 18, 2013 - 11:51am
September 12, 2013
Catching some fish
A family of otters fish along the Mississippi River on Tuesday afternoon.
September 12, 2013 - 1:18pm
Severe drought expands in Minnesota, Wisconsin
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This week's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that an area of severe drought in central Minnesota has expanded...
September 12, 2013 - 1:04pm
For fall color lovers, new links on Superior Trail
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Working alongside geologists and ecologists to complete the last two segments of the Superior Hiking Trail taught volunteer...
September 12, 2013 - 11:36am
August 23, 2013
Zebra mussels dip on Lake Mille Lacs
AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — The number of zebra mussels in Lake Mille Lacs has dropped this year for the first time since they were found in 2005. Minnesota outdoors officials say a survey this week found about 1,070 zebra mussels per square foot in Mille Lacs, one of the state's...
August 23, 2013 - 9:11am
August 22, 2013
Drought making comeback in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As drought conditions return to Minnesota, authorities warned Thursday that the wildfire danger is rising throughout much of the state. A weekly update from the U.S. Drought Monitor showed a new area of moderate drought centered on Carlton and northern...
August 22, 2013 - 9:37am
August 12, 2013
Some Minnesota trees are suffering from drought
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some trees in northern Minnesota are suffering from drought, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. Eight of the last 11 summer and fall seasons have been very dry in northern Minnesota and pines and other conifers in that area are...
August 12, 2013 - 10:49am
August 9, 2013
Signs of devastating bat disease found in two Minnesota caves
Forum News Service A fungus that spreads a disease that’s nearly always fatal to bats has been found in two of Minnesota’s largest bat caves — the Soudan Underground Mine near Lake Vermilion in the northeast and a cave at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park in the southeast....
August 9, 2013 - 12:16pm
July 25, 2013
Armyworms turn up in central Minnesota cornfields
AVON, Minn. (AP) — Armyworms are being blamed for damaging a number of central Minnesota cornfields in recent days, though experts aren't...
July 25, 2013 - 1:28pm
July 24, 2013
Blowdown creates opportunity at Itasca State Park
BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — A July 2012 storm that toppled trees at Itasca State Park is giving officials a chance to accelerate plans to reforest part of one of Minnesota's most popular parks. Itasca's stands of huge red and white pines, some dating back 250 years or more,...
July 24, 2013 - 11:50am
Minnesota ramps up efforts in noxious weed fight
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Noxious weeds are proving an expensive and cumbersome adversary for Minnesota agricultural officials, who are ramping up eradication efforts of invasive plants that pose environmental or health worries. In Duluth, Japanese knotweed has become a nuisance...
July 24, 2013 - 9:17am
July 18, 2013
Researchers study state loon population
By Dan Gunderson Minnesota Public Radio News On South Turtle Lake, Minn. – How do you sneak up on a loon? That’s the question this...
July 18, 2013 - 3:24pm
July 17, 2013
New fruit fly threatens Minnesota berries
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A harmful new fruit fly is threatening Minnesota's berry crops. The tiny spotted wing Drosophila is native...
July 17, 2013 - 12:54pm
July 13, 2013
TAKING AIM AT AIS: Protecting Leech Lake is top priority
WALKER - In 2004, Eurasian water milfoil was discovered in harbors located on the southern shoreline of Leech Lake. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials spot treated those locations with herbicides in an attempt to contain the invasive plant, and the treatments probably...
July 13, 2013 - 11:06pm