Skip to main content
N.D. Sen. Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Late ice for the lakes: As with last year, ice-in on area waters is later than usual
Crime report for Dec. 1
BHS girls hockey falls to Brainerd/LF
PREP BASKETBALL: Red Lake girls rout Blackduck 91-19
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji holds off Crosby-Ironton in home opener
BOYS BASKETBALL: Jacks look to capitalize off strong finish to last season
MEN'S HOCKEY: WCHA’s top teams prepare for weekend series as BSU faces Michigan Tech
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Carol A. White
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?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
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
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What is doing the right thing?
May 21, 2009
What Minnesota legislators did
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers ended their work for the year Monday. Some bills were signed into law, others await action by Gov. Tim Pawlenty and those that did not make the cut this year could be considered in the 2010 legislative session. Here is how issues fared during the 2009...
May 21, 2009 - 2:58am
May 12, 2009
Olson: Potential owner found for Ainsworth plant
The potential sale of the Ainsworth Lumber Co. plant in Bemidji was announced Monday by Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji. Negotiations have been ongoing with a Vancouver, British Columbia, broker to sell the plant, which now seems close. The talks are stalled, however, at present while...
May 12, 2009 - 12:00am
May 10, 2009
Ambassors honor Bemidj Downtown Meats
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors congratulate Bemidji Downtown Meats for its relocation to 212 Second Street N.W. Bemidji Downtown...
May 10, 2009 - 12:00am
April 25, 2009
Prepares tree orders
April 25, 2009 - 2:26am
April 16, 2009
Olson proposes wood-product companies that permanently close plants would be required to maintain the site for two years
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota should protect jobs in the wood-products industry by preserving closed plants, a senator said. Sen. Mary Olson, DFL-Bemidji, proposes that a wood-product company that permanently closes a Minnesota facility be required to maintain the site for two years. That...
April 16, 2009 - 1:30am
March 28, 2009
Green Acres headed for final vote
ST. PAUL -- A balance between development and preserving farmland is due for a decision. Full House and Senate votes may come as early as Monday on a "Green Acres" provision that would allow land to remain in farms by keeping property taxes lower than if the land were used to residential...
March 28, 2009 - 3:08am
March 13, 2009
House Ag panel opposes Obama on farm bill
A budget letter approved Thursday by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee asks Congress not to reopen the 2008 Farm Bill. President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget blueprint would increase food stamp benefits to 30 million Americans and reduce direct payments to farmers, phasing...
March 13, 2009 - 1:50am
March 4, 2009
Beltrami County farms decline, production value up
Beltrami County lost 10 percent of its farms from 2002 to 2007, according to the 2007 Census of Agriculture, released last month. The Census of Agriculture, taken every five years, showed that the number of farms in Beltrami County declined from 746 in 2002 to 674 in 2007. ...
March 4, 2009 - 3:57pm
December 18, 2008
Vilsack as ag secretary, Salazar for interior praised
Former Iowa Gov. Thomas Vilsack was named Wednesday as President-elect Barack Obama's secretary of agriculture. As head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Vilsack is expected to carry Obama's campaign pledge to cut commodity subsidies to wealthy farmers and non-farmers. "I congratulate...
December 18, 2008 - 12:00am
November 30, 2008
Minnesota Farm Bureau: Ethanol defended in questions over food prices
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- As rising food costs mirrored higher oil prices, critics blamed ethanol production. But now that oil is half the price...
November 30, 2008 - 12:00am
October 1, 2008
Farm bill fix sent to Bush
A bill suspending for the 2008 crop year a farm bill provision that requires producers to have a minimum of 10 base acres to receive program benefits was sent to President Bush on late Monday. The House and Senate each passed by unanimous consent a Senate amendment to the House bill...
October 1, 2008 - 12:00am
August 7, 2008
FarmFest: Food vs. fuel splits farmers
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn.
August 7, 2008 - 12:00am
FarmFest: Farm bill does not end federal ag work
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Despite newly enacted federal farm policy that is supposed to last for five years, more agriculture-related work remains to be done in Washington. Most important is to make sure the Bush administration and its successor implements what Congress passed, top...
August 7, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
U.S. Agriculture Secretary: Congress looks over Schafer's shoulder
WASHINGTON - Congressional agriculture leaders moved from crafting a farm bill to skeptically watching Bush administration officials put it into action. Congress used two veto overrides to make the sweeping agriculture policy law.
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
Farm Bureau reviews legislative session: Bovine TB tackled
Minnesota lawmakers tackled northwest Minnesota's bovine tuberculosis problem in what was agriculture's top issue this past session. "We got a lot accomplished this year," Chris Radatz, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation public policy team director, said Wednesday. But the Minnesota...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am