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The need for Narcan: As opioid overdoses increase, local law enforcement now also carry anti-heroin drug
LEECH LAKE: Vizenor finishes first week as Leech Lake College President
City Council to discuss Sanford Center legal issues
Someone Special Volunteers: Kendra Hirsch and Vicki Frisch
At home in Bemidji: Longtime NHL scout, executive Marshall Johnston retires; has called Bemidji home for 40 years
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Robert (Bob) J Voigt
Ken R. Trisco
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
Gary Robert Vanasse
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
February 7, 2015
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji falls to Alexandria, 67-50
ALEXANDRIA — The Bemidji High School boys basketball team battled at Alexandria, but the Cardinals pulled away to win 67-50. The Lumberjacks went into halftime down 41-27, but got the game into a single-digit deficit in the second half. But Alexandria’s balanced offensive attack...
February 7, 2015 - 10:10pm
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Alexandria wins big over Bemidji, 63-35
ALEXANDRIA — A slow second half doomed the Bemidji High School girls basketball team as it lost to Alexandria Saturday 63-35. The Lumberjacks (4-16) were held to 10 points in the first half as the Cardinals (14-4) posted 31 in the opening stanza. BHS’ offense got going in the...
February 7, 2015 - 10:02pm
December 19, 2014
Teenagers arrested after armed home invasion in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Four teenage suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened on Halloween night at an Alexandria home. The suspects, all from Alexandria, are Caleb Styer, 19, Kolten Neely, 16, Devon Van Scoik, 16, and a 14-year-old boy who was...
December 19, 2014 - 12:53pm
December 18, 2014
More newspapers take the Lutefisk Challenge
BEMIDJI -- The wheels keep turning and the stomachs keep churning. This week, the Brainerd Dispatch and the Echo Press of Alexandria became...
December 18, 2014 - 7:39pm
December 11, 2014
Lutefisk Challenge oozes throughout northwest Minnesota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- What began as a simple challenge for some North Dakota reporters to try lutefisk -- the traditional, Norwegian lye-soaked...
December 11, 2014 - 8:02pm
December 10, 2014
VIDEO: Pioneer takes the Lutefisk Challenge
BEMIDJI -- The Herald challenged, and the Pioneer accepted. On Wednesday, staff members of the Bemidji Pioneer took part in the inaugural...
December 10, 2014 - 7:21pm
October 9, 2014
FOOTBALL: Conference title, unbeaten record on the line for Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- There is always something on the line when football teams reach the October portion of the schedule and that is especially true this...
October 9, 2014 - 10:40pm
August 4, 2014
Teen dies while kayaking on lake near Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 15-year-old boy died in a weekend kayaking accident in central Minnesota. Brennon David Johnson of Montevideo was found dead in Lobster Lake after being reported missing, the Douglas County sheriff’s office said. Johnson was wearing a lifejacket and still...
August 4, 2014 - 4:40pm
July 25, 2014
Alexandria couple killed in rollover in Kansas
An Alexandria, Minn., couple died in a rollover north in Kansas on Thursday. The victims were Kay Dianne Pautz, 69, the driver, and her passenger, Gary Walter Pautz, 70. The accident happened at 3:55 p.m. north of McPherson, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Pamela...
July 25, 2014 - 6:45pm
July 17, 2014
Wednesday death near Alexandria may have been drowning
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A person died Wednesday in what may have been a drowning on Maple Lake near Forada, south of Alexandria. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said it received a 911 call just after 5 p.m. of a possible drowning at 12146 Forada Beach Rd SE. The caller...
July 17, 2014 - 11:27am
July 9, 2014
Tastefully Simple lays off 66 workers in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Tastefully Simple announced Tuesday that a restructuring of the company will result in the reduction of 66 positions at its headquarters in Alexandria. A news release states that the move is necessary “to better align (the company’s) resources with...
July 9, 2014 - 4:07pm
May 3, 2014
Murder charges against Alexandria stabbing suspect dropped. . . for now
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The Douglas County Attorney’s Office dismissed murder charges against an Alexandria man Thursday because crucial witnesses could not be located in time for trial. Kody Klimek, 26, was charged in a fatal stabbing last year in Alexandria. His jury trial had...
May 3, 2014 - 5:44pm
March 22, 2014
Suspect in armed robberies in Alexandria arrested
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with a series of armed robberies in Alexandria, police reported Friday night. Alexandria Police Chief Rick Wyffels said in a news release that Michael Warren, 27, of Alexandria, had been taken into custody. "We...
March 22, 2014 - 3:48pm
March 11, 2014
Video store robber ties up clerk, customer in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Police here are investigating an armed robbery in which the suspect tied up a video store clerk and a customer late Monday. According to police, a white male in his mid-20s entered the Premiere Video on North Nokomis Street about 10 p.m. Monday...
March 11, 2014 - 10:08am
February 26, 2014
Suspects identified in Alexandria shooting
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- Two people involved in a shootout with a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy before they were found dead near here on Monday were from Fargo, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner said. Katie Ray Christopherson, 29, and Devin Blowers, 24, both died of gunshot...
February 26, 2014 - 3:47pm