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Obama commutes Minneapolis man’s drug sentence
Shriners to hold free pediatric orthopedic screening in Bemidji
Breast cancer support group meets Thursday
Timber talks: Forestry business leaders meet with state DNR commissioner in Bemidji
Tenth annual Run/Walk/Skate for Suicide Prevention set for Sept. 10
BOYS SOCCER: Lumberjacks explode in 12-1 win over Detroit Lakes
GOLF: Mackedanz wins Minnesota PGA Championship
SWIMMING AND DIVING: BHS falls to Brainerd
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji loses comeback bid against St. Cloud Tech
BSU FOOTBALL: Head coach Tesch on 'leave of absence'
Aaro August Tanney
John Patrick "Pat" Sargent
Paul Jerome Gravel
Patricia Jane Blue
Cyndi Fenske: Goings on at the library in September
John Eggers: Find first day teacher success
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Much music in Bemidj this week
ART BRIEFS - SUNDAY AUG. 28
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
MASTER GARDENERS: What is your lawn plethora at summer's end?
FISH TALES: Jude Hicks on Lake Marquette
Blane Klemek: Observations on the American crow
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community Band season was best ever
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to think about school food as new school year nears
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many stepped forward to clean up cemetery
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why do women wear high-heel shoes?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
BSU FOOTBALL: Head coach Tesch on 'leave of absence'
April 21, 2015
City Council approves Chief Bemidji plaque language: Members vote 4-3 to include mention of atrocities against Indians as part of project
BEMIDJI -- After a spirited and sometimes racially charged debate, the Bemidji City Council voted 4-3 to include language on proposed plaques...
April 21, 2015 - 2:27pm
April 5, 2015
John Eggers: The Ideal School: What do you think?
In making changes in our schools, we too often overlook asking our students, "What do you think?" Asking students what they believe to be an ideal school was on the agenda in an on-campus summer Native American College Preparatory Program held at BSU in 1993. I recently discovered...
April 5, 2015 - 12:18am
March 21, 2015
A NATIVE VOICE: Education, perspectives and reflections
Editor's note: This is a monthly Pioneer column focusing on Native American issues and topics. Recently, a dialogue started in Bemidji titled "Truth and Reconciliation," which brings the community together to discuss ways to help all communities in Bemidji better understand one another. As...
March 21, 2015 - 10:47pm
March 11, 2015
LEGISLATURE: Persell authors bill to edit Columbus statue at Capitol
BEMIDJI -- Reporters normally hate corrections, but the media flocked Wednesday to a bill introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives...
March 11, 2015 - 5:38pm
February 21, 2015
A NATIVE VOICE: Education: What is it?
Editor's note: Today is the debut of a monthly column in the Pioneer focusing on Native American issues and topics. Recently, a dialogue started...
February 21, 2015 - 7:50pm
June 28, 2014
Festival of culture: Second annual Indigenous Arts Festival held in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Brightly colored dancers with extravagant headdresses and regalia danced to songs passed from generation to generation Saturday as...
June 28, 2014 - 11:26pm
June 5, 2014
President Obama, first lady to visit Standing Rock Reservation
President Barack Obama and the first lady will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Friday, June 13. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will join the president and first lady during their visit. The last time a sitting president visited Indian Country was in 1999 when President...
June 5, 2014 - 9:33am
May 28, 2014
An eye toward health: American Indian Health Summit comes to Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- A health care summit will be held here next month in hopes of bringing people together with a shared goal of improving the health of American Indians. The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health will host its annual summit -- this year titled "Making...
May 28, 2014 - 12:21am
May 22, 2014
Indian veterans receive Minnesota Capitol honor
ST. PAUL -- American Indians volunteer for the U.S. military in higher percentages than any other ethnic group, and now Minnesota...
May 22, 2014 - 7:19pm
May 20, 2014
New ideas for Columbus Day: Group discusses honoring American Indians
BEMIDJI -- Shared Vision, Bemidji's council on race relations, discussed controversial plans to honor American Indians on Columbus Day at its meeting Tuesday. Several fiery letters to the editor in opposition to changing Columbus Day have run in the Pioneer during recent weeks,...
May 20, 2014 - 8:16pm
April 30, 2014
Columbus Day’s days might be numbered in Bemidji: City may follow others in honoring American Indians on holiday
BEMIDJI — Bemidji may soon join several other Minnesota cities in replacing Columbus Day with a day recognizing American Indians. The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to use Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day on all city communications, although it will continue...
April 30, 2014 - 12:12am
November 8, 2013
Local Indian leaders oppose ‘Redskins’ name as AIM leads protest in Minneapolis
BEMIDJI — As the American Indian Movement demonstrated Thursday evening in downtown Minneapolis against the Washington Redskins’ nickname...
November 8, 2013 - 12:20am
June 17, 2013
American Indian communities receive housing grants
BEMIDJI — Area American Indian communities will benefit from federal grants aimed at providing affordable housing. The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Housing Block Grant Program and can be used for a variety of housing...
June 17, 2013 - 5:31pm
May 15, 2013
Quirk in health law may affect some American Indians in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn't expected to hit many in Minnesota. People who identify as Native Americans must be a member of a federally...
May 15, 2013 - 1:02pm
February 28, 2013
American Indians must apply for share of settlement today
On the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation — Today is the deadline for American Indians and their descendants to take part in a $3.4 billion settlement with the federal government over the mismanagement of Indian land and money. In Minnesota, the settlement will distribute $57 million...
February 28, 2013 - 10:19pm