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May 6, 2018
Ken Dunlap, of Bemidji, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, was honored with “Quilts of Valor” at the Ralph Gracie Post No. 14 American Legion meeting held April 26. Dunlap is a 60-plus year member of the American Legion. The quilt was made and presented to him by Cindy Noren. Submitted photo.
Dunlap honored with 'Quilts of Valor'
May 6, 2018 - 9:26am
April 20, 2018
Ralph Gracie was a pioneer fighter pilot from Bemidji who was shot down in World War I. The American Legion Post in Bemidji is named for him, as is Ralph Gracie Memorial Park near the BSU campus. Gracie will be inducted into the Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 21, in Bloomington. Submitted photo.
Bemidji's Gracie to be inducted into Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame
April 20, 2018 - 5:31pm
October 10, 2017
Massive brawl involving more than 100 people breaks out at Minn. American Legion
October 10, 2017 - 4:44pm
August 9, 2017
The American Legion Post No. 14 will have a Memorial Program for its namesake, Ralph Gracie, at Greenwood Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Gracie was the first man from Bemidji killed in World War I.
American Legion plans Gracie memorial event
August 9, 2017 - 6:09am
June 14, 2017
Eldon Leino, a 50-year member of the Elk's Club, holds up the 13-star American flag during the Flag Day ceremony on Wednesday at Ralph Gracie Memorial Park. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)play button
The flag of freedom: Bemidji Elks Lodge hosts Flag Day ceremony
June 14, 2017 - 7:09pm
May 29, 2017
Three veterans airlifted after Memorial Day crash in van with 5 other Legion members in far northern Minnesota
May 29, 2017 - 7:38pm
April 2, 2017
Pictured are Keegan Saari, left, and Thomas Saxton. The pair were recently selected to represent BHS at Legion Boys State. Submitted photo
Saxton, Saari selected to represent BHS at Boys State
April 2, 2017 - 7:40am
March 26, 2017
Ralph Gracie American Legion Post No. 14 raised these flags, the Minnesota state flag and the POW/MIA flag, on the night of the grand opening of their new location at Lazy Jack's, located at 6735 Frontage Road NW. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
VETERANS: Flags flying high over Legion's new home
March 26, 2017 - 11:30am
March 12, 2017
Sharon Thiemecke, right, stands with Past National Commander Dan Ludwig, Red Wing, in Washington D.C.  A group of Minnesotans traveled to the nation’s Capitol to lobby for veterans rights on behalf of The American Legion. Submitted photo.
Thiemecke represents American Legion in Washington
March 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
June 29, 2016
Bemidji American Legion has new home--Lazy Jack's
June 29, 2016 - 5:55pm
June 14, 2016
Keith Marek, past Exalted Ruler of the Bemidji Order of Elks, speaks while the flag called "The Continental Colors" and "The Grand Union" flies above him during the Flag Day ceremony on Tuesday at Ralph Gracie Memorial Park. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) play button
Honoring the red, white and blue: Bemidji Order of Elks and American Legion celebrate Flag Day (VIDEO, PHOTO GALLERY)
June 14, 2016 - 6:46pm
May 27, 2016
Back row: Matthew Metzler, Zak Crunden
Front row (l-r): Ellie Cleveland, Brianna Patch, Michaela Sparby, Sierra Stroeing
Blackduck HS students selected for American Legion event
May 27, 2016 - 10:40am
July 25, 2015
Bemidji’s shortstop Caleb Carlson leaps to make a catch as East Grand Forks’ Scott Mortenson slides in safely to steal a base underneath him during their Sub-State 14 game on Saturday at Bemidji State University. Jack Hittinger | Bemidji Pioneer
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji Post 14 season comes to an end
July 25, 2015 - 10:13pm
July 24, 2015
Bemidji Legion pitcher Seth Anderson, left, prepares to throw the baseball to first baseman Austin Weidemann (not pictured) and get Thief River Falls’ Brenden Vigen out during a their Sub-State game Friday at Security Insurance Field at BSU. Bemidji won 9-1. Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer
LEGION BASEBALL: Anderson pitches complete game as Bemidji tops TRF in Sub-State tourney
July 24, 2015 - 11:07pm
July 17, 2015
Bemidji American Legion coach Nate Blumhagen addresses the team after losing to Grand Rapids 11-0 Friday afternoon at BSU’s Security Insurance Field. Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer
LEGION BASEBALL: Grand Rapids runs away from Bemidji in 11-0 win
July 17, 2015 - 10:35pm