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Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested
UPDATED: Jury finds Rossbach guilty
Presentation focused on raising service dogs
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
GIRLS SWIMMING: Lumberjacks edge Detroit Lakes
PREP FOOTBALL: Bagley blitzes Crookston, CL-B falls to Waubun
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
Dennis Allen McClimek
Jennifer Ann Garbett Waye
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
Beltrami County Board of Commissioners
December 1, 2015
COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Beltrami Board approves 2016 tax levy 3-2
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners met for a special budget meeting Tuesday which included a Truth in Taxation hearing and multiple financial topics, including next year's property tax levy. The property taxes payable in 2016 was set at $20,137,494 by the Board,...
December 1, 2015 - 10:08pm
Beltrami County: Bemidji Area Schools superintendent discusses possible locations for new facility with board of commissioners
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners heard from Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent Jim Hess on Tuesday regarding possible locations for a new elementary school. In November 2014, voters approved $40 million in building bonds to construct a new school and three...
September 1, 2015 - 8:32pm
February 14, 2015
GOVERNMENT: City Council to discuss homeless shelter Tuesday
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council will hear an update from Duluth-based Center City Housing on plans for a permanent homeless shelter in Bemidji on Tuesday. The facility is slated to have 30 units for homeless single adults and 30 group units for homeless chronic inebriates.
February 14, 2015 - 4:48pm
February 3, 2015
County Board discusses Red Lake child foster care numbers
BEMIDJI -- A review of a new county Social Services employee position morphed into a broader talk on the issue of court-ordered child placement at Red Lake on Tuesday during a Beltrami County Board of Commissioners work session. Social Services Division Director Jeff Lind and...
February 3, 2015 - 8:40pm
January 31, 2015
City council to discuss warning siren overhaul
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council on Monday will consider replacing the severe weather warning siren system. Bemidji Fire Chief Dave Hoefer will present study findings from an inspection Allendale, Mich.-based West Shore Services conducted this past fall of the city's siren system. Bemidji's...
January 31, 2015 - 10:12pm
December 16, 2014
Looking for answers: Bemidji area could host mentally ill inmate facility, sheriff says
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji could host a potential pilot program for processing mentally ill criminal offenders, Beltrami County Sheriff Phil Hodapp said Tuesday. Hodapp reported to the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners on his activities as a member of the Offenders with Mental Illness...
December 16, 2014 - 8:12pm
October 31, 2014
Letter: Winger’s experience will benefit county
We’re pleased to write this letter supporting Keith Winger in his bid for a Beltrami County Commissioner’s seat. We’ve personally known Keith for almost 20 years, and know him to be conscientious, hardworking, and thorough. In his role as Beltrami County Sheriff, he had to...
October 31, 2014 - 12:13am
October 30, 2014
County candidates debate for final time: Campaign ads key issue in county attorney race
BEMIDJI -- Candidates running for office in Beltrami County's government debated Wednesday for the final time in 2014 during two forums. County Commissioner candidates Matt Bliss and Keith Winger kicked off the night's events, followed by County Attorney candidates Annie Claesson-Huseby...
October 30, 2014 - 9:41am
September 16, 2014
County approves 7.67 percent preliminary levy increase
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners set a preliminary 2015 levy increase of 7.67 percent during its Tuesday meeting. The vote was 4-1 in favor of setting the levy increase, with Commissioner Jim Lucachick as the only "no" vote.
September 16, 2014 - 10:14pm
October 1, 2013
County GIS director recognized
Beltrami County GIS Director Jane Mueller has been selected to receive the 2013 Polaris Leadership Award. County Administrator Kay Mack noted Mueller’s expertise in aerial photography during Tuesday’s Beltrami County Board of Commissioners meeting. Mueller has been working...
October 1, 2013 - 7:38pm
August 6, 2013
Beltrami County Board discusses jail renovation project
BEMIDJI -- A renovation project at the Beltrami County Jail, estimated to cost $3.4 million in 2008 when portions of it were shelved due to the Great Recession, may soon be back on, and $15,000 from the county's capital improvement fund represents the first step. District 5 Commissioner...
August 6, 2013 - 8:49pm
July 2, 2013
Public hearing on wheelage tax spurs debate on payment for roads projects
BEMIDJI — The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners began its meeting Tuesday with a public hearing on a proposed wheelage tax, before discussing payment options for a portion of what county engineer Bruce Hasbargen said is $80 million in necessary road projects. Following...
July 2, 2013 - 8:35pm
July 1, 2013
Public hearing on wheelage tax scheduled for Tuesday
BEMIDJI — The public will have the opportunity to speak for or against a proposed $10 “wheelage tax” at Tuesday’s meeting of the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners. The tax, if approved, would cost auto owners $10 per vehicle, per year, and would go to fund road projects...
July 1, 2013 - 3:21pm
Public hearing on wheelage tax scheduled for Tuesday
BEMIDJI — The public will have the opportunity to speak for or against a proposed, $10 “wheelage tax” at Tuesday’s meeting of the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners. The tax, if approved, would cost auto owners $10 per vehicle, per year, and would go to fund road projects...
July 1, 2013 - 2:43pm
June 4, 2013
Volunteer coordinator may be needed to combat aquatic invasive species
BEMIDJI — The creeping threat of aquatic invasive species, not yet seen in Beltrami County lakes, rivers and ponds, may result in the hiring...
June 4, 2013 - 9:09pm