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GOLF: Match play underway at Birchmont
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Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
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
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
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
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
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Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
Bemidji Area Schools
May 16, 2016
BEMIDJI AREA SCHOOLS: District works with Beltrami County on review of environmental impact of new Gene Dillon Elementary school
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji school district over the next few weeks will continue answering questions from Beltrami County about how a new elementary...
May 16, 2016 - 8:57pm
May 15, 2016
EDUCATION: New school project pushes forward
BEMIDJI—Plans for a new elementary school are plodding along: The Bemidji school district recently submitted an environmental impact study for review by Beltrami County, and district officials say they now have a clearer idea of what street improvements are necessary to absorb...
May 15, 2016 - 12:44am
April 18, 2016
EDUCATION: Teachers, parents want K-1 program to stay
BEMIDJI—Parents and teachers at Monday's School Board meeting came to the defense of a preschool program the Bemidji school district proposed to cut last week. The district's K-1 program takes kindergarten-age students who might not do well in a traditional classroom. K-1 classes...
April 18, 2016 - 9:55pm
April 12, 2016
EDUCATION: School district talks program cuts, staffing changes
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji school district has money problems that will require staff and program reductions over the next few years, district officials said Monday. The special meeting of the School Board focused primarily on the district's financial standing—namely a stubborn...
April 12, 2016 - 11:11am
March 8, 2016
Child and infant first aid class announced
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Area Schools Community Education will offer a child and infant first aid, CPR/AED course from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays starting April 4 through May 2.The course, led by Dan Carlson, will teach participants to provide emergency care for injured or ill children and infants....
March 8, 2016 - 9:46am
January 25, 2016
Happy Birthday, Paul Bunyan!
Paul Bunyan made a special appearance on Monday at the Bemidji elementary school named in his honor. It was special because it was his birthday....
January 25, 2016 - 7:39pm
January 10, 2016
EDUCATION: School Board to discuss Grant Valley Township site at Monday meeting
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji School District still needs to sign on the dotted line, finalizing its purchase of a plot of land in Grant Valley, where the district hopes to build a new elementary school. District officials meanwhile are moving forward with their plans for the land, keeping...
January 10, 2016 - 12:59am
November 16, 2015
EDUCATION: Could second study solve new school traffic woes?
BEMIDJI—Like schoolchildren might, the Bemidji school district went back to double-check its work on a problem that just wouldn't go away. The district commissioned a second traffic study on the area near Middle School Road where it has long tried and failed to build a new...
November 16, 2015 - 9:49pm
October 19, 2015
EDUCATION: Board wants school location decision come December
BEMIDJI -- For several months of frustration and uncertainty, Bemidji School Board members have insisted they would rather build a great school tomorrow than a lesser school today. But on Monday, their patience began to bend. They wore out the word “December,” expressing again...
October 19, 2015 - 9:54pm
October 5, 2015
School Board searches for solutions: Board members, district leaders meet with Sen. Tom Saxhaug and Rep. Dave Hancock to ask for help with some pressing issues
BEMIDJI -- Officials from Bemidji Area Schools want extra dollars and more freedom, and at least two state legislators want them to have both. That was the conversation Monday as district leaders and School Board members met with Sen. Tom Saxhaug and Rep. Dave Hancock to ask for...
October 5, 2015 - 8:58pm
September 8, 2015
GOVERNMENT: No settlement, yet: City to continue Sanford Center legal work for leaks
BEMIDJI -- The latest in legal work regarding the Sanford Center will remain confidential as settlement talks continue for the Bemidji City Council....
September 8, 2015 - 8:35pm
September 2, 2015
Angie stands tall: Bemidji’s Teacher of the Year works to help students in need
BEMIDJI -- It was a big honor for a small woman. As she bobbed down the aisle and toward the stage Wednesday, Angie Lauderbaugh’s head...
September 2, 2015 - 4:49pm
September 1, 2015
Schools looking to close the gap: Annual results issued for achievement gaps, graduation rates
BEMIDJI -- Numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Education on Tuesday show some area schools flourishing, and others faltering, when it comes to issues such as achievement gaps and graduation rates. The state’s annual Multiple Measurements Ratings score Title I schools...
September 1, 2015 - 8:35pm
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
August 25, 2015
EDUCATION: Decision on school site expected in next few months
BEMIDJI -- With minds torn about an elementary school that can’t seem to find a home, the Bemidji School Board is hoping one will emerge -- and soon. Speaking at a special School Board meeting Monday night, Superintendent Jim Hess of Bemidji Area Schools said the board is not...
August 25, 2015 - 6:13pm