Skip to main content
A cross-continent run: Runners from the 2016 Peace and Dignity Journey visit Bemidji
Water Carnival to be held at Sanford Center parking lot; location in future undecided
Lake Bemidji events this week
City plans children’s Beach Party
Crime report for June 27
AUTO RACING: Wreck-filled day at the Speedway
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji one-hits Dilworth to win consolation crown
TRAP SHOOTING: Jacks take third in state
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji finishes Grand Rapids tourney 3-1
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji rebounds with win in Perham
Anthony (Tony) James Kloehn
Thomas "Tom" Stanton Solberg
Dale A. Fischer
Bert Eugene Stevens
Marvin Bruce Myhre
John Eggers: Why were you born?
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Bring It On’
Watch for 'Night Watch': BHS Marching Band again scoring well with summer show (w/ video)
Arts Briefs: BSO presents 'Legendary Voices,' First Friday open house at Gallery North and more
Patt Rall: Schlichting debuts her 'First Lady Mysteries' series
‘Red, White and Tuna’ play opens Wednesday at The Chief Theater
READER PHOTOS: Bears in Bemidji
Blane Klemek: Two low profile birds: The sora rail and Virginia rail
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Summer solstice means lots of fish are feeding
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Story on workshop was small minded
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature's inaction is unacceptable
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
Bemidji City Council
June 27, 2016
OUTDOORS: More AIS inspections, education for boaters, anglers
BEMIDJI—In an effort to help safeguard Bemidji's water, the City Council voted at a work session Monday to contribute $2,000 toward a county-run...
June 27, 2016 - 7:47pm
June 24, 2016
VISIT BEMIDJI: Task force narrows focus for Visit Bemidji's future
BEMIDJI—A task force set a list of priorities related to the future of Visit Bemidji on Thursday. Coming to the consensus at the meeting was a task force organized by the city of Bemidji to determine the direction of the destination marketing organization. Members of the task...
June 24, 2016 - 9:07pm
June 20, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Visit Bemidji operations detailed for City Council
BEMIDJI -- A comprehensive report on Bemidji's destination marketing organization was given Monday to the City Council. During its meeting, Councilors...
News / local
June 20, 2016 - 7:34pm
June 13, 2016
PROPERTY TAXES: Less than 1 percent increase expected: Councilors get 2017 budget preview at Monday work session
BEMIDJI -- Based on preliminary numbers, the property tax increase for Bemidji residents should only be 0.5 percent in 2017. Bemidji's Finance...
News / local
June 13, 2016 - 7:37pm
June 12, 2016
CITY COUNCIL: Financial management, budgeting on council's agenda
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will be looking to its financial future at a work session Monday. Scheduled for the meeting is a presentation from Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens, who will review the 2016 budget that was focused on long-term issues and describe items...
June 12, 2016 - 12:02am
June 6, 2016
CITY COUNCIL: Carnegie committee fills up the calendar
BEMIDJI—A full slate of summer events and fundraising is on the calendar for the committee working to rescue the Carnegie Library building....
June 6, 2016 - 7:47pm
June 5, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Three ordinances up for second reading Monday
BEMIDJI—A public hearing for an ordinance related to the Center City Housing project is set for Monday's Bemidji City Council meeting. The ordinance would authorize the conveyance and transfer of property from the city of Bemidji to Center City Housing Corp., a Minnesota non-profit...
June 5, 2016 - 1:06pm
June 3, 2016
ELECTION: List of local, state and federal election candidates
BEMIDJI—Election filing for local elections ended Tuesday with all incumbents opting to run again and challenger candidates entering the race. In the Bemidji mayoral race, Rita Albrecht is seeking a third term after winning elections in 2012 and 2014. Her opponent will be former...
June 3, 2016 - 1:15pm
June 2, 2016
ELECTION: Running to return: Former Bemidji mayor Lehmann files to regain position
BEMIDJI -- After a six-year absence from the Bemidji City Council, former Mayor Richard Lehmann is looking to return to the position he held for nearly a decade. Lehmann, 58, filed to run for Bemidji Mayor on Tuesday, marking the first time he's been a candidate for the seat since...
News / local
June 2, 2016 - 9:01pm
May 25, 2016
ELECTION: Heinonen runs for Bemidji Ward 5 to improve business climate
BEMIDJI -- After 32 years of living and being active in Bemidji's community, Don Heinonen decided now is the right time to take the next step and try to join the City Council. Heinonen first moved to Bemidji in 1983 and attended Northwest Technical College before becoming a master...
News / local
May 25, 2016 - 8:18pm
May 23, 2016
CITY: Hockey Day committee meets with City Council
BEMIDJI—A group of Bemidji residents met with the City Council on Monday to request their support in bringing "Hockey Day Minnesota" to the first city on the Mississippi. The annual event is hosted by Fox Sports North and a local community, celebrating all things hockey in Minnesota....
May 23, 2016 - 7:27pm
May 20, 2016
ELECTION: Health, human services a focus for Olson as he seeks County Commission seat
BEMIDJI—Current member of the Bemidji City Council Reed Olson said he decided it was the right time to switch to another level of government, filing to run for a Beltrami County Commissioner seat this week in the Nov. 8 election. Olson said he chose to opt for the Beltrami County...
May 20, 2016 - 7:44pm
May 19, 2016
ELECTION: Continued growth of Bemidji a priority for Erickson
BEMIDJI -- Nancy Erickson is aiming to continue her second round with the city’s governing body this November. On Wednesday Erickson filed to run for re-election to represent Bemidji’s Ward 5 on the City Council for another four years. If elected, the term would be Erickson's...
News / local
May 19, 2016 - 8:17pm
ELECTION: Johnson likes city’s progress as he seeks fifth term
BEMIDJI -- Ron Johnson, the longest serving Bemidji City Council member, filed for re-election Wednesday with the hope of earning a fifth term. Johnson, elected to represent Bemidji's Ward 3 in 2000, said he's been happy with the achievements the council has made over the years and...
News / local
May 19, 2016 - 8:15pm
ELECTION: More experience for Meehlhause as he seeks second term
BEMIDJI -- With almost four years of serving on the Bemidji City Council under his belt, Michael Meehlhause filed for re-election this week to run for a second term. Meehlhause won his first term in 2012 after graduating from BSU, defeating Derrick Houle in the process. Meehlhause...
News / local
May 19, 2016 - 8:13pm