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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
FISH TALES: Callen Baird on Big Bass Lake
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DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
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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 City Council
May 19, 2016
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...
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...
May 19, 2016 - 8:13pm
May 18, 2016
ELECTION: Candidate filing opens for city, county seats
BEMIDJI—The time period for candidates to file for the 2016 November election opened Tuesday, with multiple county and city hopefuls already adding their names to the ballot. For the city of Bemidji, incumbents Mayor Rita Albrecht and City Council members Michael Meehlhause...
May 18, 2016 - 6:06pm
May 16, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: South shore land sale moves ahead: Bemidji Economic Development Authority approves land sale, purchase option for lakefront development
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Economic Development Authority on Monday approved the sale of two lots to further develop the city’s south shore. At the conclusion of Monday’s City Council meeting, Bemidji officials reconvened as the Bemidji Economic Development Authority to discuss the...
May 16, 2016 - 9:01pm
May 15, 2016
ELECTION: Albrecht will seek third mayoral term
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht said she is seeking a third term in November's election, with the hope of continuing the City Council's work on a range of issues. Albrecht said ongoing priorities she would address if re-elected are resolving litigation between Bemidji, Northern...
May 15, 2016 - 12:43am
May 9, 2016
CITY: Council reviews dock policy draft for marina use on Lake Bemidji
BEMIDJI—A new docking policy for a marina in the south shore area was discussed Monday at an informational work session for the Bemidji...
May 9, 2016 - 7:44pm
May 3, 2016
CITY COUNCIL: Construction bid approved for South Shore Park
BEMIDJI—With the design, plans and specifications already in place, Bemidji's City Council took the next step Monday to create a new park on the city's South Shore. During its meeting Monday, the council voted to select a construction bid from Christiansen Construction for $565,189....
May 3, 2016 - 6:55pm
April 20, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council closes meeting to review annexation litigation
BEMIDJI—Ongoing litigation for the city of Bemidji in regard to the long-standing annexation issue was the subject of a closed session during Monday's City Council meeting. The closed portion was to speak about the city's legal strategies moving forward after a court hearing...
April 20, 2016 - 6:35pm
April 11, 2016
CITY: City Council approves budgetary transfers
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council on Monday approved a series of transfers during its budgetary work session. The council approved a resolution that authorizes $5,408,747 from the city's general fund to be designated toward cash flow and other unplanned expenses. The resolution...
April 11, 2016 - 7:26pm
April 9, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Saving people from themselves is scary
Thank goodness that Big Brother, in the form of the Bemidji City Council, swooped in to save all those naïve people who spent their money on Ralphie May tickets. I guess free speech in Bemidji is only free if no one is offended. So who or what is next? The council might look to Cuba,...
April 9, 2016 - 11:36pm
April 4, 2016
CITY: Downtown district to get new signage. Council partners with Bemidji Downtown Alliance for gateway arch
BEMIDJI -- The downtown area will likely have a new way to greet residents and visitors alike next year. The new feature will be in the form of a gateway arch over Third Street NW, across from the Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues. The project to construct the arch is being...
April 4, 2016 - 7:35pm
April 3, 2016
CITY: Three project requests on deck for City Council: City also to consider adopting Treaty Day
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council will be met with some recommendations Monday from both city staff and a community organization. One of the recommendations from staff is to approve a development agreement for proposed condominiums on the north side of 30th street and east of Hannah...
April 3, 2016 - 6:00am
March 30, 2016
Back-to-back meetings for Bemidji officials: Council met Monday and Tuesday for discussions on rail corridor, JPB staff
BEMIDJI -- In a week between scheduled council meetings, elected Bemidji officials and staff have been busy, meeting both Monday and Tuesday for different matters. On Monday, the council held a work session where they heard from businessman Mitch Rautio regarding land owned by the...
March 30, 2016 - 6:13pm
March 21, 2016
CITY: Park and playground projects to headline summer. Council moves forward on South Shore Park, new playground for Paul Bunyan Park
BEMIDJI -- A new park on Lake Bemidji's South Shore is just a construction season away, while a new playground for Paul Bunyan Park is scheduled...
March 21, 2016 - 9:13pm
March 15, 2016
A modern approach for Visit Bemidji: Officials exploring other models to improve convention bureau’s strategy
BEMIDJI—A restructuring plan for Visit Bemidji is being developed that city officials hope will improve the marketing of the area and make...
March 15, 2016 - 8:47am