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WEATHER: Some Bemidji storms fly under the radar
SHOPPING: Crazy Days pushing ahead without BDA
Light up the sky!
Bogart family thanks Blackduck community
PHOTOS: Blackduck 4-H Club unveils free little libraries
GOLF: Playoff holes help narrow field at the Birchmont
BSU athletics extends radio deal
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water temperatures reaching peak
Vikings extend contract of head coach Zimmer
Sports physical blitz planned for Aug. 6
Dale Clinton Smith, Sr.
Susan Marie Tibstra
Beverly J. Neadeau
Ashley Jean Needham
Charlotte "Char" Clark
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Off The Record Blog: Let’s analyze this trailer for ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’ book
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
FISH TALES: Callen Baird on Big Bass Lake
FISH TALES: Emma Hanson on Lake Winnie
FISH TALES: Becca Hanson on Lake Mary
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
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
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
Bemidji City Council
October 18, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Bemidji City Council: Company seeks $20,000 easement to install new gas pipeline
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will consider authorizing an easement Monday to allow a new gas pipeline to be installed, which is expected to enhance service in and north of town. The easement was requested by the Minnesota Energy Resources Corp., which is seeking a 10-foot...
October 18, 2015 - 12:45am
October 13, 2015
Push to change Columbus Day in Bemidji is growing as trend sweeps nation: Holiday is being replaced with Indigenous People's Day in multiple cities
BEMIDJI -- For another year, the second Monday in October was referred to as Columbus Day in Bemidji, but that may not be the case in 2016. A national trend is underway to change the holiday from honoring Christopher Columbus in favor of setting aside a day to honor Indigenous...
October 13, 2015 - 9:36pm
September 28, 2015
Preliminary South Shore price tag: $600,000
BEMIDJI -- With the clean-up project of Lake Bemidji's south shore already underway, the City Council moved forward Monday to prepare an existing...
September 28, 2015 - 8:15pm
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
August 10, 2015
Funding the future: Council discusses 2016 budget and beyond
BEMIDJI—Bemidji residents may see a property tax increase of 6.6 percent in 2016, according to information provided by Finance Director...
August 10, 2015 - 9:18pm
August 3, 2015
Hillside Avenue SW will remain closed: Motion to approve ordinance fails in a 6-1 City Council vote
BEMIDJI—The future of Hillside Avenue Southwest was decided Monday as the Bemidji City Council rejected an ordinance that would have reopened...
August 3, 2015 - 10:18pm
July 20, 2015
NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: City, school district divided on street costs
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji School Board and City Council failed Monday to reach an agreement on street improvements for a planned elementary school,...
July 20, 2015 - 9:51pm
July 11, 2015
EDUCATION: Street improvement costs may lead to new elementary school site: School Board, City Council to meet July 20 about sharing costs for work on Middle School Road
BEMIDJI—As the Bemidji School Board and City Council seek an agreement on street improvements for a new elementary school, district officials aren't ruling out the possibility of changing sites. Superintendent Jim Hess said this week Bemidji Area Schools still plans to build...
July 11, 2015 - 11:11pm
June 10, 2015
City Council to discuss work around Paul and Babe statues Monday
BEMIDJI -- After concern was expressed by residents, city officials have decided to delay pouring concrete around the new mound in front of the...
June 10, 2015 - 6:02pm
May 4, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council wants to move past divisive debate on Chief Bemidji plaques
BEMIDJI-- The Bemidji City Council on Monday expressed a desire to heal following a divisive vote in April whether to include acknowledgement...
May 4, 2015 - 10:23pm
Text of the four Chief Bemidji Statue plaques
Here is the wording of the plaques submitted by The Chief Bemidji Statue Committee that was included in the April 20 City Council meeting packet and that were approved by the Bemidji City Council to be part of the official statue monument. Shaynowishkung He Who Rattles...
May 4, 2015 - 10:08pm
May 1, 2015
Mathews starts as city manager: Job No. 1 is learning the ropes, meeting people
BEMIDJI -- Nate Mathews originally was supposed to start his new job as Bemidji City Manager later this May, but he instead decided to go to...
May 1, 2015 - 6:37pm
April 30, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The real and full truth needs to be known
During the April 20 Bemidji City Council meeting, Councilwoman Erickson provided a shining example of both white privilege and white fragility. During the meeting the councilwoman referenced the vile historic quote from Andrew Myrick, stating that the quote is an "insult to the white...
April 30, 2015 - 11:49pm
April 13, 2015
'Revenues exceeded expenses:' Bemidji's budget surplus goes toward firefighting, reserve funds
BEMIDJI—Although there may have been a lot of hemming and hawing lately in St. Paul about Minnesota's $2 billion surplus, the Bemidji City Council had its own $200,000 surplus to figure out how to spend. As City Finance Director Ron Eischens wrote in a memo to the Bemidji City...
April 13, 2015 - 10:19pm
March 27, 2015
JPC recommends approval of new hotel: Candlewood Suites to be constructed at former MnDOT site
BEMIDJI -- The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Commission recommended approving a new hotel planned for the south side of Bemidji on Thursday....
March 27, 2015 - 9:38am