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Crime report for Oct. 25
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
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
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
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