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Emily Jean Ostlund
David Allen Staples
Lorraine Elsie Day
Christopher Paul Yarger
Eleanor "Lucky" Kirkpatrick
MASTER GARDENERS: Garden seed planning starts now
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Time for a love story
DELGADO COLUMN: Native American graves and repatriation protection emerge once again
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What about kids that don't want to learn?
PRIME TIME: Children's Time on Sunday morning
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents 'Celtic Legends'
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Few other birds as interesting as the pileated woodpecker
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Almost time to get off the ice (and clean up as you go)
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Candidate thanks supporters, Ward 4
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
COMMENTARY: Enbridge: We remain committed to protecting the environment
Bemidji City Council
July 27, 2016
Welcome aboard a bigger board: Advisory board for Visit Bemidji could reach 14
BEMIDJI -- Visit Bemidji, the community’s destination marketing organization, is considering welcoming a variety of new members aboard. At its monthly meeting Wednesday, the Visit Bemidji Advisory Board came to a consensus on restructuring its number to a total of 14 board members....
July 27, 2016 - 7:00pm
July 5, 2016
CITY: Bulk of Council work finished through consent agenda Tuesday
BEMIDJI—A grant for the Bemidji Fire Department and a permit for a local business were approved Tuesday during a brief meeting of the City Council. As part of its consent agenda, the Council approved a grant of $95,160 awarded by the United States Fire Administration to be used...
July 5, 2016 - 8:15pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
May 19, 2016 - 8:17pm