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GOVERNMENT: Public weighs in on environmental impact of new school
BNSF train derails near Bena
Deputy injured while his vehicle hit on Highway 10
Man sentenced to 113 days in theft of pizza slice from Fargo gas station
Search suspended for missing Red River swimmer
‘You can’t get much better:’ 2016 Birchmont opens with solid weather for qualifying rounds
AUTO RACING: Speedway returns from rainout weekend with big-money Blitz
BASEBALL: Bemidji Centaurs win sub-state, head to Legion state tourney
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU reveals 2016-17 schedule
GOLF: Birchmont even bigger this year with more than 300 set to compete
Charlotte "Char" Clark
James "Jim" Sperling
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
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
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
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
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
PIONEER EDITOIRIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
Bemidji City Council
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
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