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Serious accident reported on Highway 71
Schoolcraft Winter Concert set for Dec. 15
Young Adult Book Club to meet
Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Emma "Margaret" Treat
Mary M. Garber
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
Bemidji City Council
December 5, 2016
Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens gave a comprehensive breakdown of the city's proposed 2017 budget and levy Monday. The report, given before the council opened the meeting for a truth in taxation hearing, detailed the $37.8 million budget that's been proposed for...
19 hours 13 min ago
December 4, 2016
Bemidji City Council to review street projects
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will be in a position to advance the process for 2017 street projects when it meets Monday. The council will receive a staff recommendation to adopt feasibility reports for two projects coming up in the next construction season. The first is...
December 4, 2016 - 9:34am
November 29, 2016
Council weighs in on Gene Dillon plans
BEMIDJI—Bemidji city staff and officials made a pair of decisions Monday that could influence Bemidji Area Schools leaders' plans to build...
November 29, 2016 - 8:27am
November 22, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Council pay hikes are not warranted
Ward 2 Bemidji City Council member Roger Hellquist proposed to the mayor and council a 15 to 20 percent salary raise for the mayor and council, which sounds like they are all in agreement for this great pay raise. Since the late 1990s the mayor and council have increased their salaries...
November 22, 2016 - 6:05am
November 21, 2016
More work to do on #BemidjiRespect: City Council opts for more discussions on how to support new effort
BEMIDJI—An initiative calling for inclusiveness and respect was met with praise and skepticism Monday night at the Bemidji City Council meeting. The initiative, Standing Together for #BemidjiRespect, was organized last week by a group of community members, including Mayor Rita...
November 21, 2016 - 9:41pm
November 17, 2016
Another election around the corner for Bemidji with Olson moving to county position
BEMIDJI -- Just a few days after the city of Bemidji finalized the results of its last election, the municipality is already gearing up for the next one. Because Ward 4 City Council member Reed Olson won a seat on the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners, the city has to prepare...
November 17, 2016 - 5:52pm
November 9, 2016
BEMIDJI CITY COUNCIL: Erickson holds off Heinonen; Meehlhause, Johnson run unopposed
BEMIDJI—The race Bemidji City Council Ward 5 came down to the wire Tuesday night, with incumbent Nancy Erickson managing to edge her challenger Don Heinonen by just 18 votes in a 682-664 decision. "It was a squeaker, it was the closest race I've ever won. Don was a very tough...
November 9, 2016 - 6:39pm
Albrecht wins third term as Bemidji mayor
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht was re-elected Tuesday for the third time, defeating former mayor Richard Lehmann. With all six precincts...
November 9, 2016 - 1:35am
Erickson wins fourth term in Ward 5 in close race
BEMIDJI—Bemidji City Council member Nancy Erickson earned a fourth term Tuesday, defeating challenger Don Heinonen 682-664. Erickson, who...
November 9, 2016 - 1:25am
Meehlhause to represent Ward 1 for second term
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji City Council member Michael Meehlhause will represent Ward 1 again for the next four years, as he earned 924 votes Tuesday...
November 9, 2016 - 1:15am
Johnson to return for 16th year on council
BEMIDJI—The longest serving member of Bemidji's City Council will once again represent Ward 3, having earned 1,117 votes in an unopposed...
November 9, 2016 - 1:12am
November 7, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council holds public hearing, reading on salary increases
BEMIDJI—Adjustments to salaries were a subject for the Bemidji City Council on Monday, both for elected officials and on-call firefighters. At its regular meeting Monday, the council held a public hearing followed by second reading on an ordinance that would increase the annual...
November 7, 2016 - 7:53pm
November 2, 2016
Mayoral candidates make their pitches to young voters
BEMIDJI—BSU's student senate heard campaign pitches from Bemidji's two candidates for mayor Wednesday. Incumbent Mayor Rita Albrecht and Richard Lehmann, who held the position himself in the early 2000s, told about 20 student senators their respective visions for the city's...
November 2, 2016 - 9:59pm
October 31, 2016
More layoffs at the Sanford Center: VenuWorks makes additional staff changes
BEMIDJI -- Staff changes at the Sanford Center continued last week, with the Ames, Iowa-based managing company VenuWorks moving to terminate...
October 31, 2016 - 6:49pm
October 20, 2016
ELECTION: Social issues take center stage at city council forum
BEMIDJI—Ideas and opinions on a number of topics were shared at a candidates forum Thursday, featuring incumbents and challengers hoping...
October 20, 2016 - 10:22pm