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Minnesota DNR appoints Albrecht as new Northwest Regional Director
There’s a new sheriff’s dog in town: K9 unit brings in Mac, a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois
HOUSING: State level processing continues for Westwood Acres residents
DNA results point to owner of severed fingers found in East Grand Forks
Crime report for Aug. 24
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji drops season opener to Alexandria
CROSS COUNTRY: BSU picked to finish 12th in NSIC
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji tops WHA
BOYS SOCCER: Lumberjacks blank Wolves
SWIMMING: Jacks aim for sixth straight section title
Roseadelle F. Johnson
Ardith "Ardie" Olson Kolstad
Joan Iris Pope
Tracy Keith Gross
Josephine "Jo" Pula
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Slower fall cooldown better for fishing
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
Bemidji City Council
August 23, 2016
A new look for Visit Bemidji: Council approves five proposed initiatives for city's convention and visitor's bureau
BEMIDJI—Described as a "giant leap forward" by Mayor Rita Albrecht, the Bemidji City Council approved five proposals Monday regarding the future of Visit Bemidji in a 6-1 vote. The recommendations were brought forward by a task force of community leaders who began meeting in...
August 23, 2016 - 8:53am
August 18, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council revokes bar‘s liquor license
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council revoked a liquor license from a local business after a public hearing Monday. Belonging to Modern Operations LP, doing business as Toasty Beavers Sports Bar & Grill downtown, the on-sale liquor license was considered for revocation because of...
August 18, 2016 - 7:20pm
August 13, 2016
CITY COUNCIL: Council to hold public hearing on business' liquor license
BEMIDJI—A public hearing regarding the revocation/suspension of an on-sale liquor license at a Bemidji establishment will take place Monday at the City Council's meeting. According to documents associated with Monday's meeting, Bemidji city staff will present the council with...
August 13, 2016 - 10:43pm
August 8, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Bemidji officials talk 2017 budget
BEMIDJI—Bemidji residents could potentially see a 3.2 percent overall tax levy increase if Minnesota legislators don't hold a special session. During a City Council work session Monday, Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens gave a report on the 2017 budget, and discussed financial...
August 8, 2016 - 7:20pm
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