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Fire destroys church in north-central Minnesota town
Man sentenced for assault on his newborn
Spring burning restrictions lifted in Bemidji, though fire danger remains high
Special counsel sets in motion sentencing process for Papadopoulos
Minot air base official ousted after missing grenade rounds, machine gun
Commentary: With chance to make a difference, NFL punts on national anthem
Byron Buxton's speed turns routine single into double in a flash
Twins fall quietly to Tigers, 4-1
USA Gymnastics CEO Kerry Perry apologizes to victims of Larry Nassar
NFL owners approve team-by-team anthem policy, will allow players to remain in locker room
Zola Ann Peterson
Byron "Doc" Berry
Lois May Durkin
K.W. "Kenny" Dunlap
Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Are you in need of some old jokes?
Commentary: Safety spout fuels colorful encounter in the boonies
What do all the pine cones mean on transplanted spruce?
Dead or alive perennials, and how to tell
Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
High heels can have health effects far beyond the feet
Barack and Michelle Obama are becoming television and film producers for Netflix
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding attracted more American viewers than Prince William's
Around the Arts, May 20
Wyoming may legalize trophy hunting of grizzly bears for the first time in 40 years
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The surprises and wonder of the outdoors
PAUL NELSON FISHING: As waters warm up, so should the bite
Expensive fishing electronics require proper touch
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Area veteran says he’s suffering consequences of antimalarial drug prescribed during 148th Fighter Wing deployment
After late start, growers pleased with progress so far
Shortage of truckers starting to cause prices to rise
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
Insuring against online attacks: Coupled with improved security, insurance can help companies manage cyber risk
Place a Business Announcement
Barb & Rick
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: One could question writer’s reason for defending AR-15
MASTER GARDENERS: Pollinators not limited to the bees or butterflies
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The term 'water protectors' is about much more than protests
Commentary: Lead yourself well at every age
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March 26, 2017
Albrecht declares March 27-31 Boys & Girls Club Week
At the Bemidji City Council meeting March 20, Mayor Rita Albrecht signed a proclamation declaring March 27-31 as Boys & Girls Club Week in Bemidji....
March 26, 2017 - 11:12am
January 5, 2017
CITY: Bemidji Council orders special election, designates Mayor Pro-tem at meeting
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council passed a resolution Tuesday ordering a special election to fill a recent vacancy. Because Ward 4 Councilor...
January 5, 2017 - 8:05am
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 17, 2016
Rallying around respect: Group of Bemidji residents prepare statement to promote unity
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht and a group of residents are working to highlight Bemidji as an inclusive community after they’ve heard...
November 17, 2016 - 5:05pm
November 9, 2016
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
October 31, 2014
Final mayoral debate: Show them the money: Packed house turns out at City Hall
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji mayoral candidates met Thursday for their final debate ahead of the Nov.4 election next week. Incumbent Mayor Rita Albrecht faced off against challenger Jorge Prince, and candidates for City Council -- Don Heinonen and Dave Larson -- also participated. Voters...
October 31, 2014 - 12:14am
Letter: Prince wants to create opportunities
I met Jorge Prince back in 2007. At the time, I had spent my family’s life savings on a prototype of a new pipe handling product that would one day become the DECKHAND. I had shopped my idea all over Bemidji seeking funding and advice on how to move my idea forward so that one day...
October 31, 2014 - 12:11am
October 30, 2014
Letter: Prince shows leadership on ODC board
I believe that the Bemidji community needs to know that Jorge Prince is not only a proponent of job growth within the community but specifically a strong supporter of job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. As business development coordinator for the Occupational Development...
October 30, 2014 - 12:22am
October 28, 2014
Letter: Albrecht has more good work to do
I have been impressed with our current mayor, Rita Albrecht, and feel she deserves support for another term. She represents our community well in this highly visible position. She is well-spoken at council meetings and at the many public events she participates in. She is thoughtful,...
October 28, 2014 - 11:41pm
October 25, 2014
Letter: Prince has superb analytical, people skills
i area would agree that the next few years are going to be crucial for the city of Bemidji’s economic viability and growth. My years of experience with Mr. Jorge Prince make me believe that he is the best mayoral candidate to make this happen. Jorge was employed many years ago...
October 25, 2014 - 1:33am
October 24, 2014
Bemidji mayor: Albrecht, Prince face off again at BHS debate
BEMIDJI— Mayoral candidates Rita Albrecht and Jorge Prince weighed in on city issues like redevelopment and the upcoming referendum Thursday for their second debate in three days. Bemidji High School students in Jeff Aas’ AP U.S. Government and Politics class conducted the debate...
October 24, 2014 - 12:22am
October 23, 2014
Letter: Albrecht shows skill, diplomacy, integrity
As a friend of Rita Albrecht, of course I support her. As an observer of her skill, diplomacy and integrity as mayor there is no doubt she is the right one for this position. We’ve been able to have Rita preside over many difficult issues the city faces, some that are ongoing and...
October 23, 2014 - 12:25am
August 20, 2012
Albrecht will make a superb mayor
It is both exciting and overwhelming to write a letter of support for Rita Albrecht in her race to be mayor of Bemidji. She first came to Bemidji as a BSU student in 1976, but three years later she married and began a family. In the process of raising her family, she also worked outside...
August 20, 2012 - 11:53pm