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SANFORD CENTER: New leadership, same strategy: New Sanford Center Executive Director says goal is to continue making Bemidji facility a destination
Charges: Woodbury man caught in sting for sex with juvenile
Morris company with workers on strike says it will close
Bayfield, Grand Marais in the running in 'Best Towns' voting
Penalties to be lightened under compromise on Minnesota drug sentencing laws
Stram, Benson, named BSU Student-Athletes of the Year
SOFTBALL: No. 8 seed BSU beats Northern State, upsets No. 2 UMD in NSIC tourney
BASEBALL: Blackduck tops Lake of the Woods 7-1
Bemidji High School athletic hall of fame banquet is Monday
Junior Islanders AAA hockey tournament this weekend
Barbara Jean (Wittner) Ellis
Patricia Ann Bolin
Nicholas Blackwolf Smith
Beata "Bea" Caroline Lein Huebsch
Betty Lou (Cortez) Petersen
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Minnesota Walleye Opener set for May 14
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Yes, you can grow fruit in the garden
John Eggers: What is an antique?
MASTER GARDENERS: New perennials for your garden
Patt Rall: The newest theater company in the area
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Purple Rain’
Art Briefs: Region 2 Arts Council open house with Sheila Smith, BSO presents ‘Of Remembrance and Romance’ and more
Patt Rall: Woodcarving and Nordic music (Celtic, too)
Off The Record Blog: RIP Prince
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 2, Episode 10: ‘Klick’
Blane Klemek: The great blue heron is the largest heron in North America
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleye season opens May 14
Youth firearm safety range day is May 9
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers can make test run for walleye
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on woodland thrushes and the charming ovenbird
Martha Ferden birthday
Marcy Melberg birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EMS 'family' touched by Clark's letter
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The cost of eradicating poverty is low
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What about our country’s military heroes?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Raising gas tax is equitable way to fund infrastructure projects
Pioneer Editorial: Grade A for education in Bemidji
Bemidji school board
March 21, 2016
EDUCATION: Another delay for Gene Dillon Elementary: Permits, paperwork anticipated to push back opening date
BEMIDJI—A litany of permits and papers will delay work on a new Bemidji elementary school, pushing back the school's likely opening date by at least a year.
March 21, 2016 - 9:58pm
February 22, 2016
EDUCATION: 'Some light at the end of the tunnel' for new school: Board views plans for Gene Dillon Elementary along Division Street
BEMIDJI—Gene Dillon Elementary will stand right at the intersection of Division Street and Becida Road Southwest in Grant Valley Township—and...
February 22, 2016 - 9:36pm
December 23, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grant Valley school location raises questions about traffic
Dr. Hess and his school board have decided on the Grant Valley Township site for the new school, apparently in hopes of being able to work with the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners. Past history indicates Dr. Hess and his board have had problems working with Bemidji Township...
opinion / commentary
December 23, 2015 - 1:05am
October 19, 2015
EDUCATION: Board wants school location decision come December
BEMIDJI -- For several months of frustration and uncertainty, Bemidji School Board members have insisted they would rather build a great school tomorrow than a lesser school today. But on Monday, their patience began to bend. They wore out the word “December,” expressing again...
News / local
October 19, 2015 - 9:54pm
October 1, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Cold logic needed in school decision
This is in reference to Dr. Hess’s comments in a Sept. 22 article on the Bemidji School Board by Kyle Farris. He speaks of what people need to see in regards to the actions of the school district and board. He’s been very poetic in his statements recently, but that’s not what...
opinion / letters
October 1, 2015 - 12:31am
September 21, 2015
School Board discusses where to put Gene Dillon Elementary
BEMIDJI -- The fate of a long-delayed elementary school is on hold as the Bemidji School Board awaits a key decision concerning a plot of land in Grant Valley Township. During its regular meeting Monday night, the School Board continued talks about where to put Gene Dillon Elementary,...
News / local
September 21, 2015 - 9:04pm
July 27, 2015
Looking for solutions: School Board discusses other possible locations for new elementary school
BEMIDJI—Befuddled by a budget crunch and contract talks that have put the future of a planned elementary school in jeopardy, the Bemidji School Board met again on Monday. The board talked with lawyers. It talked with development experts. And after the 90-minute special meeting,...
News / education
July 27, 2015 - 11:07pm
July 20, 2015
NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: City, school district divided on street costs
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji School Board and City Council failed Monday to reach an agreement on street improvements for a planned elementary school,...
July 20, 2015 - 9:51pm
March 31, 2015
EDUCATION: School Board approves sale of Deer Lake property, purchase of land for new grades 4-5 school
BEMIDJI -- Out with the old and in with the new. The Bemidji School Board in a special meeting on Monday approved the sale of Deer Lake Elementary and then minutes later approved a purchase agreement for land upon which the district’s new fourth- and fifth-grade elementary...
News / education
March 31, 2015 - 8:31am
March 29, 2015
Property issues up for School Board: Potential sale of Deer Lake school and purchase of land for new school on Monday’s agenda
BEMIDJI -- The potential purchase and sale of property is scheduled to be discussed during a special meeting of the Bemidji School Board on Monday. The board will convene at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office Board Room, 502 Minnesota Ave. NW. The meeting agenda includes the...
News / education
March 29, 2015 - 7:11am