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Charges filed against family friend in kidnapping, murder of 5-year-old
Man gets nearly 20 years in prison in sexual conduct case
A new look for Visit Bemidji: Council approves five proposed initiatives for city's convention and visitor's bureau
Northern Exposure to Lifelong Learning begins Sept. 14
HCLL program set for Sept. 6
VOLLEYBALL: BHS hopes defense can help them return to state tournament
TENNIS: Bemidji wins title at Pine City Invitational
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Tougas selected in CWHL draft
AUTO RACING: Clean sweeps, crashes highlight Bemidji Speedway races
YOUTH BASEBALL: Bemidji pair named Cal Ripken World Series All-Stars
Joseph V. Mayer
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
PRIME TIME: Best kept lunch secret in Bemidji
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
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
Kayakers set to finish circumnavigation of Lake Superior
Watershed group plans meeting tonight on starry stonewart in Big Turtle Lake
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
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
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clinton let our troops, ambassador down
Bemidji School District
July 25, 2016
GOVERNMENT: Public weighs in on environmental impact of new school
BEMIDJI -- The public had an opportunity Monday to weigh in on potential environmental impacts of the new Gene Dillon Elementary. The open discussion took place during a public hearing by the Beltrami County Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments, which is reviewing Bemidji School...
July 25, 2016 - 9:05pm
July 20, 2016
COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Beltrami Board introduced to agreement with School District: Memorandum relates to street improvements
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners were introduced to a memorandum of understanding Tuesday between the government body and the Bemidji School District. The document, presented at the board's work session, comes after the district and county have been discussing...
July 20, 2016 - 12:33pm
July 18, 2016
EDUCATION: County, School District plan public hearing on new school project
BEMIDJI—An environmental assessment worksheet to move forward with a proposed agreement between the Bemidji School District and Beltrami County in regard to a new elementary school has been submitted. During the School Board meeting Monday, Bemidji Schools Superintendent James...
July 18, 2016 - 9:49pm
August 17, 2015
EDUCATION: No new news on new school: District comparing costs for three potential sites
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji School Board paid the elephant in the room about five minutes Monday. Addressing for the first time since July 27 its oft-troubled plan to build a new elementary school, the board addressed the status of the fourth- and fifth-grade building hardly at all—that...
August 17, 2015 - 10:17pm
January 30, 2015
No injuries reported in Bemidji school bus-car crash
BEMIDJI -- No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle crash Thursday involving a Bemidji School District bus, officials said Friday. The crash occurred near the intersection of Buchanan Avenue Southwest and Kimmur Road Southwest in Grant Valley Township.
January 30, 2015 - 6:04pm
November 5, 2014
BEMIDJI SCHOOL REFERENDUM: Voters approve new school
BEMIDJI -- It was a yes-yes vote for schools on Tuesday as voters passed both questions in the referendum to authorize funding to construct and operate a new fourth- and fifth-grade elementary school. With all 36 precincts reporting just after 1 a.m. Wednesday, 52.15 percent of...
November 5, 2014 - 1:08am
September 23, 2014
School Board adopts preliminary levy
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji School Board also voted on Monday to adopt a preliminary levy for 2015. The board unanimously voted to support a preliminary levy of $9,144,991.03, continuing a long-held district policy of “under levying,” or levying less than allowed under state formulas. The...
September 23, 2014 - 11:30pm
September 21, 2014
School Board to meet Tuesday on taxes, referendum
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji School Board will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss taxes and this fall's referendum. The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in its board room at district headquarters, 502 Minnesota Ave. NW.
September 21, 2014 - 1:46am
May 8, 2014
Grants announced for school-linked mental health services
BEMIDJI -- Area school districts are set to benefit from grants aimed to increase access to mental health services. The Minnesota Department of Human Services on Thursday announced $45.4 million in grants to be dispersed under five-year contracts with 36 mental health organizations...
May 8, 2014 - 11:27pm
April 10, 2014
Judge partially throws out lawsuit against Bemidji Area Schools; Bus driver had 6-year-old walk home as punishment
MINNEAPOLIS — A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday threw out some of the claims in a lawsuit stemming from an Febuary 2013 incident in which a Bemidji school bus driver allegedly made a 6-year-old boy with ADHD and emotional behavior disorder walk home as punishment. Judge Michael...
April 10, 2014 - 12:02am
December 7, 2013
Number crunching: Officials look to build additional school space without raising taxes
BEMIDJI — A new building. No additional dollars. That seems to be the direction from school board members as Bemidji Area Schools leaders...
December 7, 2013 - 11:03pm
August 22, 2013
UPDATED: School District faces lawsuits over alleged abuse by former teacher
BEMIDJI -- Any chance of punishment or exoneration for John Wangberg, a former longtime Bemidji teacher accused of sexually abusing three 5-...
August 22, 2013 - 8:18pm
Bemidji School District named as defendant in lawsuits alleging sex abuse by former teacher
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji School District was named as the defendant in three lawsuits filed Wednesday in regard to alleged sexual abuse carried...
August 22, 2013 - 1:53pm
July 16, 2013
'It can make all the difference in the world'
BEMIDJI -- In eight years, the Bemidji School District has experienced a growth of more than 124 percent in the number of children enrolled in its Early Intervention Program. In the 2004-05 school year, there were 78 children enrolled. In 2012-13, there were 175. "With that, the complexity...
July 16, 2013 - 11:20pm
April 26, 2013
Finding the funding formula: statewide talk of all-day, every-day kindergarten rekindles talk of spending priorities
BEMIDJI – The local school board would have some decisions to make if the state Legislature approves funding for all-day, every-day kindergarten. The Bemidji School District already offers all-day, every-day kindergarten, though the state now only pays .621 of that cost. A portion...
April 26, 2013 - 12:41am