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Chamber Ambassadors: Lumberjack Shack
VISIT BEMIDJI: Task force narrows focus for Visit Bemidji's future
JOINT PLANNING: JPC approves permits for downtown treatment centers
Chamber Ambassadors: Lucky Dogs
Day, Hofstad join Karvakko
Bemidji Extreme U11 wins title
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji splits in first day at GR tourney
VOLLEYBALL: Beavers unveil 2016 schedule
BHS trap team aiming high in first-ever state tournament appearance
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU assistant Belisle lands scouting job with LA Kings
Julius Lee Maxwell, Sr.
Richard Bruce "Dick" "Specs" Matheny
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
JOHN EGGERS: Who is your spiritual friend?
‘Red, White and Tuna’ play opens Wednesday at The Chief Theater
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘The Replacements’
ARTS BRIEFS: Shyanne Kaml performs at Farm by the Lake, Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival is July 8-9 and more
Still going strong: For nearly 30 years, Bemidji Area Church Musicians strike up the chords for summer series
Patt Rall: Opportunities for the arts abound this week
READER PHOTOS: Bears in Bemidji
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Summer solstice means lots of fish are feeding
FISH TALES: Kaleb Olson
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
Richard Hanson: Return to the bargaining table to protect Minnesota’s future
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Human life is the most innocent of all
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Please, let love conquer hate
April 29, 2016
Chippewa National Forest plans prescribed burns
CASS LAKE—Chippewa National Forest officials have scheduled prescribed burns this weekend. On Saturday, a 65-acre prescribed burn will be located approximately six miles southeast of Cass Lake, on the east side of Lake Thirteen. On Sunday, the 40-acre prescribed burn will be...
April 29, 2016 - 2:47pm
March 25, 2016
BCLB wrestling team holds awards banquet
The Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena Wrestling team recently held its end of the season wrestling awards banquet, where wrestlers and coaches were recognized...
News / local
March 25, 2016 - 12:31pm
February 23, 2016
PREP WRESTLING: Six area wrestlers qualify for state tournament
Four wrestlers from Blackduck/Cass Lake Bena qualified for the Minnesota Class A high school state wrestling tournament Saturday with second-place...
February 23, 2016 - 9:44am
December 4, 2015
BCLB starts wrestling season
Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena's Logan Dobmeier pins United North Central's Garett Butler in the 126-pound weight class during the first match of a...
December 4, 2015 - 10:58am
October 8, 2015
EDUCATION: Student counselor deficit concerns Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Board
BENA—Despite being shy of a full staff, administrators at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school in Bena say the school year is off to a good start. School Board members heard from newly hired staff at Thursday's meeting and discussed how to resolve the need for mental health counselors...
October 8, 2015 - 9:23pm
September 3, 2015
Wounded Warrior Project to benefit from WinnieFEST 2015: Music festival and sportsman’s show in Bena this weekend
BENA -- The Big Winnie Store and Lake Winnie Area Resort Association have teamed up to present WinnieFEST 2015 this Labor Day weekend in Bena. The two-day music festival celebrating the unofficial end of summer will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Winnie Store owner Arnold...
News / local
September 3, 2015 - 10:38pm
August 26, 2015
Leech Lake applies to have Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School building replaced
CASS LAKE — The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe said Wednesday it has formally submitted its application to the U.S. Department of the Interior to replace its dilapidated Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School located in Bena. The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School's run-down conditions have...
August 26, 2015 - 5:16pm
August 13, 2015
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig schools on Congressional radar
BENA—Members of the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school board and staff were pleased to see their school's name on a Congressional letter of support...
August 13, 2015 - 9:56pm
July 9, 2015
Staffing changes continue at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school
BENA—While school is out for summer break, administrators at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Schools in Bena are taking the opportunity to restructure staffing before student orientation in August. The school board approved the hiring of an academic principal and accepted the resignations...
July 9, 2015 - 10:17pm
June 12, 2015
EDUCATION: New principal hired for Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
BENA—Students returning to Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Schools in the fall will be greeted by a new face. School administration announced at June's regular School Board meeting Thursday the K-12 principal vacancy has been filled. Interim Superintendent Pam Walker, who is also the school's...
June 12, 2015 - 6:03pm
May 14, 2015
Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig administrators resign after student protest
BENA—The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School Board accepted the resignations of the school superintendent and principal at Thursday night's board meeting. The decision comes a week after students at the high school in Bena protested some decisions by the administration. School Board...
May 14, 2015 - 10:15pm
May 5, 2015
Students stage walkout in Bena: Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High Schoolers walk out on administration
BENA—About a dozen students attending the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School walked out of their classes Tuesday morning in protest of recent...
May 5, 2015 - 6:10pm
October 9, 2014
Things going bump in Bena: NightScreams haunted haven open for fright seekers
BENA -- Fright fanatics needn't wait any longer to get their Halloween horror fix. NightScreams opens Friday night in Bena. Three years...
News / local
October 9, 2014 - 8:34pm
Cass Lake-Bena School Board member enters guilty plea on theft charge
By Renee Richardson Forum News Service WALKER, Minn. -- A Cass Lake-Bena School Board member and former school district employee accused of swindling the district entered a guilty plea the day before a jury trial was to begin. Terri Vail, 53, was charged with six felony...
News / region
July 9, 2014 - 3:08pm
August 17, 2013
Back in beautiful Bena: Restoring historic Winnibigoshish General Store, founding WinnieFest a labor of love for Arnold Dahl and Matthew Wooley
BENA -- He gave it all up. A good-paying "suit-and-tie" gig at the corporate headquarters of an RV manufacturer, a life with friends and a loving...
News / local
August 17, 2013 - 9:55pm