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Wells Fargo offers to meet with Standing Rock Sioux before year-end
Military veterans building barracks for Dakota Access pipeline protests
Pedestrian struck by vehicle Wednesday in Beltrami County
N.D. Sen. Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
BOYS BASKETBALL: Second-half effort comes up short
FOOTBALL: Beavers hope for one last victory
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers end losing streak with 2-0 win over Mankato
BHS girls hockey falls to Brainerd/LF
PREP BASKETBALL: Red Lake girls rout Blackduck 91-19
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
November 17, 2016
Bena man faces criminal vehicular homicide charges
WALKER, Minn. -- A 31-year-old Bena man who was allegedly drinking faces criminal vehicular homicide charges after the car he was driving went off the road and hit three trees last month near Walker, killing his passenger. Phillip C. Nelson has been charged in Cass County District...
November 17, 2016 - 8:16pm
November 16, 2016
Medical ‘school’: Annual ‘Teddy Bear Hospital’ event held at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center
BEMIDJI -- Gabriel Rock brought his stuffed animal dragon, “Mr. Draggy,” to Sanford Bemidji Medical Center on Wednesday morning hoping a...
November 16, 2016 - 5:57pm
July 25, 2016
BNSF train derails near Bena
BENA -- Crews continued to clean up Monday after BNSF Railway train derailed Friday near Bena, Minn., according to railway personnel. Amy McBeth,...
July 25, 2016 - 9:02pm
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...
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...
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