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Kelliher VFW pancake breakfast Sunday
Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
Saturday to be ‘Bob Dylan Day’ in Minnesota
Grand jury indicts suspect in fatal Dollar Tree store shooting
Police look for whose cremated remains left at cemetery
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
WRESTLING: Bemidji falls to Perham, Thief River Falls
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
Nice Ride running smoothly: More than 600 rides taken; more bikes coming next week
BEMIDJI -- It's been mostly a smooth ride for the Nice Ride Bemidji bicycle share program since its kick-off on June 22. The bright orange...
August 9, 2014 - 1:21am
June 23, 2014
Megan Serratore column: Loop the Lake a perfect Saturday
BEMIDJI -- It is almost always a good day to loop the lake, but Saturday was better than ever. I took part in the first Loop the Lake Festival...
June 23, 2014 - 10:20am
June 22, 2014
Nice Ride Bemidji officially opens
Local civic leaders, including from the city and Bemidji State University, along with representatives from Nice Ride Minnesota and Blue Cross...
June 22, 2014 - 4:05pm
June 21, 2014
Loop the Lake Festival: Looking forward to the Loop
BEMIDJI -- Although Erica Ward has lived in Bemidji almost all her life, for the first time she will be biking the 17-mile loop around Lake...
June 21, 2014 - 12:46am
June 19, 2014
Time to get 'Loop'y: Loop the Lake Festival celebrates Bemidji’s bicycling culture
BEMIDJI -- The city's bicycle-friendly reputation will be on display Saturday when about 250 pedalers take off on a ride around Lake Bemidji...
June 19, 2014 - 11:48pm
May 5, 2014
Bicycle tour will fight hunger
BEMIDJI -- A bicycle tour will begin here this week to raise awareness of and support for efforts to address hunger. The Hunger Ride: Feeding People, Feeding Souls is a regional ride that will begin Saturday in Bemidji and end May 16 in Moorhead, in tandem with the two-day annual...
May 5, 2014 - 10:15am
May 1, 2014
Minnesota ranks second for bike-friendly states
John Myers Forum News Service DULUTH — Minnesota ranks second and Wisconsin third among the most bike-friendly states in the U.S., according to the League of American Bicyclists. Only Washington ranked higher for having better trails, laws, promotion of and participation in bicycling. The...
May 1, 2014 - 11:33pm
January 29, 2013
MnDOT gets award for Mississippi River bikeway
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has received a national award for its planning for the Mississippi River Trail bikeway. Minnesota was the first state to develop a plan for bicycling along the Mississippi River. The 800-mile route closely follows...
January 29, 2013 - 8:51am
October 30, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Communication gaffes raise some red flags VenuWorks, the firm hired to manage and operate the Sanford Center, found itself in a quandary with its top management post at the facility. After a review of executive director candidates, Bemidji officials interviewed one person for the...
October 30, 2012 - 1:26am
October 26, 2012
Cabin, Bike Guy shop named Bronze Bicycle Friendly Businesses
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Bemidji businesses were recognized by the League of American Bicyclists as bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Businesses for promoting cycling. The Bike Guy Ski and Bicycle Shop and Cabin Coffeehouse and Café each received awards. The businesses were among 71...
October 26, 2012 - 8:59pm
October 25, 2012
Dayton mediates meeting on Paul Bunyan Trail Bridge sign
BEMIDJI – There’s renewed hope for a “Welcome to Bemidji” sign on the Paul Bunyan Trail Bridge after Gov. Mark Dayton met with city and state officials Wednesday afternoon to help resolve the issue. Sitting in on the meeting were city councilors Greg Negard and Kevin Waldhausen,...
October 25, 2012 - 12:42am
October 22, 2012
Bemidji is Bike Friendly Community
The city of Bemidji was named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclist on Monday afternoon. Bemidji was recognized...
October 22, 2012 - 11:49pm
October 19, 2012
Bemidji receives Bicycle Friendly Community award
BEMIDJI – The city has been awarded a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community award by the League of American Bicyclists. A community bike...
October 19, 2012 - 4:13pm
September 27, 2012
Paul Bunyan Trail bridge dedicated in Bemidji
A dedication of the Paul Bunyan Trail bridge was held Wednesday afternoon. Cutting the ribbon were, from left, Courtland Nelson with the Minnesota...
September 27, 2012 - 12:36am
August 24, 2012
UPDATED: Cycling legend Lance Armstrong banned for life, career vacated
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday — including his record seven Tour de France titles — and banned...
August 24, 2012 - 4:18am