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Paul Bunyan Communications awarded Border to Border Broadband Grant
Sanford’s Akande earns certification
Festive season begins: Annual Night We Light parade held in downtown Bemidji
Morning, noon and night: Black Friday creates a busy time for local retailers
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji survives Crookston rallies for 2nd victory of the season
GIRLS HOCKEY: Bemidji falls to Sartell/St. Stephen, 5-1
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers beat Huntsville 4-1, earn first series sweep of season
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen axed from IFL
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers score three goals in the third to top Huntsville 4-1
Wayne "Mort" Morton
Mikyah Karen Yates
Paul Robert "Hutt" Stillday
Darlene Marie Needham
Leonard "Sonny" McDougall
John Eggers: ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’
Sacred substances: Food as our way to give thanks
PATT RALL COLUMN: Another jewel in the crown for BSU Music Department
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don’t expect to start ice fishing soon
John Eggers: Are your children engaged?
OFF THE RECORD Review: ‘Fargo’ Season Two, Episode Seven: Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
OFF THE RECORD BLOG: Bemidji’s Stoner Avenue signs appear on top 10 ‘Commonly Stolen Street Signs’ list
Off The Record REVIEW: ‘Fargo’ Season Two, Episode Six: Rhinoceros
Rock band Styx to headline Lakes Jam 2016
Off The Record Blog: They Are Bringing Back Mystery Science Theater 3000
Bemidji second-grader lands 55-inch muskie during birthday trip
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: It's safe to go shopping, but not ice fishing
Blane Klemek: Once swarming the prairies, bison are still a sight to behold
Rare bird spotted in Minnesota, last sighting reported 21 years ago
Cougars make a Midwest comeback, but likely won't boom in Minnesota
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The First Amendment remains alive and well
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Senate leader Reid needs to be replaced
Patricia Jesperson: Private-sector Rx for workforce woes
Will Durst: How many turkeys died for your dinner?
Byron York: A gift to 2016 GOP candidates
November 6, 2015
Paul Bunyan Communications named 2015 Smart Rural Community Showcase Award Winner
BEMIDJI—The Rural Broadband Association, the national association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies, recently announced Paul Bunyan Communications has been named a winner of the NTCA Smart Rural Community Award for its entire service...
November 6, 2015 - 7:46pm
Sanford Bemidji, Bagley centers earn designation
BEMIDJI—Sanford Bemidji Medical Center and Sanford Bagley Medical Center have been designated as Acute Stroke Ready hospitals by the Minnesota Department of Health.
November 6, 2015 - 7:45pm
October 23, 2015
Paul Marvin named president at Marvin Windows and Doors
WARROAD, Minn.—The Marvin Companies announced Friday that Paul Marvin has been named president of Marvin Windows and Doors effective Jan. 1. Paul Marvin is one of the 11 fourth-generation Marvin family members actively employed in the business today, and has worked in a variety...
October 23, 2015 - 8:39pm
PBC expands in rural Park Rapids areas
BEMIDJI—Paul Bunyan Communications recently announced that expansion of its all-fiber optic network is complete in two more regions of rural Park Rapids, bringing access to Gigabit broadband and cable TV services to more than 400 more locations. One region is north and west...
October 23, 2015 - 8:03pm
Marco named on Great Place To Work list
BEMIDJI—Marco, a technology services company that has an office in Bemidji, recently was named by Great Place to Work as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the U.S. on its annual 2015 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list, published in Fortune magazine. Ranked No....
October 23, 2015 - 8:02pm
October 9, 2015
Ten networks added to Paul Bunyan Television
BEMIDJI—Paul Bunyan Communications has recently added 10 networks in high definition to PBTV HD service. The networks added in high definition include WGN America, MSNBC, Weather Channel, six Showtime networks and a new network geared toward gamers, GINX-TV. WGN America, MSNBC,...
October 9, 2015 - 9:21pm
October 3, 2015
Red Lake awarded $100,000 to help grow business
ST. PAUL—The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians' Entrepreneur Development Program recently was awarded $100,000 to assist in establishing and growing new businesses for the Red Lake Nation. The grant was part of an overall allocation of $2.7 million in two-year grants from the...
News / business
October 3, 2015 - 12:17am
Per Mar Security purchases Northern Safety and Security
BEMIDJI—Per Mar Security of Davenport, Iowa, has acquired Northern Safety and Security in Bemidji, the company announced this week. Both companies provide electronic security solutions for their clients and Per Mar said in a release that it will continue operations at the Bemidji...
News / business
October 3, 2015 - 12:16am
September 25, 2015
Bemidji Bus Line receives highest rating
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Bus Line was selected in late August for a Facility, Terminal, and Equipment inspection to maintain its certification as a Military Approved Carrier. The inspection primarily measures performance in maintaining compliance with the Military Bus Agreement and its...
September 25, 2015 - 8:18pm
Paul Bunyan Communications earns industry honor
BEMIDJI—Paul Bunyan Communications was recently recognized by NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies, as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider for delivering gigabit broadband...
September 25, 2015 - 7:43pm
Forum Communications Printing expands into South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—Forum Communications Printing has expanded its operations by purchasing a building in Sioux Falls, S.D. The facility is approximately 45,000 square feet and was originally built in 2007. "Our strategy is to increase our commercial printing footprint," said...
September 25, 2015 - 7:42pm
Jaeger receives 'Spirit of America' award
BEMIDJI—Randy Jaeger, vice president of retail for Bemidji-based Johanneson's Inc., has been named the recipient of the National Grocers Association "Spirit of America" award for 2015. The award was presented at the annual convention of the North Dakota Grocers Association...
September 25, 2015 - 7:42pm
September 18, 2015
Group to showcase new Fosston production facility
FOSSTON—The Highway 2 West Manufacturers Association is focusing its Oct. 1 general membership meeting on the completion of Erskine Attachments' new 65,000-square-foot production facility in Fosston. The official meeting will begin with registration at 11 a.m. at Erskine Attachments,...
September 18, 2015 - 6:50pm
September 11, 2015
Choice Therapy named to Inc. list
BEMIDJI—Choice Therapy has been named to the 2015 Inc. 5,000 list, ranking 2,313. The list is a ranking performed by Inc., which analyzes the nation's fastest growing private companies based upon growth over a three-year period. Choice Therapy experienced a 167 percent growth...
September 11, 2015 - 7:03pm
Northwest Indian OIC to offer training
BEMIDJI—Business development training will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 at Northwest Indian OIC, 520 Fourth Street NW. The training will also take place on the third Tuesday of the month and a meal will be provided. Topics, from Native...
September 11, 2015 - 7:03pm