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Number crunching: Officials look to build additional school space without raising taxes
Dayton announces 2 Appeals Court vacancies
Minn. GOP's Kline gets challenger from own party
New kind of dental profession slowly takes root
Snustads give Win-E-Mac gets biggest gift ever: School district says $2 million endowment will pay for scholarships, programs
BOYS BASKETBALL: Buffalo races past Bemidji 81-51
Twins Caravan to visit on Jan. 21
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers spoil Bowen's return again, top Minnesota-Duluth 90-79
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Bemidji State rallies from 23-point deficit but falls short against Minnesta-Duluth
MEN'S HOCKEY: For the second straight game, Bemidji State and Michigan Tech skate to 2-2 tie
Frank Edward Spears
Nancy Ann Allen
Cecelia Marie Drouillard "Muckwa-wii-da-se-maad-equat-wan" which means "Bear who walks with the women",
Local authors to sign books
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
Author plans talk on how Pearl Harbor hit small-town Minnesota
Art briefs for Dec. 5
'The King and I' opens Friday
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Letter: Recent weather calls global warming in question
Letter: Historical Society’s bonfire was a big success
Richard Hanson: Reinventing Northwest Technical College
Arlene Getz: Mandela’s message of reconciliation
State should increase funding for disability services
Scotty Allison: What veterans need to know about dental care and the VA
Your Health: Cholesterol levels and your health
Arland O. Fiske: The Scandinavian colleges in America
John Eggers: How to have the best Christmas ever
Paul Ericsson: Santa will be coming to the Bemidji Library this month
October 19, 2012
Kraus-Anderson to build addition to Bear Center in Ely
BEMIDJI – Kraus-Anderson Construction Company has been selected to build an 8,000-square-foot addition to the North American Bear Center in Ely, Minn. The addition is KA’s third project with the Bear Center. KA built the original Center in 2006 The new addition will feature a...
October 19, 2012 - 8:48pm
Bemidji doctor serving on state medical board
BEMIDJI – Dr. Maria Statton, recommended by the Minnesota Medical Association, was appointed to the state of Minnesota’s Board of Medical Practice Oct. 8 by Gov. Mark Dayton. Her term will expire Jan. 7, 2013. The MMA has statutory authority to submit endorsement recommendations...
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October 19, 2012 - 8:47pm
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors visit Super 8 Hotel
The Bemidji Ambassadors congratulated Ken Pankow, the new general manager of the local Super 8 Hotel, on his position. Pankow brings with him many years of business experience and a passion for people. Super 8 has served Bemidji and the surrounding area for 31 years and is the longest-running...
October 19, 2012 - 8:41pm
Insect Inferno inventors showcased in Boston
Corey Westrum and his wife, Sue, owners and inventors of Insect Inferno, were featured with their new distributor, Pest Control Supplies, Oct. 17-20 at PestWorld in Boston. The Westrums brought a demonstration trailer for attendees to view how the product works to kill bedbugs without...
October 19, 2012 - 8:30pm
Multiple productions for local playwrights
BEMIDJI — Abbey Ferrier and Roy C. Booth have announced that their one-act zombie comedy, “Marriage...After Death,” will be performed by the Kenai Performers of Soldotna, Alaska; The Grove School of Cherry Valley, Calif.; and the Twin River High School in Genoa, Neb., in late...
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October 19, 2012 - 7:41pm
Local business manager attends national dealer meeting
Joe Roeder, general manager of Acme Tools’ Bemidji store, recently attended the Dixie Chopper national dealer meeting in Indianapolis, where Acme Tools was recognized as the top dealer in Minnesota. Roeder is pictured with Dixie Chopper founder Art Evans. Dixie Chopper is billed...
October 19, 2012 - 7:39pm
October 17, 2012
Sanford Center Interim executive director to be introduced Monday
BEMIDJI – An interim executive director for the city-owned Sanford Center will be introduced Monday during an advisory board meeting. The announcement from city manager John Chattin comes after a candidate was interviewed for the permanent job Friday. It also comes after Tammy...
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October 17, 2012 - 1:38am
October 12, 2012
Stitching success: Itasca Leathergoods expanding
In the cozy town of Lake George near Itasca State Park, big things are happening for one of its longtime businesses. Itasca Leathergoods, which...
news / region
October 12, 2012 - 8:45pm
LaValley Industries welcomes new VP
BEMIDJI – Kevin Allen has been named vice president of pipeline sales at LaValley Industries, provider of pipe handling attachments to the pipeline and horizontal directional drilling industries. Allen will be responsible for sales team leadership and distributor coordination....
October 12, 2012 - 7:06pm
DeKrey appointed senior executive vice president of Sanford Health
BEMIDJI —Dr. Dan DeKrey has accepted the appointment of senior executive vice president of Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota, starting immediately. With the recent transition of Dr. Howard Hoody, a new leadership structure was devised to successfully guide the organization into...
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October 12, 2012 - 7:01pm
October 11, 2012
El Mariachi closes for the winter
BEMIDJI – El Mariachi has temporarily closed. The Mexican restaurant, located on the south end of Bemidji at 801 Washington Ave. S., has closed for the winter, said owner David Mendoza. “Summer is pretty good, but winter is too slow,” said Mendoza, when reached by telephone...
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October 11, 2012 - 2:50am
October 8, 2012
Bemidji native named president for Twin Cities-based consulting firm
PLYMOUTH – Bemidji native Dave Montebello has been named president of SRF Consulting Group, a Twin Cities-based firm. Montebello was the company’s vice president of transportation. In the new role, which began Monday, Montebello will direct the company’s day-to-day operations...
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October 8, 2012 - 4:08pm
UnitedHealth plans overseas growth with $4.9B deal
UnitedHealth Group Inc. will spend about $4.9 billion to buy a majority stake in a Brazilian health benefits and care provider, as the largest U.S. health insurer leaps into an international market it says is primed for growth. UnitedHealth, based in Minnetonka, Minn., said Monday...
October 8, 2012 - 9:51am
October 5, 2012
Bemidji Pioneer Business Briefs for October 7
BEMIDJI – Kristin Addison, Sharon Fruetel and Leonore Potter have been elected to the Minnesota Public Radio Regional Development Council. Addison, Fruetel and Potter were elected during the council’s annual meeting, and will represent the Bemidji area and serve as liaisons between...
October 5, 2012 - 6:36pm
Free classes at NTC offered through $95K DEED grant
BEMIDJI – Residents of the Bemidji area with an interest in health care careers can apply to take three core health-care-related courses at Northwest Technical College at no charge, thanks to a grant received by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. DEED...
October 5, 2012 - 6:32pm