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CITY GOVERNMENT: Council wants to move past divisive debate on Chief Bemidji plaques
Text of the four Chief Bemidji Statue plaques
Bemidji food shelf seeks volunteers
UPDATED: Anderson, Jurek crowned BHS Prom King and Queen
VIDEO: OUT AND ABOUT: Medina a music man
Five former Lumberjacks inducted into Bemidji High School Athletics Hall of Fame
University of North Dakota releases list of potential new nicknames
GOLF: Bemidji boys win own invitational
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Home and home doubleheader with North Dakota highlight BSU men's and women's schedules
BASEBALL: Beavers end rough season with a sweep of U-Mary
Franklyn "June" Charles Strong, Jr.
Roger G. Olson
David Walter Lehmann
Patrick Guilfoile: Measles — more deadly than Ebola
John Eggers column: Make your fishing opener memorable
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Flowers and herbs benefit the vegetable garden
John Eggers: What is right with the world?
Library Corner: Library to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4
Michael W. Smith tour comes to Sanford Center
PIONEER PREVIEWS: BSO concludes 76th season with some Mozart
The Table Tour: Steven Curtis Chapman brings Christian music acts to perform in Bemidji
Pioneer Previews: Brass on tap Monday at Bangsberg
Art briefs - Sunday April 26
Gone Fishin': Duane, John Peterson and their business are Hall of Fame worthy
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Although rare, observing black bears a fascinating sight
Photo of the Day: Immature eagle
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water levels remain a concern as opener nears
Blane Klemek: The bluebird, few have received as much attention as they
Stratton birthday celebration
Ferden birthday celebration
Henry-Van Sickle engagement
Rich Lowry: A Great Society failure
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Smart, not soft, on crime
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wolf hunt not based on sound science
Pioneer Editorial: Follow the rules: Stop AIS
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The real and full truth needs to be known
August 8, 2012
Welcome sign mulled by council
BEMIDJI - The city here is resurrecting a long-simmering discussion about whether the community should install a Welcome to Bemidji sign. The often large, decorative signs are fairly common at entrances to regional centers throughout Minnesota, yet Bemidji does not have one. The...
news / local
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 7, 2012
City puts brake on parking plan; Curb paint, signs ordered to ease problems
BEMIDJI - The city is stepping away from a proposal for permit parking in the neighborhood bordering Bemidji State University. Instead, the Bemidji City Council has ordered that the neighborhood's curbs leading up to alleyways and intersections be freshly painted and that signs be...
news / local
August 7, 2012 - 12:00am
January 19, 2012
Bemidji Mayor Larson excited for 2012 after challenging year
With state funding to local cities appearing to be stable, Bemidji Mayor Dave Larson is looking forward to focusing on other issues, such as...
news / local
January 19, 2012 - 12:00am
October 10, 2010
Local contests add to ballot interest
The city of Northome may have a mayor after next month's election, and will have a council, but at the moment, the make up of their governing body is pretty much up in the air. Mayor Jim Schneider is giving up his seat, and thus far no one has filed for the office nor has a write-in...
October 10, 2010 - 4:23pm
August 11, 2010
BEMIDJI CITY PRIMARY: Larson, Johnson to vie for mayor; Hellquist and Sathers advance in Ward 2; Thompson and Lemmer to vie for at-large seat
If Tuesday's primary election was any indication, the race for mayor of Bemidji will be tightly contested on Nov. 2. Newcomer Dave Larson and current Ward 3 City Councilor Ron Johnson advanced from a field of five candidates Tuesday. Larson received 470 votes and Johnson received...
news / local
August 11, 2010 - 12:11am
Blackduck council holds short meeting
Following a long holiday weekend, the Blackduck City Council didn't jump into a strenuous meeting June 6. In fact, it was shorter than usual. With no one present for the public forum, the council read a thank you from the Bemidji Fire Department to the Blackduck Fire Department thanking...
July 11, 2010 - 12:00am
July 8, 2010
Kelliher Council holds two special meetings to discuss city clerk position
The Kelliher City Council met for two special meetings June 22 and 23 to address one issue -- the possible need for a new city clerk/treasurer. On June 16, City Clerk/Treasurer Dianna Thurlow submitted a letter of resignation to the council giving them a 30 notice of her intentions...
July 8, 2010 - 1:32pm
Blackduck City Council
When the Blackduck City Council met June 7, they took care of business in front of a crowd. Even though there was no one present to speak at the public forum, Mayor Scott Palmer went on with business as usual. The council approved a Small Cities Development grant, the bills then...
July 8, 2010 - 1:05pm
December 27, 2009
City maintenace department gets approval for snow plow truck
Christmas came early for city of Blackduck Maintenance Supervisor Bob Klug, Jr. when the city council gave their blessings for the purchase of...
December 27, 2009 - 8:06am
December 13, 2009
City of Blackduck receives A+ rating from S&P on city's financial stability
The Blackduck City Council received good news at its regular meeting Dec. 7 when they were told the city had been given an A+ from Standard and...
December 13, 2009 - 7:22am
Blackduck holds truth and taxation hearing
The city of Blackduck held its annual Truth and Taxation hearing Dec. 8 at city hall. The reason for the annual meeting is to discuss and seek public comment on the city's proposed 2010 budget and the 2010 proposed property tax levy. The proposed taxes remain unchanged from 2009...
December 13, 2009 - 7:21am
December 6, 2009
Blackduck City Council discusses community and street issues
Members of the Blackduck City Council met for the regular meeting Nov. 23 with a few others present to speak to the council. Kurt Benson asked to speak to the council during the public forum about the blighted property he had asked about at an earlier meeting. He asked what the council...
December 6, 2009 - 7:32am
November 15, 2009
Blackduck City Council receives audit proposal; awards construction bid
Members of the Blackduck City Council met for the regular meeting Nov. 9, receiving the audit proposal from Miller McDonald, Inc. the awarding the bid for the chemical storage room build and hearing an update on the city's blighted properties. Before hearing about the audit, City...
November 15, 2009 - 7:53am
August 23, 2009
City matters top Northome City Council
Members of the Northome City Council met Aug. 8 in their regular meeting with a full agenda before them. All councilmembers were present along with Northome City Clerk Tom Bonar, Maintenance Supervisor Cory Lindley and Head Bartender Angela Stradtmann. Others present included Linda...
August 23, 2009 - 7:43am
Blackduck City Council gets good report on annual audit; hears from Beltrami Electric
The Blackduck City Council met in regular session Aug. 17, moving swiftly through its agenda before hearing from Sandy Nelson of Miller McDonald, about the city's annual audit. Nelson presented the 2008 individual audit report to the council stating that Miller McDonald gives their...
August 23, 2009 - 7:42am