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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
High school hoops teams make themselves at home at Sanford Center
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU wins overtime thriller over Duluth
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: UMD holds off Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU remains unbeaten in WCHA with win over Michigan Tech
BOYS HOCKEY: Baker, Bemidji edge Buffalo 2-1
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!
City of Bemidji
May 11, 2015
City receives funds to help housing rehabilitation
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji recently was awarded $387,500 to help owner-occupied housing rehabilitation in the city by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). In all, DEED awarded $17.6 million to 37 communities to help pay for building rehabilitation...
May 11, 2015 - 5:12pm
April 30, 2015
Hospitality tax focus of Sanford Center open forum
BEMIDJI—More than 40 people showed up for a public forum Wednesday at the Sanford Center organized by city and center officials. The...
April 30, 2015 - 11:50am
April 13, 2015
'Revenues exceeded expenses:' Bemidji's budget surplus goes toward firefighting, reserve funds
BEMIDJI—Although there may have been a lot of hemming and hawing lately in St. Paul about Minnesota's $2 billion surplus, the Bemidji City Council had its own $200,000 surplus to figure out how to spend. As City Finance Director Ron Eischens wrote in a memo to the Bemidji City...
April 13, 2015 - 10:19pm
March 10, 2015
City reviews finalists for manager slot: Decision expected at March 16 special meeting
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council on Monday moved closer to deciding whether Nate Mathews or Jeff Cadwell will become the next city manager. The two are finalists in the process of choosing a replacement for retired city manager John Chattin. Mathews is city administrator of Staples...
March 10, 2015 - 4:28pm
February 20, 2015
Mayflower to bloom again: Tech, education, manufacturing interests to call longtime downtown structure home
BEMIDJI -- After hosting a school, a church and a chocolate shop during its 114 years, the Mayflower Building is to be reborn one more time as...
February 20, 2015 - 1:54am
February 6, 2015
Upstream TV back on the air
BEMIDJI -- After going dark last month amid staffing issues and financial difficulty, Upstream TV has been back on the airwaves since Jan. 28,...
February 6, 2015 - 5:46pm
December 26, 2014
Chattin' with Chattin: Retiring city manager talks of career, warns against partisan divide in local government
BEMIDJI -- Retiring after eight years as City Manager, John Chattin has words of praise and words of warning for politicians and staffers inside...
December 26, 2014 - 7:44pm
December 18, 2014
BEMIDJI CITY GOVERNMENT: New and old for levy, budget; City looks to pay off debt, plan for future expenses
BEMIDJI -- On Monday, the Bemidji City Council approved a 2015 budget and levy that help satisfy old debts while planning for possible new expenses in the future. A new piece of the levy in 2015 comes in the form of $84,000 to the Sanford Center Capital Replacement Fund, designed...
December 18, 2014 - 12:03am
November 15, 2014
Bemidji Township to appeal ruling in second annexation case
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Township plans to appeal Ninth District Judge Jana Austad's partial dismissal of its lawsuit against the city of Bemidji, Northern Township and the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board, attorney John Steffenhagen said Thursday. "Bemidji Township certainly...
November 15, 2014 - 12:11am
Residents pick up trees
The city of Bemidji gave away 350 Red Silver Maple seedlings to residents Wednesday. Shown left, Jerry Pickett and John Tibstra pick up trees...
May 15, 2014 - 9:48am
March 8, 2014
The cost of conflict: Lawsuit over annexation is adding up
BEMIDJI — However right a fight may feel, there are always unintended costs to those that surround it. In the case of the two-year lawsuit between Bemidji Township and the city of Bemidji, those costs can be measured in money that used to belong to the taxpayers — money spent...
March 8, 2014 - 11:23pm
February 10, 2014
Some Bemidji households lose water access as pipes freeze
BEMIDJI -- About 50 households have reported frozen pipes so far this winter to the city as unusual cold extends deeper in the ground, Todd Anderson, Bemidji water and sewer superintendent, said Monday. Although above-freezing temperatures are predicted for part of next week,...
February 10, 2014 - 6:26pm
January 28, 2014
Outdoor rinks, warming houses closed because of cold
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department has closed the Nymore and City Park’s Warming House and outdoor rinks for today due to the extreme cold temperatures. Free Family Fun Night that was scheduled for Tuesday night at City Park Warming House has also been ca...
January 28, 2014 - 2:21pm
August 1, 2013
Who goes back to the township? Talks begin over which properties get detached from city
BEMIDJI -- The City of Bemidji and Bemidji Township are in the process of determining which annexed properties can return to the township. The...
August 1, 2013 - 11:40pm
July 27, 2013
Annexation: Northern Township rejects agreement modifications, attorney for Bemidji Township says that doesn't matter
BEMIDJI -- The attorney for Bemidji Township maintained Friday that the mediation agreement previously approved by the township and the city of Bemidji will remain in effect. The statement comes despite Northern Township's vote this week against allowing Bemidji Township to exit two...
July 27, 2013 - 1:38am