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PHOTO GALLERY: Bemidji Elementary and Middle School orchestras concert
Former Bemidji resident named Minneapolis school superintendent
Celebrating Dylan's Duluth: On musician's 75th birthday, a new marker is unveiled at his first home
Roseau deputy placed on leave after being accused of 'shooting up' cabin
Dayton has doubts on transportation funding
BASEBALL: Bemidji sweeps DL, finishes regular season at .500
TENNIS: Bemidji advances to section semifinals
SOFTBALL: Blackduck wins big, routs Red Lake in 8A playoff opener
SOFTBALL: Buffalo walks off in extra innings, tops BHS in opening round
GIRLS GOLF: Bemidji girls take second at Detroit Lakes
Beverly "Bev" Sande
Michael John Wilson
Terry Allan Boquist
Hillary Russ Breeton
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Helping area businesses and government save energy
John Eggers: Who was Hamilton?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The top 10 beneficial insects for the garden
John Eggers: What if the fish don't bite?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Outsmarting those landscape weeds
Take a stroll with art: Bemidji Sculpture Walk returns for 18th summer
The JOE-DOWN reviews ‘13 Going On 30’
Off The Record Blog: Here is the new ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Grease 2’
Art briefs: Andrew Green concert today, Tribute planned for Blackduck area veterans and more
PHOTOS: Geese at Diamond Point
FISH TALES: Chad Newman on Lake Irving
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on the yellow-headed blackbird and yellow-bellied sapsucker
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers find success at opener despite cold weather conditions
FISH TALES: Collin Brekke on Midge Lake
Poppy poster winners announced
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parents, don’t ignore what your instincts are telling you
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boat inspectors serve useful function
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remember all who fought for freedom
Pioneer Editorial: It’s time to end the uncertainty
May 21, 2016
COMMUNITY: Group hopes to bring "Hockey Day Minnesota" to Bemidji
BEMIDJI—A local committee is working to possibly bring Fox Sports North's "Hockey Day Minnesota" to Bemidji in 2018. The group has yet...
May 21, 2016 - 5:25pm
May 3, 2016
CITY COUNCIL: Construction bid approved for South Shore Park
BEMIDJI -- With the design, plans and specifications already in place, Bemidji's City Council took the next step Monday to create a new park...
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May 3, 2016 - 6:41pm
February 5, 2016
Blackduck City Council to set date for public hearing on road work assessments
The Blackduck City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall with a full slate on the agenda. One item up for discussion will be setting the public hearing date for assessments from road improvement projects. Curt Meyer, city engineer, will give the update. Police Chief John...
February 5, 2016 - 10:31am
December 28, 2015
Former City Council member, civic leader Herb South dies at age 66
BEMIDJI—Herbert "Herb" South, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former member of the Bemidji City Council, died Friday at the age of 66. South was born on Sept. 8, 1949, in Bemidji and graduated from high school in Wichita, Kan., in 1967. He joined the Air Force in 1968 and married...
December 28, 2015 - 5:51pm
November 16, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council approves $35,650 for consulting services for South Shore project
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council authorized an agreement Monday hiring a consultant to assist the development of the South Shore Park. Professional...
November 16, 2015 - 9:37pm
October 24, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji is profiting from the addictions of alcoholics
I read in Tuesday’s (Oct. 20) Pioneer that the Bemidji City Council rejected the Nameless Coalition’s request for $896 in city of Bemidji permit fee relief for the winter shelter for homeless chronic alcoholics. Thursday’s (Oct. 22) Pioneer stated the profits are pouring in...
opinion / letters
October 24, 2015 - 11:54pm
October 5, 2015
Council discusses downtown skating: Bemidji resident asks city to get on board with ending downtown skating ban
BEMIDJI -- Skateboarding, rollerblading, roller-skating and longboarding are currently prohibited in downtown Bemidji. However, that could change...
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October 5, 2015 - 8:47pm
September 21, 2015
Tentative settlements approved: Negotiations began when rainwater leaks were discovered in the Sanford Center's ballroom and service corridor areas
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji moved one step closer Monday to completing litigation work for repairs to fix rainwater leaks at the Sanford Center following the approval of five tentative settlement agreements. The negotiations, taking place between Bemidji and multiple companies,...
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September 21, 2015 - 7:59pm
September 14, 2015
Utility rate increase proposed for 2016: 3 percent increase for water and sewer rates will match increased expenses, officials say
BEMIDJI -- In a presentation at a Bemidji City Council work session Monday, Finance Director Ron Eischens explained why city staff are recommending a 3 percent increase for both water and sewer rates in 2016. Eischens said the utility rate data presented Monday was made to reflect...
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September 14, 2015 - 8:30pm
GOVERNMENT: Utility rate increase proposed for 2016
BEMIDJI—In a presentation at a Bemidji City Council work session Monday, Finance Director Ron Eischens explained why city staff are recommending a 3 percent increase for both water and sewer rates in 2016. Eischens said the utility rate data presented Monday was made to reflect...
September 14, 2015 - 7:12pm
September 1, 2015
City to act on settlement for Sanford Center work at next council meeting: Other legal negotiations regarding event complex remain ongoing
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji continued its effort Tuesday to complete legal matters pertaining to work done during construction of the Sanford Center. The legal issues the city is working through stemmed from discoveries made at the event complex, such as rainwater leaks in...
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September 1, 2015 - 8:29pm
July 20, 2015
Hillside Avenue closure brings out citizens for and against
BEMIDJI—Bemidji residents at Monday's City Council meeting appeared divided on an ordinance to reopen Hillside Avenue Southwest. In...
July 20, 2015 - 9:18pm
July 18, 2015
City Council and School Board to meet Monday on street improvements
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will start Monday evening off with a joint session with the Bemidji School Board at 5:30 p.m. before its regular meeting at 6 p.m. During the joint meeting, the two governing bodies will seek an agreement on a street improvements as part of...
July 18, 2015 - 6:21pm
July 6, 2015
GOVERNMENT: City to study liquor market as updates needed to municipal stores
BEMIDJI—Aging facilities and a changing liquor market were deciding factors in the Bemidji City Council moving forward with a feasibility...
July 6, 2015 - 9:26pm
June 23, 2015
City hopes for state designation for south shore park: Three weeks added to Paul Bunyan Park renovations
BEMIDJI -- While not originally on the agenda, Bemidji's south shore was brought up during the City Council's special work session Monday. Parks and Recreation Director Marcia Larson asked the council to approve a resolution to apply to designate a South Shore Park as a regional...
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June 23, 2015 - 7:12pm