Skip to main content
Le Bistro hosts artisan bread sale
Stenehjem: 'Very likely' North Dakota will sue feds for cleanup costs
Video of Harrison Ford passenger plane incident released
Some Dakota Access Pipeline opponents move to higher ground as camp closure looms
Soon, some will get through Twin Cities airport security with a fingerprint or iris scan
Hockey Olympian sisters tap Fighting Sioux logo designer for new apparel line
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Beavers rallying for upset opportunity in playoff opener
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks take down Grand Rapids
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji, Beberg outrun Hunters
BOYS HOCKEY: Jacks stunned by Brainerd in overtime
Margaret Ann Crowe
Susan Rene LaFontaine Portz West
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fishing continues to be spotty for most species
Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Letter to the Editor: BHS bands are class acts
Letter to the Editor: Let's learn from one another and respect differences
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
April 21, 2015
City Council approves Chief Bemidji plaque language: Members vote 4-3 to include mention of atrocities against Indians as part of project
BEMIDJI -- After a spirited and sometimes racially charged debate, the Bemidji City Council voted 4-3 to include language on proposed plaques...
April 21, 2015 - 2:27pm
March 9, 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...
March 9, 2015 - 10:59pm
January 17, 2015
GOVERNMENT: State of the City Address on tap for Tuesday: County board to get more details on homeless shelter plan
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht will deliver the 2015 State of The City Address at the Bemidji City Council meeting Tuesday. Albrecht was elected to her second term as mayor in November. In addition to the State of the City Address, the City Council will hold its regular...
January 17, 2015 - 11:09pm
September 15, 2014
Bemidji City Council, Red Lake Tribal Council meet
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council held an apparently unprecedented meeting with the Red Lake Nation Tribal Council on Monday, discussing...
September 15, 2014 - 10:38pm
August 25, 2014
City approves new Sanford Center contract
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji City Council vigorously debated whether a proposed contract with VenuWorks to operate the Sanford Center was both new...
August 25, 2014 - 9:46pm
August 19, 2014
Steamed about stop signs: Neighborhood residents say removal of signage a safety hazard
BEMIDJI — The public voiced anger over removal of stop signs at a Bemidji intersection during the City Council meeting Monday. Four residents,...
August 19, 2014 - 12:04am
August 11, 2014
Council OKs levy increases: Funds earmarked for eventual Sanford Center, City Arena repairs
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council on Monday acknowledged the fact that no building lasts forever. The council voted 5-1 to approve a 2.2...
August 11, 2014 - 10:48pm
July 19, 2014
Bemidji City Council: Council to discuss parking fee increases
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Downtown Alliance will seek approval for increasing the fee for yearly parking permits from the City Council at the regular meeting Monday. The proposed increases are the first changes to the fee structure since 2005, according to chart provided to the council...
July 19, 2014 - 11:03pm
July 9, 2014
City buys land to relieve traffic on Paul Bunyan Drive: $140K buys parcels for extension of 24th Street NW
BEMIDJI -- The city plans to buy two parcels of land behind Walgreens on Paul Bunyan Drive NW in hopes of relieving traffic on the artery that...
July 9, 2014 - 11:21am
July 8, 2014
City approves work at University Heights project
BEMIDJI — In addition to possible tax incentives, the University Heights development project will get another boost from the city in the form...
July 8, 2014 - 4:25pm
May 5, 2014
CITY GOVERNMENT: City votes to sell land to McDonald's operator
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council voted Monday to draw up a purchase agreement with McDonald's operator Corey Klinefelter to buy a plot of...
May 5, 2014 - 9:28pm
April 28, 2014
What to do with Neilson Reise Arena?
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council is facing off against the idea of what to do with the aging Neilson Reise Arena, a mainstay of Bemidji hockey...
April 28, 2014 - 10:43pm
April 15, 2014
Developer comes forward for former BHS site
BEMIDJI — A local developer has emerged with big plans for the site of the former Bemidji High School. The proposed project calls for several...
April 15, 2014 - 9:38am
March 24, 2014
City sees surplus coming out of 2013
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji has hundreds of thousands of dollars in un-earmarked money. Emerging from 2013, the city's general fund has a surplus of $270,114, city finance director Ron Eischens told City Council members at a budget work session Monday. The council voted unanimously...
March 24, 2014 - 10:27pm
February 4, 2014
Brainerd council president found dead at home
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Brainerd’s city council president and former mayor and teacher was found dead in her home Monday night. Soft-spoken and quick to offer an encouraging word to others, Bonnie Cumberland provided an example of strength and endurance as she battled cancer. Her...
February 4, 2014 - 1:08pm