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TrekNorth to branch out: Officials plan to add elementary school in 2018
Cleanup week starts Monday for Bemidji city residents
COMMUNITY: Spreading the message: Support Within Reach holds annual walk to raise awareness about sexual violence
Spaghetti dinner benefit for Ervin Yoder on May 14
Beltrami Electric annual garage sale May 7
SOFTBALL: BHS falls to Grand Rapids, Hermantown
BASEBALL: Jacks swept at Eagan, Eden Prairie
BOYS GOLF: BHS takes fourth at Fergus Falls
BHS Hall of Fame set to welcome five new members
BASEBALL: Solid pitching helps Beavers snap 6-game skid
Helen G. Page
L. Eugene Bradfield
Catherine V. Pickenpack
Dr. Brian James Thompson
Blane Klemek: Wild turkeys exist nearly everywhere in Minnesota
Cyndi Fenske: Amazing May ahead at the public library
John Eggers: Remember your graduation?
Kelsi Turner: Weather or not. . .
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Minnesota Walleye Opener set for May 14
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Harry And The Hendersons’
Summer at the cinema: Your guide to the blockbusters and everything inbetween
Patt Rall: A variety of opportunities for every age
Arts Briefs: Deb McGregor CD release concert, Brooke String Quartet free concert, Fifth Grade Invitational at Watermark and more
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Purple Rain’
Blane Klemek: The great blue heron is the largest heron in North America
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleye season opens May 14
Youth firearm safety range day is May 9
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers can make test run for walleye
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on woodland thrushes and the charming ovenbird
Kay Novodvorsky birthday
Marcy Melberg birthday
Martha Ferden birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EMS 'family' touched by Clark's letter
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The cost of eradicating poverty is low
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What about our country’s military heroes?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Raising gas tax is equitable way to fund infrastructure projects
Pioneer Editorial: Grade A for education in Bemidji
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...
News / local
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,...
News / local
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...
News / local
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...
News / local
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...
News / local
June 23, 2015 - 7:12pm
June 22, 2015
Park adjustments total more than $65,000: City Council approves changes to plaza in front of Paul and Babe
BEMIDJI—The 2014 financial audit was the first item on the agenda at a special work session Monday for the Bemidji City Council, but Paul...
June 22, 2015 - 10:20pm
June 17, 2015
Boulder removal around Paul and Babe could start next week: City officials to meet again to address adjustments, costs
BEMIDJI -- The tree stump, mound and boulders that stirred a Paul Bunyan-sized controversy may be gone as soon as next week. The removal...
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June 17, 2015 - 4:46pm