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Serious accident reported on Highway 71
Schoolcraft Winter Concert set for Dec. 15
Young Adult Book Club to meet
Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Emma "Margaret" Treat
Mary M. Garber
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
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?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
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
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
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
May 25, 2016
Former Clearwater County pastor sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for sexual contact with children
BAGLEY, Minn. -- A former pastor in northwestern Minnesota was sentenced Wednesday to 33 years and 10 months in prison for having sexual contact with children. The Rev. Scott Morey, Shevlin, Minn., was charged in 2014 with eight first-degree, three second-degree and three fourth-degree...
May 25, 2016 - 8:08pm
April 21, 2016
Clearwater County pastor found guilty of criminal sexual conduct
BAGLEY—A Clearwater County pastor was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of 13 counts of criminal sexual conduct. Scott Morey, of Shevlin, was arrested in January of 2015 and charged with multiple counts of felony criminal sexual conduct for acts that allegedly occurred between...
April 21, 2016 - 2:37pm
April 15, 2016
Area river reaches closed to fishing until May 14 opener
BEMIDJI—A number of river reaches in Beltrami and Clearwater counties will be closed to fishing until the 2016 fishing opener May 14, officials said Friday. All closures will be in effect Monday through May 13 and are necessary to protect concentrations of spawning walleye,...
April 15, 2016 - 1:43pm
March 29, 2016
SAFETY: Area fire restrictions to start Monday
BEMIDJI -- Spring burning restrictions are set to begin Monday in the Bemidji area, officials say. Dave Hoefer said his department already has responded to seven wildfires this season, as the early snow melt is extending the spring burning season. The Minnesota Department of Natural...
March 29, 2016 - 3:01pm
March 28, 2016
ELECTION: GOP picks District 2 roster: Two newcomers, incumbent will be on the ballot for Republicans
BAGLEY—A retired Clearwater County sheriff's deputy is hoping to keep the House District 2A seat for the Republicans in the state Legislature. Area Republican delegates gathered in Bagley on Monday night to endorse State District 2 Senate and House candidates for seats in the...
March 28, 2016 - 9:57pm
March 24, 2016
POPULATION: Beltrami County shows steady growth. Twin Cities surpass 3 million
BEMIDJI -- Slow and steady has been the trend for population growth in Bemidji. The United States Census Bureau on Thursday released county population estimates for 2015, showing moderate growth in Beltrami and larger expansion in the Twin Cities. In 2015, Beltrami County's population...
March 24, 2016 - 9:12pm
March 23, 2016
UPDATED: Man killed in rollover near Shevlin
BEMIDJI -- A Solway-area man was killed in a one-vehicle rollover Tuesday night south of Shevlin. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office received the report of the crash at 11:25 p.m., the office said in a release. The rollover was on County Road 2 just south of 320th Street. When...
March 23, 2016 - 12:52pm
November 13, 2015
Clearwater County rollover injures two
BEMIDJI -- An SUV rollover accident early Friday on Minnesota Highway 200 in Clearwater County resulted in non-life threatening injuries. According to the State Patrol, a 2002 GMC Yukon driven by Stephen Howard Sr., 33, Redby, Minn., was traveling westbound on Minnesota Highway...
November 13, 2015 - 10:58am
October 30, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: County commissioner’s letter appreciated
I want to thank Daniel Stenseng, Chairman, Clearwater County Board of Commissioners, for his letter to the editor (Oct. 17) regarding the “no net loss” of tax base policy in regard to the government purchase of land and a current situation. If you missed it I would recommend you...
October 30, 2015 - 12:06am
October 17, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: County gives reasons for opposing purchase
In response to the article you carried by Dan Gunderson of MPR on the front page of your newspaper Oct. 6, we would like to give your readers the reason for our opposition to state funds being used for purchasing land in our county. Clearwater County is opposed to the Lessard-Sams...
October 17, 2015 - 1:56am
October 8, 2015
Naytawaush woman faces charges in theft from Bagley store
MAHNOMEN—A Naytahwaush woman reported as missing and a person of interest in a theft case was located late last week and booked into the...
October 8, 2015 - 7:16pm
October 2, 2015
Missing Naytahwaush woman a person of interest for theft in Clearwater County
MAHNOMEN, Minn.—Authorities are asking for help locating a Naytahwaush, Minn., woman who is a person of interest for a reported theft. Leslie Wakemup, 25, was last seen Sunday with friends in southern Clearwater County, according to a news release from the Mahnomen County Sheriff's...
October 2, 2015 - 9:54am
September 29, 2015
Bagley police seeking burglary suspect
BAGLEY—One suspect is in custody and one is being sought after an undisclosed amount of cash was taken Sunday from Kubiak's Grocery Store in Bagley. The cash was stolen Sunday morning, according to a release issued from the Bagley Police Department Tuesday afternoon. The store...
September 29, 2015 - 7:47pm
UPDATED 10 p.m.: Arrest made in fatal hit-and-run in Clearwater County
BAGLEY -- A 43-year-old Bagley man faces a vehicular homicide charge on claims he struck another man with a sport utility vehicle and told his...
September 29, 2015 - 1:28pm
September 19, 2015
Bagley women sentenced in spring meth lab bust
BAGLEY—One of four people charged in a Bagley methamphetamine bust this spring remains to be sentenced.
September 19, 2015 - 5:13pm