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A salute to service and sacrifice on Memorial Day (with PHOTO GALLERY)
Registration open for BSU eco-camp
‘Reading for Relay’ at the library
Aitkin man dies in rollover
N.D. hayride turns deadly after pickup rear-ends wagon, kills man, Clydesdales
AUTO RACING: Bemidji Speedway opens 2016 season
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Schreiber wants to make Bemidji a ‘basketball town’
BASEBALL: Bemidji to host Detroit Lakes in 8AAA opener
Bemidji’s Fenson, Polo, selected to USA Curling High Performance program
Patience and perseverance: Bemidji racer Dean Eggebraaten finally getting his chance on the track
Roger W. Lehmann
Lucille "Lucy" Kinnard
Tom A. Svoboda
Kathryn "Katie" Jane Erion
Cyndi Fenske: Ready for summer and ‘Read to Win’ at the library
Scotty Allison: Why do we recommend veterans obtain medical insurance?
John Eggers: What is Memorial Day?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes, and the fishing, heating up
John Eggers: Who was Hamilton?
The JOE-DOWN reviews ‘Crocodile Dundee’
ART BRIEFS: Acoust Hicks opens summer concert series at The Farm By The Lake, Gallery North open house and more
Off The Record Blog: I may not like Bob Dylan, but I respect him
Take a stroll with art: Bemidji Sculpture Walk returns for 18th summer
The JOE-DOWN reviews ‘13 Going On 30’
Fishing trip to Burntside Lake near Ely, Minn., offers lake trout rendezvous
Blane Klemek: The wonderful world of wetlands
FISH TALES: Daniel Jourdain Jr. on Lake Plantagent
Time for a snack
Hendricks, Nelson win Gary Newell tournament
Karsten Verke birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's ban or tax the use of plastic bags
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
May 19, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers find success at opener despite cold weather conditions
The 2016 Minnesota Fishing Opener was about as cold and windy as most anglers could stand. Sunday was considerably better heat wise, but the wind was still plenty strong from a slightly different direction. Surface water temperatures were as high as 62 degrees in some lakes less than...
outdoors / fishing
May 19, 2016 - 10:50pm
May 13, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Tips for area anglers to make the most out of opener
Minnesota makes a bigger deal about the fishing opener than almost any other state in the country. Many states don’t have a closed season for fishing, so there is no such thing as a fishing opener in many states. Hunting, fishing and the harvesting of wild game are part of the culture...
outdoors / fishing
May 13, 2016 - 9:45am
May 8, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Porcupines: The quiet little fellows of the forest
Several autumns ago while hunting ruffed grouse on a warm and sunny afternoon, I noticed a dark blob in the canopy of a small birch tree. At first I thought it was a gray squirrel nest, but something wasn’t quite right about it so I approached it for a closer look. I soon discovered...
May 8, 2016 - 12:14pm
May 2, 2016
AUSTIN MONTEITH COLUMN: Leicester City’s story is every sports fan’s dream
I’ve been working for the Pioneer for a few months now, but I thought now would be a good time to tell you a little about myself. I am an avid...
May 2, 2016 - 11:06pm
May 1, 2016
Kelsi Turner: Weather or not. . .
One blazing hot day last summer, I went for a run on the gravel roads near my home. The temperature was in the 80s, the humidity impenetrable....
May 1, 2016 - 12:54am
April 25, 2016
MATT CORY COLUMN: BSU student's letter travels the world
Galway, Ireland, and Bemidji are separated by some 3,568 miles and that little body of water, the Atlantic Ocean. But they were connected Wednesday....
opinion / commentary
April 25, 2016 - 1:10pm
April 19, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: New perennials for your garden
Each year, as the new garden catalogs begin to arrive, I start planning which seeds I want to start, and I always check out the perennial plants to see what's new and exciting for our zone 3 (zone 4 if you want to push it a bit). I usually end up ordering something to enhance my garden....
April 19, 2016 - 7:47pm
April 12, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Exciting new annuals for 2016 gardens
There are some great new annuals for flower gardeners to look for this spring. While there’s nothing new about begonias, coleus, vincas or salvia, the 2016 varieties bring improvements in color, vigor and size. Salvia “Black and Blue” was replaced by Salvia “Black and Bloom.”...
April 12, 2016 - 7:52pm
March 22, 2016
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Early bird gardening
Getting in the garden yet? When the temperatures are getting into the 40s, and the soil is not muddy, you can probably get into your garden to get it ready to plant or to start planting. Every type of plant has different preferred growing conditions. A number of seeds can be planted...
March 22, 2016 - 9:47pm
March 15, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Springtime the right time to get started
Spring can be a tease—full of transitory enticements or even the prelude to a long romance of soft rains, balmy days and nights and great gardening promise.
March 15, 2016 - 7:14pm
March 6, 2016
Patt Rall Column: The 'Oxcars' once again highlight local theater scene
There were many tears and heartfelt thanks from the winners of the "Oxcars" this past Sunday at the Bemidji dance studio of Suzi and Hondo, festooned...
March 6, 2016 - 12:13pm
March 5, 2016
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Making a plan in case of a crisis
When we go through crisis, we sometimes forget about how capable we are when it comes to planning. We have the skills to forge through just about anything in this life. The ability to plan can be the difference between a proverbial four-wheel-drive pickup in a snowstorm versus a mini-smart...
March 5, 2016 - 5:20pm
January 4, 2016
Kelsi Turner column: Make your own heat
Almost every day you will find me on my fat bike, thundering over ice- and snow-packed gravel roads around Bemidji. Every day I am amazed that...
News / local
January 4, 2016 - 10:11am
December 13, 2015
Patt Rall Column: The sounds that bring images
From the first few notes of “Follow the Star,” the images in my mind were of a windy hill in Jordan; the trees are bent over from centuries...
December 13, 2015 - 12:07am
December 6, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Learning to change comes from within
The year was 1988. The movie was "Beaches." I was the girl sitting in the front row of the theater with all her junior high friends, sobbing my guts out. After the movie, we joined about two dozen other young women in the bathroom, all dabbing our thick 80's blue mascara. Everyone...
December 6, 2015 - 12:30am