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Kelliher VFW pancake breakfast Sunday
Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
Saturday to be ‘Bob Dylan Day’ in Minnesota
Grand jury indicts suspect in fatal Dollar Tree store shooting
Police look for whose cremated remains left at cemetery
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
WRESTLING: Bemidji falls to Perham, Thief River Falls
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
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
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
July 30, 2016
Matt Cory Column: A historic night for Tristen, even if he doesn’t know it yet
First off, this is not a column about politics or politicians or policies. It is not an endorsement of any one candidate or party. This column is about history. This column is about Tristen. Like millions of Americans, I watched Thursday night as Hillary Clinton officially became...
July 30, 2016 - 8:39pm
July 24, 2016
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Proactivity and self on the road to truth and reconciliation
Recently I visited with a colleague and she convened to me that concerned community people have listened to the plight of Indigenous people and "get" that something needs to be done. For those, it is time to move beyond the lectures and look at tangible efforts that will move Truth...
July 24, 2016 - 12:12pm
July 22, 2016
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
This is a good time to be on the lakes if you want to catch a muskie. The first real hot weather of the summer usually triggers an algae bloom in the lakes and provides anglers with a short window of opportunity while muskies adjust to the sudden drop in water clarity. Surface lures...
July 22, 2016 - 11:26am
June 18, 2016
COLUMN: Loop the Lake Festival makes good first impression on Bemidji newcomer
BEMIDJI — Few times have I ever ridden my bike as far in one day as I did Saturday for the Loop the Lake Festival around Lake Bemidji. But it was certainly worth it. I woke up Saturday morning with the sun poking through a thick fog across town, but it was better than the rain...
June 18, 2016 - 5:53pm
June 2, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Get excited: Muskie season opens Saturday
Surface water temperatures in most of the Bemidji area are now in the low-to-mid 60s, with most species of fish done spawning, including spottail shiners. Spottail shiners can only be trapped in the spring when they are in shallow water to spawn. Once they are done spawning, spottail...
June 2, 2016 - 11:06pm
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...
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...
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....
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