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21-year-old woman struck by lightning in south Moorhead
Duluth man accused of passing fake $20 at kid's Kool-Aid stand appears in court
Former Woodbury firefighter sued to stop him from identifying himself as Woodbury firefighter/EMT
Former ag association treasurer to serve jail time for $50,000 theft
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GOLF: Day two of 2016 Birchmont has lots of local flavor as women, masters take course
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Grand Rapids in home finale
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Charlotte "Char" Clark
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
August 20, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Catch should be picking up soon
The roller coaster weather in the Bemidji area continues. Last week had the hottest temperatures so far this summer, with several days of highs in the 90s. The extended forecast for this weekend and next week predicts highs anywhere from the upper 50s to the low 80s, so the ride...
August 20, 2015 - 10:59pm
August 13, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Night fishing can be a good option
The weather this past week was some of the hottest of the summer in the Bemidji area. Next week appears to return to more “normal” temperatures for this time of year. Surface water temperatures in the lakes dropped near 70 degrees last week, but the hot weather this week was...
August 13, 2015 - 10:29pm
July 23, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: As muskies begin to bite, please handle them with care
Lake Bemidji has really greened up this past week with a significant algae bloom, so we have reached the part of the season often referred to as the “dog days” of summer. Surface water temperatures have soared into the mid 70s, with more hot weather in the forecast. There hasn’t...
July 23, 2015 - 11:13pm
July 21, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Strawberry renovation begins now
If you raise strawberries, especially June bearing varieties, now is the time to get those beds ready for next year. A little work now will help insure a bumper crop next year and help prevent some of the problems with disease and winter kill. The goal for next year is to get...
July 21, 2015 - 7:28pm
July 20, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: The forest and the trees: Bemidji is growing
Observing non-Minnesota license plates in Bemidji is nothing new. As a tourist draw and college town, Bemidji brings in visitors from all over...
July 20, 2015 - 10:52pm
July 14, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Use care when using chemicals
This spring, a woman told me of driving past a large property being sprayed for turf weeds with a tractor and pull behind sprayer. It was a windy day and the chemicals drifted across the roadway, entering her car. It caused her considerable respiratory distress. Another woman...
July 14, 2015 - 7:28pm
July 2, 2015
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moon phase means the walleyes are biting at night
Bemidji is one of the premier fishing destinations for anglers from all over the country.
July 2, 2015 - 2:18pm
June 29, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: At home on the water
Two events returned to Lake Bemidji. One was expected; the other a bit of a surprise. Both events, however, say a lot about Bemidji and our...
June 29, 2015 - 10:24pm
June 28, 2015
First Friday, fireworks and fun on tap
A big "Welcome" to the visitors to Bemidji for the Fourth of July celebration and the Water Carnival. Start the week off with a 2 p.m. concert...
June 28, 2015 - 12:36am
June 23, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Show your hobby at the Beltrami County Fair
For those hobbyists growing fruits or vegetables, brewing beer, making wine, taking care of an aviary or taking photos of a garden item, you are encouraged to register it, bring it and show it in the Horticulture area of the Beltrami County Fair coming up July 29-Aug. 2. There...
June 23, 2015 - 8:02pm
June 7, 2015
Pioneer Previews: Matinees, Scandinavians and slams on tap
There is a 3 p.m. matinee today of "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," the musical that is a comedic romp, where four actors play 40 roles...
June 7, 2015 - 12:48am
June 2, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Planning that perfect patio tomato
Tomatoes have been such a favorite item to grow in gardens, that they have been bred to conform to a wide variety of tastes, uses and climates. They are also one of, if not the most, commonly grown crops in home gardens. For many, growing tomatoes in a container is the most obvious...
June 2, 2015 - 7:36pm
May 31, 2015
Pioneer Previews: Not 'Least' of all, there's a Nordic Showcase, too
The Least of These Social Change Boutique and Art Studio has joined the First Friday Art Walk event. The store and studio are located at 310...
May 31, 2015 - 12:35am
May 28, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Hubble is 25, Regulus a few million
Readable article in June's "Sky and Telescope" on how the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our understanding of astronomy in the 25 years since it launched, and on many new questions it has generated. Someday, I will start a "Threescore and Ten" column thus: "When I was a kid,...
May 28, 2015 - 7:24pm
May 23, 2015
A NATIVE VOICE: Education: The rites of passage
Editor's note: This is a monthly Pioneer column focusing on Native American issues and topics. Recently, a dialogue started in Bemidji titled "Truth and Reconciliation," which brings the community together to discuss ways to help all communities in Bemidji better understand one another. Within...
May 23, 2015 - 11:08pm