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A send-off for Santa: Sunday will be longtime mall Santa’s last day
MNsure allows longer for people to enroll for health insurance
Former Fargo priest facing sexual abuse charges extradited to US
Fire destroys home in Grant Valley Township
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice on Grace Lake
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers revamp offense for 76-64 win
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji dropped 74-61 at Willmar
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU drought proves fatal for 65-50 loss
BOYS HOCKEY: BHS secures fourth shutout of season
WRESTLING: Janssen takes second, Wilcowski third at Big Bear
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William (Bill) Robert Lamb
Thomas M. Gates
In matters of the heart, faith becomes real
Always cover Norfolk Island Pine after purchase
GENERATIONS: Tony Nicholson: An old-fashioned boy's Christmas
SAM COOK: Help Bob give a kid the gift of wheels
No need to plan kindness this season
These men thought they adopted a mini piglet until she became Esther the Wonder Pig, darling of the internet
BSO celebrates the season
The Force is strong with 'The Last Jedi,' critics say
Dancing into Tradition: First City Dance Studio celebrates a decade of The Nutcracker
Around the Arts, December 10
Tullibees continue to decline in Green Lake
Trout Unlimited to hold fly-tying class Dec. 14
Rehabbed Grand Forks peregrine lands permanent home in Winnipeg
‘That evening hunt — that was worth the whole trip’
BRAD DOKKEN: Despite no deer, muzzleloader hunt offers more fun than frustration
Delbert & Linda Olson
Tom & Linda Peterson
Five myths about bitcoin
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GENERATIONS: Tony Nicholson: An old-fashioned boy's Christmas
August 24, 2016
Wrapping up road work: At August’s end, multiple county and city road projects are coming to a finish
BEMIDJI -- As the calendars get closer to switching from summer to fall months, construction crews remain out on city and county roads to finish work on multiple projects. At the county level, a total of five projects with construction on nine roads and multiple intersections have...
August 24, 2016 - 5:12pm
July 20, 2016
Parking lot at Paul and Babe to close Thursday for work: Tennis courts at Roger Lehmann Park also closed for new surface
BEMIDJI -- The parking lot at Paul Bunyan Park will be closed Thursday for maintenance work, with limited access to park facilities, the Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department said in a release. Work on the parking lot, which includes cleaning and chip sealing will begin in the morning,...
July 20, 2016 - 12:55pm
January 15, 2016
Building up: Bemidji project valuations in 2015 highest since 2007; permits on the rise, too
BEMIDJI -- After a Sanford Center spike in 2009 and a dip due to the Great Recession in 2010 and 2011, a new report shows the business of building...
January 15, 2016 - 9:56pm
December 25, 2015
Mild winter helps Candlewood construction continue
BEMIDJI -- As this mild winter weather continues in Bemidji, contractors building the new Candlewood Suites have been able to work days, nights...
December 25, 2015 - 2:48pm
November 16, 2015
EDUCATION: Could second study solve new school traffic woes?
BEMIDJI—Like schoolchildren might, the Bemidji school district went back to double-check its work on a problem that just wouldn't go away. The district commissioned a second traffic study on the area near Middle School Road where it has long tried and failed to build a new...
November 16, 2015 - 9:49pm
September 14, 2015
A passing grade: MnDOT overpass project ahead of schedule; bridge over U.S. Highway 2 nearly finished
BEMIDJI -- Despite having to deal with higher amounts of traffic with school back in session, the Minnesota Department of Transportation's overpass...
September 14, 2015 - 8:29pm
July 30, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Timing of Paul Bunyan Park project questioned
As I sat at a red light at the corner of Paul Bunyan Drive and Third Street, I heard vacationers say it was too bad they had come all this way and they “didn’t know if they could get close to Paul and Babe to take photos.” So now I have driven by many times since then, and...
July 30, 2015 - 1:44am
July 22, 2015
More road construction planned in Bemidji, Beltrami County
BEMIDJI—As usual, Minnesota drivers are seeing orange cones and signage in both Bemidji and Beltrami County this summer, and that's not likely to change as additional projects will continue the construction season into August and September. Within city limits, the Bemidji...
July 22, 2015 - 1:57pm
June 1, 2015
EDUCATION: Future school may be further in future: Board hears 2016 opening for grades 4-5 school may not happen
BEMIDJI—A fall 2016 opening for a new, $40 million school for Bemidji's grades 4-5 students may be in jeopardy as the district works to obtain agreements with other government bodies and secure building permits. That's the message School Board members heard in a special meeting...
June 1, 2015 - 9:29pm
March 17, 2015
EDUCATION: Site for new school proposed: Facility for grades 4-5 would be located near BMS
BEMIDJI -- The vision for the new fourth- and fifth-grade elementary school became more clear Monday as the Bemidji School Board reviewed preliminary site plans for the school that could be located west of Bemidji Middle School.
March 17, 2015 - 10:21am
March 16, 2015
Dayton kicks transportation tour into high gear (video)
BEMIDJI -- Gov. Mark Dayton stopped in Bemidji on Monday on the latest of his continuing trips around Minnesota, attempting to build support...
March 16, 2015 - 10:46pm
September 17, 2014
Road work on Bemidji Avenue starts Monday
BEMIDJI -- Road work will start Monday on Bemidji Avenue North from Third Street to 24th Street, officials said. Minnesota Energy and Northern Pipeline crews will be working on the right-of-way on the west side of the street near intersections, according to a release from Beltrami...
September 17, 2014 - 5:38pm
August 16, 2014
'Hitting the tip of the iceberg' -- City building inspectors struggle to keep pace with low staff, high construction numbers
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji is undergoing a surge in construction even as it struggles to keep up with building and fire safety inspections...
August 16, 2014 - 11:33pm
May 21, 2014
Lakeland TV breaks ground on new facility
BEMIDJI -- A large crowd of politicians, business luminaries and other community members was on hand Wednesday for the groundbreaking of Lakeland...
May 21, 2014 - 11:55pm
May 13, 2014
Public can comment on Highway 2 project from Cass Lake to Deer River
BEMIDJI -- The public is invited to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the U.S. Highway 2 passing lane project from Cass Lake to Deer River. The project involves constructing improvements at 16 locations to provide four-lane passing sections, a bypass lane...
May 13, 2014 - 9:58am