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UPDATED: Hunter's death near Little Falls being investigated as homicide
BSU unveils $1 million student media center (photo gallery)
Shopping spree!: Local emergency officials help children buy Christmas presents
History Mystery returns to the Beltrami County History Center
Crime report for Dec. 6
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dibble learning to compete for Beavers
BSU to host softball camp
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
Monica Louise Johnston
Bruce Robert Smith
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
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
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
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
September 17, 2013
Girls tennis: Lumberjacks improve to 9-1 with dual wins
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji girls tennis players adjusted very well to the cool and windy weather conditions Tuesday at the high school courts and...
September 17, 2013 - 10:44pm
June 21, 2013
Woman sues Crookston diocese over alleged abuse by former Bemidji priest
By Stephen J. Lee Forum News Service CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Minnesota woman filed suit Thursday in state district court in Crookston alleging negligence by the Catholic Diocese of Crookston by allowing the late James Porter to serve as a priest in Bemidji 44 years ago...
June 21, 2013 - 1:58pm
Crookston giving away free land
CROOKSTON — Dr. Craig Theede’s daily commute from Grand Forks, N.D., to Crookston started earlier than usual Monday. It was because he had an appointment, not with a patient but with his future home. He wanted to ensure he would land one of 17 free housing lots, made available...
May 21, 2013 - 11:16pm
May 13, 2013
Crookston moose back in town after brief hiatus
A moose that had hung around Crookston for about 10 weeks in the winter and early spring is back. Authorities believed they had finally shooed the yearling of town for good about two weeks ago. However, she showed up inside the city limits again last week, on Tuesday and Thursday. ...
May 13, 2013 - 9:16am
May 8, 2013
Two arrested after Crookston home invasion
Two people were arrested after an apparent home invasion and robbery in Crookston on Tuesday afternoon. According to a report from Crookston Police Department, two men were arrested on robbery charges after they allegedly entered the house of their next door neighbor at 431 S....
May 8, 2013 - 10:17am
February 19, 2013
Highway 2 reopens, driving conditions remain difficult in northwestern MN
BEMIDJI - Motorists are urged Tuesday to drive with care in northwestern Minnesota as conditions on some highways continue to be difficult due to weather conditions. U.S. Highway 2 from Crookston to East Grand Forks was reopened this morning after being shut down early Monday morning....
February 19, 2013 - 8:21am
February 13, 2013
Crookston man charged with sexually assaulting nursing home employee
CROOKSTON — Police here arrested a man last week after he admitted to sexually assaulting a woman in November and and last week threatening her about telling police about it. Jason Cortez, 22, is in jail awaiting his next court appearance Feb. 19 on charges based on the allegations....
February 13, 2013 - 8:42am
Crookston C-store wins more customers with taxi service
CROOKSTON — Convenience stores are known, naturally, for the convenience of satisfying several needs in one stop. But the Ampride station here has taken product diversity to a new level. It’s added taxi service. It took some outside-the-box thinking by Wayne “Weiner” Melbye,...
January 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
October 17, 2012
ND deputy arrested in Crookston break-in resigns
GRAFTON, N.D. — A North Dakota sheriff's deputy charged in a break-in at a Minnesota convenience store has resigned. The Grand Forks Herald reports that 22-year-old Adam Koenig of Park River submitted his resignation Tuesday. He had been hired by the Walsh County Sheriff's Office...
October 17, 2012 - 9:56am
September 27, 2012
Trooper involved in injury accident near Fisher
FISHER, Minn. -- A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was one of two people injured Tuesday night when his patrol car was rear-ended by another vehicle along U.S. Highway 2, about two miles west of Fisher, Minn. The eastbound lanes of Highway 2 were closed to traffic for about two hours...
September 27, 2012 - 4:13am
September 6, 2012
Crystal union members picket board members
CROOKSTON, Minn. – As the American Crystal Sugar lockout drags into its 13th month, union members are taking the fight to the doorstep of the company’s directors. Locked-out workers demonstrated in front of the homes of Crystal directors Wednesday for the second day in a row,...
September 6, 2012 - 9:09am
September 5, 2012
UM Crookston sets enrollment record
CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston has a record number of enrolled students this fall. A preliminary count released Tuesday puts the enrollment at 1,773 undergraduates, well above the previous record of 1,600 set last fall. This fall’s numbers include about...
September 5, 2012 - 9:48am
July 24, 2012
Man sentenced in drunkendriving death
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Grand Forks, N.D., man who was drunk when he caused an accident on U.S. Highway 2 near Fisher, Minn., killing a Crookston woman, was sentenced to four years in prison Monday. Daniel Dean Johnson, 21, was also ordered by Judge Tamara Lynn Yon in state District...
July 24, 2012 - 9:52am
March 14, 2012
Jefferson to stop bus service to 3 cities
Jefferson Lines will discontinue bus service to Shevlin, Mentor and McIntosh next month. The company announced the change, effective April 1, in a news release issued Wednesday. Jefferson Lines said it would continue providing service and boarding locations in Bemidji, Bagley, Fosston...
March 14, 2012 - 11:00am
February 20, 2012
Police arrest Crookston man for attempted Burger King robbery
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Grand Forks police have arrested a Minnesota man they say tried to rob a local Burger King. The Grand Forks Herald reports that 22-year-old Drew Marvin Smith, of Crookston, Minn., was arrested on charges of attempted robbery, terrorizing and assault. Authorities...
February 20, 2012 - 1:59pm