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June 14, 2017
Mike Block, Bemidji resident and BSU grad, speaks of starting his own 3D printing business in Bemidji at an entrepreneurs meetup at the LaunchPad. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Bemidji resident shares 3D printing startup idea with business leaders
June 14, 2017 - 6:46pm
May 23, 2017
SURVEY: Optimism abound for Minnesota manufacturers
May 23, 2017 - 5:56pm
May 14, 2017
Correcting the course: Beltrami County, Red Lake working to reverse unemployment, poverty trends
May 14, 2017 - 7:03am
May 12, 2017
BELTRAMI COUNTY: Unemployment, poverty remains regional challenge
May 12, 2017 - 4:21pm
April 29, 2017
A new Cenex store is under construction at the northwest corner of Irine Avenue and Anne Street in Bemidji. It is expected to be completed at the end of August. (Jillian Gandsey |  Bemidji Pioneer)
Springing up: Construction projects underway across town for businesses, new and old
April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
April 7, 2017
Mychal Stittsworth, owner of Stittsworth Meats, is planning a $1.86 million expansion of the business with the help of a $175,316 grant from the Job Creation Fund from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Stittsworth Meats receives state grant, plans $1.86 million expansion
April 7, 2017 - 5:39pm
March 29, 2017
Faith Hensrud, President of BSU and NTC, speaks while next to Garrison McMurtrey, Outreach Director for U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office, during the second day of Klobuchar's "Minnesota Workforce Tour" on Wednesday at NTC. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Searching for the right skills: Klobuchar’s office takes skills training tour to Cass Lake, Bemidji
March 29, 2017 - 5:31pm
March 27, 2017
Local business owner Mitch Rautio plans to develop Bemidji's downtown rail corridor making more space for housing and businesses. (Pioneer file photo)
CITY COUNCIL: Rail corridor development closer to reality
March 27, 2017 - 8:28pm
March 26, 2017
Demolition continued Tuesday morning at the Chester Berg Toyota dealership located on Paul Bunyan Drive. The fourth-generation car dealership recently built a new facility located behind the building being demolished. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
Down with old, up with the new for Chester Berg Toyota
March 26, 2017 - 3:52pm
March 4, 2017
Travis Waldrep works in a lab earlier this week at Northwest Technical College. Waldrep is learning computer numeric control through the Minnesota Innovation Institute, or MI2, which is offered at the college. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
A different avenue for employment: Minnesota Innovation Institute helping to build region’s manufacturing workforce
March 4, 2017 - 7:02pm
Travis Waldrep works in a lab earlier this week at Northwest Technical College. Waldrep is learning computer numeric control through the Minnesota Innovation Institute, or MI2, which is offered at the college. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
A different avenue for employment: Minnesota Innovation Institute helping to build region’s manufacturing workforce
March 4, 2017 - 3:21pm
February 18, 2017
Emily Williams, Licensed School Nurse at Charter School Health, right, consults with Elizabeth Andrews in the co-working space on Thursday at the Launchpad. (Matthew Liedke | Bemidji Pioneer)
LaunchPad x2: Entrepreneurship program expanding in Mayflower Building
February 18, 2017 - 5:30pm
February 9, 2017
Jason "Fozzie" Schmitt, owner of Fozzie’s BBQ, explains his renovation plans for a new permanent home in downtown Bemidji, at the former location of Toasty Beaver's, 114 Third St. NW. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
From around town to downtown: Fozzie's finds home on Third Street in former Toasty Beaver's building
February 9, 2017 - 5:35pm
February 6, 2017
Sean Froyd, owner of FroydTech in downtown Bemidji, operates the HTC Vive, a virtual reality system that plays a variety of games.(Matthew Liedke | Bemidji Pioneer)
Hi-tech arcade: FroydTech in downtown Bemidji offering virtual reality experiences
February 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
January 29, 2017
The site of a former Pamida store is located at 200 Paul Bunyan Drive SE. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
Empty spaces: Notable buildings in Bemidji remain vacant as officials, developers explore future uses
January 29, 2017 - 9:33am
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