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July 14, 2015
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Mother Nature is in charge
The skies darken. Ominous, sinister, gray-purple clouds roil overhead. Thunder soon follows. A lightning crack is heard, followed by more thunder. Winds increase quickly, dramatically—trees, bushes and man-made objects bend and crack against its will. You can feel the force,...
July 14, 2015 - 6:58pm
January 19, 2015
Pioneer Viewpoints: Time to plan ahead Bemidji
Bemidji is growing. According to 2013 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau, the latest numbers available, Bemidji's population is at 14,435. That's an increase from the official 2010 census of 13,431. So, we know growth is occurring. But where? And how? That's why last week's...
January 19, 2015 - 11:27pm
April 23, 2013
Pioneer Cheers & Jeers for April 23
Blackduck speakers shine at state Congratulations to the Blackduck High School speech team for an outstanding season, capped off with two champions at the Minnesota State High School League Class A competition Saturday in Blaine. Eleven Blackduck students qualified for state, and...
April 23, 2013 - 12:07am
April 15, 2013
Pioneer Cheers & Jeers for April 16
Support honor guard program Hats off to Josh Butler and Doug Fuller for spearheading efforts to create an honor guard with the Bemidji Fire Department. They’re raising funds to outfit and equip eight firefighters at $600 each. Honor guard members would represent the fire department...
April 15, 2013 - 11:51pm
April 8, 2013
Pioneer Cheers & Jeers for April 9
Include stakeholders in NTC discussion A proposal to study reorganizing Northwest Technical College as a fourth college at Bemidji State University raises plenty of questions. The study, initiated by BSU President Richard Hanson, casts doubt on NTC’s future, the educational opportunities...
April 8, 2013 - 11:33pm
April 1, 2013
Pioneer Cheers & Jeers for April 2
Hospitality tax should be passed Bills authored by legislators representing Bemidji are pushing to give the city authority to impose up to a 1 percent tax on restaurant and hotel customers’ bills. The hospitality tax’s proceeds would go to operations, maintenance and capital improvement...
April 1, 2013 - 8:38pm
March 25, 2013
Pioneer Cheers & Jeers for March 26
Vocalmotive does its hometown proud Folks around the Bemidji area have long known how wonderful the show choir program is at Bemidji High School. Now the rest of the country is finding out. Congratulations to Vocalmotive, the school’s top show choir, for being named grand champion...
March 25, 2013 - 11:39pm
March 4, 2011
Pioneer Editorial: OSA: Cut LGA, higher property tax
New information released Thursday by the Office of State Auditor shows that Minnesota cities have been swapping the loss of state aid with higher property taxes. "Between 2008 and 2009, cities had a decrease in actual revenues collected as well as a decrease in actual expenditures,"...
March 4, 2011 - 12:00am
December 19, 2010
Letter To The Editor - Christmas lights bring out joy of the season
To the editor: If anything could put one in a holiday mood, it would be a night trip to the home of Jonette and Terry Anderson. Each year, their decorations grow in number and in beauty. Last Saturday, Kim Marty drove a group from the senior living facility to tour the Christmas...
December 19, 2010 - 10:26am
August 11, 2010
Pioneer Editorial: Bailout of teachers not needed
The U.S. House passed on Tuesday and rushed to President Barack Obama for his signature a $26 billion jobs bill that includes $10 billion to save some 160,000 public education teachers from layoffs. We are strong supporters of education, but we're not so sure this move was entirely...
August 11, 2010 - 1:06am
August 8, 2010
Across The Lake
There's a lesson in here somewhere and it seems to be this: If you work hard and try your best, someone else gets the reward. The school boards in Blackduck and Kelliher and Northome must all be thinking the same thing and people living in those school districts must be wondering,...
August 8, 2010 - 8:28am
August 3, 2010
Pathways Through Our Past
Go west old woman When Horace Greeley said, "Go west young man," that's what he meant, but there were also women of all ages who made the sacrifice to leave their homes that they had help build. These were promises of free land or the rich soil that you only had to drop in a seed...
August 3, 2010 - 8:19am
Across The Lake
"... and other duties as assigned." There's seldom been a job description written that has been complete without including that phrase. It's a "catch-all" that allows a supervisor to make sure everything is included, that all the work that needs doing does get done. And it doesn't...
August 3, 2010 - 8:16am
July 30, 2010
Pioneer Editorial: Arizona law exceeding state's rights
A U.S. District Court ruling Wednesday in Arizona's immigration law is but a first step for an issue that will most likely end up in the U.S. Supreme Court, where it should be permanently resolved. And that decision should be that the U.S. Constitution allows for the federal government...
July 30, 2010 - 12:00am
July 26, 2010
Pathways Through Our Past
Summertime seems like it has been here forever and the summer activities are just getting started. Blackduck's Woodcarvers Festival, along with the Community Ed's craft fair, is just around the corner -- July 31 and the Backwoods Bash, with it's feature attraction, Sponge Bob Square...
July 26, 2010 - 9:26am