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New bike route takes riders from St. Paul to Canada
U’s freshman class largest -- maybe smartest -- in 46 years
Like it or not, Civil War art is going back on governor office walls
Christmas lights tour scheduled
Holiday movie night at the Library
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
WRESTLING: Bemidji falls to Perham, Thief River Falls
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
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
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
January 29, 2013
Lincoln, Kelliher schools named Celebration Schools
BEMIDJI – Two area schools have been named Celebration Schools for 2012 by the Minnesota Department of Education. Lincoln Elementary and Kelliher Secondary both have been named Celebration Schools, according to a press release from the MDE. The MDE recognizes high-performing Title...
January 29, 2013 - 11:20pm
Haack officially joins Bemidji school board
BEMIDJI – A new-look school board gelled here Monday evening as the six-member board welcomed its newest member. Jeff Haack was sworn into...
January 29, 2013 - 12:36am
Bemidji student Annika Sletta wins Spelltacular
After 15 rounds, the winner of the 2013 Bemidji Area Schools Spelltacular was Aanika Sletta, an eighth-grade student from Phi Pod. The winning...
January 29, 2013 - 12:22am
January 28, 2013
TEAM Industries launches new training program
BEMIDJI – An innovative training program will launch next month guaranteeing a job for those who successfully complete the program. TEAM Industries, in partnership with the newly developed Minnesota Innovation Institute, will offer a four-week training program on machining and CNC...
January 28, 2013 - 5:49pm
January 27, 2013
BSU alumni, friends show up for 'super' photo
BEMIDJI - About 200 people turned out Sunday for a photo shoot at Chet Anderson Stadium on the Bemidji State University campus to wish former...
January 27, 2013 - 4:22pm
January 24, 2013
Schools would have more money, control under proposal
By Danielle Killey Forum News Service ST. PAUL – School districts and school boards would have more control over how to use state funding under...
January 24, 2013 - 12:59am
January 16, 2013
County attorney gets report of child left on bus
CLOQUET — Fond du Lac tribal police will forward their investigation of a child left on a school bus to the Carlton County Attorney's Office. Prosecutors will decide whether charges are warranted in the case. Three-year-old Ty Stiffarm was left on the bus Monday for three hours...
January 16, 2013 - 9:04am
January 15, 2013
Driving through life: Couple transports generations of students
By Molly Miron, Special to the Pioneer A miniature yellow school bus, the mailbox for Ken and Cindy Stevens, hints at their occupations. The...
January 15, 2013 - 3:05am
January 12, 2013
Different direction leads teacher to Africa
BEMIDJI – When a professor of music education decided to do something different with her life, she went half-way around the world to an African...
January 12, 2013 - 11:37pm
January 10, 2013
Franken pushes mental health support to combat violence
By John Lundy, Forum News Service DULUTH — Mental-health professionals, not more guns, are the way to address school violence, Sen. Al Franken...
January 10, 2013 - 2:10am
January 5, 2013
John Eggers: How great college teachers and gun control issue relate
First I am going to remind college students what they should expect in their college/university teachers and then I am going to identify a better solution to the gun issue than, let’s say, getting rid of guns. My readers frequently ask me “Where do you get your ideas?” Although...
January 5, 2013 - 11:13pm
BSU President Richard A. Hanson: Making changes to benefit our students’ education
Our overriding purpose at Bemidji State University is to prepare students for meaningful lives as contributing members of society. But what exactly does that involve? And how can we best accomplish it in an era of financial challenges and rapid change? Such questions are never far...
January 5, 2013 - 10:48pm
January 4, 2013
Peter Funt: Protecting school kids
Jonathan Hornik, the Democratic mayor of Marlboro Township in New Jersey, is a pragmatist. He favors a ban on the sale of assault weapons. He also wants laws to prohibit ordinary citizens from possessing high-capacity magazines. He’s eagerly anticipating recommendations from Vice...
January 4, 2013 - 12:33am
January 2, 2013
Pa. governor sues NCAA over Penn State sanctions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — In a bold challenge to the NCAA's powers, Pennsylvania's governor claimed in a lawsuit Wednesday that college sports'...
January 2, 2013 - 4:15pm
January 1, 2013
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Sending a positive message The importance education plays in our lives can’t be overstated. That’s one reason the campaign pledge by LeRoy Staples-Fairbanks III, elected last summer as the new District 3 representative on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Council, is so admirable....
January 1, 2013 - 12:28am