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Minn. woman who beheaded man with machete ordered to 30-plus years in prison
One dead, 2 injured after home being set on foundation falls
Freak accident at Minn. auto shop leaves friend of owner dead
N.D. Supreme Court says out-of-state lawyers can represent pipeline protesters
Administration approves Alberta Clipper pipeline crossing from Canada
Strapped for cap space, healthy players, Wild suit up 45-year-old coach for practice
Packers' Mike McCarthy calls Vikings' hit on Aaron Rodgers 'an illegal act'
Wild's Zach Parise leaves practice with another 'setback'
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino fired amid corruption probe
NFL seeks compromise solution to anthem protests
Arnold "Butch" Dahl
Pearl Dorothy Ledin
Rebecca Lynn Fure
Winnifred Marian Althiser
Gilbert D. Bahr
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
Ben Affleck condemns Harvey Weinstein - then apologizes for groping an actress on MTV
Jemele Hill suspended two weeks by ESPN after tweet about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Time for a little night fishing
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Commentary: When it comes to harassing the media, Trump is no Nixon
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Otto praised for clean energy plan
FIELDING QUESTIONS: Shrub with berries identified as nuisance species
More on winning the war on weeds
Commentary: It's not surprising that Eminem doesn't like Trump, but here's why his rap about him is resonating
September 19, 2016
EDUCATION: Bemidji School Board certifies $10.8M levy spread
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Schools leaders certified on Monday a preliminary levy that's 9.85 percent higher than last year's. At district staff's recommendation, the School Board approved a total maximum levy of $10.84 million, up $972,000 from last year. The board can elect...
September 19, 2016 - 9:16pm
September 5, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Learn back-to-school safety
The Tuesday after Labor Day is the traditional return to school for K-12 students in Minnesota. We hope students didn't forget any of their lessons over the summer months. And that goes for us, too. Because while we worry students may slip back into some bad habits during summer break,...
September 5, 2016 - 4:33pm
BSU programs earn national rankings
BEMIDJI—BSU's business administration program has been ranked 10th in the top 30 most-affordable in the county by the website College Choice. The list was assembled from regionally accredited universities with accredited business programs and the lowest tuition for out-of-state...
August 5, 2016 - 8:38pm
March 2, 2016
Headwaters Science Center celebrates birthday with free day
BEMIDJI—The Headwaters Science Center is downtown Bemidji is celebrating its birthday and will have a free day on Saturday. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 413 Beltrami Ave. Along with the free admission, there will be door prizes and science demonstrations all...
March 2, 2016 - 11:48am
February 19, 2016
Kelliher superintendent to visit nation's capital
Tim Lutz, Kelliher School superintendent, will travel to Washington, D.C., Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 22-23, to meet with Minnesota's Congressional representatives in support of efforts to improve school nutrition. Lutz will meet with the office of Rep. Collin Peterson, and also hopes...
February 19, 2016 - 1:25pm
January 15, 2016
BSU partners with Northland CTC
BEMIDJI—A new program will allow students from Northland Community and Technical College to transfer to BSU without application fees, long wait times or concerns about getting in. Outlined in a release Friday, the NorthernConnect program offers a bridge for NCTC students who...
January 15, 2016 - 6:29pm
November 6, 2015
Business basics course at LaunchPad
BEMIDJI—Business 101, a four-week course on the basics of starting a business, will take place on Tuesdays in January at the LaunchPad, 102 First Street NW. Dates are Jan. 5,12, 19 and 26. Cost is $40 and increases to $50 after Dec. 31. To register, call Tiffany at (218) 444-5758...
November 6, 2015 - 7:54pm
February 10, 2015
Oak Hills ranked among top Christian colleges
BEMIDJI -- Oak Hills Christian College has been named one of the country's top Christian colleges of 2015 by BestColleges.com. Oak Hills was ranked No. 8 on the list of more than 30 colleges and universities. "This recognition is a significant honor, but no surprise. We have great...
February 10, 2015 - 9:02am
January 27, 2015
Oak Hills seeks public's support in online voting grant program
BEMIDJI -- Oak Hills Christian College has been selected as a finalist in the Stanley Security Together for Safer Schools grant program. At stake is $100,000 in Stanley Security-installed products and services to help secure students and facilities within the campus. The contest...
January 27, 2015 - 6:34pm
January 24, 2015
BSU expands nursing degree-completion program to East Grand Forks
BEMIDJI -- Registered nurses in northwest Minnesota seeking to continue their educations can now pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing from BSU at Northland Community and Technical College's campus in East Grand Forks, officials said Friday. The partnership was formalized at a signing...
January 24, 2015 - 2:21pm
January 16, 2015
Blackduck School Board hopes district can keep four-day weeks
BLACKDUCK -- The Blackduck School District voted Monday to seek a four-day week schedule for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 school years. School officials have already began the application and Josh Grover, high school principal, said that administrators "are only a couple hours away" from...
January 16, 2015 - 6:24pm
May 21, 2014
Rabideau controversy boils again
Since its establishment in 1935, the former Civilian Conservation Corps camp known as Camp Rabideau, has been a source of controversy for residents...
May 21, 2014 - 5:05pm
May 20, 2014
BSU, NTC offer Optivation summer courses
Optivation, a custom college and outreach training venture operated by BSU and Northwest Technical College, is offering a variety of summer courses including sessions on computer basics, communicating and building relationships with different generations in the workplace, and the...
May 20, 2014 - 1:32pm
April 19, 2014
Letter: Questioning the role of literature in education
A recent Pioneer article by Crystal Dey quotes Bemidji Schools Superintendent James Hess on the subject of having “high school seniors graduate with a completion certificate they can present to potential employers.” She quotes him as saying “To me that’s a lot better than...
April 19, 2014 - 11:24pm
Nevis superintendent won’t be charged in altercation with student
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Nevis Superintendent Steve Rassier will not face criminal charges after an altercation with a grade school student in February. According to Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes, Rassier admitted to slapping a student Feb. 26 at the school after the boy...
April 19, 2014 - 4:31pm