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CITY: Council discusses possible new rules for Sanford Center
EDUCATION: Beltrami County signs off on Gene Dillon Elementary plans
Sanford Center to host rodeo in October
EDUCATION: Gene Dillon Elementary utilities decision may hinge on county road plans
Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty
SOCCER: BSU falls in overtime
CROSS COUNTRY: Beavers place 34th at Roy Griak Invite
WOMEN'S GOLF: Beavers finish 11th at Mustang Invite
MEN'S GOLF: BSU takes sixth at St. Cloud Invite
BHS bowlers host home meet
Alfred L. Pearsall
Dorothy "Dot" Schocker
Henry Loren Larson
Joanie Brune Anywaush
Maurice W. Johnson
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Let’s not sell our students short
Monday Movie Report: Oscars Foreign Language Category adds first contenders
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
Watermark names gallery for Marley and Sandy Kaul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
PAUL NELSON: Fall cooldown continues for peak fishing
Zebra mussels confirmed in 4 more Minnesota lakes
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moons and fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Chrysanthemums can fit with any garden
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
MILESTONES: Cuperus-Howe engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a list of what Republicans believe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
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