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Arrest made in connection to videotaped threats to Dakota Access Pipeline protesters
Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
It’s perfect weather to make an ice castle
Charges: Kidnapped pregnant woman choked with scarf till she passes out
American hero, former astronaut, Senator John Glenn dies in Ohio at 95
Bemidji High School Winter Sports Spotlight
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dibble learning to compete for Beavers
BSU to host softball camp
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
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
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
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
June 10, 2013
John Eggers: What did you learn in school this year?
It’s time for your test, students. It’s the end of the school year, and now we will ask you what you learned. Did you know that Minnesota spends $70 more than the national average on you, or about $10,685 a year, to teach you something? When we add federal, state and local...
June 10, 2013 - 8:46am
May 23, 2013
‘A fantastic program’: Students First concludes its second year
BEMIDJI — Lawren Wadena, an eighth-grader at Bemidji Middle School, and Melanie Wilson, a Leech Lake Tribal College employee, have gotten to...
May 23, 2013 - 6:48pm
Area schools score well on American Indian performance
BEMIDJI — Multiple Bemidji area schools have been listed as top-performing schools in Minnesota for low-income and American Indian performance, according to statewide nonprofit agency. In Bemidji, Central Elementary School (fourth in elementary Indian student performance),...
May 23, 2013 - 6:43pm
May 22, 2013
Dayton signs $15.7 billion education bill
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed an education package that boosts spending on schools and scales back high-stakes testing. Dayton and Democratic legislators on Wednesday celebrated the $15.7 billion bill, which is about $485 million more than the...
May 22, 2013 - 12:14pm
May 21, 2013
TrekNorth Envirothon qualifies for nationals — again
BEMIDJI — The TrekNorth Envirothon team scored a two-peat Monday as it won first place in the state Envirothon competition, securing the team a repeat appearance in nationals. “It’s great. We’re so happy. They all work so hard,” said Jennifer Roy, a TrekNorth science...
May 21, 2013 - 6:18pm
April 26, 2013
Education briefs for April 28
Moses Tsang to receive honor BEMIDJI – Moses Tsang, executive chairman of Hong Kong-based AP Capital Holdings and a global board member of The Nature Conservancy, will receive an honorary doctorate from Bemidji State University during BSU’s 94th commencement ceremony at 2 p.m....
April 26, 2013 - 2:57pm
Senate education bill passes test, but graduation test fails
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators joined the House on Thursday night in voting to eliminate a law requiring students to pass a test before graduating high school. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor education bill, spending nearly $15.7 billion in the next two years, passed 35-28 after Republicans...
April 26, 2013 - 12:19am
April 23, 2013
House education bill about more than education
ST. PAUL — A debate about education funding goes beyond helping individual students: There is widespread agreement that a better education system would help the economy. However, there is less agreement about how to achieve those improvements. Rep. Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, tied...
April 23, 2013 - 11:32pm
April 22, 2013
Trap shooting team program proposed
BEMIDJI – The school board here is mulling a proposal to establish a student trap shooting team. Brad Smith, president of the Bemidji Trap and Skeet Club, appeared before the Bemidji school board last week asking for its support in creating a team that would compete in weekly trap-shooting...
April 22, 2013 - 11:45pm
April 19, 2013
Education Briefs for April 21
Local student presents research BEMIDJI – Senior Elizabeth Richards was one of 21 students from Concordia College, Moorhead to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) hosted April 11-13 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Richards is a biology...
April 19, 2013 - 4:16pm
April 12, 2013
Students in the News for April 14
Rebecca Shindelar, of Bemidji, has made the dean’s list at Waynesburg University for fall semester. Zachary Hewitt, of Bemidji, has ranked in the top 2 percent of students in the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. Emily Richards, of Solway, has made the dean’s list...
April 12, 2013 - 4:28pm
April 11, 2013
Education: Senate wants to give youngest the biggest boost
ST. PAUL — The need to spend more money on early-childhood education is simple for Nancy Jost: “It helps children get ready for life.”...
April 11, 2013 - 11:56pm
March 29, 2013
Local student places in history contest
CASS LAKE – Michael LaFriniere, a sophomore at Bug O Nay Ge Shig School, recently competed in the Regional History Day for northwestern Minnesota...
March 29, 2013 - 4:33pm
March 22, 2013
Students in the News for March 24
Dylan Nistler, of Walker, has made the highest honors list at Vermillion Community College for fall semester. Amber Wendorff, of Bagley, has received the Harold T. Peters Scholarship for the 2013-14 school year. —The following students have made the dean’s list for fall semester...
March 22, 2013 - 3:20pm
March 15, 2013
Education Briefs for March 17
BSU students attend Laporte health fair BEMIDJI – Three Bemidji State University seniors participated in the Laporte Health Fair on Feb. 21. The fair educated K-12 students, families and community members on various health topics. Amanda Lom, Rebecca Jerry and Michelle Williamson...
March 15, 2013 - 3:58pm