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UPDATED: Wildfires flare with dry, windy conditions: Crowning fire stopped near Wal-Mart in Park Rapids
$18.65M school bond for Fosston fails
Presidential primary legislation hits rough spot
Sanford Bemidji forms new support group
Annual spring plant sale
BASEBALL: Bemidji snaps losing skid in style with 10-1 win over Warroad
HOCKEY: Bemidji's Leitner selected in USHL draft
MnSCU bans sports teams from North Carolina
Bemidji JV golfers take second at Moorhead
Williams, Appleton are Bemidji High School Athletes of the Year
Earl O. Dahl
L. Eugene Bradfield
Helen G. Page
Blane Klemek: Wild turkeys exist nearly everywhere in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Some friendly foreign fruits for the garden
Cyndi Fenske: Amazing May ahead at the public library
John Eggers: Remember your graduation?
Kelsi Turner: Weather or not. . .
Ranking the Marvel villains, from worst to best (includes spoilers)
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Harry And The Hendersons’
Summer at the cinema: Your guide to the blockbusters and everything inbetween
Patt Rall: A variety of opportunities for every age
Arts Briefs: Deb McGregor CD release concert, Brooke String Quartet free concert, Fifth Grade Invitational at Watermark and more
Blane Klemek: The great blue heron is the largest heron in North America
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleye season opens May 14
Youth firearm safety range day is May 9
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers can make test run for walleye
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on woodland thrushes and the charming ovenbird
Kay Novodvorsky birthday
Marcy Melberg birthday
Martha Ferden birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community Theater’s wholesomeness can’t be overstated
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Coming together, moving ahead
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clark's letter touched people deeply
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EMS 'family' touched by Clark's letter
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The cost of eradicating poverty is low
April 3, 2016
John Eggers: Simone springs for spring
Simone, our golden retriever and daughter to Simon, jumped into the lake several weeks ago and didn’t want to leave. She just couldn’t wait...
April 3, 2016 - 12:58am
March 27, 2016
John Eggers: Who do you lean on?
When you find yourself in a mess, who do you turn to? Who listens to you? Husbands and wives listen to each other. Grandparents listen to their...
March 27, 2016 - 12:50am
March 24, 2016
BSU education Hall of Fame to induct 3: Anderson, McCannell, Weyer to be honored April 8
BEMIDJI -- BSU’s Professional Education Department and Alumni Foundation will induct Richard “Dick” Anderson ’68 ’75 ’87 of Solway; Daryle McCannell ’73 of Brandon, Man., and Jean (Fulton) Weyer ’81 of Menahga into the university’s Professional Education Hall of...
News / education
March 24, 2016 - 9:16pm
COMMUNITY: Always there for the student. Bemidji school district officials discuss program to help children in need
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji school district is on pace to serve about 300 needy students this school year through a program intended to give them...
News / education
March 24, 2016 - 9:08pm
March 21, 2016
EDUCATION: Another delay for Gene Dillon Elementary: Permits, paperwork anticipated to push back opening date
BEMIDJI—A litany of permits and papers will delay work on a new Bemidji elementary school, pushing back the school's likely opening date by at least a year.
March 21, 2016 - 9:58pm
March 20, 2016
John Eggers: Will you have a good Friday?
I never liked Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday. When I was in grade school and high school, it was usually the last day of our Easter...
March 20, 2016 - 12:37am
March 13, 2016
John Eggers: How do you pronounce 'almond?'
Do you enjoy learning new words and the meaning of words? Do you enjoy learning about words and phrases that are used incorrectly? If you answered...
March 13, 2016 - 12:53am
March 5, 2016
Legislative auditor: Minnesota's teacher-licensing system is ‘broken’
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s teacher-licensing system is confusing, contradictory and ripe for an overhaul, the state legislative auditor said in a report Friday. “Quite frankly, the system is broken,” Legislative Auditor James Nobles told state lawmakers. The findings of his six-month...
News / region
March 5, 2016 - 2:33pm
Bemidji summer camp fair March 12
BEMIDJI -- The 2016 Bemidji Summer Camp Resource Fair is set for 1 to 3 p.m. March 12 at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Ave. N.Twelve organizations will have information booths about their camps, including Bemidji Community Theater, Bemidji State University, Boys & Girls Club...
News / local
March 5, 2016 - 1:53pm
March 6, 2016
John Eggers: Know any great women?
In honor of Women’s History Month, this is a good time to reflect not just on the women in history we would regard as “great,” but also...
March 6, 2016 - 12:12am
March 3, 2016
'Striking' up a connection: Student senates at BSU and NTC come together at Bemidji Bowl
BEMIDJI—This round of bowling was 12 years in the making. The student senates for BSU and Northwest Technical College came together Thursday...
News / local
March 3, 2016 - 8:31pm
March 1, 2016
Count on it: BHS math and science teams are going to state, too
BEMIDJI—Cong Chu is good at math, good enough to know that most eyes aren't on him this week. But amid the brassy clamor that filled the...
News / local
March 1, 2016 - 6:53pm
February 28, 2016
John Eggers Column: The Peace Corps celebrates its 55th birthday
It’s a sunny and warm afternoon day in Montevideo, Uruguay. I took a bus into the city from a suburb of Montevideo where I live. I’m going...
February 28, 2016 - 12:39am
February 26, 2016
Blackduck speakers win big at Hibbing, Park Rapids
On Feb. 13, the Blackduck High School speech team took second place out of 24 teams at the Hibbing Heartbreaker Tournament, beating out some...
News / region
February 26, 2016 - 10:10am
February 25, 2016
EDUCATION: Report released on Schoolcraft director's suspension
BEMIDJI—Scott Anderson exhibited unwelcome and unprofessional behavior in his relationship with a former school employee, according to details of an independent investigation released this week. The findings do not, however, clearly establish his behavior was of a sexual nature....
February 25, 2016 - 8:16pm