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Kid’s Kitchen planned for Dec. 9
Santa’s Workshop set for Dec. 13
Greater Bemidji seeks board members
Bailey-Johnson named to state committee
DeJong earns exhibitor award
High school hoops teams make themselves at home at Sanford Center
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU wins overtime thriller over Duluth
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: UMD holds off Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU remains unbeaten in WCHA with win over Michigan Tech
BOYS HOCKEY: Baker, Bemidji edge Buffalo 2-1
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
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
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
Judge dismisses lawsuit over N.D. membership in Common Core testing consortium
BISMARCK – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to end North Dakota’s membership in a multistate group that develops tests aligned...
October 3, 2016 - 4:48pm
September 30, 2016
Bemidji schools aim for 3 percent bump in test scores
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Schools leaders are aiming for 3 percent bumps in math and reading test scores this year, among other goals formalized...
September 30, 2016 - 6:16pm
September 29, 2016
EDUCATION: Hess to receive leadership award from Minnesota Association of School Administrators
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Area Schools’ chief administrator is set to be recognized for his leadership next week. The Minnesota Association of School Administrators selected Superintendent Jim Hess to receive its Polaris Leadership Award, which recognizes Hess’ “professional courage,...
September 29, 2016 - 4:38pm
Concordia to allow legal age students to drink on campus
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Concordia College will allow students who are 21 years old to drink “limited quantities” of alcohol in private living areas on campus, ending a 125-year prohibition for students who can drink legally. The new campus alcohol policy, still being drafted with student...
September 29, 2016 - 3:00am
September 25, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
How many times when you were growing up did your parents say to you, "Now don't forget to say 'thank you'"? How many times did they say to you, "Now don't forget to wash your hands"? The answer is, your parents said those things many, many times to the point that as an adult, you...
September 25, 2016 - 8:40am
September 19, 2016
UPDATED: Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown
FARMINGTON, Minn. -- A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities...
September 19, 2016 - 1:33pm
September 18, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Let’s not sell our students short
I don’t think there is a high school or elementary principal who doesn’t believe that their students are the best. Just ask them. Do you know what? They are right. You have to be around students a long time to know what they are really like. Too often people judge a book by its...
September 18, 2016 - 8:57am
September 16, 2016
Salad days at the Summit: Red Lake hosts indigenous foods gathering (VIDEO)
RED LAKE—Maizie White tossed kale leaves, hunks of watermelon, red onion pieces, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a handful of other ingredients...
September 16, 2016 - 6:22pm
September 15, 2016
BSU earns affordability ranking
BEMIDJI -- BSU has been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the 10 most affordable colleges or universities in the nation for out-of-state students.BSU does not charge out-of-state tuition, offering its $8,386 in-state rate for tuition and fees to all students, university...
September 15, 2016 - 6:53pm
September 11, 2016
John Eggers: Wisdom from Simon
I was talking to our dog Simon the other day, and he shared with me some of his dog wisdom based on some favorite dogisms he collected. "If you think we can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give me only two of them."
September 11, 2016 - 12:24am
September 9, 2016
EDUCATION: School enrollment remains steady, district nears 5,000 mark for students
BEMIDJI—Attendance at Bemidji Area Schools is similar to last year but still trending upward, according to figures provided by school district...
September 9, 2016 - 4:23pm
September 8, 2016
A new dress code for Bemidji Area Schools
BEMIDJI—As the 2016-17 school year gets underway, students at Bemidji Area Schools will be subject to new dress code expectations. The school board approved changes to the middle and high school handbooks, which now dictate that district middle and high school students shall...
September 8, 2016 - 5:47pm
September 4, 2016
John Eggers: Why didn't the zombie go to school?
In seventh grade, one of my classmates put a tack on our math teacher's chair. Mr. Kelly quickly sat down and then quickly stood up. Not one student cracked a smile. At our first class reunion after graduation, the story was retold and everyone chuckled and vividly remembered the...
September 4, 2016 - 12:18am
August 31, 2016
Feeding students, fueling minds: Red Lake School District opens new cafeteria with good nutrition a top priority (W/ VIDEO)
RED LAKE -- A school district recognized nationally for its healthy lunch program will now be able to deliver meals to students in a state-of-the-art...
August 31, 2016 - 6:06pm
Terri’s the Teacher: Central Elementary School earns Teacher of the Year award from Bemidji schools
BEMIDJI -- Terri Forseth, in her own words, is a Bemidji girl “through and through.” She grew up in Bemidji, went to Bemidji public schools,...
August 31, 2016 - 5:46pm