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A celebration of science: Headwaters Science Center to mark 20th birthday with free admission
House passes $500 million tax cut; Dayton wants more cuts, Senate less
Dayton would keep surplus spending to $162 million
Another try at Sunday liquor sales could start with ‘baby step’
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: WCHA tournament descends on Bemidji for first time
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Red Lake starts slow but powers on late to top rivals Cass Lake-Bena 85-48
MEN'S HOCKEY: WCHA tournament berth on the line for both Beavers, Falcons in regular season finale
AREA BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Lake boys one step from return to Class A state tournament
National curling: Fenson, Pottinger, Potter rinks advance to Page playoffs
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Jake Owen to answer questions from readers
Arts Briefs for 03/02/2014
Concert with four hand piano set at First Lutheran
Pioneer Previews: BSO looks to celebrate with the classics
EXPRESSIONS: Four hands, one sound: Concert with four hand piano set for First Lutheran
Fish house removal deadline approaching
Fishing: Annual kids' perch derby is Sunday
Paul Nelson: Late-ice patterns develop when snow, ice begin to melt
Blane Klemek: Sharpies are always looking sharp
Paul Nelson: Anglers should consider removing fish houses from area lakes
Diana West: We should be embarrassed by Bill Clinton
Will Durst: It’s not the hate, it’s the stupidity
Jim Hightower: Ted Nugent falls off his rocker
Byron York: Amid distractions, sharp focus on economy could boost GOP
Amy Klobuchar: Staying warm this winter
Cathy Peck/Master Gardener: Gardening and your mental health when winter won’t end
Paul Ericsson: Keep up on winter reading as spring nears
John Eggers: Ensuring equal opportunity for all
Kelly Brevig: Taking the temperature: Our ‘hot’ culture promotes negative attitudes
Patrick Guilfoile: How HIV kills — surprises after 30 years
December 19, 2012
BSU grad turns passion into art
BEMIDJI – Potter Cyrus Swann says he and his mother always dreamed to setting up a pottery studio together. The dream began to come true after Swann graduated Bemidji State University with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts back in 2002. “After I graduated from college I moved...
December 19, 2012 - 11:39pm
Soulful singer has Duluth ties
By Christa Lawler, Forum Communications In Nicholas David’s last act as a competitor on “The Voice,” he busted out a white suit and performed a soulful classic Boys II Men song with three former contestants of the NBC-TV reality talent show. The Minnesota musician — whose...
December 19, 2012 - 11:34pm
December 15, 2012
Pioneer Previews: BSU sets audition date for music dept., scholarships
BEMIDJI – The auditions for the Bemidji State University Department of Music entrance and scholarships will be Feb. 23, 2013 in the Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex. Auditions are open to instrumentalists and vocalists interested in the BSU...
December 15, 2012 - 11:03pm
December 12, 2012
Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92
NEW DELHI (AP) — With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian...
December 12, 2012 - 11:07am
December 6, 2012
Saxophonist joins BSU for festive evening
BEMIDJI – As a famous jazz musician once said about Dave Pietro, “He’s absolutely two thumbs up, and, if I had more hands, he’d be more...
news / education
December 6, 2012 - 1:04am
Big band holiday special
BEMIDJI – Grab the children and make a bee-line to the “Big Band Experience” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bemidji High School Auditorium for an evening of family entertainment. Vocalist Shaun Johnson is bringing his crisp and clear sounds and charming personality “in the...
December 6, 2012 - 1:03am
November 29, 2012
Bemidji author pens crime caper
BEMIDJI – One of Joanna Shelquist Dymond’s first jobs was making popcorn and ushering at the Pic Theater, an Art Deco building in Bagley. She watched every movie that came to town. Her most recent job is that of an author. The 74-year-old Bemidji woman has written “Crazy as...
news / local
November 29, 2012 - 2:09am
November 28, 2012
Diverse voices in Poetry Slam
BEMIDJI — From college students to senior citizens, Tuesday night’s Poetry Slam was an eclectic experience for the 75 people who filled the basement of the Keg ‘N’ Cork. The Poetry Slam, sponsored by the Bemidji Public Library, brought to the stage 14 contestants, most of...
news / local
November 28, 2012 - 1:03am
Singers rehearse for BSU's Madrigal Dinners
Bemidji State University Chamber Singers and Bemidji Choir members will present the 44th annual Madrigal Dinners at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday,...
news / local
November 28, 2012 - 12:33am
November 21, 2012
Bemidji to present 'Oxcar' awards Dec. 8
BEMIDJI – The public is invited to attend the 2012 Oxcar Awards event, to be held Dec. 8 at the New City Ballroom, 2300 24th St. NW. The event will be held each fall to recognize theatrical work from Nov. 15 of the previous year to Nov. 15 of the current year in the areas of production,...
November 21, 2012 - 5:22pm
‘Sister’ to perform in Walker; Norvolds grew up in Bemidji
BEMIDJI – Sisters who were born in Bemidji to a mother who played organ at Calvary Lutheran Church remember when Christmas meant grandmother...
November 21, 2012 - 5:21pm
November 20, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Job fair addresses area’s needs Thursday’s Bemidji Regional Job Fair attracted about 40 local and regional employers and provided an opportunity for job seekers to explore their options. But it also pointed out a challenge for northwestern Minnesota: the need to teach the skills...
opinion / editorials
November 20, 2012 - 12:11am
November 15, 2012
Grammy winner Michael W. Smith brings his inspirational music to Bemidji
BEMIDJI – Generations of mothers, fathers and children have attended concerts by Michael W. Smith, three-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of 40 Dove Awards. Smith’s Christian songs and music have held sway over a multitude of people who look back and remember the title of...
November 15, 2012 - 1:09am
October 31, 2012
Pals team up for leading roles in ‘Oliver!’ production
BEMIDJI – When the lights go up on “Oliver” next week at the historic Chief Theater, a story about a orphan boy will be told by family...
October 31, 2012 - 11:33pm
BHS to present 'Into the Woods'
Bemidji High School’s Theater Department will present its fall musical, “Into the Woods,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday under...
October 31, 2012 - 12:59am