Skip to main content
'We're going to stand with them': Bemidji organization, others from community work to stop DAPL
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Ready for the burn
Polk County man assaults woman, holds her against her will for 11 hours, police say
Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Halluska, Laiti lead BSU women to sweep of RIT
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
Glenn Arnold Conlon
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
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
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
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
December 8, 2016
$1 million in environmental grants available
BEMIDJI—Applications are now being accepted for $1 million in environmental grants for organizations within Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin that work to protect and restore the natural environment. Enbridge recently announced the continuation of the Ecofootprint Grant...
December 8, 2016 - 6:00am
December 6, 2016
ND oil pipeline shut down after ‘significant’ spill in creek
BELFIELD, N.D. – A pipeline leak caused a significant oil spill in a tributary of the Little Missouri River this week, but the volume of oil...
December 6, 2016 - 9:18pm
November 29, 2016
Duluth exhibition will support Standing Rock
DULUTH, Minn. -- Addressing the North Dakota pipeline protests that are the largest tribal movement in more than a century, Wendy Savage talked...
November 29, 2016 - 1:05pm
November 23, 2016
Environmental activist LaDuke talks about fights against pipelines
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Winona LaDuke, head of environmental activist group Honor the Earth, spoke against several controversial crude oil pipeline...
November 23, 2016 - 10:48am
November 15, 2016
Their mission: Saving Minnesota's rare orchids before it's too late
Head slightly bent, David Remucal scanned the forest floor duff for a tiny, white-veined plant with the consistency of rattlesnake skin. An hour...
November 15, 2016 - 1:04pm
November 3, 2016
Virgin forest with trees up to 200 years old purchased from Will Steger
FINLAND, Minn. -- Global explorer Will Steger was hiking the North Shore ridge in 1996, at a vista along the Superior Hiking Trail, when he noticed...
November 3, 2016 - 1:00am
October 28, 2016
Building northland careers with deconstruction: Social enterprise provides jobs, teaches skills and saves resources
CASS LAKE—Seven years ago, Duane Fisher knew it was time to shake off city life for a quieter life in the country. So he moved from Minneapolis...
October 28, 2016 - 7:20pm
October 20, 2016
EQB hears request to add human health to environmental reviews
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board on Wednesday heard testimony on whether the state should amend its rules and require specific human-health analysis when conducting future environmental reviews of proposed copper mines. Lead by the Northeastern Minnesota chapter...
October 20, 2016 - 9:10am
October 19, 2016
Solid support: Local trees from Cloquet harvested for North Dakota protest
CLOQUET, Minn. -- Working on slopes thick with red pine outside Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet on Tuesday, a crew armed...
October 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Doctors try again for health study on copper mines: Environmental Quality Board will consider including health impacts in environmental review
ST. PAUL -- When state officials told concerned physicians last year that they wouldn’t conduct a specific study on human health impacts as part of the environmental review of the proposed PolyMet copper mine, they offered some advice. If the doctors wanted human health more fully...
October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
October 14, 2016
Leech Lake Band recognized for clean energy plan
ST. PAUL -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is one of eight communities to be honored by the Minnesota Commerce Department for efforts in support of Minnesota’s clean energy goals by promoting energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy generation. The 2016 Clean Energy Community...
October 14, 2016 - 5:23pm
October 11, 2016
Activists target five pipelines, including in Clearbrook, in solidarity with Dakota Access opponents
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — Activists who tampered Tuesday, Oct. 11, with five oil pipelines that carry Canadian crude into the United States said...
October 11, 2016 - 4:32pm
September 18, 2016
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
The effects of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota has reached most of us either by word of mouth, students, media and the internet. What does this really mean when thousands of native and non-native people gather to dispute corporate...
September 18, 2016 - 10:33am
September 1, 2016
Long after historic blowdown, wildfire danger remains: Intentional fires planned this autumn near Ely, Gunflint Trail
More than 17 years after a historic windstorm raked the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, downing millions of trees, wildfire experts say the danger of increased fires still exists from all that dead and drying wood. Superior National Forest officials on Wednesday said they will...
September 1, 2016 - 1:30am
Eight arrested after protesters bind themselves to Dakota Access construction equipment
BISMARCK – Eight people were arrested Wednesday, Aug. 31, after protesters descended on a construction site for the Dakota Access Pipeline...
September 1, 2016 - 1:00am