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UPDATED: Hunter's death near Little Falls being investigated as homicide
BSU unveils $1 million student media center (photo gallery)
Shopping spree!: Local emergency officials help children buy Christmas presents
History Mystery returns to the Beltrami County History Center
Crime report for Dec. 6
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
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
Margaret Emma Treat
Emma "Margaret" Treat
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
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?
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
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
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
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
August 30, 2016
Timber talks: Forestry business leaders meet with state DNR commissioner in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Forest industry representatives from across the northern Minnesota region gathered Tuesday at the Mayflower Building in Bemidji to discuss issues with the Department of Natural Resources. As part of the meeting, DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr was on hand to answer questions...
August 30, 2016 - 9:08pm
August 23, 2016
PolyMet opponents want law judge hearings: State allows for administrative law judge oversight of permits
DULUTH, Minn. -- Duluth residents critical of the proposed PolyMet copper mine are asking the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to call in an administrative law judge to oversee independent hearings on the company’s application for a mining permit. Critics of the copper...
August 23, 2016 - 9:30pm
August 10, 2016
ENVIRONMENT: EPA proposes cleanup for decades old contamination
CASS LAKE -- Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School's gymnasium was a crowded site Wednesday evening as Environmental Protection Agency officials met...
August 10, 2016 - 9:28pm
ENVIRONMENT: DNR investigating invasive species in Turtle Lake
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have discovered an invasive species infesting Turtle Lake near Bemidji. According to...
August 10, 2016 - 6:00pm
August 2, 2016
COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Officials seek state, federal funds for storm damage
BEMIDJI—The late July storms may have passed through Beltrami County but work remains for government officials, both on the ground and in the office. County officials are hoping for a state and federal disaster declaration to help offset costs associated with damages from the...
August 2, 2016 - 6:59pm
July 27, 2016
Environmental groups question federal order on Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS — Representatives of local environmental groups remain skeptical at the inclusion of Minnesota oil pipelines in a $172 million...
July 27, 2016 - 10:30pm
July 12, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: At Security BankUSA, ‘Here for Good’ includes what’s good for the Earth
When Carl Johnson interviewed for a position at Security BankUSA in Bemidji, he could tell right away that it would be a good fit. When each employee begins working at the bank, they are gifted a reusable cup to cut down on waste and the vice president gives a tour of the facility,...
July 12, 2016 - 1:10pm
May 30, 2016
Registration open for BSU eco-camp
BEMIDJI -- Registration is now open for BSU’s Happy Dancing Turtle EcoCamp, a four-day summer science camp for first- and second-grade children designed to build an awareness of our impact on the environment, what can be done to reduce that impact and learn skills needed to protect...
May 30, 2016 - 8:52am
May 7, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Helping area businesses and government save energy
Poring over her clipboard, Dr. Rin Porter records information about a building's heating system. Rin is one of a dozen consultants for the Minnesota...
May 7, 2016 - 11:08pm
May 2, 2016
ENERGY: Meeting brings out those in favor, those opposed to pipelines
BEMIDJI—Area residents were able to share their opinions Monday on two proposed oil pipelines designed to pass through northern Minnesota....
May 2, 2016 - 9:44pm
April 26, 2016
Tsunamis on the Great Lakes? Researchers warn they're real
DULUTH, Minn.—They may not wipe out entire cities or occur after earthquakes, but two University of Wisconsin researchers say the Great Lakes...
April 26, 2016 - 12:55pm
April 25, 2016
No critical habitat order for northern long-eared bats
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday that it will not order critical habitat to be protected to help in the recovery of the threatened northern long-eared bat. The federal agency said that the primary threat to the bats — the deadly white-nose syndrome fungus —...
April 25, 2016 - 5:59pm
April 21, 2016
A Green community: Sustainability groups to celebrate progress Saturday
BEMIDJI -- With Bemidji and the surrounding area on a more sustainable trajectory than a year ago, some of the groups that made it happen are planning to celebrate. On Saturday evening, Northwest Clean Energy Resource Teams, in collaboration with the Bemidji Sustainability Committee...
April 21, 2016 - 6:19pm
When every day is Earth Day: BSU’s Erika Bailey-Johnson brings her work home
BEMIDJI -- As BSU’s first and only Sustainability Director, Erika Bailey-Johnson is just as dedicated to the environment at home as she is...
April 21, 2016 - 5:38pm
April 15, 2016
DNR to hold meeting on Rabideau Lake
BLACKDUCK -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public information meeting at 6 p.m. May 4 at the Rabideau Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (CCC Camp) Education Building, to discuss the management plan for Rabideau Lake.Located six miles south of Blackduck,...
April 15, 2016 - 1:13pm