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Driver knocks out N.D. town’s water service; charged with DUI
Prairie Island nuclear plant unit shut down; operators investigate fire alarm
Man found dead on Mille Lacs reservation with gunshot wound
Alexandria man accused of soliciting 13-year-old girl for sex
Juveniles arrested in Ebro drive-by shooting
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL: Red Lake rolls Laporte, Walker routs Blackduck in Section 8A openers
SWIMMING: Lumberjacks to compete in four events at state meet
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers fighting to stay home (video)
COMEBACK FALLS SHORT: Bemidji rallies but can't dethrone defending champ Edina (photo gallery)
Bring on the champs: Bemidji takes on two-time defending champion Edina in Class AA quarterfinals
Mae Viola Larson
Neal LeRoy Hazelton
Mary A. Rytter
John Frank Falk
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day on the Hill this week
John Eggers: How can you help all kids graduate?
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
Don't let negativity sink your boat
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Off The Record Blog: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Goes Out On A High Note
Art briefs - Sunday March 1
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Ensemble's concert harkens to spring
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Art briefs - Sunday Feb. 22
A hefty turnout for the Northland Fat Bike Rally (photo gallery)
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: March a favorite time for many anglers
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: March is Minnesota FoodShare campaign
Tom Purcell: Overreaching in plain English
Eric Fisher and Dan Dorman: Workforce housing key to economic growth in Greater Minnesota
Joseph Cotto: Altruism no substitute for helping yourself
Joe Gandelman: Giuliani: America’s hack
February 15, 2015
Blane Klemek: The mystery of Minnesota's black bears
It won't be long and it will be springtime. Already mid-February, hibernating mammals throughout the northland will eventually emerge from their underground sleeping chambers. Some of the true hibernators, such as chipmunks, 13-lined ground squirrels and woodchucks, might have...
February 15, 2015 - 12:39am
February 10, 2015
LEGISLATURE: 'Small plastic, big problem'; Bill would keep tiny beads out of consumer products
ST. PAUL -- Tiny plastic beads found in soap and other personal care products may be on the way out. "Small plastic is a big problem," Stiv Wilson told a Minnesota Senate environmental committee Tuesday. Wilson, an advocate of ridding products of plastic microbeads, said the...
news / region
February 10, 2015 - 8:05pm
February 7, 2015
ENVIRONMENT: Sustainability is sustainable in Bemidji
What does the word "sustainability" mean for our community? What actions can we take to make our community more resilient to environmental and economic challenges we might face? These are questions the Bemidji Sustainability Committee convenes each month to address.
February 7, 2015 - 10:24pm
February 5, 2015
Pine forests into potato fields: DNR temporarily halts N.D. company's clear-cutting of Minnesota woods
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Thursday announced it had temporarily ordered a halt to a massive conversion of thousands of acres of Minnesota pine forest into farmland out of concern for the state's water supply and forest ecosystem. North Dakota-based...
February 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
February 4, 2015
BSU students vote to ban water bottle sales
BEMIDJI -- The student government at Bemidji State University on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to ban the sale of plastic water bottles. The BSU Student Senate voted to become the first college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system to ban the sale...
news / local
February 4, 2015 - 8:11pm
January 29, 2015
Funds for White Earth land purchase rejected
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee voted against giving the White Earth Nation nearly $2.2 million to buy land for wildlife habitat. Wednesday's 13-8 vote in a House natural resources committee came on an amendment by state Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, who said he is a member...
news / region
January 29, 2015 - 11:00am
January 7, 2015
Hundreds pack Sandpiper hearing in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Roughly 500 people attended a hearing in Bemidji that may help decide the fate of the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline planned to cross...
news / local
January 7, 2015 - 8:20pm
January 6, 2015
Sandpiper hearing is Wednesday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Enbridge Energy officials discussed this week's hearings on the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline planned to run through northern Minnesota -- including one in Bemidji Wednesday -- during an interview with the Pioneer on Tuesday. The hearings are part of an ongoing process...
news / local
January 6, 2015 - 9:09pm
July 25, 2014
Nolan wants Enbridge Sandpiper route moved south
Mike O’Rourke Forum News Service BRAINERD — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan voiced opposition Thursday to Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline...
news / business
July 25, 2014 - 9:49am