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Man shot by police outside Minn. apartment building ID’d
Firefighters’ driver jailed in I-35W crash that killed 2
Farm Bureau to hold Beltrami County candidate forum next month
Minn. drowning victim ‘a talented mechanic with a huge heart’
BMS annual giving opportunity
AUTO RACING: Bemidji Speedway wraps up track championship season
AMATEUR BASEBALL: Blue Ox beat St. Martin in Class C state tourney opener
CROSS COUNTRY: BHS boys second, girls fifth at Shocky Strand Invitational
GIRLS TENNIS: Bemidji edges Pequot Lakes 4-3
BOYS SOCCER: Wet, wild home opener ends in 4-0 BHS win
Patricia Jane Blue
John Martin Bratrud
Madeline D. Boswell
Albert Franklin "Dix" Coffin
Cyndi Fenske: Goings on at the library in September
John Eggers: Find first day teacher success
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
ART BRIEFS - SUNDAY AUG. 28
Patt Rall: Much music in Bemidj this week
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
FISH TALES: Jude Hicks on Lake Marquette
Blane Klemek: Observations on the American crow
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to think about school food as new school year nears
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many stepped forward to clean up cemetery
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why do women wear high-heel shoes?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
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
March 13, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: When it comes to clean energy, first things first
Ever since Brandy and Mark Larson of Bemidji became parents, their concern about climate change has grown and their commitment to sustainability...
March 13, 2016 - 12:47pm