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Large wildfire ignites north of Staples; Jet used to extinguish from above
Duluth selects new police chief
Motorcyclist clocked going 129 mph in 55 mph zone near Sabin
Itasca County man gets jail time, probation in friend's shooting death
UPDATED: Bystander shoots video of Alexandria police chase outside restaurant
BASEBALL: Just off base: BSU ends season with pair of one-run losses
BASKETBALL: BSU signs guard Rovney
BSU lands 34 on NSIC Spring All-Academic Team
BASEBALL: Bemidji snaps losing skid in style with 10-1 win over Warroad
HOCKEY: Bemidji's Leitner selected in USHL draft
Earl O. Dahl
Adrian Peter Vorderbruggen
Lorraine Louise Albrecht
Blane Klemek: Wild turkeys exist nearly everywhere in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Some friendly foreign fruits for the garden
Cyndi Fenske: Amazing May ahead at the public library
John Eggers: Remember your graduation?
Kelsi Turner: Weather or not. . .
Ranking the Marvel villains, from worst to best (includes spoilers)
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Harry And The Hendersons’
Summer at the cinema: Your guide to the blockbusters and everything inbetween
Patt Rall: A variety of opportunities for every age
Arts Briefs: Deb McGregor CD release concert, Brooke String Quartet free concert, Fifth Grade Invitational at Watermark and more
Blane Klemek: The great blue heron is the largest heron in North America
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleye season opens May 14
Youth firearm safety range day is May 9
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers can make test run for walleye
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on woodland thrushes and the charming ovenbird
Kay Novodvorsky birthday
Marcy Melberg birthday
Martha Ferden birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community Theater’s wholesomeness can’t be overstated
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Coming together, moving ahead
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clark's letter touched people deeply
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: EMS 'family' touched by Clark's letter
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The cost of eradicating poverty is low
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...
News / region
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 —...
News / region
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...
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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...
News / local
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
January 9, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Weaving the fabric of sustainability
What comes to mind when you think about the natural resources of northern Minnesota? Abundant Forests. Lakes. Wildlife. Recreation. Sheep. Wait...
January 9, 2016 - 11:55pm
December 12, 2015
Sustainability means more than you may think
Most people who work in the sustainability field ask themselves: How might this decision affect the environment? How might it affect other people? What economic costs and benefits are associated with this decision? They look at alternatives, analyze all three elements and strive to...
December 12, 2015 - 11:51pm
December 11, 2015
Honor the Earth march planned Saturday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—Honor the Earth, an environmental protection organization based in Callaway, Minn., is planning a march in Bemidji on Saturday in regard to the worldwide climate talks in Paris and to protest new and replacement oil pipelines in the region proposed by Enbridge. In...
December 11, 2015 - 8:28pm
October 22, 2015
Filling the forest: Bemidji Middle School Forest celebrates a decade of growth
BEMIDJI -- The odds, as of 3:07 p.m. Thursday, appeared stacked against Jace Jr. He had a ration of water that wouldn’t last long under...
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October 22, 2015 - 7:27pm
October 17, 2015
Tree-planting celebration at Bemidji Middle School on Thursday
BEMIDJI -- To help celebrate National NeighborWoods Month, the public is invited to a tree-planting celebration from 2:20 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Bemidji Middle School, 1910 Middle School Ave. NW. The event will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the BMS...
News / local
October 17, 2015 - 8:03pm
September 9, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: Obama’s Alaska global warming field trip
President Obama told some whoppers the size of Mt. McKinley (I mean Denali) about global warming while he was here in Alaska. At a climate change conference in Anchorage, Obama attempted to scare the long-johns off Alaskans he obviously thinks are stupid when he predicted coming...
opinion / commentary
September 9, 2015 - 2:04am
August 14, 2015
Contamination conundrum: State still working to clean up site of former Bemidji wood treatment plan
BEMIDJI -- After years of studying contaminated groundwater left behind from a wood treatment plant in Bemidji’s Industrial Park, the state...
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August 14, 2015 - 1:36pm
August 10, 2015
'Love Water Not Oil' ride previews Honor the Earth tour
BENA -- Annie Humphrey lead riders Saturday on the "Love Water Not Oil" spirit ride near Bena on Highway 2. The ride was a preview to Honor the...
August 10, 2015 - 6:47pm