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America's lawnmower: Nothing slows Jerry Gregg from his rounds on America Avenue
Severe T-storm Watch for Late Tonight
VISIT BEMIDJI: Task force narrows focus for Visit Bemidji's future
JOINT PLANNING: JPC approves permits for downtown treatment centers
Chamber Ambassadors: Lumberjack Shack
Bemidji Extreme U11 wins title
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji splits in first day at GR tourney
VOLLEYBALL: Beavers unveil 2016 schedule
BHS trap team aiming high in first-ever state tournament appearance
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU assistant Belisle lands scouting job with LA Kings
Julius Lee Maxwell, Sr.
Richard Bruce "Dick" "Specs" Matheny
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
JOHN EGGERS: Who is your spiritual friend?
‘Red, White and Tuna’ play opens Wednesday at The Chief Theater
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘The Replacements’
ARTS BRIEFS: Shyanne Kaml performs at Farm by the Lake, Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival is July 8-9 and more
Still going strong: For nearly 30 years, Bemidji Area Church Musicians strike up the chords for summer series
Patt Rall: Opportunities for the arts abound this week
READER PHOTOS: Bears in Bemidji
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Summer solstice means lots of fish are feeding
FISH TALES: Kaleb Olson
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
Richard Hanson: Return to the bargaining table to protect Minnesota’s future
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Human life is the most innocent of all
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Please, let love conquer hate
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...
News / local
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...
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...
News / local
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...
News / local
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