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CITY GOVERNMENT: Council wants to move past divisive debate on Chief Bemidji plaques
Text of the four Chief Bemidji Statue plaques
Bemidji food shelf seeks volunteers
UPDATED: Anderson, Jurek crowned BHS Prom King and Queen
VIDEO: OUT AND ABOUT: Medina a music man
Five former Lumberjacks inducted into Bemidji High School Athletics Hall of Fame
MMA: Local fighter wins on national television
University of North Dakota releases list of potential new nicknames
GOLF: Bemidji boys win own invitational
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Home and home doubleheader with North Dakota highlight BSU men's and women's schedules
Franklyn "June" Charles Strong, Jr.
Roger G. Olson
David Walter Lehmann
Patrick Guilfoile: Measles — more deadly than Ebola
John Eggers column: Make your fishing opener memorable
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Flowers and herbs benefit the vegetable garden
John Eggers: What is right with the world?
Library Corner: Library to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4
Michael W. Smith tour comes to Sanford Center
PIONEER PREVIEWS: BSO concludes 76th season with some Mozart
The Table Tour: Steven Curtis Chapman brings Christian music acts to perform in Bemidji
Pioneer Previews: Brass on tap Monday at Bangsberg
Art briefs - Sunday April 26
Gone Fishin': Duane, John Peterson and their business are Hall of Fame worthy
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Although rare, observing black bears a fascinating sight
Photo of the Day: Immature eagle
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water levels remain a concern as opener nears
Blane Klemek: The bluebird, few have received as much attention as they
Stratton birthday celebration
Ferden birthday celebration
Henry-Van Sickle engagement
Rich Lowry: A Great Society failure
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Smart, not soft, on crime
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wolf hunt not based on sound science
Pioneer Editorial: Follow the rules: Stop AIS
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The real and full truth needs to be known
August 22, 2012
Man accused in Bemidji cross burning pleads guilty
BEMIDJI – One of the men accused of placing a burning cross in a Northern Township resident’s yard has pleaded guilty to a felony charge....
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August 22, 2012 - 3:08pm
August 13, 2012
Man, accused of stalking woman at Bemidji Walmart, enters plea
BEMIDJI - A man accused of stalking a Bemidji woman will be sentenced after entering an Alford plea to the charge. Joshua Joseph Brunner of Cambridge on Aug. 7 entered an Alford plea for gross misdemeanor stalking. An Alford plea has the legal effect of a guilty plea. Brunner did...
August 13, 2012 - 4:20pm
Bemidji nonprofit director sentenced on second DWI
BEMIDJI - The director of a local nonprofit has been sentenced for driving while impaired. Sarah Jane Einerson, 50, of Bemidji, on Aug. 6 was sentenced for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI. Einerson is the executive director of Churches United, a church-based program that offers...
August 13, 2012 - 4:05pm
Bemidji woman, 73, charged with felony sex crime
BEMIDJI - A 73-year-old Bemidji woman has pleaded not guilty to felony criminal sexual conduct. Janet Verjean Kern pleaded not guilty Aug. 7 to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim who is mentally impaired or helpless. She entered the plea Aug. 6 before Beltrami County...
August 13, 2012 - 4:04pm
August 9, 2012
Executive director for Bemidji's Sanford Center fired from post
BEMIDJI - The Sanford Center's executive director has been fired from his job, marking the second time such a move has been made since the facility opened in 2010. Roger Swanson, who took over the post officially at the start of the year, lasted just more than seven months in the...
August 9, 2012 - 10:45am
August 7, 2012
Bemidji area nonprofit leads nationwide voting for new Toyota
BEMIDJI - A local nonprofit is clinging to a slight lead in voting today ina nationwide contest for a new Toyota. Northwoods Habitat for Humanity is a finalist in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program and one of five nonprofits competing for the vehicle in the one-day poll. As of 2:45...
August 7, 2012 - 2:47pm
July 31, 2012
Murder charges filed in death of Pine River man
WALKER - A 28-year-old Pine River man faces second-degree intentional murder for the death of a man earlier this month. Dane Joseph Riley appeared Monday in Cass County District Court on charges of murder and interference with a dead body. The charges stem from the death of Mark...
July 31, 2012 - 9:18am
July 24, 2012
Former Bemidji Masonic Lodge treasurer pleads guilty to stealing money used to pay for girlfriend's expenses
BEMIDJI - A former treasurer of the Bemidji Masonic Lodge pleaded guilty Tues-day to swindling more than $45,000 from the fraternal organization. Nathan Arlo Pochardt, 40, of Bemidji entered the plea in Beltrami County District Court to gross misdemeanor theft. Previously charged...
July 24, 2012 - 5:23pm
Murder, witness tampering and assault among new charges filed against accused Native Mob defendants
MINNEAPOLIS - Updated federal charges against defendants suspected as operating the Native Mob gang now include accusations of murder and additional charges against purported leaders, who have ties to Bemidji, Cass Lake and the surrounding area. Late last week, prosecutors filed...
July 24, 2012 - 12:24pm
July 23, 2012
Missing man last seen near Pine River, Minn., public asked to help
WALKER - The public is being asked for help in finding a missing 27-year-old man. Mark Andrew Huesmann was last seen in the Pine River area about a week ago, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Office. A news release from the Sheriff's Office describes Huesmann as 6 feet, 3 inches...
July 23, 2012 - 3:42pm
July 16, 2012
Man who drowned in Bagley's Lake Lomond officially identified
BAGLEY - The man who drowned in Lake Lomond here and discovered by a boater has officially been identified. The Clearwater County Sheriff's Office said Monday the death of Cisco Rolando Johnson, 23, doesn't appear suspicious. "The preliminary autopsy report indicates the cause of...
July 16, 2012 - 1:13pm
July 10, 2012
Cass Lake man, infatuated with woman, receives 9 years for beating her husband with piece of wood
WALKER - A 25-year-old Cass Lake man was ordered Monday to serve nine years in prison for trying to kill the husband of a woman he was infatuated with. John Ernest Lutgen received consecutive sentences on the charges - 90 months for third-degree attempted murder and 18 months for...
July 10, 2012 - 12:00pm
July 3, 2012
UPDATED: Total outages remain about 5,500 in Bemidji area after storm
BEMIDJI - About 5,500 customers remain without power today after a powerful storm packing winds in excess of 80 mph tore through the region. Otter Tail Power Company said it had about 1,500 customers without power as of 1:30 p.m. Cris Kling, spokeswoman for Otter Tail Power, said...
July 3, 2012 - 2:12pm
Storm cleanup expected to take at least a week
BEMIDJI - Cleanup from Monday evening's storm is expected to take at least a week. Diamond Point and Library parks are closed to the public at this time as the storm, bringing winds in excess of 80 mph, hit Bemidji and surrounding areas hard. City crews worked 16 hours Tuesday night...
July 3, 2012 - 11:22am
June 27, 2012
UPDATED: Man who died after falling from cell tower identified
SOLWAY - A 19-year-old man who died after falling from a cell phone tower here was identified late Wednesday afternoon. Jeremy Jo Froemke of Lisbon, N.D., died Tuesday evening when he fell from the tower directly south of Solway Elementary School. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office...
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June 27, 2012 - 5:46pm