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Nary Christmas program set
Beltrami County ends 2013 with accomplishment recap
Red Lake Homeless Shelter to host remembrance gathering Friday
Duluth man who stabbed roommate with sword gets more than 10 years
Police: Woman blames someone else for spreading marijuana seeds
Native Olympic hero: Boucha book details highs, lows of Ojibwe NHL, Olympic star
AREA ROUNDUP: Area wrestling teams ready for Big Bear Tournament
Bemidji State's Marinaccio gets one-game suspension from WCHA
BOYS HOCKEY: BHS rally falls short against East Grand Forks
GIRLS HOCKEY: Five-goal first lifts Thief River Falls to 6-0 victory over BHS
J. Bruce Preece
Darwin David Smith Sr.
Judy Elizabeth Wind
Christmas and choirs: Music legend Kenny Rogers performs at the Sanford Center with a little help from student singers
‘Vent’ allows for voices: BHS teacher pens book about teenage angst
KISS, Nirvana among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Musical, theater events still dominate the scene
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Blane Klemek: Brrrrrr. How do wildlife do it?
Minnesota firearms deer harvest declines
Paul Nelson: Access to Bemidji area lakes difficult because of slush
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Mark Dayton: Economic growth generates budget surplus
Joe Guzzardi: Zuckerberg’s immigration investment
Letter: Nothing like the gratitude of a rescue animal
Gene Lyons: Picking fights over religion
Rich Lowry: A manufactured ADHD epidemic
Marilyn Heltzer: Change is the name of the game
Ask a Trooper: Handicapped parking answers
Jason Ogaard: The technology of driving safe
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October 8, 2012
Fire north of Upper Red Lake may take weeks for crews to contain
RED LAKE – A helicopter using infrared technology is expected to be used today, weather permitting, to detect hot spots in the Wannaska Complex fire in northwest Minnesota. There are eight wildfires burning in northwest Minnesota, covering about 7,068 acres, according to a news...
news / local
October 8, 2012 - 11:42am
October 3, 2012
Covered in smoke: Despite haze, slower day for wildfires Wednesday
BEMIDJI – A cover of smoke wafted across Minnesota’s northern tier Wednesday as firefighters again battled wildland fires throughout the region. The stinky haze prompted dozens of phone calls to first responders in Bemidji and Beltrami County. By noon Wednesday, the Bemidji fire...
news / local
October 3, 2012 - 6:21pm
Smoke due to wildfire north of Bemidji area
BEMIDJI – Smoke in the area is coming from a wildfire raging across northern Beltrami County. It also has prompted a warning from emergency responders for those with health concerns. According to a press release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, those who are asthmatic...
news / local
October 3, 2012 - 11:09am
October 2, 2012
Wildfires force mandatory evacuation of south side of Karlstad, Minn.
KARLSTAD - Wildfires have forced the mandatory evacuation of the south side of Karlstad, Minn., this afternoon. Some buildings, which were believed to be unoccupied, were on fire at about 3:30 p.m., according to the Kittson County Sheriff’s Department. The wildfires in the region...
October 2, 2012 - 4:24pm
UPDATED: Residents allowed to return home after wildfire south of Bemidji
BEMIDJI -Residents forced out of their homes south of Bemidji after a wildfire Tuesday afternoon have been told it is safe to return. Firefighters and emergency responders rushed to a wildfire burning near Union Road in Hubbard County. According to an email from Beltrami County Emergency...
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October 2, 2012 - 4:14pm
Fern Township home damaged by early morning fire
FERN TOWNSHIP – An early-morning house fire in Fern Township in Hubbard County caused about $17,500 in damage to the home and contents, according to a press release from the Bemidji Fire Department. The living-room fire was reported at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday by the homeowner on the 12000...
news / local
October 2, 2012 - 1:14pm
October 1, 2012
Dry conditions cause safety concerns in Bemidji area
BEMIDJI – Dry conditions and unfavorable weather are creating a perfect storm for potential dangerous wildfires in the Bemidji area, fire officials said Monday. On Saturday, those conditions led to a grass fire at Pine Valley Trailer Court just west of Bemidji. The fire damaged...
news / local
October 1, 2012 - 4:44pm
September 19, 2012
Burn restrictions set to start Sunday
By John Myers, Forum Communications Co. BEMIDJI – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is adding restrictions on campfires and other fires in northwestern and central portions of the state starting Sunday because of worsening drought. The DNR will ban camp-fires starting...
news / outdoors
September 19, 2012 - 9:03pm
September 18, 2012
One person dead after Paynesville house fire
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. – One person was found dead after a fire in a rural Paynesville mobile home Monday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Scott Vogelpohl, 47, the owner of the mobile home. A passing motorist reported the fire about 6 a.m. The...
September 18, 2012 - 9:19am
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Minnesota Design Team’s visit a springboard for possibilities In the coming months, there will be plenty of talk in the Bemidji area about the future. Last week’s visit by the Minnesota Design Team and its group of professionals – who met with residents, toured the area and...
opinion / editorials
September 18, 2012 - 1:38am
September 14, 2012
DNR urges Minn. farmers to take fire precautions
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dry conditions have Minnesota officials urging farmers to take precautions to avoid causing fires as they harvest their crops. The Department of Natural Resources points out that fires sparked by equipment in dry fields can spread rapidly and cause costly...
September 14, 2012 - 9:09am
2 police vehicles destroyed by fire in Orono
ORONO, Minn. (AP) — Two police vehicles have been destroyed by fire in Hennepin County. And, it's not the first time the police department has been the victim of apparent arson. Orono Police Chief Correy Farniok says officers returning to the station early Friday morning found a...
September 14, 2012 - 9:04am
September 11, 2012
Arson suspected in food bank fire
OLIVIA, Minn. — Arson is suspected in a fire that destroyed the contents of the Renville County Food Shelf in a downtown Olivia building on Sunday night. The fire also caused extensive smoke and heat damage to the Hair Connection, Red Cross office and an apartment unit. No one...
September 11, 2012 - 9:18am
September 7, 2012
Moorhead investigating garbage bin fires
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A south Moorhead neighborhood has been plagued with garbage bin fires for the past month or so, according to Fire Chief Rich Duysen. Duysen said about half a dozen fires have been reported in metal garbage bins south of Minnesota State University Moorhead...
September 7, 2012 - 9:15am
September 6, 2012
Storms start more fires, fail to douse them
ELY, Minn. -- Thunderstorms that crossed the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Tuesday night and Wednesday produced lighting that sparked several new forest fires, but officials said it didn’t offer enough rain to help snuff any blazes. The U.S. Forest Service said the Cummings...
September 6, 2012 - 9:17am