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Crime report for Dec. 8
Just around the corner for Culver's: Owner excited to bring ‘Butterburgers’ to Bemidji
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Blackduck boys basketball a mix of youth, experience
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
BHS wrestling in action at Brainerd
Glenn Arnold Conlon
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
May 18, 2016
(VIDEO) Beneficial burn: Chippewa National Forest conducts prescribed burns on Oak Point
CASS LAKE -- Smoke plumes could be seen from long distances Wednesday as the Chippewa National Forest conducted prescribed burns on Oak Point...
May 18, 2016 - 6:51pm
May 11, 2016
Crews, weather help tame Skibo fire; Minnesota based planes heading north to help fight Kenora battle
SKIBO — Cooler, wetter weather and ongoing efforts by air and ground crews continued to make progress Tuesday on the wildfire east of Hoyt Lakes. The so-called Skibo fire was more than half contained early Tuesday and crews were gaining the upper hand on the remaining hot spots....
May 11, 2016 - 9:19am
May 3, 2016
UPDATED: Wildfires flare with dry, windy conditions: Crowning fire stopped near Wal-Mart in Park Rapids
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- Water bombing airplanes and helicopters snuffed a fire in Park Rapids, Minn., Tuesday before flames approached a Wal-Mart...
May 3, 2016 - 8:28pm
April 21, 2016
Fire damages house in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—No one was injured in a house fire Wednesday evening in Bemidji. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 8:38 P.M. in the 3900 block of Irvine Avenue NW. When firefighters arrived, they found a fire at the back of the house. A total of 16 firefighters...
April 21, 2016 - 9:38am
April 14, 2016
Fires in Kansas, Nebraska prompt air pollution advisory in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—The Bemidji area is included in an air pollution advisory because of fires across eastern Kansas and Nebraska. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Thursday afternoon issued an air pollution health advisory for western Minnesota 8 a.m. Friday. The affected area...
April 14, 2016 - 2:17pm
April 2, 2016
Fire damages Irvine Avenue house
BEMIDJI -- A person had to be rescued from the roof of a house after a fire was reported in the 800 block of Irvine Avenue early Thursday evening....
April 2, 2016 - 1:02pm
March 29, 2016
SAFETY: Area fire restrictions to start Monday
BEMIDJI -- Spring burning restrictions are set to begin Monday in the Bemidji area, officials say. Dave Hoefer said his department already has responded to seven wildfires this season, as the early snow melt is extending the spring burning season. The Minnesota Department of Natural...
March 29, 2016 - 3:01pm
March 17, 2016
DNR announces first spring burning restrictions; will start March 28 in Beltrami County
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will start burning restrictions starting Monday in various areas around the state. ...
March 17, 2016 - 8:55pm
March 7, 2016
Fighting the flames: Bemidji Fire Department refilling its roster as emergency calls stay steady in 2015
BEMIDJI -- New names and faces can be seen and heard in areas long unoccupied at the Bemidji Fire Department, an encouraging sign for Chief Dave...
March 7, 2016 - 9:21pm
March 2, 2016
No injuries in south Bemidji business fire
BEMIDJI—No one was injured in a business fire Wednesday morning in south Bemidji. The fire on the 700 block of Washington Avenue South...
March 2, 2016 - 12:21pm
February 6, 2016
Dayton promises to be there for Madelia after explosion, fire
MADELIA, Minn. -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton promises his administration will help Madelia's 2,300 residents recover from Wednesday's blizzard-whipped fire that destroyed much of the community's downtown. Dayton visited Madelia on Friday, meeting with about 150 people near where eight...
February 6, 2016 - 2:32pm
February 3, 2016
Explosion sets fire to businesses in Madelia
MADELIA, Minn. -- A major fire destroyed six to eight businesses Wednesday morning in downtown Madelia in southern Minnesota The city is about...
February 3, 2016 - 2:05pm
January 27, 2016
Early morning fire heavily damages house
BEMIDJI—A fire early Wednesday heavily damaged a house in northwest Bemidji. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to a report of a fire...
January 27, 2016 - 8:55am
January 15, 2016
Break-in suspect dead after fire in convenience store in International Falls
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. -- A break-in suspect is dead after a fire that burned a convenience store near International Falls late Wednesday. “We recovered a body from the building and that’s our suspect,” said Koochiching County Sheriff Perryn Hedlund. A break-in involving...
January 15, 2016 - 2:00pm
January 6, 2016
Fire destroys home in rural Nevis
NEVIS -- A rural Nevis man and another resident at his home escaped injury following a fire late Saturday night. Skylar Smith said he was sleeping...
January 6, 2016 - 12:30pm