Skip to main content
READER PHOTOS: Lake life
UPDATED: Degrees of debris: Crews start picking up storm debris around town
Electric Avenue: Bemidji officials introduce charging station tech for electric car owners
Bear takes a break in Duluth family’s kiddie pool
21-year-old woman struck by lightning in south Moorhead
GOLF: Day two of 2016 Birchmont has lots of local flavor as women, masters take course
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Grand Rapids in home finale
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU will play Gophers, Northern Iowa in exhibition games this season
AUTO RACING: Speedway returns from rainout weekend with big-money Blitz
‘You can’t get much better:’ 2016 Birchmont opens with solid weather for qualifying rounds
Charlotte "Char" Clark
James "Jim" Sperling
Charlotte "Char" Clark
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Off The Record Blog: Let’s analyze this trailer for ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’ book
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
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
December 30, 2015
Garage burns in Grant Valley Township
BEMIDJI -- No injuries were reported in a garage fire Wednesday afternoon in Grant Valley Township. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to...
December 30, 2015 - 5:37pm
December 26, 2015
Minnesota fire deaths highest since 2011
FARGO -- Four deaths in Minnesota this month have pushed the number of fire fatalities this year to the state's highest level since 2011. The numbers are not as grim in North Dakota, where fire deaths are headed for a three-year low. Hoping to prevent deadly blazes as the year winds...
December 26, 2015 - 3:08pm
December 12, 2015
Mountain Iron woman dies in early morning apartment fire
MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. -- A 25-year-old woman died in an apartment building fire in Mountain Iron that displaced residents in 24 apartments Saturday morning. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office reported that Shavondria Owens was pronounced dead at the scene at 8521 Raintree Drive...
December 12, 2015 - 9:19pm
Area departments extinguish large field fire near Fosston
POLK COUNTY -- Four fire departments responded to a large grass fire Sunday evening near Fosston, Minn. The fire was reported shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday about 7 miles north of Fosston, in a farm field at the intersection of Polk County Roads 30 and 35, according to a report from...
October 12, 2015 - 9:43am
September 8, 2015
Famed Sturgis bar Full Throttle Saloon destroyed in fire
STURGIS, S.D. -- A fast-moving fire just after midnight Tuesday destroyed the Full Throttle Saloon, a popular Sturgis Motorcycle Rally destination...
September 8, 2015 - 7:12pm
September 7, 2015
TransCanada pipeline fire reported Saturday in northern Minnesota
KITTSON COUNTY, Minn.--Emergency crews responded to a fire at a portion of the TransCanada pipeline in Kittson County near the U.S.-Canada border...
September 7, 2015 - 3:24pm