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Polk County man assaults woman, holds her against her will for 11 hours, police say
Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
RLWD's Jesme earns state award
GigaZone now in Laporte, Becida and Solway
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
LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
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
July 22, 2016
BSU earns high marks as a ‘fit’ university
BEMIDJI -- BSU has been ranked fifth in nation among 107 small public universities for most supportive campuses of physical fitness. The university was ranked by the National Collegiate Fitness Index, which was available through the American Kinesiology Association. The schools...
July 22, 2016 - 5:54pm
October 10, 2015
Beautiful day for the Blue Ox: (Photo gallery, video)
A total of 474 runners took part in Saturday's Blue Ox Marathon running events, with many more volunteers, family and friends cheering them on. ...
October 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
BLUE OX MARATHON: Home away from home for Tesdahl
BEMIDJI -- Competing in Bemidji is nothing new for Brock Tesdahl, a former BSU basketball player who put his athletic skills to the test Saturday...
October 10, 2015 - 6:36pm
BLUE OX MARATHON: Back-to-back Bemidji titles for Kemp
BEMIDJI -- Her time may have been 10 minutes off last year’s mark, but it was still fast enough for Sarah Kemp to repeat as the winner of the...
October 10, 2015 - 6:30pm
May 21, 2015
Walking down Memory Lane: Leech Lake Diabetes Fitness Center Memorial 5K draws hundreds (w/video)
CASS LAKE—It started as a splattering of blue specks Thursday morning and evolved into a sea of cyan waving through the streets of Cass...
May 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
December 31, 2014
Make a plan to make your New Year's resolutions stick
BEMIDJI -- As the calendar turned to 2013, Stacy Ness set a goal to complete a 5K. She wasn't a runner, but she wanted to start to complement the weight loss from her then-recent gastric bypass surgery. She followed a friend in joining the city's free Couch to 5K program and...
December 31, 2014 - 6:37pm
August 9, 2014
Nice Ride running smoothly: More than 600 rides taken; more bikes coming next week
BEMIDJI -- It's been mostly a smooth ride for the Nice Ride Bemidji bicycle share program since its kick-off on June 22. The bright orange...
August 9, 2014 - 1:21am
June 23, 2014
Megan Serratore column: Loop the Lake a perfect Saturday
BEMIDJI -- It is almost always a good day to loop the lake, but Saturday was better than ever. I took part in the first Loop the Lake Festival...
June 23, 2014 - 10:20am
June 21, 2014
Loop the Lake Festival: Looking forward to the Loop
BEMIDJI -- Although Erica Ward has lived in Bemidji almost all her life, for the first time she will be biking the 17-mile loop around Lake...
June 21, 2014 - 12:46am
February 12, 2013
Prime Time | Marilyn Heltzer: Walking is a great habit, even in midwinter
Here we are in the dead of winter. Or as the poet Christina Rosetti called it, “the bleak midwinter… snow on snow on snow.” Those are the lyrics to a Christmas carol she wrote a couple of centuries ago. Poor Christina. She died at 64 and in pictures she does not appear to be...
February 12, 2013 - 12:43am
December 31, 2012
Changing lifestyles and improving health
BEMIDJI – In the last year, I lost more than 60 pounds and dropped five pants sizes. I wouldn’t say I’m proud – if anything, I’m ashamed to have gotten as large as I was – but I’m definitely happier. And healthier. Yet, I want to do better. Not so much in terms of weight...
December 31, 2012 - 11:30pm
Bemidji couple shares love of bodybuilding
For Jeff and Karri Lamke, competitive bodybuilding is more than a sport. It’s a lifestyle, and they share both the joys and the frustrations....
December 31, 2012 - 11:26pm
December 14, 2012
Boys and Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area seeks volunteers
LEECH LAKE – The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Leech Lake Area is seeking volunteers to provide special physical fitness activities such as dance classes, yoga, aerobics, kick-boxing or other activities to introduce youth to alternate physical fitness activities. BGCLLA provide services...
December 14, 2012 - 10:31pm
December 7, 2012
Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota recognized as ‘Start!’ Fit-Friendly Companyb
BEMIDJI – Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota has been recognized as a Platinum-Level “Start!” Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s “Start!” initiative for helping employees eat better and move more. Platinum-level employers: -- Offer employees physical...
December 7, 2012 - 6:15pm
November 13, 2012
Prime Time | Jeb Monge: Walking is enjoyable transportation
Growing up in the 1940s and ’50s meant walking. There were not that many cars due to World War II where the metal and oil were needed. So I grew up walking everywhere: school, downtown, church, etc. If the soldiers were called the Greatest Generation, I suppose the rest of us would...
November 13, 2012 - 12:41am