Skip to main content
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Sculpture tour’s success in Stillwater prompts expansion for next year
Mall of America’s black Santa calls Minnesota ‘nice,’ despite naughty trolls
Woman, five children rescued from burning home
Goodman retirement celebration
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
WRESTLING: Bemidji falls to Perham, Thief River Falls
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
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
October 7, 2016
Minnesota House candidate faces small penalty for leaving disclaimers off yard signs, banners
FOSSTON, Minn. — A campaign finance complaint filed against state House candidate Mike Moore has resulted in a $350 penalty against the Democrat for not properly marking some of his campaign materials. The complaint, filed by former challenger Erwin Rud of Fosston, accused Moore...
October 7, 2016 - 7:33pm
October 1, 2016
Coauette joins Essentia Health in Fosston, Bagley
FOSSTON—Physician assistant Grant Coauette has joined the Family Medicine Department at the Essentia Health-Fosston Clinic in Fosston, Minn. He will also care for patients at the Essentia Health-Bagley Clinic in Bagley. Coauette earned a master's degree in physician assistant...
October 1, 2016 - 7:45am
September 16, 2016
AREA FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: W-H-A blanks Bagley, Fosston tops Red Lake County
WALKER -- After a scoreless first half, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley scored 16 points in the second to blank Bagley 16-0. The Wolves (3-0) broke the scoreless tie with Phil Kangas’ three-yard run with 1 minute, 59 seconds to go in the third quarter. W-H-A then went up 10-0 on Edgar...
September 16, 2016 - 10:56pm
September 2, 2016
AREA FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Polk County West blitzes Blackduck
BLACKDUCK — The Blackduck football team opened their season at home against the Polk County West Thunder on Friday night, falling to the visitors 32-6. Polk County West scored their first touchdown with 3:10 in the first quarter to lead the Drakes 7-0 and followed it up quickly...
September 2, 2016 - 11:07pm
August 20, 2016
As small towns lose grocers, Palubicki’s seeks to build new store in Fosston
FOSSTON, Minn. -- As Leah Palubicki strode through the grocery store that bears her family’s name, she noted one of the aging building’s...
August 20, 2016 - 8:40am
July 6, 2016
Fosston man may lose party board seat because he’s challenging endorsed candidate
CROOKSTON, Minn. — A Democratic Party official in northwest Minnesota may lose his political position over his decision to challenge the party’s endorsed candidate for a state House seat. Erwin “Erv” Rud, of Fosston, Minn., was notified recently that the Polk County Democratic-Farmer-Labor...
July 6, 2016 - 4:31pm
June 3, 2016
Rain-soaked Drakes' playoff run continues, defeating Fosston, Win-E-Mac
BEMIDJI -- For the third time in the past five years -- but the first since 2013 -- the Blackduck High School baseball team earned the right...
June 3, 2016 - 10:41am
June 1, 2016
Soggy Day on the Diamond
Fosston students (from left) Jordyn Manecke, Haley Swanson and Kaili Schmidt cheer on their high school baseball team in the rain on Wednesday...
June 1, 2016 - 4:17pm
PREP BASEBALL: Kelliher/Northome one-hit by Fosston
BEMIDJI — In the end, the extra trip to Bemidji and back was worth it for the Fosston baseball team. The top-seeded Greyhounds had been scheduled...
June 1, 2016 - 12:01am
May 4, 2016
$18.65M school bond for Fosston fails
FOSSTON, Minn.--Two schools bond referendums that would have covered up to $18.65 million in repairs, renovations and additions to Fosston Public School have failed by almost three-fourths of the vote. The first question saw 1,155 residents voting against the project and 391 voting...
May 4, 2016 - 9:33am
March 22, 2016
Bonfire explosion severely burns 2 Fosston teens; both brought to Minneapolis burn center
FOSSTON, Minn. -- Two separate GoFundMe pages have been created to help two Fosston teenagers injured Saturday in a bonfire accident. Last Friday,...
March 22, 2016 - 2:19pm
March 9, 2016
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Fosston too much for Red Lake in Sub-Section 8A East final
THIEF RIVER FALLS — Grace White’s 19 points were not enough for the Red Lake girls basketball team Tuesday night, as the Warriors lost 53-35 to Fosston in the Section 8A East Sub-Section Final at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Turnovers were a challenge early in the contest as the Greyhounds...
March 9, 2016 - 10:55am
March 7, 2016
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Red Lake ready for round two with Fosston
RED LAKE — The Red Lake girls basketball team has not played many tight games this season, but its closest victory of the year came against...
March 7, 2016 - 10:50pm
February 13, 2016
Second woman in Fosston meth bust sentenced
CROOKSTON—A Fosston woman has been ordered serve to three months in jail in connection with an August drug bust near a school. Julia Gloria...
February 13, 2016 - 2:41pm
January 22, 2016
Rud to seek DFL nomination for District 1B seat
BEMIDJI -- Fosston, Minn., resident Erwin 'Erv' Rud announced his candidacy for the Minnesota House of Representatives on Friday with the goal...
January 22, 2016 - 7:05pm