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‘We welcome it’ Skiers, businesses celebrate early snowfall
Half-cent sales tax kills $10 wheelage tax: Beltrami commissioners look at long-term plan to fix county roads
Republican state senator announces bid to unseat Peterson: Westrom first candidate to join 7th District race
Church gets ready for supper
Judge names Northern Township as party in annexation lawsuit
Timberwolves game in Mexico City postponed due to smoke, fire in arena
Boys basketball: Full court trap helps Bemidji down International Falls
Girls basketball: Thief River Falls too much for Bemidji in season opener
FOOTBALL: Adverse season should make young BSU squad better in 2014
Bemidji's girls hockey game at Detroit Lakes is weather victim
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Play Opens Friday
Art briefs for Dec. 5
High school senior’s original composition to be performed by BSU band
The Ten Tenors to perform at Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 1: Bevy of arts events to keep us as busy as bees
‘Not bad for either of us’ — 93-year-old Shevlin man takes down doe with 146-year-old rifle
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Charges dismissed against 5 in fish poaching case
Birthday: Blom, Wille
Rich Lowry: Jeff Bezos and our robot future
Donna Brazile: Peacemonger
Susan Stamper Brown: Liberals’ ‘Hunger Games’
Stanley Crouch: Oprah Winfrey and American greatness
Pioneer Viewpoints: Stay cool on the ice
Paul Ericsson: Santa will be coming to the Bemidji Library this month
Jason Ogaard: Procrastinators unite! A post Black Friday shopping list
Patrick Guilfoile: How to eat a scorpion
John Eggers: More adventures of Simone and Simon
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December 3, 2013
Beltrami County Commissioners approve nicotine-free vaping
BEMIDJI -- Nicotine-free sampling at vaping shops is legal in Beltrami County. In a unanimous vote, commissioners compromised on and passed revisions to the tobacco ordinances that were previously written in a way that would make sampling of vaping liquid at Northern Vapes,...
news / local
December 3, 2013 - 7:54pm
December 2, 2013
Annexation talks break down
BEMIDJI --- Representatives of the city of Bemidji as well as from Bemidji and Northern Townships met Monday at Bemidji Town Hall in Bemidji Township to talk about joint planning and annexation, but the discussion quickly devolved into an argument. At one point, Northern...
news / local
December 2, 2013 - 8:33pm
A ‘tipping point’: School board considers new building options
BEMIDJI -- Having exhausted its options for adding classroom space by relocating programs and reopening the kindergarten center, Bemidji Area Schools is beginning to confront its long-term facilities challenges. “We have reached a tipping point regarding elementary enrollment...
news / education
December 2, 2013 - 8:30pm
November 20, 2013
Minn. gets federal OK for $58M to aid vulnerable
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has received approval from the federal government to direct $58 million over four years into services meant to help senior citizens and people with disabilities in their homes. The Department of Human Services announced the federal approval...
news / region
November 20, 2013 - 1:17pm
November 18, 2013
BEMIDJI CITY COUNCIL: E-cigs sales amendment passes 4-3
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council narrowly passed an amendment Monday that adds the sale of electronic cigarettes to its existing ordinance on tobacco. The ordinance requires stores selling e-cigarettes to have a license and prohibits the selling of e-cigarettes to minors....
news / local
November 18, 2013 - 10:06pm
Mayor, legislators sing praises of state aid bump
BEMIDJI -- Myron Frans, Minnesota’s revenue commissioner, stopped in Bemidji on Monday to showcase the city and Beltrami County as examples...
news / local
November 18, 2013 - 8:25pm
October 4, 2013
Take a stand against incompetent government
The incompetence of government has reached epic levels, leaving millions of hapless Americans holding the bag. People are angry, but in all honesty we did this to ourselves. We voted these geniuses into office, all of us. Look around, we all did this together. We have two...
opinion / letters
October 4, 2013 - 12:11am
October 3, 2013
Tom Purcell: Is government too big?
Q: Is the government too big and powerful? Does a one-legged duck swim in circles? A: Ah, yes, you speak of a recent Gallup survey that found 60 percent of Americans think the federal government has too much power — a full percentage point higher than the previous high recorded...
opinion / commentary
October 3, 2013 - 11:51pm
September 20, 2013
House passes bill to kill Obamacare, avert government shutdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation to fund federal agencies from October 1 to December 15 while also derailing the healthcare law known as "Obamacare," ignoring warnings from Democrats that they will kill the Republican initiative. In...
September 20, 2013 - 12:07pm
July 8, 2013
Bemidji, townships to meet: Wednesday meeting to discuss mediation will be closed
BEMIDJI -- It appears representatives from the city of Bemidji and the two townships involved in an annexation agreement will meet Wednesday night. But what specifically will be discussed remains unclear, and likely will remain that way for those standing outside of the closed-door...
news / local
July 8, 2013 - 10:34pm
Capitol construction disruption about to begin
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota state Capitol grounds is about to look more like a construction site than the people's house as some wonder if planners are getting the cart before the horse.
news / region
July 8, 2013 - 7:31pm
July 6, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Farm groups keep on farm bill pressure
ST. PAUL — A coalition of 532 organizations is putting pressure on the U.S. House to pass a farm bill. "This important legislation supports our nation’s farmers, ranchers, forest owners, food security, natural resources and wildlife habitats, rural communities and the...
July 6, 2013 - 10:30pm