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Holiday movie night at the Library
Goodman retirement celebration
Christian Women's luncheon meeting
Kelliher VFW pancake breakfast Sunday
Northern Minnesota pair gets skis out -- water skis
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
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
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
December 11, 2013
City to residents: What should we do with south shore?
BEMIDJI -- To find out how much work and money residents want the city to put into a new park planned for the south shore of Lake Bemidji, the city is sending out more than 3,000 surveys asking Bemidjians what specific features they would want. "It'll be interesting," said Marcia...
December 11, 2013 - 12:32am
December 9, 2013
Dayton announces 2 Appeals Court vacancies
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he's seeking applications for two upcoming at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Appeals Court Judges Thomas Kalitowski and Terri Stoneburner are retiring, effective April 1. A news release from Dayton's office...
December 9, 2013 - 12:23pm
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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