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Culture camp held
Cummings received Chancellor’s Award
'Finding Loren' found: Bemidji company helps in discovery of WWII airplane in Italy
Bemidji Lion inducted as New District governor
Someone Special Volunteers: Gary Winka and Gregg Willimek
BIRCHMONT: Emily Israelson wins women’s title, Wiltse takes Senior Men’s championship
GOLF: Andrew Israelson follows in father's footsteps to win Birchmont
RODEO: Bemidji resident Shannon McBride ninth in the world at rodeo finals
Rotary team wins Senior Bemidji Youth baseball
GOLF: Birchmont wraps up today with quality championship matchups
James "Jim" Hensel
Elaine "Becky" Chakov (Roholt)
Dale Clinton Smith, Sr.
Susan Marie Tibstra
Cyndi Fenske: Summer reading program a huge success
John Eggers: Why watch the Olympics?
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
ART BRIEFS: Author book signing set Aug. 18, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Co. and more
Patt Rall: Summer slips into August
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)
Blane Klemek: Tales and adventures of a biologist
FISH TALES: Callen Baird on Big Bass Lake
FISH TALES: Emma Hanson on Lake Winnie
FISH TALES: Becca Hanson on Lake Mary
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ruth Barden birthday
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not so Minnesota Nice
Annie P. Claesson-Huseby: Knowledge is needed about ‘truth in sentencing’
Matt Cory Column: A historic night for Tristen, even if he doesn’t know it yet
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
July 26, 2016
UPDATED: Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
ST. PAUL -- St. Paul police took several protesters into custody on Summit Avenue this morning outside the Governor’s Residence as they seek...
July 26, 2016 - 7:34pm
July 25, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50...
July 25, 2016 - 8:29pm
July 24, 2016
City Council to discuss Sanford Center legal issues
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will hold a closed meeting during its work session Monday as the city explores litigation options regarding work at the Sanford Center. The city has been involved with legal issues with the event center for some time after rainwater leaks in...
July 24, 2016 - 12:41am
July 13, 2016
Minnesota water buffer maps released
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers may not need to install as many mandated buffer strips as originally thought, but it still will cost millions...
July 13, 2016 - 10:26am
July 12, 2016
Longtime South St. Paul lawmaker dies, had passion for youth hockey
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Sen. Jim Metzen, a Democrat who represented South St. Paul for four decades, died Monday night, a Senate spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning, July 12. Metzen, who had been undergoing treatment for a return of lung cancer since last year, was known around...
July 12, 2016 - 9:57am
June 22, 2016
Court sets aside Obama administration fracking rules for public lands
A federal judge in Wyoming has set aside new regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, a victory for oil and gas producers who vehemently...
June 22, 2016 - 7:08pm
June 17, 2016
Vikings stadium finished ahead of schedule
ST. PAUL -- Contractors handed the new Minnesota Vikings stadium over to the state Friday, six weeks earlier than planned. Construction of U.S....
June 17, 2016 - 7:15pm
June 12, 2016
CITY COUNCIL: Financial management, budgeting on council's agenda
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will be looking to its financial future at a work session Monday. Scheduled for the meeting is a presentation from Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens, who will review the 2016 budget that was focused on long-term issues and describe items...
June 12, 2016 - 12:02am
May 3, 2016
CITY COUNCIL: Construction bid approved for South Shore Park
BEMIDJI -- With the design, plans and specifications already in place, Bemidji's City Council took the next step Monday to create a new park...
May 3, 2016 - 6:41pm
April 29, 2016
Penalties to be lightened under compromise on Minnesota drug sentencing laws
ST. PAUL - After weeks of closed-door wrangling between law enforcement, defense attorneys and lawmakers, a compromise has been reached on an effort at the Capitol to lighten criminal penalties for drug offenders statewide. A state commission’s plan — released late last year —...
April 29, 2016 - 5:03pm
February 27, 2016
Bernie Sanders greets the Iron Range
HIBBING, Minn. -- Following what was described as a raucous campaign speech in Chicago the night before, the Bernie Sanders who showed up in...
February 27, 2016 - 2:14pm
February 13, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, conservative icon, dies at age 79
By Joan Biskupic and Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting...
February 13, 2016 - 5:52pm
February 5, 2016
Blackduck City Council to set date for public hearing on road work assessments
The Blackduck City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall with a full slate on the agenda. One item up for discussion will be setting the public hearing date for assessments from road improvement projects. Curt Meyer, city engineer, will give the update. Police Chief John...
February 5, 2016 - 10:31am
February 1, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council approves bid for wastewater treatment facility maintenance
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council approved a bid from a contractor Monday for maintenance work on the water department's two primary clarifiers....
February 1, 2016 - 7:06pm
January 5, 2016
GOVERNMENT: Vene to serve as chair, Sumner as vice-chair for county board
BEMIDJI—At its first meeting of 2016, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners installed new officers for the coming year. Joe Vene, District 2 representative, was installed as chair of the commission, while Tim Sumner, District 4, was elected as vice chair. Earlier Tuesday...
January 5, 2016 - 6:34pm