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The need for Narcan: As opioid overdoses increase, local law enforcement now also carry anti-heroin drug
Two killed in crash near Thief River Falls
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Proactivity and self on the road to truth and reconciliation
LEECH LAKE: Vizenor finishes first week as Leech Lake College President
City Council to discuss Sanford Center legal issues
At home in Bemidji: Longtime NHL scout, executive Marshall Johnston retires; has called Bemidji home for 40 years
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
Gary Robert Vanasse
Robert (Bob) J Voigt
Ken R. Trisco
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
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...
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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
December 22, 2015
Holidays push back city of Bemidji refuse pick up
BEMIDJI -- City of Bemidji residential refuse customers who normally have pick up on Fridays will now be picked up on Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, respectively, because of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.
December 22, 2015 - 3:44pm
December 18, 2015
Minnesota Lottery director resigns after travel expense report
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota State Lottery director resigned Friday, a day after a newspaper reporter questioned him about expenses he charged the state. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Ed Van Petten submitted his resignation to Gov. Mark Dayton's chief of staff. Dayton's office...
December 18, 2015 - 1:11pm