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There’s a new sheriff’s dog in town: K9 unit brings in Mac, a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois
HOUSING: State level processing continues for Westwood Acres residents
DNA results point to owner of severed fingers found in East Grand Forks
Crime report for Aug. 24
Feds: Twin Cities Mexican restaurants were drug fronts
PREP SOCCER: Newcomers already fitting in well for Bemidji boys
TENNIS: BHS girls win two of three in home-opening quad meet
PREP SOCCER: Bemidji girls look to defense as season begins
No more ties: WCHA overhauls overtime structure
VOLLEYBALL: Lumberjacks get ready for new season
Albert Franklin "Dix" Coffin
Joan Iris Pope
Sharon Lynn Gangeness
Tracy Keith Gross
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Slower fall cooldown better for fishing
Kayakers set to finish circumnavigation of Lake Superior
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
September 29, 2015
TENNIS: Lumberjacks defeat Grand Rapids 5-2
GRAND RAPIDS — The Bemidji High School girls tennis team came out victorious against Grand Rapids, securing a 5-2 win early in Tuesday’s...
September 29, 2015 - 11:02pm
July 17, 2015
LEGION BASEBALL: Grand Rapids runs away from Bemidji in 11-0 win
BEMIDJI — In what was scheduled to be a nine-inning game ended in seven on Friday, as Grand Rapids used the 10-run rule to beat the Bemidji...
July 17, 2015 - 10:35pm
July 11, 2015
$1 million reward offered for stolen 'Wizard of Oz' ruby slippers
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- Credible information about the whereabouts of the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" -- stolen from...
July 11, 2015 - 3:03pm
June 10, 2015
Man pleads guilty to Grand Rapids stabbing
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Grand Rapids man pleaded guilty to second-degree assault on Monday in the March 25 stabbing of his brother. Itasca County Attorney John J. Muhar said Kalin Vaughn William Wenell-Jack, 31, entered the guilty plea after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors....
June 10, 2015 - 11:44am
April 29, 2015
Man sentenced for exploiting now-deceased uncle
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Nashwauk businessman will serve one year in jail and pay more than $870,000 in restitution for bilking his now-deceased uncle out of more than $1 million and using the money to gamble, buy a new car and pay off debts. Patrick Vincent Pecchia, 56, was sentenced...
April 29, 2015 - 11:35am
September 23, 2014
Grand Rapids man charged with giving wife deadly dose of drug
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A 49-year-old Grand Rapids man has been charged with giving his wife a lethal dose of the painkilling drug Fentanyl. Terry Wayne Richards was charged with third degree murder for allegedly buying the drug and giving it to his wife at their home Friday. Police...
September 23, 2014 - 10:17am
April 18, 2014
Grand Rapids juvenile facility officer accused of sexually assaulting teen
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A correctional officer at a Grand Rapids juvenile facility is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female resident. Devin Michael Wood, 23, a correctional officer for North Homes Children and Family Services, was charged this week with five...
April 18, 2014 - 10:26am
March 5, 2014
Child dies in house fire in Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A small child died in a house fire Sunday night south of Grand Rapids, the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office said. Firefighters were called to a home about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The 911 caller reported that the house was fully engulfed in flames and that...
March 5, 2014 - 9:00am
February 15, 2014
Aitkin County man dies after crash near Grand Rapids
DULUTH -- A 60-year-old Aitkin County man died Saturday afternoon after a single-vehicle crash near Grand Rapids that may have been caused by a medical issue. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the initial investigation indicated that James Lee of Swatara had a medical...
February 15, 2014 - 5:50pm
December 6, 2013
12-year-old collapses during basketball game
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy collapsed during a basketball game at a Baxter school and later died. Police were called to Forestview Middle School about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday where the boy from Grand Rapids was playing in a 7th grade basketball game and collapsed. Medical...
December 6, 2013 - 12:27pm
December 5, 2013
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji holds off late rally to topple Grand Rapids
BEMIDJI — Bemidji was able to hold off a late rally to earn a 66-55 victory over Grand Rapids Thursday at the BHS Gym for its first win of...
December 5, 2013 - 10:55pm
August 28, 2013
FOOTBALL: Bemidji travels to Grand Rapids for today's season opener
BEMIDJI — Another year of Lumberjacks football begins at 7 p.m. today when Bemidji heads east to tangle with long-time rival Grand Rapids. Most Bemidji-Grand Rapids games are spirited and hard hitting, but the outcome of tonight’s contest will hold more significance now that...
August 28, 2013 - 10:54pm
August 26, 2013
Boy drowns while swimming in Grand Rapids lake
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A 5-year-old boy drowned Saturday afternoon while swimming in a Grand Rapids lake. The Grand Rapids Police Department reported that officers were called to Crystal Lake, on the city's north side, about 1:30 p.m. on a report of a possible drowning. Officers...
August 26, 2013 - 9:55am
July 22, 2013
Grand Rapids woman dies in ATV accident east of Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- A 36-year-old Grand Rapids woman was killed in an ATV accident Monday morning east of Bemidji. According to the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred just before 10 a.m. Monday on Scenic Highway NE (County Road 39) just north of Birchmont Beach Road...
July 22, 2013 - 3:53pm
June 6, 2013
Body found in Grand Rapids ID’d as missing man
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- The St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the body found Monday in Grand Rapids was that of a man missing for two weeks. William Russell Martin, 53, was last seen May 20 near Golf Course Road and the Grand Itasca Clinic in Grand...
June 6, 2013 - 8:56am