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Itasca State Park to mark its 125th year with a celebration Sunday
Environmental groups question federal order on Enbridge pipeline in Minnesota
Man caught after high-speed chase in Carlton County pleads guilty to Michigan homicide
Man charged with three felonies after allegedly fleeing Duluth police
Police release photo of Maris memorabilia thief
Sports physical blitz planned for Aug. 6
BHS player/parent meetings set for Aug. 3
YOUTH BASEBALL: Northern Heat planning fundraisers
GOLF: Match play underway at Birchmont
GOLF: Day two of 2016 Birchmont has lots of local flavor as women, masters take course
Ashley Jean Needham
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Charlotte "Char" Clark
James "Jim" Sperling
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
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
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)
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
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
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
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
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
June 3, 2013
Body may be that of missing Grand Rapids man
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. -- A body found Monday apparently is that of a man who has been missing for two weeks, Grand Rapids police said. Police issued a news release Monday afternoon saying it believes the body is that of William Russell Martin, 53, who has been missing since May...
June 3, 2013 - 9:42pm