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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: November to remember
Thompson donates to Northwoods Women's Shelter
Book club meets Dec. 12
Arts and entertainment briefs for Dec. 4
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big run lifts Red Lake past Fosston
BOYS BASKETBALL: Warriors run past Greyhounds
Lumberjack gymnasts compete at Perham
WRESTLING: Bemidji, other area teams compete at Olson Memorial Tournament
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Huskies top BSU men, 98-95
Robert (Bob) Kamrowski
Vivian D. Bye
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
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
April 29, 2013
Grand Rapids man dies after fall at lumber mill
BEMIDJI — A 23-year-old Grand Rapids man died after falling from a catwalk at Potlatch Lumber Mill on Saturday. Mitchell Lee Harthan was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders, Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes said. The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office is aiding...
April 29, 2013 - 8:57pm
April 4, 2013
Reservoir drawdown for Mississippi River complete in region
BEMIDJI – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed its drawdown of the Mississippi River Headwaters reservoirs in preparation for potential flooding due to the spring melt. The Corps’ six reservoirs – Leech Lake near Federal Dam,; Winnibigoshish Lake near Deer River; Pokegama...
April 4, 2013 - 4:11pm
March 7, 2013
Bovey man sentenced for Grand Rapids murder
GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — A northern Minnesota man has been sentenced to at least 35 years in prison for a fatal shooting in Grand Rapids just before Christmas. The sentence imposed by a judge in Itasca County Thursday says 26-year-old William Levi Payne will have to serve at least 35...
March 7, 2013 - 11:51am
February 28, 2013
Saxhaug named to heritage council
BEMIDJI – State Senator Tom Saxhaug, DFL – Grand Rapids, has been named the majority member on the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC). This marks Saxhaug’s second time being appointed to the council. The LSOHC consists of eight public members and four legislative...
February 28, 2013 - 8:11am
December 31, 2012
Bovey, Minn., man charged with murder after victim dies
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota man is now charged with murder after one of the victims of a double shooting in Grand Rapids died. Itasca County Attorney John Muhar on Monday amended the complaint against 26-year-old William Levi Payne of Bovey (BOH'-vee) to add...
December 31, 2012 - 4:13pm
December 29, 2012
Grand Rapids shooting victim dies from injuries
DULUTH - One of the two people shot in Grand Rapids a week ago has died, police said today. The Grand Rapids Police Department reported that Rosemary Oberg-Johnson, 59, of Grand Rapids, died at a Duluth hospital. She and her son, Paul Russell Johnson, 32, were shot in her Grand Rapids...
December 29, 2012 - 1:29pm
December 4, 2012
Foul play ruled out in death of Minn. man at party
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — Investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a 19-year-old man found unresponsive at a hunting camp party in northern Minnesota this fall. The Itasca County sheriff's office says an autopsy found that Steven Shields-Moreno of Nashwauk did not...
December 4, 2012 - 5:08pm
Corrections officer faces sex charges
GRAND RAPIDS – A corrections officer faces felony charges on accusations he engaged in multiple acts of sexual misconduct with a female inmate while working at the state correctional facility in Togo. During a court hearing this week, bail for James Allen Bongaarts, 56, of Tower...
December 4, 2012 - 4:51pm
November 15, 2012
Bakk names committee leaders for Minnesota Senate
ST. PAUL — Incoming Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has announced who will lead committees for the next four years. Rod Skoe of Clearbrook, representing District 2, has been appointed chairman of the Tax Committee. Tom Saxhaug of Grand Rapids, representing District 5,...
November 15, 2012 - 10:16pm
November 7, 2012
Saxhaug defeats Carlson for Senate 5 seat
BEMIDJI – Redrawn district lines pitted incumbents against each other in the Senate District 5 race, with Tom Saxhaug beating out John Carlson for the seat. In complete but unofficial results, Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, received 21,301 votes – 52.3 percent – to top Carlson,...
November 7, 2012 - 11:26am