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Crime report for Dec. 2-4
Dog found in rubble of downtown Sioux Falls building 48 hours after it collapsed
Woman rescued from chilly Red River
UPDATED: Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in N.D.
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
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
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: A first-hand look at protest injuries
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
May 21, 2015
Walking down Memory Lane: Leech Lake Diabetes Fitness Center Memorial 5K draws hundreds (w/video)
CASS LAKE—It started as a splattering of blue specks Thursday morning and evolved into a sea of cyan waving through the streets of Cass...
May 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
May 15, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hepatitis C story needed different perspective
John Lundy's May 1 story about Hepatitis C rates among American Indians helped inform readers about an important health issue, but unfortunately it also included a significant error I wish to set straight. The story uses a quote from me that was not presented in proper context....
May 15, 2015 - 12:19am
April 7, 2015
'We're just waiting': Bemidji woman hopes for new kidney
BEMIDJI—Ten years ago, Bonnie Anderson received an incredible gift, the gift of a kidney. Unfortunately, though, she now needs another...
April 7, 2015 - 6:16pm
March 21, 2015
Community effort underway to make Bemidji more dementia-friendly
BEMIDJI -- As the local ACT on Alzheimer's initiative moves into the action phase of its work, local team members will host a community meeting to generate support and ideas for implementation. The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Adult Day Services, offering supper...
March 21, 2015 - 10:49pm
February 27, 2015
New book on the (food) shelf: Healthy choices cookbook available at Bemidji Community Food Shelf
BEMIDJI -- What started out as a grant to improve healthy choices at the Bemidji Community Food Shelf has become a 22-page cookbook containing...
February 27, 2015 - 8:27pm
February 26, 2015
HEALTH CARE: 3 'adverse health events' reported at Sanford Bemidji; Numbers are part of statewide initiative to improve patient care
BEMIDJI -- The serious injury of an infant associated with labor or delivery in a low-risk pregnancy was one of three "adverse health events" that occurred at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center in 2014. The state Department of Health on Thursday released its annual Adverse Health Events...
February 26, 2015 - 11:58pm
February 7, 2015
When losing is winning: Leech Lake's Biggest Loser Challenge helps increase wellness
CASS LAKE -- Many people are timidly stepping on bathroom scales in the privacy of their own homes, waiting for the scale to settle on a final...
February 7, 2015 - 7:23pm
Michael Reagan: The consequences of your vaccination decision
California is experiencing an entirely new disturbance in the Force. The Magic Kingdom has become the Measles Kingdom. Disneyland is ground zero for the largest outbreak of measles in the last 15 years. So far more than 100 cases have been reported since the initial exposure, some...
February 7, 2015 - 1:00am
February 3, 2015
Sanford Bemidji Medical Center lifts visitor restrictions
BEMIDJI -- Sanford Bemidji Medical Center has lifted visitor restrictions based on the recent decline in the number of flu-like illnesses among area patients. Sanford Health in Bemidji placed visitor restrictions in January to protect patients, staff and visitors from possible exposure...
February 3, 2015 - 3:34pm
January 30, 2015
Shamrock Shuffle set for March 14
BEMIDJI -- The Shamrock Shuffle 5K and 10K races will take place at 9 a.m. March 14 starting at Bemidji City Hall, 317 Fourth St. NW. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. If you pre-register by March 6, you will be guaranteed a T-shirt, officials said in a press release. To register,...
January 30, 2015 - 3:54pm
January 23, 2015
Smoking rate in Minnesota drops
ST. PAUL -- Fewer Minnesotans are smoking. The Department of Health Thursday reported that new study results show smoking fell 14.4 percent since 2010. “We know that many factors, including tobacco price increases, smoke-free policies, cessation programs and media,...
January 23, 2015 - 9:16am
January 21, 2015
S-T-R-E-T-C-H: Phyllis Grubbe has fun leading her Silver Stretchers (video)
BEMIDJI -- It’s no stretch as to where you can find Phyllis Grubbe on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings. For the past eight years, every...
January 21, 2015 - 5:19pm
January 16, 2015
COMMUNITY: Here for health, Healthy living event Saturday at BHS
BEMIDJI -- A free event is being held Saturday to connect area residents with local experts who can help them explore healthy living concepts. The Bemidji Community Healthy Living Kickoff will be held 1 to 5 p.m. in the Bemidji High School Commons.
January 16, 2015 - 12:02am
January 14, 2015
'He still has a chance:' Cass Lake boy is a heart transplant candidate; family seeks donations to reach his bedside
CASS LAKE -- At about 11 a.m. today, 4-year-old Junior will be flown from the Minneapolis hospital he's known all his life to a hospital in St....
January 14, 2015 - 8:04pm
January 10, 2015
Books for Babies: Program provides free board books to families of babies born in Bemidji area
How you can help While the Friends of the Bemidji Public Library purposely orders new books from its vendors for the Books for Babies program,...
January 10, 2015 - 10:29pm