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Just around the corner for Culver's: Owner excited to bring ‘Butterburgers’ to Bemidji
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Blackduck boys basketball a mix of youth, experience
A bounce back year for Lady Drakes: Blackduck ready for challenges after 1-26 season
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Bergland leads BSU women past RIT 3-1
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
December 1, 2016
Minnesota adds PTSD to medical marijuana treatment
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans will be able to treat post-traumatic stress disorder with medical marijuana beginning next year.State Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger announced the addition on Thursday, Dec. 1, along with saying that he will allow topical applications of the drug, such...
December 1, 2016 - 6:28pm
November 22, 2016
‘I’m not eating that’: When teen diets conflict with Thanksgiving
Some families gathering for Thanksgiving this week may have something to argue about besides politics: what to do when teens at the table follow...
November 22, 2016 - 4:15pm
November 4, 2016
Plenty of health insurance policies remain for sale
ST. PAUL -- Individual health insurance policies have been hot sellers this week, but Gov. Mark Dayton says the allotment is nowhere near sold out. Insurance companies are limiting the number of new policies they sell this year to 152,000, and Dayton said on Friday, Nov. 4, that limits...
November 4, 2016 - 8:43pm
November 2, 2016
Minnesota survey shows positive trend in student behaviors
ST. PAUL -- Most students report good health and felt safe and supported in school, while fewer are engaged in risky behaviors like sex or substance abuse, the latest Minnesota Student Survey found.Every three years, students in fifth, eighth, ninth and 11th grades are asked to answer...
November 2, 2016 - 9:58am
October 31, 2016
Primer: What you need to know about MNsure enrollment
ST. PAUL — The first day of Minnesota's open enrollment period for the individual health care market is Tuesday, Nov. 1. It's a very unusual time, with the market in crisis. Even people accustomed to buying individual health insurance in recent years will find plenty of differences...
October 31, 2016 - 6:33pm
Dayton, leaders plan meeting to talk about soaring health insurance
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are discussing how they can deal with soaring health insurance premiums. Dayton spokesman Sam Fettig said the governor plans to meet Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, with House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown. The governor's met with...
October 31, 2016 - 4:58pm
October 30, 2016
Sanford to hire dozens of new health care providers in the next few years
BEMIDJI—The largest health care provider in the Bemidji area plans to become even larger in the next few years. Sanford Medical Center staff said they plan to hire 50-60 more health care providers—doctors, physicians assistants, advanced practice providers, and so on—over...
October 30, 2016 - 8:42am
October 22, 2016
'This is advocacy': Northwest Technical College hosts community health workers conference
BEMIDJI—Community health workers from across Northwest Minnesota gathered Friday at Northwest Technical College to network with one another, learn what others are doing in the field and to "raise the profile" of the emerging profession itself. "This is advocacy, in this room,"...
October 22, 2016 - 2:32pm
October 20, 2016
EQB hears request to add human health to environmental reviews
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board on Wednesday heard testimony on whether the state should amend its rules and require specific human-health analysis when conducting future environmental reviews of proposed copper mines. Lead by the Northeastern Minnesota chapter...
October 20, 2016 - 9:10am
October 19, 2016
Doctors try again for health study on copper mines: Environmental Quality Board will consider including health impacts in environmental review
ST. PAUL -- When state officials told concerned physicians last year that they wouldn’t conduct a specific study on human health impacts as part of the environmental review of the proposed PolyMet copper mine, they offered some advice. If the doctors wanted human health more fully...
October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
October 12, 2016
Annual Health Fair at BSU
Ryan Votruba, a junior at BSU, does the "sit and reach" test after receiving direction from Josie Nelson, an exercise science major at BSU, during...
October 12, 2016 - 6:51pm
Northern Dental finalist for national rural health award
BEMIDJI—Bemidji's Northern Dental Access Center is one of three contenders for an award celebrating rural health initiatives. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust's 2016 National Rural Health Award received more than 100 entries from nonprofits, government agencies and individuals...
October 12, 2016 - 6:20pm
October 9, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
Selected your cemetery plots yet? That's kind of a morbid topic. Unless you want to have your children do it for you, which is not a good thing, you have to do it some day. Right? Kathy and I selected our cemetery plots this past weekend. We selected a site near a lilac bush and a...
October 9, 2016 - 11:32am
October 4, 2016
Allina nurses reject contract offer: Monthlong strike will continue after union members object to health insurance terms
MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of striking nurses at five Allina Health facilities in the Twin Cities voted Monday, Oct. 3, to reject the health system’s...
October 4, 2016 - 10:40am
October 1, 2016
Medical conference set at Hampton
BEMIDJI—A conference about children who have special needs, sponsored by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Hampton Inn and Suites, 1019 Paul Bunyan Drive S. The conference will feature topics that affect the health, education...
October 1, 2016 - 6:15am