Skip to main content
UPDATED: Special session for Legislature? We'll see
LEGISLATURE: With bonding bill failure, status of Bemidji-area projects up in the air
Four pounds of meth delivered to Wadena home; man arrested
A breakdown of Minnesota legislative results
Rain, possible thunderstorms in the forecast
TRACK AND FIELD: Beautiful day on the track for Bemidji boys, girls
SOFTBALL: BHS opens playoffs Tuesday against Sauk Rapids-Rice
TENNIS: BHS takes on Sauk Rapids in Section 8AA tournament
BASEBALL: Jacks unable to hold onto lead, fall to Duluth East
Schreiber hired as BHS girls basketball coach
Karson Joseph Brun-Neadeau
Hillary Russ Breeton
Mildred "Millie" Ashton
Peggy (Gunnil) Carlson Mathews
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Helping area businesses and government save energy
John Eggers: Who was Hamilton?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The top 10 beneficial insects for the garden
John Eggers: What if the fish don't bite?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Outsmarting those landscape weeds
Take a stroll with art: Bemidji Sculpture Walk returns for 18th summer
The JOE-DOWN reviews ‘13 Going On 30’
Off The Record Blog: Here is the new ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Grease 2’
Art briefs: Andrew Green concert today, Tribute planned for Blackduck area veterans and more
PHOTOS: Geese at Diamond Point
FISH TALES: Chad Newman on Lake Irving
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on the yellow-headed blackbird and yellow-bellied sapsucker
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers find success at opener despite cold weather conditions
FISH TALES: Collin Brekke on Midge Lake
Poppy poster winners announced
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parents, don’t ignore what your instincts are telling you
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boat inspectors serve useful function
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remember all who fought for freedom
Pioneer Editorial: It’s time to end the uncertainty
May 13, 2016
CITY: Planning board approves permit for Center City Housing project: Governing body also passes resolutions for two other housing developments
BEMIDJI -- A 60-unit apartment complex to house chronic inebriates and the recently homeless received approval for a permit Wednesday from the...
News / local
May 13, 2016 - 11:18am
January 8, 2016
Federal program aids local homeless Native American veterans: Leech Lake and White Earth Housing Authorities granted funding
CASS LAKE -- Homeless Native American veterans in Cass Lake and White Earth will be receiving help this winter to find housing. The Native American communities have been awarded $302,000 for permanent housing and support services for Native American veterans who are or are at risk...
News / local
January 8, 2016 - 8:23pm
Another delay in The Wolfe's path: Homeless shelter opening prolonged until Feb. 1
BEMIDJI—Funds were raised, a site was selected, construction began in the fall and Bemidji still waits for the Nameless Coalition for the Homeless' shelter to open. The coalition hopes to wrap up renovations by February—three months after the anticipated opening on Nov....
January 8, 2016 - 4:52pm
December 30, 2015
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Keep momentum in addressing homelessness
While it is almost New Years, this is more of a wish than a resolution. The recent months have seen a flurry of activity to address the homeless situation in Bemidji, which we all know has been a lingering and growing problem. The Wolfe Center, the temporary overnight shelter in downtown,...
opinion / editorial
December 30, 2015 - 8:10pm
December 28, 2015
The Bridge Project releases video: Group hopes to purchase former Northern Inn to help ease homeless problem
BEMIDJI -- On Friday, organizers of The Bridge Project released its YouTube video outlining their goals. The group hopes to raise enough funds...
News / local
December 28, 2015 - 3:21pm
December 11, 2015
Stuff the Squad: Leech Lake Tribal Police host needs drive for homeless
CASS LAKE -- The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department partnered with the Leech Lake Housing Authority Friday to host its annual “Stuff a Squad”...
News / region
December 11, 2015 - 9:28pm
December 9, 2015
New shelter by New Year's Day?
BEMIDJI—Two wooden posts remain barren in front of Bemidji's long awaited homeless shelter on America Avenue and Sixth Street Northwest....
December 9, 2015 - 8:13pm
November 14, 2015
Group drafts plan for low-income apartment community in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—Momentum continues in Bemidji's effort to relieve homelessness with new plans for a transitional housing development unlike any other proposed in the city. The Bridge Project is in the infancy stage, but a potential site has been identified near Bemidji Regional Airport....
November 14, 2015 - 11:04pm
November 6, 2015
Committee seeks silent auction items for Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week event
BEMIDJI -- As National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week draws closer, the local committee is planning its annual community dinner. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Nov. 15 to Nov. 21. The Bemidji committee is inviting the public to a chicken dinner from...
News / local
November 6, 2015 - 5:12pm
November 4, 2015
Transitioning from housing to home: Bemidji schools and shelters work together for area youth
BEMIDJI—Homelessness in Bemidji has been at the forefront of people's minds in recent days, months and years. But the face of a homeless person most people conjure isn't the face Angie Lauderbaugh and Becky Schueller see everyday—they work with Bemidji's youth. While...
November 4, 2015 - 9:03pm
November 3, 2015
Spring groundbreaking planned for homeless apartments
BEMIDJI—Center City Housing and the Nameless Coalition for the Homeless are each working on separate projects to help Bemidji's chronic...
November 3, 2015 - 9:13pm
Bemidji woman starts campaign to give gifts to homeless youth
BEMIDJI—At the end of the 2014-2015 school year there were about 280 students in transition attending Bemidji Schools. A transitional student is a youth who does not have a permanent home—a child who is considered homeless. That number astonished Cindy Detschman and she...
November 3, 2015 - 5:47pm
November 1, 2015
Hope and help for the homeless
BEMIDJI—Night will come an hour sooner this weekend and with the dark comes the cold. Doors from a handful of churches in Bemidji will open to homeless men, women and children tonight. However, the number of churches participating in Servants of Shelter used to be much greater. Servants...
November 1, 2015 - 1:16pm
A name, but late start, for the Nameless shelter
BEMIDJI—When the Nameless Coalition for the Homeless began meeting in fall 2013, their goal was to have a homeless shelter before snowfall. Two...
News / local
November 1, 2015 - 12:52am
David's story: Former instructor is the latest death among Bemidji’s homeless
BEMIDJI—Hours before David Williams died, he lay alone in a sleeping bag under a bridge. Light poured out from a nearly full moon, and...
November 1, 2015 - 1:10pm