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Homeless in Bemidji
February 14, 2015
GOVERNMENT: City Council to discuss homeless shelter Tuesday
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council will hear an update from Duluth-based Center City Housing on plans for a permanent homeless shelter in Bemidji on Tuesday. The facility is slated to have 30 units for homeless single adults and 30 group units for homeless chronic inebriates.
February 14, 2015 - 4:48pm
January 3, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: With mixed feelings, Thompson leaves council; Annexation, cleaning up Lake Bemidji were priorities
BEMIDJI -- Jim "Doc" Thompson, Bemidji City Council member from 2010 to 2014, says he will leave the post with both pride and regret. Thompson...
January 3, 2015 - 11:11pm
October 8, 2014
Beaten inmate sues Beltrami County jail staff
BEMIDJI -- A mentally ill man who was allegedly beaten by fellow inmates in Beltrami County jail and then furloughed so the county wouldn't have to pay medical expenses filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday. Theran Stai, 46, filed claims at the U.S. District Court in Minneapolis...
October 8, 2014 - 9:28pm
October 6, 2014
Homeless deaths weigh heavy: City Council, local group discuss options for helping homeless
BEMIDJI -- The recent death of two homeless people in Bemidji sparked two discussions at Monday's Bemidji City Council meeting: expressions of...
October 6, 2014 - 10:37pm
November 16, 2013
New homeless shelter before winter’s end? Nameless group intends on creating one
BEMIDJI — Andy Reed, Butch Ryan, Shelly Whitefeather, Melvin Kingbird, Lawrence Goggleye. You know their names from a homeless series published by the Pioneer earlier this year, but what of the others who remain faceless, nameless, homeless? Ryan and Reed did not see the first...
November 16, 2013 - 11:52pm
September 23, 2013
Pioneer Viewpoints: Time to act is now
The easiest thing in the world to do is to do nothing. Confronting difficult situations is never easy for individuals, much less for a community. But the issue of homelessness needs to be addressed, or at the very least become more of a prominent discussion in Bemidji. The...
September 23, 2013 - 11:15pm
Homeless man dies after being struck by vehicle early Sunday
BEMIDJI — Andrew Willard Reed never saw his picture in Sunday’s edition of the Pioneer, and he apparently didn’t see the car that...
September 23, 2013 - 6:31pm
UPDATED: Bemidji man killed in car-pedestrian accident; no charges pending
BEMIDJI -- Andrew Willard Reed, a 54-year-old homless Bemidji man, was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle in the 800 block of Paul Bunyan Drive South, which is on the stretch of road between Lake Bemidji and Lake Irving. Reed was standing in the roadway,...
September 23, 2013 - 9:13am
September 21, 2013
Homeless in Bemidji: No easy answers for the homeless, their advocates and the city
EDITOR'S NOTE: In part two of our series, “Homeless in Bemidji,” the costs of incarceration for one homeless man were discussed, as...
September 21, 2013 - 7:04pm
September 19, 2013
Letter: Town needs more options for homeless
When my dad was a deputy there was this one cop that they did not really like. He was always overly serious and always looking to make an arrest. He was irritatingly "by the book," a Barney Fife type. Like a lot of law enforcement officers act today. I enjoyed Justin Glawe’s...
September 19, 2013 - 11:32pm
Letter: Questions the community should be asking
When I picked up the Sept. 15 edition, I was so pleased to see that the Pioneer was tackling a substantive community issue -- homelessness. However, my feeling is that this piece was not one of solid, investigative journalism but rather a sensational piece about Native American chemical...
September 19, 2013 - 11:15pm
September 18, 2013
Justin Glawe: The point of the ‘Homeless in Bemidji’ series is to encourage community discussion
In response to the large amount of feedback the Pioneer has received as a result of the first story in our series “Homeless in Bemidji,” Editor Matt Cory suggested I write an explanation of my motives for pursuing and reporting on this issue. Since moving here in late December...
September 18, 2013 - 10:25pm
Homeless in Bemidji: Costs are high for all involved
EDITOR’S NOTE: In part one of our series, “Homeless in Bemidji,” we introduced a group of four homeless who live on the streets, and...
September 18, 2013 - 10:24pm
September 14, 2013
Homeless in Bemidji: You see them, or maybe you don’t, but they have stories to tell
Editors Note: Following the June 21 death of Butch Ryan, a local homeless man, the Pioneer began looking into a group of men and women who, as...
September 14, 2013 - 10:50pm