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1 dead, 2 injured in Minnesota house fire
Jesse Jackson joins pipeline protest effort, FAA issues ‘no-fly’ restriction
Family of 4 found safe, but parents arrested
UPDATED: Jury finds Rossbach guilty
Presentation focused on raising service dogs
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
GIRLS SWIMMING: Lumberjacks edge Detroit Lakes
PREP FOOTBALL: Bagley blitzes Crookston, CL-B falls to Waubun
GIRLS TENNIS: Kelm making BHS tennis history as she prepares for state singles tourney (Updated)
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
Dennis Allen McClimek
Jennifer Ann Garbett Waye
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
November 14, 2014
Homeless is out, transition is in
BEMIDJI -- Picture in your mind a homeless person. Now visualize a middle school student retrieving two grocery bags from his locker. The two...
November 14, 2014 - 9:16pm
November 11, 2014
Beltrami County children continue to struggle: New data shows higher than average poverty compared to state
BEMIDJI -- Children and teenagers in the Bemidji area are ranking high in the wrong categories according to a Kids Count study done by Children's...
November 11, 2014 - 9:06am
November 7, 2014
Servants of Shelter seeking churches: Program helps homeless in the winter months
BEMIDJI -- Calvary Lutheran Church was the first to take a weeklong Servants of Shelter shift this season. Where will homeless people sleep this Sunday night? "We've already encountered our first casualty," said John Szurpicki, youth minister at Crossroads Church and member of...
November 7, 2014 - 10:22pm
November 3, 2014
BELTRAMI COUNTY: Homelessness in our hometowns; County leaders discuss topic and steps toward remedy
BEMIDJI -- A solid solution to the homeless situation in Bemidji is difficult to picture today. Still, Beltrami County Commissioners have begun steps to finding that reality.
November 3, 2014 - 8:42pm
October 31, 2014
Community crusaders need support: Servants of Shelter program that helps homeless could suffer this winter without more participant churches
BEMIDJI -- Tonight, a sanctuary from the late autumn cold weather opens its doors to homeless people in Bemidji. Overnight lows are forecasted to be near 30 degrees; below the freezing point and just right for frostbite, which can occur at 28 degrees. The 20 Servants of Shelter beds...
October 31, 2014 - 11:25pm
October 25, 2014
Help for the homeless: While Bemidji awaits a possible new shelter, resources are being used
BEMIDJI — Weather in Bemidji last week was ideal for camping. In fact, one man was camping in the woods last Monday — when Beltrami...
October 25, 2014 - 11:30pm
September 8, 2014
HOMELESS: Donations drive Nameless Coalition into next phase
BEMIDJI -- Philanthropic donors one by one contributed to the Nameless Coalition for the Homeless' cause during MillerFest at Brigid's Pub in Bemidji on the last unofficial Sunday of summer. The coalition's stop-gap committee tallied the total on Monday -- still not enough. "We...
September 8, 2014 - 7:50pm
August 29, 2014
Jamming for Jim: MillerFest to become an annual Bemidji tradition; this year’s event to benefit homeless
BEMIDJI -- Jim and Kristi Miller made beautiful music together for 39 years. After Jim passed away in the summer of 2013, Kristi decided the...
August 29, 2014 - 10:04pm
July 2, 2014
Getting a handle on panhandlers: City sees increase of people soliciting money at busy streets, intersections, downtown
BEMIDJI -- An influx of panhandlers, sometimes with cardboard signs pleading for help, are becoming more frequent at busy streets and intersections...
July 2, 2014 - 8:31pm
May 24, 2014
Masons move into new building
BEMIDJI -- The process of moving Bemidji Masonic Lodge 233 from its former temple downtown to a newly bought building on the south end of Bemidji is in full swing, member Dick Labraaten said Friday. Labraaten said the Masons have met informally in the new building -- a former Tae...
May 24, 2014 - 1:06am
May 19, 2014
HOMELESS: Nameless Coalition sees real picture
BEMIDJI -- Since the Nameless Coalition for the Homeless began meeting in October, various people have sat around the table to show support....
May 19, 2014 - 9:37pm
May 5, 2014
HOMELESS: Report says area needs are huge
BEMIDJI -- Following the deaths of two homeless men last year, the Nameless Coalition for the Homeless was formed in Bemidji. One of the issues facing the group was to get a better handle on just what the homeless population is in Bemidji and the surrounding area. On Monday, the...
May 5, 2014 - 9:24pm
March 26, 2014
Rick Jensen: Obama policy keeping homeless people on the street
No one should be surprised that President Obama signed a Democratic Party bill that puts more homeless people in the streets. It just needs to be repealed. On May 20, 2009, President Obama reauthorized the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act...
March 26, 2014 - 11:35pm
February 22, 2014
Homeless fundraiser a success
BEMIDJI -- The Nameless Coalition for the Homeless sponsored a fundraiser at the Bemidji Eagles Club on Feb.16. The group raised more than $2,000 in donations for emergency shelter and community meals at Peoples Church. Coalition member Carol Priest said there were an estimated 150...
February 22, 2014 - 3:03pm
February 10, 2014
Nameless Coalition for the Homeless to host fundraiser
BEMIDJI -- Love for homeless people in Bemidji won’t stop on Valentine’s Day. The Nameless Coalition for the Homeless is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Eagle’s Club on Sunday. “Hearts for Hospitality” is the coalition’s first midwinter festival. Festivities will include...
February 10, 2014 - 7:36pm