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HEADWATERS FILM FESTIVAL: Paul and Babe on the silver screen: Former Bemidji man shows documentary about the myths surrounding the folk heroes
Oil fire, spill training suggested at Duluth college
State probes elk deaths
On their way to CNAs
MEN'S HOCKEY: Former BSU defensman Prapavessis to sign with AHL Rochester
BASKETBALL: Bemidji hoops teams to move down to Class AAA
TRACK AND FIELD: Bagley/Fosston competes in the Paul Bunyan Classic
SOFTBALL: BSU sweeps Crookston in rare home game
Annual Chippewa Triathlon to be held June 13 in Cass Lake
Roger R. Aamold
Raymond A. Theisen
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
John Eggers: The winter adventures of Simon and Simone
Patrick Guilfoile: Does finger length point to agreeableness?
MOLLY MIRON COLUMN: One of the most difficult, but most honored times of my career
Welcome to the 'Thunder' dome: Celtic Thunder to hit the stage Tuesday
Pioneer Previews: Oxcars on tap today
Art briefs - Sunday March 22
Art briefs - Sunday March 15
An extravaganza of guests: BSU, Headwaters to host variety of musicians this week
READER PHOTO: Sundog in the afternoon
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Meltdown makes things tricky for ice anglers
Photo of the Day: Pussy Willows
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
Gerhardson birthday celebration
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why Congress wrote that letter to Iran
Rick Jensen: Bibi reveals Obama’s hypocrisy
Bob Franken: No voting, voting no
Byron York: As calls for more foreign workers, Senate hears of displaced Americans
Tina Dupuy: The anarcho-GOP
Opening doors: BHS program to offer career pathways
BEMIDJI -- Ten local high-schoolers just this week began working toward becoming certified nursing assistants. That newly resurrected program came on the heels of a celebration that recognized eight other high-school students who earned a total of 15 certificates in mechatronics. This...
news / education
January 26, 2015 - 11:57pm
Local robotics team makes top 10 at state-level tournament
ST. CLOUD -- A robotics team from Heartland Christian Academy in Bemidji finished in the top 10 teams that competed at a state-level robotics tournament held over the weekend in St. Cloud. The "Heartland Christian" team made it as far as the semifinals in the championship round...
January 26, 2015 - 6:55pm
READER PHOTO: Sunset north of Bemidji
Reader Gregg Martinson sent in this photo of a sunset along a river north of Bemidji. You can send your photos to the Pioneer via email to email@example.com
news / region
January 26, 2015 - 10:03am
January 22, 2015
UPDATED: Walker man struck by vehicle and killed in Beltrami County
BEMIDJI -- A 32-year-old Walker man died when he was hit by a vehicle just before 8 p.m.
January 22, 2015 - 3:54pm
January 21, 2015
Gunsalus shines: Bemidji singer is successful in 'Idol' audition
BEMIDJI -- In the end, Courtney "Guns" Gunsalus had a million-watt smile to match her million-watt voice. The 24-year-old Bemidji singer earned...
January 21, 2015 - 11:51pm
January 20, 2015
A new 'voice': Weekly guest brings Ojibwe language, culture through school's loudspeakers
BEMIDJI -- On Tuesday mornings, the voice of John Gonzalez sounds throughout the halls and classrooms at Horace May Elementary as he introduces...
January 20, 2015 - 4:21pm
'Idol' party is Wednesday night for Courtney Guns
BEMIDJI -- Courtney "Guns" Gunsalus will host a viewing party Wednesday as "American Idol" airs a recap of its Minneapolis auditions held this past summer. Gunsalus, who performs as Courtney Guns, was among those who auditioned for the reality singing competition and has been included...
January 20, 2015 - 11:59am
January 19, 2015
'Rewind' and move forward: Vocalmotive celebrates 20 years (video/photo gallery)
BEMIDJI -- It's only fitting that as Vocalmotive embarks on its 20th season, this year's show features hits from its past. This season's show is titled "Rewind" and includes some of the show choir's most popular work -- and looks -- from the past two decades. "These outfits...
entertainment / music
January 19, 2015 - 9:44am
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....
news / local
January 14, 2015 - 8:04pm
January 11, 2015
Love and Theft to perform a 'Night That You'll Never Forget'
BEMIDJI -- Love and Theft's "Night That You'll Never Forget" tour is making its way to Bemidji. The tour is one of several that the duo has participated in, but it is the first tour they have given a name too. "We have a song, that we put out last year called 'Night That You'll...
news / local
January 11, 2015 - 12:48am
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,...
news / local
January 10, 2015 - 10:29pm
Teen fashion retailer Deb Junior and Plus to close as company liquidates
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Deb Junior and Plus retail clothing store inside the Paul Bunyan Mall will close as nearly 300 Deb Stores locations across the country are liquidated. The company filed for bankruptcy in December. Bloomberg news reported Deb Stores had about $90.5 million...
news / business
January 10, 2015 - 12:27am
January 5, 2015
I auditioned!: Did BHS graduate Courtney Gunsalus make it to L.A.? Find out Wednesday and Thursday
BEMIDJI -- Did she get a golden ticket? Bemidji High School graduate Courtney Gunsalus -- who performs as Courtney Guns -- auditioned for "American Idol" in June in Minneapolis and the public can find out this week just how she did. The 14th season of the reality show premieres...
news / local
January 5, 2015 - 9:51am
December 31, 2014
Make a plan to make your New Year's resolutions stick
BEMIDJI -- As the calendar turned to 2013, Stacy Ness set a goal to complete a 5K. She wasn't a runner, but she wanted to start to complement the weight loss from her then-recent gastric bypass surgery. She followed a friend in joining the city's free Couch to 5K program and...
December 31, 2014 - 6:37pm