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Chippewa Forest tree headed to D.C. next year: Tree to be selected next spring, serve as 50-foot diplomat for Minnesota
Bemidji mayor to switch day jobs
To go or not to go: Many factors in play when it comes to delaying or canceling school
Burglars prepare pot of coffee, leave with nothing
Crime report for Dec. 10-11
'An animal on the boards': Bemidji State forward Rosenbloom sets single-game school rebound record
Area girls basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena appears to be willing to improve
Area high schools: Mustangs will have to compensate for lack of size
Area wrestling preview: Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena continues ascent
Area boys basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena should generate excitement
Donald "Donny" Hedlund, Sr.
Rodney Edwin Lof
Richard "Rick" Edward Fairbanks
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
All Dressed up for ‘Downton Abbey’ screening
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
Local authors to sign books
Author plans talk on how Pearl Harbor hit small-town Minnesota
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Rich Lowry: The war on inequality
Amy Goodman: Poverty wages in the land of plenty
Pioneer VIiewpoints: The task at hand for NTC
Kathryn Lopez: What the pope is really saying
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Giving the gift of stories
Sue Bruns: Ah, those holiday traditions
Alice Collins: Christmas time is a time for joy, families
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater celebrates 10th year of performances
Art Lee: A tale in rhyme from a past Christmas time (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
Evan Hazard: An epiphany in G major and the music inside us
November 4, 2012
Daughter says father, killed during deer opener, 'one of the nicest guys ever'
BEMIDJI – For the first time in three years, Don Bixby packed up his hunting gear and took a lunch for the start of Minnesota’s firearm deer...
outdoors / hunting
November 4, 2012 - 10:41am
November 1, 2012
Bemidji’s Telander named wildlife chief
ST. PAUL – Paul Telander of Bemidji, a 28-year wildlife management veteran of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has been named the Fish and Wildlife Division’s new wildlife section chief. “Paul is an experienced wildlife manager and administrator who brings...
November 1, 2012 - 4:03pm
October 25, 2012
Eagle defends dinner
An immature bald eagle defended his dinner hidden in the grass from a brave magpie which was hoping to steal a scrap or two. Monte Draper | Bemidji...
October 25, 2012 - 11:20pm
October 19, 2012
Blane Klemek column: Watching birds forage can be great entertainment
Often as it is, when we observe wildlife going about their business it’s the “eating business” that we see them doing: squirrels cracking acorn shells, deer grazing on hay fields, or ducks dabbling in the wetlands. All creatures spend a large part of their daily or nightly routine...
news / outdoors
October 19, 2012 - 8:53pm
September 27, 2012
Army band, chorus concert slated Oct. 25
The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Sanford Center in Bemidji at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Premier sponsors of the concert are First...
September 27, 2012 - 12:52am
September 21, 2012
Buena Vista to host Top of the World Fall Color tour this weekend
Buena Vista Logging Village will host its Top of the World Fall Color Tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the village,...
news / local
September 21, 2012 - 1:53am
September 19, 2012
Burn restrictions set to start Sunday
By John Myers, Forum Communications Co. BEMIDJI – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is adding restrictions on campfires and other fires in northwestern and central portions of the state starting Sunday because of worsening drought. The DNR will ban camp-fires starting...
news / outdoors
September 19, 2012 - 9:03pm
September 7, 2012
Bemidji Elks donate to Headwaters School of Music and the Arts
Exalted Ruler Mic McCrory of the Bemidji Elks No. 1052, presents a $250 donation to Janet Brademan, director of Headwaters School of Music and...
September 7, 2012 - 7:17pm
Tolamann graduates from infantry training
Army Pfc. Joshua C. Tolzmann has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During nine weeks of training, Tolzmann received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid...
September 7, 2012 - 7:11pm
Local MAPE union donates to Wounded Warriors
Wounded Warriors Guide Service received a $500 donation from Local 1501 of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees Union. Pictured...
September 7, 2012 - 7:02pm
Local MAPE union donates to Northwoods Coalition for Family Safety
Northwoods Coalition for Family Safety received a $500 donation from Local 1501 of the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees Union....
September 7, 2012 - 7:00pm
Optivation offers business courses
BEMIDJI – Optivation is offering a pair of courses meant to help managers and front-line workers build a better work environment. A three-part customer service course in Park Rapids will begin Wednesday, and a two-part course on multi-generational work environments in Bemidji will...
September 7, 2012 - 6:57pm
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors visit Dress Club Cleaners
Bemidji Area Chamber Ambassadors welcome new owner Richard Siegert to Dress Club Cleaners, 406 Minn. Ave. NW in Bemidji. Dress Club Cleaners...
September 7, 2012 - 6:40pm
Google events planned to help local businesses
In collaboration with the Northwest Minnesota Foundation, the Northwest Small Business Center has partnered with Google to help small businesses in the northwest region get online. At the “Get Your Business Online Event” Sept. 20., Google experts will help small businesses create...
September 7, 2012 - 6:37pm
Bemidji police officers receive scholarships
Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin presented parking enforcement officers Zachary Ruport, left, and Anthony Olson, right, with $750 scholarships...
September 7, 2012 - 6:20pm