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'We're going to stand with them': Bemidji organization, others from community work to stop DAPL
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Ready for the burn
Polk County man assaults woman, holds her against her will for 11 hours, police say
Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Halluska, Laiti lead BSU women to sweep of RIT
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
Glenn Arnold Conlon
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
December 2, 2016
Military veterans building barracks for Dakota Access pipeline protests
CANNON BALL, N.D.—U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday, Dec. 2, at a protest camp to support thousands of activists...
December 2, 2016 - 9:53pm
November 21, 2016
Don Kirchner: Hacksaw Ridge' pays tribute to war heroes
Well, I went to see the movie "Hacksaw Ridge." Unbelievable. I kept touching my arm, wondering why I'm here. For my father was in that battle, and I don't know how Dad made it through it. My father, George H. Kirchner, was in the 307th Infantry of the 77th Division on Okinawa. He...
November 21, 2016 - 10:32am
November 14, 2016
Gone but not forgotten: Author seeks Medal of Honor for DL man who died a hero in Korea
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Each year on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, Americans all over the world remember the military servicemen and women who have...
November 14, 2016 - 3:14pm
September 29, 2016
Short of donations, Pequaywan recovery center on hold: Nebraska couple envisions buffalo grazing around pastoral retreat north of Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. -- A Nebraska couple with Northland ties are still hoping to build a multi-million dollar nonprofit trauma recovery center in the...
September 29, 2016 - 5:00am
August 31, 2016
Minnesota State Fair celebrates Yellow Ribbon program for veterans
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Minnesota leads the country in its Beyond Yellow Ribbon program to help military personnel, veterans and their families,...
August 31, 2016 - 3:40am
July 6, 2016
BSU grad appointed to top U.S. military position
WASHINGTON—A nomination to appoint Marine Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, a BSU graduate, head of the U.S. Africa Command was approved last week by the U.S. Senate. According to Stars and Stripes, Waldhauser, who serves as director of joint force development with the Joint Chiefs...
July 6, 2016 - 5:52pm
July 3, 2016
FOURTH OF JULY: History on wheels: The Purcells restore military vehicles they show in Bemidji parade
BEMIDJI—Bob and Pat Purcell celebrate the Fourth of July the same way every year; driving restored military vehicles in the Bemidji parade....
July 3, 2016 - 12:07am
June 2, 2016
COMMUNITY: Together for the troops: Annual Ride for the Troops is Sunday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The roar of approximately 500 motorcycles will sound at noon on Sunday as the 11th annual Ride for the Troops starts at Marketplace...
June 2, 2016 - 8:57pm
May 30, 2016
A salute to service and sacrifice on Memorial Day (with PHOTO GALLERY)
BEMIDJI—Whether they wore a uniform, a hat with the word "veteran" or were simply dressed in red, white and blue, Bemidji residents joined...
May 30, 2016 - 4:31pm
May 29, 2016
Honoring their memory: Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood will pay tribute to the fallen
BEMIDJI -- A weekend of preparations will lead to a somber ceremony of reflection Monday as veterans and civilians alike remember those who gave...
May 29, 2016 - 10:24am
Scotty Allison: Why do we recommend veterans obtain medical insurance?
Many veterans ask this office why they need other medical insurance if they have Veterans Administration medical coverage. I will attempt to answer this from our perspective. The VA does provide medical care to any veteran who is enrolled in the VA medical system. I would point out...
May 29, 2016 - 12:07am
April 25, 2016
New U.S. military casualties: Vets sickened by base burn pits
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Melissa Gillett recalls the sickly sweet, nearly vomit-inducing smell during her runs around Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan,...
April 25, 2016 - 4:54pm
January 24, 2016
Gebauer graduates from recruit training
Derek Gebauer of Bemidji recently graduated from recruit training aboard the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. While at recruit training, Gebauer learned military customs and courtesies, first aid, and a variety of military related subjects. Marine Corps...
January 24, 2016 - 12:05am
Gazelka graduates from recruit training
Caleb Gazelka of Bemidji recently graduated from recruit training aboard the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. While at recruit training, Gazelka learned military customs and courtesies, first aid, and a variety of military related subjects. Marine Corps...
January 24, 2016 - 12:04am
December 4, 2015
A 2,552-mile swim of honor: Veteran completes his goal of swimming Mississippi River to honor those lost in war
BEMIDJI—At the southernmost finger of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River mingles with the Gulf of Mexico, Chris Ring finally caught...
December 4, 2015 - 5:43pm