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Blackduck volleyball looks forward to new season
Blackduck community thanks sponsors for successful golf scramble
MnDOT hosts open house for upcoming projects in Bemidji
Minnesota DNR appoints Albrecht as new Northwest Regional Director
There’s a new sheriff’s dog in town: K9 unit brings in Mac, a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji drops season opener to Alexandria
CROSS COUNTRY: BSU picked to finish 12th in NSIC
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji tops WHA
BOYS SOCCER: Lumberjacks blank Wolves
SWIMMING: Jacks aim for sixth straight section title
Josephine "Jo" Christine Pula
Richard William Demers
Joan Iris Pope
Tracy Keith Gross
Josephine "Jo" Pula
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Slower fall cooldown better for fishing
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
August 10, 2016
UPDATED: Eichorn defeats Pederson in District 5 primary
BEMIDJI—In the race to determine the Republican Party's candidate for Minnesota Senate District 5, Grand Rapids resident Justin Eichorn held a 510-146 vote advantage over his opponent Lavern "Pedie" Pederson at press time. If Eichorn's 77.74-22.26 percent lead holds, he will...
August 10, 2016 - 10:51am
July 13, 2016
POLITICS: House Speaker Daudt says special session is possible in August, September
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt visited Bemidji on Wednesday before returning to St. Paul to continue pushing for a special session. "Talking with the governor, we're discussing the possibility of having a special session. I think we will and I think that's what's...
July 13, 2016 - 7:32pm
July 12, 2016
POLITICS: House 2A candidate Loud responds to battery claims from 1980s divorce
BEMIDJI—A divorce ruling more than 30 years ago involving Minnesota House District 2A DFL candidate Jerald "Jerry" Loud stating that he "battered" his ex-wife surfaced Tuesday. The Star Tribune reported that during a divorce trial in 1984, Judge Terrance Holter granted Loud's...
July 12, 2016 - 6:31pm
June 20, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Visit Bemidji operations detailed for City Council
BEMIDJI -- A comprehensive report on Bemidji's destination marketing organization was given Monday to the City Council. During its meeting, Councilors...
June 20, 2016 - 7:34pm
June 9, 2016
LEGISLATURE: The waiting game: Saxhaug tours Hagg-Sauer at BSU with school officials hopeful for a special session to replace building (W/ VIDEO)
BEMIDJI -- With a special session for the Minnesota Legislature up in the air, District 5 Sen. Tom Saxhaug visited BSU on Thursday to reiterate...
June 9, 2016 - 7:51pm
June 1, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Gov. Dayton open to special session: Two Bemidji bonding projects will have second chance if legislators reconvene
ST. PAUL -- Two Bemidji bonding projects may have another opportunity to get state funding, as Gov. Mark Dayton said he's open to bringing legislators back to St. Paul for a special session. During a conference call with news outlets Wednesday, Dayton told reporters he's willing to...
June 1, 2016 - 5:27pm
May 27, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Senate Minority Leader hopes for special session in next two weeks
BEMIDJI -- With the Minnesota legislative session over, Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, is traveling the state to discuss what went right, and wrong at the Capitol. Hann's visits brought him to Bemidji on Friday, where he discussed the 2016 session and the upcoming...
May 27, 2016 - 4:41pm
May 23, 2016
A breakdown of Minnesota legislative results
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators introduced 7,763 bills in the 2015-2016 legislative period, most of which went nowhere. Here is a look at some of the bills that passed or did not pass this year, including some still awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton's approval. Animal trusts: Minnesotans...
May 23, 2016 - 7:51pm
April 6, 2016
A sea of red (and black): Dressed in plaid, Bemidji leaders meet with legislators for Day at the Capitol
ST. PAUL -- It looked less like St. Paul and more like Bemidji Wednesday at the Minnesota State Capitol. Wednesday marked the 11th time that...
April 6, 2016 - 7:06pm
March 18, 2016
Bemidji's Hancock won't seek re-election in District 2A
BEMIDJI—State Rep. Dave Hancock, R-Bemidji, said Friday he won't seek a third term in the Minnesota Legislature. "I have really enjoyed...
March 18, 2016 - 2:24pm
Time to talk transportation: Statewide group, local leaders call on action from lawmakers on transportation funding
BEMIDJI—At the end of the 2015 Minnesota legislative session, the fact no long-term solution for transportation funding was achieved was top of mind for many lawmakers and local civic leaders. What's changed with a March 8 start for the 2016 session? Nothing. The group Transportation...
February 18, 2016 - 11:07pm
February 2, 2016
Dayton: No special session
ST. PAUL -- A special legislative session will not happen this month, leaving Minnesota Iron Rangers wondering about unemployment benefits, travelers...
February 2, 2016 - 8:23pm
October 23, 2015
MNDOT Commissioner: Long-range transportation plan a must
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle spoke to Bemidji civic leaders Friday to discuss statewide infrastructure...
October 23, 2015 - 5:36pm
October 5, 2015
Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus annual program highlighted by air policy topic
BEMIDJI -- As another Legislative session approaches, organizations such as the Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus are taking time to discuss current and future issues important to local leaders. On Monday, the MRCC hosted its annual membership program in Bemidji, which attracted...
October 5, 2015 - 7:48pm
October 2, 2015
Senators take a bonded tour: Senate Bonding Committee has $3 billion worth of proposals to consider
BEMIDJI -- In an effort to prepare for a legislative session with $3 billion in bonding requests, and where only $1 billion will be allocated,...
October 2, 2015 - 7:48am