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BCLB Bears wrestling hoping for 'great season'
Blackduck boys basketball opens against Red Lake tonight
Blackduck Public Schools creates public logo contest for new identity for district
Blackduck Speech Team puts on interactive mystery
Blackduck Stump Jumpers is open for the season
BHS girls hockey falls to Brainerd/LF
PREP BASKETBALL: Red Lake girls rout Blackduck 91-19
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji holds off Crosby-Ironton in home opener
BOYS BASKETBALL: Jacks look to capitalize off strong finish to last season
MEN'S HOCKEY: WCHA’s top teams prepare for weekend series as BSU faces Michigan Tech
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Carol A. White
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
No additional deer test positive for CWD
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What is doing the right thing?
November 21, 2016
Insurance rates spur talk of special session
ST. PAUL -- Talk of a Minnesota special legislative session to deal with soaring individual insurance policy rates continues, even as the 2017 regular session is just six weeks away. Gov. Mark Dayton said on Monday, Nov. 21, that he plans on Tuesday to unveil a new proposal about...
November 21, 2016 - 9:46pm
November 19, 2016
A legislative learning curve: New state representatives are preparing for first session
BEMIDJI—While newly elected legislators have yet to convene for their first session, local representatives are already getting to know their way around St. Paul. New representatives of Minnesota House Districts 5A and 2A, Matt Bliss, R-Pennington and Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook,...
November 19, 2016 - 6:28pm
November 17, 2016
Minnesota state workers to get parental leave, but it might not last
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state employees now have paid parental leave, though it may not last long. Gov. Mark Dayton’s office announced a plan Thursday to allow six weeks of paid parental leave for 32,000 state employees. But without legislative approval in the upcoming session, the...
November 17, 2016 - 8:59pm
November 9, 2016
Utke defeats incumbent Skoe in Senate 2 race
BEMIDJI—After months of campaigning in Minnesota Senate District 2, it was Republican candidate Paul Utke finishing ahead of Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, Tuesday with a 22,232-17,002 decision at the polls. Utke, a 59-year-old insurance agent and Park Rapids City Council member,...
November 9, 2016 - 7:34pm
Eichorn defeats Saxhaug in race for Senate District 5
BEMIDJI—In a race between two Grand Rapids resident for Minnesota Senate District 5, it was the challenger defeating the incumbent Tuesday. By a margin of 20,245-19,700, Republican candidate Justin Eichorn edged DFL Sen. Tom Saxhaug, ending the legislator's bid for a fifth term....
November 9, 2016 - 7:33pm
UPDATED: Bliss defeats Persell in House 5A race
Republican Matt Bliss defeated incumbent Democrat John Persell on Tuesday for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 5A race. With all 71 precincts reporting, Bliss garnered 10,326 votes while 8,818 residents voted for Persell.
November 9, 2016 - 9:35am
UPDATED: Green defeats Klabunde in House District 2B
BEMIDJI -- With all 87 precincts reporting, Rep. Steve Green will return to St. Paul for a third term next year as he defeated DFL challenger Bryan Klabunde. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website, Green totaled 11,898 votes to Klabunde’s 7,612.
November 9, 2016 - 9:27am
UPDATED: Eichorn defeats incumbent Saxhaug in Senate District 5
BEMIDJI -- Republican challenger Justin Eichorn narrowly defeated longtime state Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, on Tuesday in the Senate District 5 race. With all 127 precincts reporting, Eichorn had 20,245 votes, or 50.58 percent, while Saxhaug totaled 19,700 votes, or 49.22...
November 9, 2016 - 9:21am
UPDATED: Utke defeats Skoe in Senate District 2
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Senate District 2 shifted Republican for the first time in more than a decade on Tuesday. Republican candidate Paul Utke defeated longtime incumbent Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook 22,226-16,996 with all 194 precincts reporting. Utke is a 59-year-old insurance agent...
November 9, 2016 - 9:02am
Grossell tops Loud in House 2A race
BEMIDJI—Minnesota House of Representatives District 2A will have have a new face but retain Republican control after Tuesday's general election. With 93 of 107 precincts reporting, voters overwhelming selected Matt Grossell, a Republican and 50-year-old retired Clearwater County...
November 9, 2016 - 1:58am
October 8, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Lack of bonding bill, special session put strain, delay on Bemidji projects
BEMIDJI—When the Minnesota legislative session ended in May, the hope for bonding money directed to Bemidji projects somewhat remained with expectations for a summer special session. More than four months later, those bonding needs remain for local projects and legislators have...
October 8, 2016 - 12:57am
October 5, 2016
A spotlight on District 5: Candidates for Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives discuss policy positions at forum
BEMIDJI -- Republican and Democratic candidates shared their agreements and disagreements at an informational forum Wednesday night. Hosted by...
October 5, 2016 - 9:19pm
October 2, 2016
UPDATED: Candidate forums next week in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—The Citizens for an Informed Electorate will sponsor candidate forums Wednesday and Oct. 6 in Bemidji for local offices of state senator, state representative, Beltrami County commissioner and Bemidji city offices.
October 2, 2016 - 10:00am
September 28, 2016
ELECTION: Campaign trail goes through Red Lake
RED LAKE -- Races for the county board of commissioners and the state legislature took another step forward Wednesday night in Red Lake. During...
September 28, 2016 - 8:58pm
August 31, 2016
Feeding students, fueling minds: Red Lake School District opens new cafeteria with good nutrition a top priority (W/ VIDEO)
RED LAKE -- A school district recognized nationally for its healthy lunch program will now be able to deliver meals to students in a state-of-the-art...
August 31, 2016 - 6:06pm