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Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Cass County rollover injures 2
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
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?
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
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
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
September 11, 2016
ENERGY: Enbridge moves forward with Line 3
BEMIDJI—The proposed Sandpiper Pipeline through North Dakota and Minnesota may have been put on the back burner by energy company Enbridge, but another area pipeline project still is moving forward.
September 11, 2016 - 11:20am
February 27, 2016
Anti-pipeline protesters interrupt Dayton's speech at water summit
ST. PAUL -- Anti-pipeline protesters interrupted Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday as he spoke to more than 800 Minnesotans at a summit about how to...
February 27, 2016 - 8:37pm
October 16, 2015
Enbridge, PUC ask Minnesota Supreme Court to take up Sandpiper case
ST. PAUL - Attorneys for both Enbridge Energy and state regulators have asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to take up a ruling that overturned a permit for the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline. In September, the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's...
October 16, 2015 - 5:27pm
September 2, 2015
Environmental group holds session about pipeline: Enbridge plans to replace Line 3 that runs through area
BEMIDJI—The future, or non-future in this case, of an oil pipeline running through Minnesota was the subject of an educational meeting sponsored by an environmental group Wednesday in Bemidji. The planned deactivation of Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline was the main topic the group...
September 2, 2015 - 5:39pm
August 7, 2015
Love Water Not Oil spirit run preview begins Saturday
BENA—Motorists travelling along Highway 2 east of Bemidji will see something extra among the scenery this weekend as "Love Water Not Oil" horseback riders set out on a 30 mile jaunt to raise awareness of oil practices. The ride will begin this morning in Ball Club.
August 7, 2015 - 7:17pm
July 22, 2015
Pipeline expo highlights jobs, infrastructure, safety
BEMIDJI—A group of Minnesota pipeline workers visited Bemidji on Wednesday as part of traveling expo to show how the industry operates...
July 22, 2015 - 5:55pm
July 10, 2015
Oil leak scare in Hubbard County
HUBBARD COUNTY—Residents of Hubbard County had an oil leak scare for about an hour Wednesday morning. The Hubbard County Sheriff's Office received a call at 10:25 a.m. of a possible pipeline leak with oil on the ground in Farden Township, near Grace Lake, according to a release...
July 10, 2015 - 7:05pm
June 4, 2015
White Earth voices concerns about Sandpiper: State commission to deliberate on pipeline Friday in St. Paul
WHITE EARTH RESERVATION -- The White Earth Tribal Council held a public hearing Thursday regarding Enbridge’s plan to place the Sandpiper Pipeline through land and water areas impacting tribal lands. If the company’s certificate of need and the route are approved by the Minnesota...
June 4, 2015 - 9:48pm
June 1, 2015
White Earth to hold public hearing on Sandpiper Pipeline
WHITE EARTH -- The White Earth Nation plans a public hearing Thursday on the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline that will carry oil through the area. The public hearing is set for 5 p.m. at the Rice Lake Community Center, a release said. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...
June 1, 2015 - 6:04pm
May 6, 2015
UPDATE: Oil train cars on fire, city evacuated after North Dakota train derailment (with video)
HEIMDAL, N.D. -- The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads were evacuated after an oil tanker train derailed Wednesday...
May 6, 2015 - 3:57pm
April 25, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Editorial leaves a lot to be desired
The Pioneer Sandpiper editorial (April 18) leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, we all use and need oil. Does that mean that the oil industry can place pipelines across our country anyplace they want? Does the industry know something we do not? They must, because Enbridge stockpiled pipe...
April 25, 2015 - 1:41am
January 3, 2015
Public hearings this week for Sandpiper oil pipeline; Bemidji meeting Wednesday
DULUTH -- The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will take public testimony this week at five hearings across the state, including in Bemidji on Wednesday, on the all-new Enbridge Energy Sandpiper pipeline set to run from Beaver Lodge, N.D., to Superior, Wis. This round of...
January 3, 2015 - 11:13pm
Public hearings next week for Sandpiper oil pipeline; Bemidji meeting Wednesday
January 3, 2015 - 11:05pm
December 16, 2014
Sandpiper pipeline hearing to take place in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- A state regulatory agency plans to hold a new round of public hearings on the proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline, including a meeting in Bemidji. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission aims to traverse Minnesota in order to hold five meetings over as many days...
December 16, 2014 - 9:26pm
December 3, 2014
Enbridge paves the way for another pipeline project
CLEARBROOK -- Representatives from Canadian oil company Enbridge Energy met with residents in Clearbrook, Minn., on Wednesday, the first in a...
December 3, 2014 - 8:53pm