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READER PHOTO: Lake life
Electric Avenue: Bemidji officials introduce charging station tech for electric car owners
Bear takes a break in Duluth family’s kiddie pool
21-year-old woman struck by lightning in south Moorhead
GOLF: Day two of 2016 Birchmont has lots of local flavor as women, masters take course
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Grand Rapids in home finale
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU will play Gophers, Northern Iowa in exhibition games this season
AUTO RACING: Speedway returns from rainout weekend with big-money Blitz
‘You can’t get much better:’ 2016 Birchmont opens with solid weather for qualifying rounds
Charlotte "Char" Clark
James "Jim" Sperling
Charlotte "Char" Clark
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
November 8, 2012
House District 2B: Green edges Sailer
Steve Green won a close race against Brita Sailer in the race to become the House District 2B representative. Green, a Fosston Republican, won with 51 percent of the vote, while Sailer had 49 percent, in unofficial results. Vote totals were 9,759 for Green and 9,376 for Sailer. Sailer,...
November 8, 2012 - 12:34am
October 23, 2012
Park Rapids assisted living facility makes state-ordered changes
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — A Park Rapids assisted living facility was ordered to beef up its alarm system after a dementia patient was found wandering along busy Minnesota Highway 34. Care Age Country Home’s alarm and other safeguards were determined by the Minnesota Department of Health...
October 23, 2012 - 11:50pm
October 3, 2012
House candidates focus on economy, jobs
BEMIDJI – Discussion over how to grow the local economy took center stage in a debate between candidates for the state House 2B seat. Brita...
October 3, 2012 - 3:48pm
September 11, 2012
Community paramedic ranks begin to grow; Park Rapids duo among state’s first-in-nation classification
By Tom Robertson, MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL – Minnesota could have within several years several hundred practicing “community paramedics,” a new designation of health care providers spawned by the shortage of doctors and nurses in rural parts of the state. Once certified, community...
September 11, 2012 - 1:53am
September 7, 2012
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
August 31, 2012
ND man pleads guilty in synthetic drug overdose
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota teen has pleaded guilty to dealing synthetic drugs that led to the overdose death of a Grand Forks teen. Wesley Sweeney, of Manvel, appeared Friday in federal court. He pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute drugs that resulted in...
August 31, 2012 - 12:30pm
August 9, 2012
Jury convicts man for fatal drunken crash
PARK RAPIDS - A Hubbard County jury convicted a man here on 11 charges for a drunken collision that killed a 52-year-old woman and injured her daughter and grandchild. Dean James Roehler, 23, of Park Rapids was driving from Moondance Jam near Walker to Park Rapids on July 14, 2011,...
August 9, 2012 - 3:49pm
July 20, 2012
Park Rapids doctor reprimanded for prescriptions, records
MINNEAPOLIS - A Park Rapids doctor's license has been disciplined by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. According to a news release, Dr. Vern E. Erickson has been reprimanded for unethical and unprofessional conduct, improper management of medical records and inappropriate...
July 20, 2012 - 11:08am
Teen who died in drug overdose identified as Park Rapids boy
EAST GRAND FORKS - The 17-year-old male who died Friday of a drug overdose in East Grand Forks has been identified as Elijah Stai of Park Rapids. Stai was taken to Altru Hospital last Wednesday for a drug overdose, officials said. Check back for details.
June 20, 2012 - 10:51am
April 17, 2012
Ex-pastor's sex charges rile Missouri Synod
Allegations of cover-up fly online
April 17, 2012 - 8:52am
April 10, 2012
Hubbard County offers SkyWarn course for residents
PARK RAPIDS - A SkyWarn storm spotter course will be offered here April 24 to local community members. The course, sponsored by the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office-Emergency Management Office and National Weather Service, will be from 6:30-9:15 p.m. in the Law Enforcement Center...
April 10, 2012 - 1:38pm
March 15, 2012
"Artistically Imagined" discussion in Park Rapids
The Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning will host Park Rapids Historical Society's Rod Nordberg and Connie Henderson from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids. This event will demonstrate what Hubbard County's past has been to prepare and provide a backdrop for...
March 15, 2012 - 8:16am
March 3, 2012
Conservation activist and author to visit Park Rapids
Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning will host Darby Nelson, conservation activist and author of "For Love of Lakes," to speak on "The Future of Minnesota's Waters" from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids. "For Love of Lakes," a book on water conservation, is...
March 3, 2012 - 9:10am
February 21, 2012
"Envisioning the Future" panel to meet in Park Rapids
A panel forum presentation by the Headwaters Center for Lifelong Learning board members will be offered from 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Northwoods Bank in Park Rapids. "Envisioning the Future: Soup to Nuts" will be a wide-ranging synopsis of a variety of topics. Possible scientific...
February 21, 2012 - 10:16am
January 19, 2012
Skybridge marketing firm looks to expand with up to 200 jobs in Bemidji
Bemidji tops several regional communities, including Fargo and Grand Forks, for call center
January 19, 2012 - 8:00am