Skip to main content
VA nominee faces explosive new allegations of drinking, wrecking government vehicle
Speaker cracks open door for Minnesota gun bill
New elementary school to add to district staff
United Way’s Someone Special program underway
'Golden State Killer' suspect arrested in one of the worst unsolved crime sprees in U.S. history
Audio tape details NFL's concern over Trump's anthem jabs
North Carolina, Minnesota announce home-and-home football series
Basketball commission suggests NCAA ban cheaters, end one-and-done
GYMNASTICS: Brown, DeWitt represent Aerials
Teeing off spring
Alfred James Benais
Virginia L. Pollard
Wild Mushroom Crostini recipe can be tailored to occasion
MASTER GARDENERS: Plant winter squash. . . for next winter!
COMMENTARY: Why we won't take a break from learning
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Ever so adaptable are the American crows
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail comes to area this weekend
BSO presents concert series finale Sunday
'Scandal' is over, but here are 10 things we'll remember from this crazy show
Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ became an EDM star with hits 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up'
'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
'Owl' in a day's work!
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
Shirley (Mayer) Klosterman
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
Time to respond to reader feedback
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
Paul Bunyan Playhouse
March 7, 2018
‘The Lion King’ to play at Chief Theater
BEMIDJI -- The Paul Bunyan Playhouse will show Disney’s “The Lion King” as the last movie night of the season at 6 p.m. Saturday, March...
March 7, 2018 - 10:17am
December 10, 2017
Students donate to Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Students from Bemidji High School's production of "Hunchback of Notre Dame" recently used their performances to Pay It Forward in Bemidji, according...
December 10, 2017 - 12:45pm
August 1, 2017
A bit of 'blonde' ambition: ‘Legally Blonde’ closes out the Paul Bunyan Playhouse season
BEMIDJI—"Legally Blonde," winner of three Laurence Olivier Awards (including Best New Musical), opens at the Chief Theater tonight in the grand...
August 1, 2017 - 8:50pm
July 19, 2017
Take a trip to 'Almost, Maine'
If you go What: 'Almost, Maine' by Paul Bunyan Playhouse When: Opens Wednesday. Through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, matinee...
July 19, 2017 - 9:55am
July 4, 2017
Ready to rock the house
If you go What: 'Schoolhouse Rock Live!' Where: Chief Theater, 314 Beltrami Ave. NW, downtown Bemidji. When: Opens at 7:30 tonight; continues...
July 4, 2017 - 6:19pm
June 25, 2017
PATT RALL COLUMN: Rain or shine, the shows go on
The show must go on for "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" at 2 p.m. today in the historic Chief Theater, the second summer production...
June 25, 2017 - 7:30am
June 20, 2017
'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' opens Wednesday
IF YOU GO What: "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" production by Paul Bunyan Playhouse When: Today through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday,...
June 20, 2017 - 8:20pm
June 11, 2017
PATT RALL COLUMN: Life in the fast lane in Bemidji
What a beautiful day it is: sun is shining and low humidity!
June 11, 2017 - 11:00am
June 6, 2017
Take a marvel at ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’: Paul Bunyan Playhouse opens 66th season
BEMIDJI -- The Los Angeles Times describes “The Marvelous Wonderettes” as “deliciously enjoyable!” The New York Times said it is “an...
June 6, 2017 - 8:07pm
December 11, 2016
Show time: Paul Bunyan Playhouse holds movie nights at Chief Theater
If you go... What: Holiday movie night featuring "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and "White Christmas" When: "The Muppet Christmas Carol" at 1 p.m....
December 11, 2016 - 8:02am
August 2, 2016
PAUL BUNYAN PLAYHOUSE: Working ‘9 to 5’ in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s highly anticipated musical finale for their 2016 summer season, “9 to 5,” opens at 7:30 Wednesday...
August 2, 2016 - 8:47pm
July 19, 2016
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
BEMIDJI -- Remember the days of family outings in a so-called simpler time when parents lived within their budgets and children pleaded for trips...
July 19, 2016 - 7:07pm
July 5, 2016
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” debuts at Paul Bunyan Playhouse
BEMIDJI—Sibling relationships can be tricky to navigate; given the likely and numerous minefields that are an automatic part of the landscape...
July 5, 2016 - 8:17pm
June 21, 2016
‘Red, White and Tuna’ play opens Wednesday at The Chief Theater
BEMIDJI—The Paul Bunyan Playhouse will present the opening night performance of "Red, White and Tuna" 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chief...
June 21, 2016 - 8:29pm
June 7, 2016
PAUL BUNYAN PLAYHOUSE: ‘Altar’ed states of funny: ‘Altar Boyz’ opens Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s 66th season
BEMIDJI -- It is opening night for the Paul Bunyan Playhouse’s 66th summer season of professional theater -- and the audience is certain to...
June 7, 2016 - 8:45pm