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The need for Narcan: As opioid overdoses increase, local law enforcement now also carry anti-heroin drug
LEECH LAKE: Vizenor finishes first week as Leech Lake College President
City Council to discuss Sanford Center legal issues
Someone Special Volunteers: Kendra Hirsch and Vicki Frisch
At home in Bemidji: Longtime NHL scout, executive Marshall Johnston retires; has called Bemidji home for 40 years
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Robert (Bob) J Voigt
Ken R. Trisco
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
Gary Robert Vanasse
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
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
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
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
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
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
July 27, 2014
'Northern Bass' should be caught at Lake Bemidji State Park
• If you enjoy the music of the 50s and 60s, "stroll" on over to the amphitheater of Lake Bemidji State Park. A family group from Akeley -- Northern Bass -- will be rockin' and rollin' at 1:30 p.m. as part of the 2014 Lake Bemidji Concert Series. Headwaters School of Music and the...
July 27, 2014 - 12:11am
July 20, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Check out Art in the Park
• The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications present one of Bemidji's most popular events, which continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today: the 47th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art and Craft Festival on the shore of Lake Bemidji in Library Park. • More than 100 artists...
July 20, 2014 - 12:00am
July 13, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Always popular Art in the Park returns
The Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications present one of Bemidji's most popular events this week -- "Art in the Park" -- which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The 47th Park Fine Art and Craft Festival will once again be staged on...
July 13, 2014 - 12:00am
June 29, 2014
Pioneer Previews: New play will cast a ‘Spell’
A new play opens at the Chief this Wednesday — “The 24th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” It’s a musical comedy where adults play...
June 29, 2014 - 12:00am
June 1, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Paul Bunyan Playhouse season starts this week
The 2014 Paul Bunyan Playhouse season starts this week with the comedy “Noises Off,” which will make its debut on Wednesday at the Historic Chief Theatre in downtown Bemidji. The play is described as “the funniest farce ever written.” They comedy actually is a type of play-within-a-play...
June 1, 2014 - 12:00am
May 25, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Arts alive and well as we head toward summer
I am pleased to extend an invitation to you to attend a performance of “Captain Snap and the Children of Vinegar Lane” on behalf the young actors, their teachers, parents, grandparents and producers Tuesday at 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. at Solway School. The play, under the direction...
May 25, 2014 - 12:03am
April 13, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Spring brings variety to arts scene
A musical weekend ends with the Home Free concert at 7 tonight at the Bemidji High School Auditorium with tickets at the door, if available. This concert will also feature the final 2014 competition shows featuring both Vocalmotive and La Voce Ballo and a special appearance by the...
April 13, 2014 - 12:22am
March 9, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Bohemia on tap at First Lutheran
A concert featuring national dances from Bohemia, a major fundraiser for the Global Mission Projects, will begin at 2 p.m. today at First Lutheran Church, Ninth Street and Bemidji Ave. Paul and Helen Baumgartner, retired professors from Gustavus Adolphus College, will perform sitting...
March 9, 2014 - 12:20am
March 3, 2014
PIONEER PREVIEWS: BSO looks to celebrate with the Classics
“Classical Celebrations!” by Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will begin at 3 p.m. today at Bemidji High School. Violinist Everaldo Martinez of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra will be the guest artist. Martinez is in demand as an orchestral and chamber music...
March 3, 2014 - 11:26am
February 9, 2014
Pioneer Previews: First ‘Slam’ of the season is here
On Thursday, the Bemidji Public Library will hold its first Poetry Slam of the spring season. The event is at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 217 Minnesota Ave. NW, with music by Sonny Johnson. If you didn’t know, a poetry slam is a competition where poets read or recite original...
February 9, 2014 - 12:26am
January 26, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Oxcars to honor local theatres
BEMIDJI — The Oxcars — a Celebration of Excellence for Regional Theaters from November 2012 through November 2013 — will honor Bemidji Community Theater, Northern Light Opera, Minnesota Folklore Theater and Mask and Rose Women’s Theater Collective. The Masters of Ceremony,...
January 26, 2014 - 12:26am
January 10, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Auditions for ‘My Son Pinocchio’ set this week
Just when you thought you knew the real story about Pinocchio, his father Geppetto gets to tell his side of the story with Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio.” And if you want to be part of the telling, Bemidji Community Theater and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse will be holding auditions...
January 10, 2014 - 9:53pm
May 20, 2013
Pioneer Previews: ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ opens this week
BEMIDJI — “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a production of the Mask and Rose Theater, opens this week. Directed by Cate Belleveau, this interactive musical comedy where the audience becomes part of the action centers on a fictional spelling bee in Putnam County,...
May 20, 2013 - 8:47pm
January 5, 2013
Pioneer Previews: Warm up with arts classes
BEMIDJI—For those who would like an alternative to ice fishing this winter, check out the various arts classes that are being given in January and into February by Headwaters School of Music and the Arts and the Bemidji Community Arts Center. Just to initiate the timid amateur to...
January 5, 2013 - 10:52pm