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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
April 21, 2016
Northern Indigenous Games to be held at BSU this weekend
BEMIDJI—BSU will be hosting the Northern Indigenous Games tonight through Sunday. A film screening will be 5 to 9 p.m. tonight featuring Brown University doctoral student, filmmaker and former NJCAA National Cross Country Champion Angelo Baca (Navajo/Hopi). The event will be...
April 21, 2016 - 6:35pm
November 19, 2015
Ponemah man convicted of sexual abuse
BEMIDJI—A Ponemah man was convicted Thursday in federal court of aggravated sexual abuse from a March incident on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Dana Lee Cobenais, 23, was convicted after a three-day trial before Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle, according to a release...
November 19, 2015 - 8:52pm
October 22, 2015
Red Lake council announces $250 trust fund distribution
The Red Lake Tribal Council has approved a $250 payment distribution for the enrolled membership of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians from the Trust Fund Account. The check distribution will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 for on-reservation members only. All off-reservation member...
October 22, 2015 - 6:34pm
July 21, 2015
You say Ponemah, I say Obaashiing: Elders teach youth at Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp
PONEMAH—Obaashiing has long been renowned as the home of the Ojibwe language.
July 21, 2015 - 9:34pm
Ponemah students learn about wood duck
Nearly 30 students from Ponemah School recently had the opportunity to learn about the wood duck, as part of their summer school program. The...
June 21, 2015 - 12:27am
December 3, 2014
Man receives four-year sentence in strangulation case
BEMIDJI -- A Ponemah man was sentenced Tuesday in Duluth to four years in prison for strangling following an assault on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Terry Iceman was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison following his...
December 3, 2014 - 5:14pm
Ponemah man sentenced to 10 years in strangulation case
BEMIDJI -- A Ponemah man was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Minneapolis to 10 years in prison for a March strangulation assault. Kyle Martin, 25, pleaded guilty on Aug. 20 to one count of strangulation, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minneapolis. According...
December 3, 2014 - 4:44pm
May 22, 2014
Red Lake spiritual adviser dies
RED LAKE -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is mourning the loss of one of its spiritual advisers. Lawrence Edward Stillday Sr., “Chima’iingan,” died Tuesday at his home in Ponemah. Stillday, 70, worked for Red Lake Chemical Health for 14 years. Stillday was a Vietnam...
May 22, 2014 - 6:11pm
September 2, 2013
Powwow in Ponemah
Pictures from the Powwow in Ponemah on Sunday.
September 2, 2013 - 10:58pm
August 21, 2013
UPDATED: High-speed chase involving stolen vehicle ends north of Ponemah; suspect still being sought
BEMIDJI -- A 55-mile chase that saw speeds in excess of 100 mph ended with the abandonment of the stolen vehicle pursued by police, and its driver fleeing on foot into a wooded area north of Ponemah. Edwin Lee Johnson, 41, of Bemidji, is being sought by Red Lake Tribal Police...
August 21, 2013 - 2:50pm
April 30, 2013
Ponemah man pleads to involuntary manslaughter
ST. PAUL — A Red Lake man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to one count of involuntary manslaughter for striking a pedestrian with his vehicle while intoxicated in August of last year. Gordon Dean Johnson, 46, of Ponemah, admitted in his plea agreement that Kaishauna Thunder...
April 30, 2013 - 3:29pm
January 10, 2013
Feds file charges in death of 17-year-old Redby girl
PONEMAH – A 46-year-old Ponemah man faces a federal charge of involuntary manslaughter for a death last summer on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, according to papers unsealed Thursday in federal court. Gordon Dean Johnson faces the charge for the Aug. 19, 2012, death of 17-year-old...
January 10, 2013 - 4:44pm
December 12, 2012
Ponemah man receives 41 months in prison for assault
MINNEAPOLIS – A 22-year-old Ponemah man was sentenced Wednesday for stabbing another man while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Randall Dean Jones was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle to 41 months in federal prison for one count of assault with a dangerous weapon,...
December 12, 2012 - 11:23am
October 16, 2012
Attempted officer stabbing lands man 20-year sentence
BEMIDJI – A Ponemah man accused of trying to stab two local police officers was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison. Curtis Jay French, 26, of Ponemah, was sentenced by Beltrami County District Judge Shari Schluchter for two counts of felony use of a deadly force against a peace...
October 16, 2012 - 5:19pm
September 21, 2012
John Eggers column: Been to a powwow lately?
There was a time when if someone were to have asked me, “Have you ever danced at a powwow?” I would have said, “What’s a powwow?” Wouldn’t you think that someone coming from Minnesota would have at least a small amount of knowledge of Native American culture? The truth...
September 21, 2012 - 8:34pm