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March 7, 2016
In 2015, the BFD responded to a total of 2,152 service calls, according to the recently released 2015 Bemidji Fire Department Report. (Pioneer file photo)
Fighting the flames: Bemidji Fire Department refilling its roster as emergency calls stay steady in 2015
March 7, 2016 - 9:21pm
May 6, 2015
About 200 feet of the 701 foot railroad trestle bridge in Blackduck burned April 13 in a fire that investigation revealed had been set intentionally. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Three juveniles identified in Blackduck trestle bridge burning
May 6, 2015 - 4:26pm
February 2, 2015
City Council backs off 1 a.m. bar close
February 2, 2015 - 10:24pm
October 31, 2013
Nearly 8,300 cited for failing to wear seat belts
October 31, 2013 - 9:51am
February 10, 2013
Ask a Trooper | Sgt. Curt S Mowers: Restricted farm work licenses
February 10, 2013 - 11:18pm
February 8, 2013
Rural Democrats could shoot down gun changes
February 8, 2013 - 2:10am
February 6, 2013
John Egelhof of Bemidji tells a Minnesota House committee Wednesday that had a 2005 Red Lake school shooter had an assault rifle, the death toll could have been much higher. Don Davis | Forum News Service
Ex-FBI agent: Assault gun would have killed more at Red Lake
February 6, 2013 - 10:20pm
February 4, 2013
President Barack Obama speaks to Minnesota law enforcement officials, lawmakers and local leaders Monday at the Minneapolis Police Department Special Operations Center about his plan to curb gun violence. Danielle Killey | Forum News Service
Obama: Americans need to push for gun violence solution
February 4, 2013 - 10:45pm
February 1, 2013
DARE Officer Jon Hunt of the Bemidji Police Department has his vehicle prominently parked out front of the Middle School, where he works.
Award-winning officer connects with Bemidji Middle School students
February 1, 2013 - 6:17pm
Ask a Trooper: Traffic fatalities dropping in state
February 1, 2013 - 5:50pm
January 10, 2013
Franken pushes mental health support to combat violence
January 10, 2013 - 2:10am
January 5, 2013
John Eggers: How great college teachers and gun control issue relate
January 5, 2013 - 11:13pm
The city of Bemidji had the second-highest crime rate in the state in 2011. It was also significantly higher than crime rates in similar-sized jurisdictions. Source: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Extra officer position to help Bemidji Police Department
January 5, 2013 - 10:17pm
January 4, 2013
Peter Funt: Protecting school kids
January 4, 2013 - 12:33am
December 14, 2012
BPD hires two new police officers
December 14, 2012 - 10:04pm