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Weighing in on wages: Bemidji Chamber takes stance on state minimum wage debate
Faith Briefs for 12/20/2013
Judge: Lawsuit to reclaim Duluth casino money can go forward
Crime report for Dec. 18-19
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji shows improvement but falls to East Grand Forks
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji topples previously undefeated International Falls 70-54
SKIING: BHS girls second, boys fourth at DL
BASKETBALL: Bemidji State men, women look to bounce back in final game of 2013
HOCKEY: Serratore commits to play for uncle at Air Force Academy
Jamie Allan Greene
J. Bruce Preece
Darwin David Smith Sr.
Judy Elizabeth Wind
Christmas and choirs: Music legend Kenny Rogers performs at the Sanford Center with a little help from student singers
‘Vent’ allows for voices: BHS teacher pens book about teenage angst
KISS, Nirvana among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Musical, theater events still dominate the scene
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Paul Nelson: Dangerous ice conditions continue to pose problems for Bemidji area anlgers
Blane Klemek: Brrrrrr. How do wildlife do it?
Minnesota firearms deer harvest declines
Paul Nelson: Access to Bemidji area lakes difficult because of slush
Letter: Insurers are the ones making big profits
Letter: Christmas ‘angel’ spreading cheer in Bemidji
Jim Hightower: A ploy to dilute the Democratic party’s message
Diana West: Keeping holiday voices with us
Mark Dayton: Economic growth generates budget surplus
Marilyn Heltzer: Change is the name of the game
Ask a Trooper: Handicapped parking answers
Jason Ogaard: The technology of driving safe
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Patrick Guilfoile: To avoid dementia, learn a second language
September 7, 2012
Fall begins to show its color
Pioneer and Wire Reports ST. PAUL – The leaves are just beginning to change color in Minnesota, including in the Northwoods. The state Department of Natural Resources posted its first online fall color report of the season Thursday, according to the Associated Press. The report...
September 7, 2012 - 2:48am
August 31, 2012
Minnesotans fortunate to have four major biomes
I remember the first time I spent a few days in the beautiful bluff country of southeast Minnesota. It was about nine years ago. I was able to take a little time from business and explore some of the grandeur of this lovely part of the state by driving the countryside and visiting...
news / outdoors
August 31, 2012 - 5:53pm
August 29, 2012
Fire danger mounts; Burn ban implemented as weather intensifies risk of fire
BEMIDJI – With temperatures in the high 80s and winds gusting at 12 mph Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down all burning permits in much of the Northwoods. “Our burning indices are in the extreme or very high categories so the likelihood of an escaped...
news / local
August 29, 2012 - 11:46pm
August 28, 2012
Helga Township: No charges, attorney affirms
HELGA TOWNSHIP – The Hubbard County attorney has reaffirmed his position that criminal charges are not being pursued against a former Helga Township board member. County Attorney Donovan Dearstyne sent a letter Aug. 22 to the Helga town board stating that his previous decision...
news / local
August 28, 2012 - 9:34pm
Hubbard County warrant issued against Bemidji woman for gaming violations
By Sarah smith, Forum Communications A warrant has been issued for a Bemidji woman charged with gaming violations in Hubbard County. Dawn Gail Marie Carlson, 28, failed to show up for a court appearance Aug. 20 in Hubbard County District Court, so a warrant was issued. ...
news / local
August 28, 2012 - 7:32pm
August 25, 2012
Pioneer Previews for August 26
By GRACE GOUKER email@example.com Local singer-songwriter Lance Benson will perform today at the Lake Bemidji State Park Amphitheater for the final installment of the park’s Summer Concert Series. Concert admission is free. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park....
August 25, 2012 - 11:31pm
August 24, 2012
SHIP holds food service training
BEMIDJI – The Statewide Health Improvement Program hosted school food service training Aug. 14 at Bemidji High School. The training, which...
August 24, 2012 - 5:53pm
IDEA Competition applications open Sept. 1
BEMIDJI — Sept. 1 marks the beginning of the fifth year of the IDEA Competition. In the past four years, nearly $250,000 has been awarded to Northwest Minnesota entrepreneurs. The purpose of the competition is to assist the most promising local entrepreneurs in the commercialization...
August 24, 2012 - 5:40pm
Area experiences dry summer
By Molly Miron Special to the Pioneer BEMIDJI – Northern Minnesota hasn’t suffered the record drought of other Midwest venues, but the lack...
news / local
August 24, 2012 - 1:49am
DOT, Bemidji contractor fined for stormwater work
BEMIDJI – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Thursday that it penalized the Minnesota Department of Transportation and a Bemidji-based contractor for construction stormwater violations along 18 highway miles in Koochiching County. MnDOT, the state agency responsible...
news / local
August 24, 2012 - 1:45am
Verizon expands 4G wireless network to Bemidji area
BEMIDJI – Verizon Wireless announced Thursday it expanded its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in to Bemidji, enabling customers in more areas of Minnesota to take advantage of the network. The expanded 4G LTE coverage area in Bemidji includes: -- North on U.S. Highway 71 to...
news / local
August 24, 2012 - 1:44am
Disaster money: where it would be spent
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL — Here is how nearly $168 million in disaster-relief funding and other reallocated funds would be spent under a bill Minnesota legislators will debate Friday: -- $25 million, government infrastructure repair to match federal funds. --...
August 24, 2012 - 1:29am
August 16, 2012
Counties ask for financial assistance for storm damage
BEMIDJI — Beltrami, Cass and Itasca Counties, along with American Indian tribes in the area, have collaborated to deliver a resolution to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, asking for financial assistance for the $3.3 million in storm damage the counties accumulated this summer. Dayton...
news / region
August 16, 2012 - 9:02pm
Disaster funds include individual, business aid
By Don Davis, Forum Communications ST. PAUL — Individuals and small businesses recovering from summer storms would share in a disaster recovery bill lawmakers are discussing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Minnesota’s request to help home and business owners,...
August 16, 2012 - 7:26pm
August 14, 2012
Red Lake hosts Arizona youth for native camp
RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION - They came as strangers, young people from the Navajo Nation in Arizona who had never seen anything quite like the massive body of water the Aniishiinabe call Miskwagami-wizaga-igoniyg for its beautiful sunsets. Red Lake, they said, looked like an ocean. They...
news / region / outdoors / education
August 14, 2012 - 12:00am