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'We're going to stand with them': Bemidji organization, others from community work to stop DAPL
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Ready for the burn
Polk County man assaults woman, holds her against her will for 11 hours, police say
Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers ousted late by Moorhead
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Dragons double up BSU
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers win, get five-point weekend
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji beats Apollo for first win
BHS wrestlers finish eighth at Brainerd
Eleanor Ann Breuer
Glenn Arnold Conlon
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The reclusive Brown creeper of the forest
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
October 10, 2016
Polaris founder David Johnson lived a ‘good, full life’
ROSEAU, Minn. -- David Johnson liked to say laziness inspired the first Polaris snowmobile. An avid outdoorsman, Johnson said he built the first...
October 10, 2016 - 11:36am
August 9, 2016
Attempted murder charge filed against man accused of shooting at Customs and Border helicopter
CLEARBROOK, Minn. — The man accused of firing a rifle at a helicopter carrying federal and local drug task force agents Monday faces three felony charges, including second-degree attempted murder. Carstie Lee Clausen, 71, of Clearbrook was scheduled to make his first appearance...
August 9, 2016 - 1:44pm
August 2, 2016
Minnesota House candidate accuses opponent of not disclosing financial contributions
FOSSTON, Minn. -- The race between two Democratic candidates for the Minnesota District 1B House seat continues to heat up, now with allegations of breaking campaign finance laws. On July 28, Erwin Rud submitted a complaint to the state Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board...
August 2, 2016 - 6:30pm
July 21, 2016
UPDATED: Storm rips through Beltrami County, causing widespread damage (photo gallery)
BEMIDJI -- A fast-moving thunderstorm ripped through the Bemidji area early Thursday morning, knocking out power for more than 10,000 people...
July 21, 2016 - 7:15pm
January 13, 2016
Feds will now be able to prosecute more crimes on the Mille Lacs Reservation
ONAMIA — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday it will assume concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute major crimes on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s reservation next year. The DOJ already has jurisdiction to prosecute crimes such as drug trafficking wherever they occur...
January 13, 2016 - 9:38am
October 29, 2015
UPDATED: Person of interest named in Jacob Wetterling missing-person case
MINNEAPOLIS -- Twenty-six years after the disappearance of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling brought national media attention to central Minnesota,...
October 29, 2015 - 8:07pm
October 7, 2015
More than $3 million recommended for Mississippi River protections
BEMIDJI -- The Mississippi Headwaters Board received a recommendation from the Outdoor Heritage Council to the Legislature for more than $3 million in funding for the coordination and administration of permanent easements and acquisitions targeted toward the Mississippi River, a release...
October 7, 2015 - 6:51pm
June 9, 2015
Nonprofit aims to raise thousands for Sugarloaf Cove improvements: Money will go to trail improvements, building rehab and signage
DULUTH, Minn.—The group that operates a North Shore nature center is working to raise money to improve access and educational opportunities...
June 9, 2015 - 7:19pm
May 21, 2015
Rookies learn to drink from legislative fire hose
ST. PAUL—For 26 Minnesota state representatives, the long hours in committee hearings, caucus meetings and floor sessions have not been...
May 21, 2015 - 7:48pm
May 11, 2015
Former MSU-Moorhead football player sentenced in dorm room rape case
MOORHEAD, Minn. — A former Minnesota State University Moorhead football player was sentenced to 60 days in jail Monday after pleading guilty in connection with charges he raped a fellow student in his campus dorm room last fall. Zachary Ty Hilliard of Erie, Colo., was also sentenced...
May 11, 2015 - 6:19pm
April 13, 2015
UPDATE: Historic Blackduck bridge set ablaze by arsonist, authorities say
BLACKDUCK — Arson has severely damaged a 113-year-old bridge believed to be the longest trestle bridge still standing in Minnesota. About...
April 13, 2015 - 7:15pm
March 24, 2015
Singer to visit Red Lake: Free concert is Thursday night
RED LAKE -- A hip-hop artist will visit Red Lake this week as part of the school’s participation in Turnaround Arts: Minnesota, a program that...
March 24, 2015 - 8:21am
March 17, 2015
UPDATED: St. Cloud man injured in Hubbard County ATV accident
BEMIDJI -- A 22-year-old St. Cloud man on Saturday was airlifted to a Fargo hospital following an all-terrain vehicle accident west of Becida. According to a press release from the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office, Louis Swanson was riding a Honda Rancher ATV in the ditch along...
March 17, 2015 - 11:02am
March 5, 2015
Prairie Island nuclear plant unit shut down; operators investigate fire alarm
RED WING, Minn. -- The Prairie Island nuclear power plant in southeast Minnesota filed a notification of an “unusual event” after a fire alarm sounded at 4:06 a.m. today. Operators had safely shut down one unit of the plant by 7:32 a.m. to investigate the alarm in the unit’s...
March 5, 2015 - 9:25pm
February 12, 2015
Friends start fund to help assault victim who stopped to help vehicle along Interstate 35
CARLTON, Minn. -- While a sketch is being circulated of the man suspected of physically and sexually assaulting a woman last week along Interstate...
February 12, 2015 - 10:11am