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LIBRARY CORNER: Ready for summer at the Library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Making a case for wood ticks
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make the last day of school a good day
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Bemidji is ‘Home Sweet Home’ for the birds
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Critical Race Theories: What are they all about?
Intermediate Watercolors class with Jane Freeman
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‘Color of Life’ exhibit at library
Public celebration at Big Bog
FISH TALES: Pam Johnson on Lake Winnie
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New upgrades at Norway Beach campgrounds
Torry's Van Benefit
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May 24, 2017
Sanford and Greater Bemidji eye youth sports complex, wellness center
BEMIDJI -- The Sanford Bemidji campus could be the future site of a massive youth sports complex. Staff at Sanford and the Greater Bemidji economic...
May 24, 2017 - 5:51pm
May 21, 2017
Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota honors nursing staff
Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota recently honored nursing staff with a reception and award ceremony. At the reception Chery Hysjulien, a...
May 21, 2017 - 12:20pm
May 18, 2017
Learning a new way: Delegation from Turkmenistan visiting Sanford Bemidji to learn best practices
BEMIDJI -- A delegation from Turkmenistan hopes to learn about Sanford Health’s “e-governance” this week. Five IT professionals who work...
May 18, 2017 - 7:05pm
May 16, 2017
Sanford Health names new top executive in Fargo
FARGO — Nate White caught the eye of Kelby Krabbenhoft, the president and CEO of Sanford Health, when White was captain of the Augustana...
May 16, 2017 - 7:06pm
May 9, 2017
Vital visas: ND has nation's highest reliance on foreign doctors with work visas
FARGO—Dr. Fadel Nammour was warned against coming to North Dakota to begin his career as a gastroenterologist. After attending medical...
May 9, 2017 - 7:00am
May 5, 2017
NTC graduates more than 200
BEMIDJI—More than 200 students graduated from Northwest Technical College on Friday night during commencement at the Sanford Center in...
May 5, 2017 - 8:37pm
April 16, 2017
Sanford Bemidji receives accreditation by The Joint Commission
BEMIDJI—Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, Clinics, Home Care and Hospice have earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for "demonstrating continuous compliance with the highest performance standards," according to a release. A nationally recognized symbol of quality,...
April 16, 2017 - 11:30am
Rith-Najarian joins Sanford Health in Park Rapids
PARK RAPIDS—Dr. Stephen Rith-Najarian has joined the staff of Sanford Health Park Rapids Clinic. Rith-Najarian specializes in family medicine,...
April 16, 2017 - 6:02am
March 10, 2017
Nurses union, Sanford strike tentative deal
BEMIDJI -- After little more than a month of negotiation, representatives from the Minnesota Nurses Association and Sanford Bemidji say they’ve...
March 10, 2017 - 5:50pm
March 8, 2017
Nurses union balks at proposal to link raises to patient surveys: Sanford Bemidji, Minnesota Nurses Association are working on new contract
BEMIDJI—A statewide nurses union says administrators at a Bemidji hospital want to link nurses' pay to patient satisfaction survey scores. Members of the Minnesota Nurses Association said that they've agreed to the bulk of the terms of a new contract with Sanford Bemidji, but...
March 8, 2017 - 5:17pm
March 1, 2017
Sanford walk-in clinic, pharmacy to expand hours
BEMIDJI—Staff at Sanford Bemidji announced Tuesday the hospital's walk-in clinic and pharmacy will soon be open longer and later. Beginning...
March 1, 2017 - 3:54pm
February 20, 2017
Sanford Bemidji reports four 'adverse health events' for year
BEMIDJI—Sanford Bemidji Medical Center reported to the state a total of four "adverse health events" last year. Released last week, an...
February 20, 2017 - 6:17pm
January 31, 2017
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Sanford Bemidji solidly looks to the future
The Bemidji region continues to grow and one of the drivers of that is the availability of health care options to local and area residents.
January 31, 2017 - 11:18am
January 24, 2017
Sanford sizes up the future: Medical center updates expansion plans for Bemidji campus
BEMIDJI—The biggest healthcare provider in the Bemidji area submitted new plans that outline the ways it hopes to get bigger. Filed with...
January 24, 2017 - 5:06am
January 21, 2017
Shannon Shaw joins Sanford Health
BEMIDJI—Shannon Shaw recently joined the Sanford Bemidji medical staff, with the Sanford Bemidji Senior Behavioral Health Unit, where she...
January 21, 2017 - 7:00am