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Around the Arts, November 19
‘Celebrating Community Theater’: Vene and Friends brings out local performers for a night of musicals
Bemidji Chorale ushers in Christmas season
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Deer season is here
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October 26, 2017
Duluth schools nearly out of reserve money, blames special ed troubles
DULUTH, Minn.—The Duluth school district is almost out of reserve cash. While the amount is not final, district CFO Doug Hasler said remaining funds are about $111,000, down from $2.4 million the prior year. An increase in special education costs for district resident students...
October 26, 2017 - 9:36pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a novel idea for improving education
Are our schools up to general standards and expectations? The answer is clearly yes, except in inner-city schools where assessment tests show...
October 26, 2017 - 7:30am
October 2, 2017
'It made me feel ugly inside': MN family seeks clarification after teacher told student to change clothes 3 days in a row
After being homeschooled for a few years, Lily Farrell couldn't wait to start sixth grade at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. She says...
October 2, 2017 - 3:31pm
September 14, 2017
North Dakota teacher resigns following allegations of providing alcohol to minors
WEST FARGO - A Sheyenne High School language arts teacher here resigned on the eve of the new school year after an internal district investigation...
September 14, 2017 - 9:51pm
September 3, 2017
Way back to school: Country schools dotted Beltrami County in the early 1900s
Editor’s note: The Beltrami County Historical Society is partnering with the Pioneer on a series of monthly articles highlighting the history...
September 3, 2017 - 6:39am
May 26, 2017
EDUCATION: TrekNorth agrees to purchase former Deer Lake Elementary
BEMIDJI -- The largely empty Deer Lake Elementary School building north of Bemidji could soon be a school again. Leaders from TrekNorth Junior...
May 26, 2017 - 9:07am
May 19, 2017
Red Lake schools taking part in summer food program
RED LAKE -- Red Lake School District 38 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program this summer. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all children, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, at no charge, a release said. Meals will be provided...
May 19, 2017 - 4:57pm
February 21, 2017
GOVERNMENT: City, county sign off on Gene Dillon utility agreement
BEMIDJI—Bemidji city and Beltrami County officials signed off Tuesday on a "memorandum of understanding" that outlines who pays what to...
February 21, 2017 - 7:58pm
September 19, 2016
Relay Recess set for Friday at J.W. Smith
BEMIDJI -- This week, J.W. Smith Elementary School and Central Elementary School will celebrate people who are fighting cancer, cancer survivors and those who lost the battle to cancer. The week includes prevention lessons, dress up days and fundraising. The schools are inviting cancer...
September 19, 2016 - 12:04am
May 15, 2016
EDUCATION: New school project pushes forward
BEMIDJI—Plans for a new elementary school are plodding along: The Bemidji school district recently submitted an environmental impact study for review by Beltrami County, and district officials say they now have a clearer idea of what street improvements are necessary to absorb...
May 15, 2016 - 12:44am
April 5, 2016
Cass Lake-Bena School receiving grants for trail
BEMIDJI -- Cass Lake-Bena School is receiving nearly $170,000 in governments grants toward the construction of a trail connection between the school and Highway 371. The Safe Routes to Schools program funds projects around the country meant to help students walk or bicycle to and...
April 5, 2016 - 10:28am
February 22, 2016
EDUCATION: 'Some light at the end of the tunnel' for new school: Board views plans for Gene Dillon Elementary along Division Street
BEMIDJI—Gene Dillon Elementary will stand right at the intersection of Division Street and Becida Road Southwest in Grant Valley Township—and...
February 22, 2016 - 9:36pm
September 25, 2015
Sponge school: Students have a splash raising funds to fight cancer
BEMIDJI -- Some smiled, cocked their arm and soaked up every drop of enjoyment. Others squeezed the sponge to get the water out, hesitated and...
September 25, 2015 - 5:50pm
September 21, 2015
School Board discusses where to put Gene Dillon Elementary
BEMIDJI -- The fate of a long-delayed elementary school is on hold as the Bemidji School Board awaits a key decision concerning a plot of land in Grant Valley Township.
September 21, 2015 - 9:04pm
August 8, 2015
Driving through the decades: Family operates Cass Lake-area school bus business for more than 60 years
CASS LAKE—Before 1950, student transportation to the grades 1-8 Farris School was an informal arrangement. At one time, children were...
August 8, 2015 - 11:16pm