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Celtic Thunder show tonight at Sanford Center
Bemidji City Council to review street projects
PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: November to remember
Thompson donates to Northwoods Women's Shelter
Book club meets Dec. 12
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big run lifts Red Lake past Fosston
BOYS BASKETBALL: Warriors run past Greyhounds
Lumberjack gymnasts compete at Perham
WRESTLING: Bemidji, other area teams compete at Olson Memorial Tournament
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Huskies top BSU men, 98-95
Robert (Bob) Kamrowski
Vivian D. Bye
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
October 19, 2016
Veterinarian pleads guilty to role in sex trafficking operation, including bringing young girls from China: Owner of Baldwin, Wis., clinic agrees to more than four years in prison
WOODBURY, Minn. -- A Wisconsin veterinarian has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges involving paying a New York madame a cut from East Coast prostitutes whom he transported to Twin Cities hotels. He also was allegedly bringing young Chinese girls over to be trafficked at massage...
October 19, 2016 - 2:00am
June 8, 2016
Target, trick, turn, traumatize: Forum in Brainerd educates about sex trafficking
A presentation offered to the Brainerd lakes area community Tuesday had a clear message: nothing about sex trafficking is as clear-cut as popular...
June 8, 2016 - 9:39am
February 2, 2016
'Saving Grace' program launches: Foster home for youth sex trafficking survivors to open in Brainerd
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Nearly five years ago, a presentation on youth sex trafficking inspired a group of advocates to form a coalition to address the problem in the Brainerd lakes area. "Nobody grows up and says, I think I want to sell my body to anybody who wants to buy it," said Kathy...
February 2, 2016 - 10:59am
August 11, 2015
Fargo man charged with sex trafficking in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—A Fargo man is in Beltrami County Jail facing sex trafficking charges after his arrest in late July. A hearing was held Monday...
August 11, 2015 - 5:16pm
June 5, 2015
Minnesota couple wanted for sex trafficking arrested in Chicago
ST. PAUL -- A couple wanted in Minnesota for sex trafficking has been arrested in the Chicago area and appeared in U.S. District Court in northern Illinois Wednesday. Minnesota U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said Phillip Dwayne Lloyd, 43, and Raquel Belcher, 29, were indicted last...
June 5, 2015 - 10:42am
March 11, 2015
POLICE: Two arrested, two cited in BPD sex sting
BEMIDJI -- Two Bemidji men face felony level charges after responding to an online sex sting from the Bemidji Police Department. The department...
March 11, 2015 - 4:33pm
February 21, 2015
Man accused of trafficking girls 12, 16, in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- A 34-year-old man is charged with sex trafficking in Minnesota’s U.S. District Court for allegedly recruiting two girls from the...
February 21, 2015 - 1:26pm
January 12, 2015
Pioneer Editorial: This ‘traffic’ needs to stop
While the Oil Patch in western North Dakota may seem a world away, it is, in fact, a lot closer than you think. Traveling by car, Williston, N.D., is only seven hours from Bemidji. Minot, N.D., on the edge of the boom, is just more than five hours away. That oil boom in the region...
January 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
January 4, 2015
Sex for sale in the Bakken: Trafficking in North Dakota is on the rise, and often the victims can’t escape
January 4, 2015 - 12:17am
February 20, 2014
Forum discusses sexual exploitation, sex trafficking in Bemidji area
BEMIDJI -- A room dominated by women faced a panel of women addressing a topic that primarily affects the female population -- sex trafficking...
February 20, 2014 - 9:23pm
January 25, 2014
Michael Reagan: The Super Bowl and sex trafficking
On Feb. 2 of this year, thousands will gather at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. As the athletes take the field and the fans cheer, they will be oblivious to the tragedy unfolding around them...
January 25, 2014 - 12:39am
November 26, 2013
Online sex trafficking sting nets 11 arrests in western North Dakota
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Federal and state law enforcement officers arrested 11 men over the weekend in Dickinson as part of an investigation where officers posed as online sex traffickers offering underage girls for sex. The men were arrested in separate incidents, and are charged...
November 26, 2013 - 11:57am