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Chamber Ambassadors: Lumberjack Shack
JOINT PLANNING: JPC approves permits for downtown treatment centers
VISIT BEMIDJI: Task force narrows focus for Visit Bemidji's future
Chamber Ambassadors: Lucky Dogs
Day, Hofstad join Karvakko
BHS trap team aiming high in first-ever state tournament appearance
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU assistant Belisle lands scouting job with LA Kings
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji sweeps Fergus Falls
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji Legion team sweeps Perham in doubleheader
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji VFW gets blowout victory
Richard Bruce "Dick" "Specs" Matheny
Howard Lee Bogart
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
JOHN EGGERS: Who is your spiritual friend?
‘Red, White and Tuna’ play opens Wednesday at The Chief Theater
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘The Replacements’
ARTS BRIEFS: Shyanne Kaml performs at Farm by the Lake, Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival is July 8-9 and more
Still going strong: For nearly 30 years, Bemidji Area Church Musicians strike up the chords for summer series
Patt Rall: Opportunities for the arts abound this week
READER PHOTOS: Bears in Bemidji
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Summer solstice means lots of fish are feeding
FISH TALES: Kaleb Olson
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
Richard Hanson: Return to the bargaining table to protect Minnesota’s future
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Human life is the most innocent of all
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Please, let love conquer hate
May 3, 2016
Crookston Diocese priest accused of sexually abusing teen on Red Lake Reservation
CROOKSTON, Minn. – A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy on the Red Lake Reservation in 2008 has been removed from his present assignment as a pastor at St. Elizabeth Church in Dilworth and St. Andrew’s Church in Hawley, according to a Crookston Diocese...
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May 3, 2016 - 11:33am
April 21, 2016
Clearwater County pastor found guilty of criminal sexual conduct
BAGLEY—A Clearwater County pastor was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of 13 counts of criminal sexual conduct. Scott Morey, of Shevlin, was arrested in January of 2015 and charged with multiple counts of felony criminal sexual conduct for acts that allegedly occurred between...
April 21, 2016 - 2:37pm
April 3, 2016
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Giving a voice to sexual violence awareness
The planning committee has been meeting for months. Donations are coming in every day: Minnesota Energy, Arvig, First National Bank of Bemidji, Midco and RP Broadcasting have all committed to being Gold Level Sponsors. North Homes, Otter Tail Power Co. and Arrow Printing Inc. are...
April 3, 2016 - 8:00am
March 5, 2016
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Making a plan in case of a crisis
When we go through crisis, we sometimes forget about how capable we are when it comes to planning. We have the skills to forge through just about anything in this life. The ability to plan can be the difference between a proverbial four-wheel-drive pickup in a snowstorm versus a mini-smart...
March 5, 2016 - 5:20pm
January 2, 2016
Kelly Brevig column: You will always keep moving
About 18 years ago I ran into one of my most favorite teachers. I exploded with updates of my life, how I had gotten married and graduated college and had a baby. I was bursting with pride and wanted to be acknowledged for being "all grown up". Her response took me by surprise and...
January 2, 2016 - 11:33pm
October 31, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: A dedication to protect and serve
When my alarm went off this morning, my body did the same knee jerk reaction it always does at 5:36 a.m., I blindly searched for my phone with one panicking arm and tried to disable the horrible noise as quickly as possible. By the time "snooze" and I were acquainted a few times,...
October 31, 2015 - 11:37pm
October 17, 2015
Willmar man pleads guilty to sexually abusing boys
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man accused of sexually abusing at least five boys in the 1980s and 1990s has pleaded guilty to eight felony criminal sexual conduct charges. Peter Clare Hoagland, 68, has pleaded guilty in Kandiyohi County District Court to all of the charges against...
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October 17, 2015 - 5:34pm
October 4, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Like geese, we all need a lift from time to time
On my way to work the other day, I noticed one of the telltale signs of fall, geese flying in the sky. I wondered where they were going. It seems as though they use Bemidji as a gathering place before the big fly south. The animated side of my brain pictured a huge union meeting,...
October 4, 2015 - 1:00am
September 13, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Step up and 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'
A few weeks ago I went for a very long walk. I had in earbuds and was listening to a book on my iPhone (free audio downloads courtesy of the Bemidji Public Library). Because I was so engaged in the story, I didn't turn where I normally turn and my walk became much longer than normal....
September 13, 2015 - 1:01am
July 5, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: You are never done parenting
Change is hard. Looking at the face of an 18-year-old and remembering the toddler that needed protection at all times is difficult. When a child is born to us, we are tasked with the job of raising them to the best of our ability and see them to adulthood with the least amount of...
July 5, 2015 - 12:56am
June 7, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Finding a 'Safe Harbor' in Minnesota
If I were to tell you a story about a child being beaten and tortured, raped and sold as product to the highest bidder, it might spark outrage and anger. It might even make readers uncomfortable, perhaps even sick to their stomachs. It is hard to think of a child enduring any form...
June 7, 2015 - 12:33am
February 28, 2015
Don't let negativity sink your boat
It has been said that "an entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you." I have to admit that in the past few weeks, my boat has sprung a leak. When calls...
February 28, 2015 - 11:35pm
January 30, 2015
Park Rapids man receives 20 years for molesting 10-year-old
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Park Rapids man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly molesting a young girl. Samuel Charles Baxa, 28, was convicted of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Detroit Lakes Police officers received a report of a possible sexual...
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January 30, 2015 - 8:40pm
January 3, 2015
Shine a light for those who need it most
A beautiful girl enters the salon. From underneath the dryer hood I watch as she gets her nails manicured. They are long and beautiful. She gets her hair highlighted and carefully snipped. Although she is receiving some wonderful services, she sits with a sad, distant look on her...
January 3, 2015 - 11:08pm
December 6, 2014
Holidays can be a time to heal
Images of a red-nosed Santa with jolly cheeks and kind eyes, reindeer flying through the crisp night sky, sleigh bells ringing in the distance and twinkling lights all are bombarding our senses this season. Smells of fresh baked cookies, pine and balsam mingle in our noses and everywhere...
December 6, 2014 - 11:28pm