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Olso man trafficked cocaine in northwest Minnesota, agents say
Lifeguard credited with staying calm during back-to-back emergencies
Man found unresponsive in UND campus hotel pronounced dead
Search continues for victim after boats collide on Fish Hook Lake
Former Blackduck teacher named honoree of Arthritis Foundation
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji drops season opener to Alexandria
CROSS COUNTRY: BSU picked to finish 12th in NSIC
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji tops WHA
BOYS SOCCER: Lumberjacks blank Wolves
SWIMMING: Jacks aim for sixth straight section title
Josephine "Jo" Christine Pula
Richard William Demers
Roseadelle F. Johnson
Ardith "Ardie" Olson Kolstad
Joan Iris Pope
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
November 13, 2012
Farm bill unlikely before fiscal cliff issue resolved
MINNEAPOLIS — America’s agriculture industry needs to be patient. Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Political Report said Tuesday that an overall...
November 13, 2012 - 10:38pm
November 9, 2012
Three former DFL rivals lead Minnesota government
ST. PAUL — Democratic competitors in the 2010 Minnesota governor’s race will be state government’s three most powerful politicians. Senate...
November 9, 2012 - 1:36am
November 2, 2012
Daylight savings prompts reminder
ST. PAUL – Statistics collected from Minnesota fire departments in 2011 reveal that the peak time for home fire fatalities is between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., and 29 percent of residential fire deaths that year occurred in homes without working smoke alarms. Those are two reasons the...
November 2, 2012 - 4:40pm
Minn. comes into focus in final days to election
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is getting a fresh burst of attention in the presidential race after months of being taken for granted as a Democratic lock. Partisans on both sides are escalating efforts to turn out voters, making hundreds of thousands of calls and leaving glossy...
November 2, 2012 - 4:38pm
November 1, 2012
Bemidji’s Telander named wildlife chief
ST. PAUL – Paul Telander of Bemidji, a 28-year wildlife management veteran of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has been named the Fish and Wildlife Division’s new wildlife section chief. “Paul is an experienced wildlife manager and administrator who brings...
November 1, 2012 - 4:03pm
October 18, 2012
Cravaack-Nolan race one of the most expensive in U.S.
By Brandon Stahl, Forum Communications DULUTH — One of the closest congressional races in the country also has become one of the most expensive. Minnesota’s 8th District race between incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack of North Branch and Democrat Rick Nolan of Crosby...
October 18, 2012 - 10:47pm
September 19, 2012
Burn restrictions set to start Sunday
By John Myers, Forum Communications Co. BEMIDJI – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is adding restrictions on campfires and other fires in northwestern and central portions of the state starting Sunday because of worsening drought. The DNR will ban camp-fires starting...
September 19, 2012 - 9:03pm
September 18, 2012
Blane Klemek: Wolves still live free among us
By Blane Klemek I enjoy telling the following story. A good friend of mine, who is an avid and accomplished outdoorsman, once had a chance encounter with three northern Minnesota wolves on a cold and starlit December night several years ago. It was an unforgettable, thrilling experience...
September 18, 2012 - 3:53pm
We need to let others have freedoms, too
To the people of Bemidji and the surrounding area, I have these words: For our sakes, and for our freedom, we must vote “no.” There have been many letters in this paper concerning religion and the definition of the marriage amendment. If our argument is based in religion, we...
September 18, 2012 - 1:39am
Getting methadone paid for by state ‘was an easy scam’
By Brandon Stahl, Forum Communications DULUTH — When Brandon Castellano was a drug dealer working in Cloquet and Duluth, he sold marijuana and pain-killers such as OxyContin — but his most profitable drug was methadone, he said. And much of that methadone, he said, was paid for...
September 18, 2012 - 1:32am
September 13, 2012
Rural counties struggle with poverty
By Tom Robertson, ,MPR News 91.3 FM BEMIDJI – When Alvin Clark needs a meal, he sometimes comes to the basement of the People’s Church, where...
September 13, 2012 - 11:47pm
September 3, 2012
Priest takes quiet stand against marriage amendment
by brandon stahl Forum Communications FLOODWOOD – Minnesota’s Catholic dioceses have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in support...
September 3, 2012 - 9:33pm
August 31, 2012
Minnesotans fortunate to have four major biomes
I remember the first time I spent a few days in the beautiful bluff country of southeast Minnesota. It was about nine years ago. I was able to take a little time from business and explore some of the grandeur of this lovely part of the state by driving the countryside and visiting...
August 31, 2012 - 5:53pm
Elections: Property taxes remain top priority
BEMIDJI – November’s ballot will include a full plate of major political decisions for Minnesotans. Besides picking a president, voters will also be asked whether same-sex couples have the right to marry and whether citizens should be required to show ID to vote. That’s on...
August 31, 2012 - 2:04am
August 29, 2012
Plant, animal invasion bigger than many think
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – Rare is the Minnesotan who has not seen videos of fish leaping out of water and hitting boaters. Word has spread across the state in the last couple of years about the invading Asian carp seen in those videos and the damage they could cause native fish. But...
August 29, 2012 - 11:50pm