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Crime report for Dec. 8
Just around the corner for Culver's: Owner excited to bring ‘Butterburgers’ to Bemidji
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Blackduck boys basketball a mix of youth, experience
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
BHS wrestling in action at Brainerd
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
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