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UPDATE: Home on Beltrami/Hubbard County line lost to fire Tuesday night w/video
Bemidji area Christmas bird count set for Saturday
City to residents: What should we do with south shore?
Judge denies new trial in synthetic drug case
Man charged with fleecing insurance company for $25,000 ring
GYMNASTICS: Bemidji falls to Detroit Lakes
MEN'S HOCKEY: After outstanding debut, BSU freshman goalie Wilkins named WCHA rookie of the week; will start Friday
BOYS HOCKEY: Bemidji edges Warroad 4-3 with late goal
WRESTLING: Bemidji dominant in triangular sweep
SWIMMING: Lumberjacks begin season with strong effort
Carl Harry Gehrke
James Wolfe Bredon
Nancy Kathleen Bill
All Dressed up for ‘Downton Abbey’ screening
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
Local authors to sign books
Author plans talk on how Pearl Harbor hit small-town Minnesota
Art briefs for Dec. 5
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Rich Lowry: The war on inequality
Amy Goodman: Poverty wages in the land of plenty
Pioneer VIiewpoints: The task at hand for NTC
Kathryn Lopez: What the pope is really saying
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Giving the gift of stories
Sue Bruns: Ah, those holiday traditions
Alice Collins: Christmas time is a time for joy, families
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater celebrates 10th year of performances
Art Lee: A tale in rhyme from a past Christmas time (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
Evan Hazard: An epiphany in G major and the music inside us
September 25, 2013
Man killed while working on farm near Paynesville
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say a man working on a farm in Stearns County has died after he was hit by a front-end loader. Authorities say the man was hit about 8 a.m. Wednesday on a farm in Zion Township. Sheriff's Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold tells the...
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September 25, 2013 - 12:28pm
April 1, 2013
Family argues about money for slain Minn. officer
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — Four relatives of a Cold Spring police officer killed while on duty in November are squabbling about who should control the money donated to his family. A Stearns County judge has scheduled a Monday hearing to sort out the dispute between Thomas Decker's...
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April 1, 2013 - 9:31am
March 11, 2013
Bus manufacturer planning expansion
ST. CLOUD (AP) — A bus manufacturer is asking for financial support from Stearns County taxpayers to help pay for a nearly $5 million expansion at its St. Cloud plant. New Flyer says the expansion, including $3 million in new machinery and equipment, will generate 136 new jobs....
March 11, 2013 - 10:03am
February 5, 2013
Minn. hospital, ex-nurse sued over siphoned drugs
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Four former patients are suing St. Cloud Hospital and a former nurse who admitted siphoning pain medication from IV bags for personal use. The former patients accuse the hospital and former nurse Blake Zenner of negligence. The lawsuits in Stearns County...
news / region
February 5, 2013 - 3:15pm
January 2, 2013
Man killed in Stearns Co. snowmobile crash
MELROSE, Minn. (AP) — A snowmobile crash in Stearns County is fatal. Sheriff John Sanner says a man crashed his snowmobile into a tree in Melrose Township New Year's Eve. The 33-year-old man from Grey Eagle was pronounced dead at a local hospital. KNSI radio reports authorities...
January 2, 2013 - 9:27am
December 4, 2012
Suspect released in slaying of Cold Springs officer
MINNEAPOLIS — A 34-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of a police officer in a small central Minnesota city was released from custody Tuesday after authorities determined they did not have enough evidence to file charges. The investigation into the killing of 31-year-old...
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December 4, 2012 - 5:15pm
September 18, 2012
One person dead after Paynesville house fire
PAYNESVILLE, Minn. – One person was found dead after a fire in a rural Paynesville mobile home Monday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Scott Vogelpohl, 47, the owner of the mobile home. A passing motorist reported the fire about 6 a.m. The...
September 18, 2012 - 9:19am