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Polk County man assaults woman, holds her against her will for 11 hours, police say
Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
RLWD's Jesme earns state award
GigaZone now in Laporte, Becida and Solway
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Halluska, Laiti lead BSU women to sweep of RIT
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
Glenn Arnold Conlon
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
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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
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Johnson anniversary celebration
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LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
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December 5, 2016
Snowfall, wind gusts expected in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji area is in a winter weather advisory through Tuesday evening as a blizzard is expected to sock the Red River Valley to...
December 5, 2016 - 5:22pm
September 8, 2016
Severe weather tears off roofs, damages new solar array at Camp Ripley
CAMP RIPLEY -- A storm Wednesday night damaged barracks buildings and set back the opening of a new solar panel array at the Minnesota National...
September 8, 2016 - 7:59pm
August 30, 2016
North Dakota family living out of camper after tornado rips through home
HILLSBORO, N.D. - A Hillsboro family is picking up the pieces after a devastating EF-3 tornado ripped through their farm home over the weekend....
August 30, 2016 - 12:24pm
August 17, 2016
Volunteers assist with storm cleanup
Peter Skoe moves large branches and sticks Wednesday in the Montebello Ski Trail and Disc Golf Course areas at City Park. Volunteers assisted...
August 17, 2016 - 6:20pm
August 4, 2016
Storm Pictures from Wednesday
Storms popped up between Minot and Devils lake near highway 2 around 4 pm Wednesday afternoon. The storms spread eastward dropping hail and producing...
August 4, 2016 - 9:22am
June 15, 2016
READER PHOTOS: Bemidji clouds
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June 15, 2016 - 12:51pm
Damaging downburst: Storm that hit Brainerd area had force near a Category 1 hurricane
A supercell thunderstorm struck the Brainerd lakes area Sunday night with a force nearly matching a category 1 hurricane. A supercell thunderstorm...
July 15, 2015 - 11:46am
July 1, 2013
Jaycees remember storm a year later
BEMIDJI — It was only a matter of hours before the Jaycees Water Carnival was up and running again after the July 2 storm last year. One year later, they’re back — but with some new equipment. The storm, which produced straight-line winds in excess of 80 mph and knocked...
July 1, 2013 - 11:22pm
August 27, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
What drives MPCA violations? In an announcement last week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency levied penalties against the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Northstar Materials Inc., a Bemidji-based contractor, for construction stormwater violations in Koochiching County....
August 27, 2012 - 11:53pm
August 23, 2012
Special session called; Bemidji area would get help for wind storm damage
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL — State leaders will meet Friday vote to approve disaster relief to aid recovery from Minnesota’s...
August 23, 2012 - 1:08am
August 21, 2012
Diamond Point Park grill damaged in storm replaced
Park and Recreation employee Dustin Peterson helps replace a grill Tuesday at Diamond Point Park. The old grill fell victim to the July 2 storm....
August 21, 2012 - 11:12pm
August 8, 2012
Bemidji city parks continue makeover following July 2 storm
BEMIDJI - With Diamond Point Park and other city parks being reopened after the July 2 wind storm shut them down, the Bemidji Parks and Trails Commission is looking to the future, making plans to replant trees and create shaded areas for park visitors. "(Diamond Point) has been busy...
August 8, 2012 - 12:00am
August 3, 2012
School forest adapts to forces of nature
BEMIDJI - Students at Horace May Elementary this year will experience hands-on lessons on forest regeneration. Horace May's school forest was...
August 3, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Willmar lawmaker to lead disaster-relief planning
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Sen. Joe Gimse will lead Senate efforts to develop a disaster-relief bill, probably starting with a meeting next week. As Senate Transportation Committee chairman and a member of the public works funding committee, Senate leaders say the Willmar Republican's...
August 1, 2012 - 11:02am
July 27, 2012
Cass, Itasca counties added to disaster list
ST. PAUL - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has added Itasca and Cass counties to the major disaster declaration for last month's Northeast Minnesota flood and storms, according to a statement issued by Rep.
July 27, 2012 - 5:51pm