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Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Cass County rollover injures 2
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
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
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
Support Within Reach
December 4, 2016
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
While sharing incredible stories of Christmas Magic, a dear friend told me about an amazing group of women who have anonymously been changing the world.
December 4, 2016 - 5:30am
Tasked with tackling trafficking: Local task force forms to help combat human trafficking
BEMIDJI—A diverse group of Beltrami County community members—from professors to law enforcement officials—have come together...
December 4, 2016 - 12:30am
November 6, 2016
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: The power of your vote, your voice
Sitting at Raphael's Bakery on a Saturday morning, enjoying the first sip of coffee as it hits my veins, I overhear a gentleman asking a friend, and "So are you voting next week or moving to Canada?"
November 6, 2016 - 8:34am
October 2, 2016
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: When you are called to 'do the right thing'
A recent memory emerged for me this past week. It came bubbling up out of nowhere and presented itself in a profound moment. I'm still not sure what led me to this story, but it is one that I am rather proud of and wanted to share. It is a story my grandma told me, and at the time,...
October 2, 2016 - 6:00am
August 24, 2016
A sign of solidarity: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event held
The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was held Wednesday. During the event, which was hosted by hosted by Support Within Reach, men wore high-heeled...
August 24, 2016 - 7:01pm
August 23, 2016
A walk in her shoes: Support Within Reach expecting larger crowd for awareness event in its second year
BEMIDJI -- With the goal of stomping out sexual violence in mind, local men will take a walk through Bemidji in high-heels Wednesday for the...
August 23, 2016 - 5:38pm
August 8, 2016
SUPPORT WITHIN REACH: You can ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’
In my line of work as a sexual assault victim’s advocate, you see and work with a lot of women. Women make up a large majority of the victims of sexual assault and women also seem to be the majority of advocates. As women, we have spent years trying to raise awareness about and...
August 8, 2016 - 11:20am
July 18, 2016
On call to give comfort to others
On most nights, Courtney Peterson is just your average BSU student. Busy with school work, studying, hanging out with friends. Typical. But on...
July 18, 2016 - 3:07pm
Offering Support -- 24/7: Support Within Reach helps those impacted by sexual violence
The staff at Support Within Reach in Bemidji wishes they didn’t have to use volunteers. Unfortunately, they do. Support Within Reach is a private, nonprofit service organization that advocates and offers support for people impacted by sexual violence. The organization’s district...
July 18, 2016 - 3:05pm
June 6, 2016
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: When there is hope, there will always be healing
Several years ago, I was gifted a very fun stress ball. It was filled with a glittery liquid and sea creatures, was soft and rubbery to the touch and difficult to put down. No matter how hard it was manipulated, pulled apart, pushed in, squished and stretched to the extreme, it always...
June 6, 2016 - 11:21am
April 30, 2016
COMMUNITY: Spreading the message: Support Within Reach holds annual walk to raise awareness about sexual violence
BEMIDJI—With the finish line still in the shadow of the Sanford Center on Saturday morning, Bemidji's sexual violence resources center...
April 30, 2016 - 3:02pm
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
December 6, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Learning to change comes from within
The year was 1988. The movie was "Beaches." I was the girl sitting in the front row of the theater with all her junior high friends, sobbing my guts out. After the movie, we joined about two dozen other young women in the bathroom, all dabbing our thick 80's blue mascara. Everyone...
December 6, 2015 - 12:30am
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