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14-year-old Wisconsin girl charged with attempted homicide
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Robbery by armed skateboarders outside Zorbaz might be false report
Rating agency upgrades Minnesota’s credit ranking
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Vikings extend contract of head coach Zimmer
Sports physical blitz planned for Aug. 6
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GOLF: Match play underway at Birchmont
Dale Clinton Smith, Sr.
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MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
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Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Off The Record Blog: Let’s analyze this trailer for ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’ book
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
FISH TALES: Becca Hanson on Lake Mary
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
July 12, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: At Security BankUSA, ‘Here for Good’ includes what’s good for the Earth
When Carl Johnson interviewed for a position at Security BankUSA in Bemidji, he could tell right away that it would be a good fit. When each employee begins working at the bank, they are gifted a reusable cup to cut down on waste and the vice president gives a tour of the facility,...
July 12, 2016 - 1:10pm
May 7, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Helping area businesses and government save energy
Poring over her clipboard, Dr. Rin Porter records information about a building's heating system. Rin is one of a dozen consultants for the Minnesota...
May 7, 2016 - 11:08pm
April 21, 2016
When every day is Earth Day: BSU’s Erika Bailey-Johnson brings her work home
BEMIDJI -- As BSU’s first and only Sustainability Director, Erika Bailey-Johnson is just as dedicated to the environment at home as she is...
April 21, 2016 - 5:38pm
March 13, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: When it comes to clean energy, first things first
Ever since Brandy and Mark Larson of Bemidji became parents, their concern about climate change has grown and their commitment to sustainability...
March 13, 2016 - 12:47pm
January 9, 2016
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Weaving the fabric of sustainability
What comes to mind when you think about the natural resources of northern Minnesota? Abundant Forests. Lakes. Wildlife. Recreation. Sheep. Wait...
January 9, 2016 - 11:55pm
December 12, 2015
Sustainability means more than you may think
Most people who work in the sustainability field ask themselves: How might this decision affect the environment? How might it affect other people? What economic costs and benefits are associated with this decision? They look at alternatives, analyze all three elements and strive to...
December 12, 2015 - 11:51pm
September 24, 2015
Workshop today at BSU to focus on making applesauce
BEMIDJI -- BSU’s Sustainability Office starts its Traditional Skills Workshops series today with a lesson in making applesauce. The workshop will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in BSU's American Indian Resource Center. The event is free for students and $7 for community members....
September 24, 2015 - 9:56am
September 13, 2015
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Memorial Hall is 'LEED'ing the way at BSU
You'd be hard pressed to find a better location for a university with an environmental emphasis in its mission. Poised on the shores of Lake...
September 13, 2015 - 12:59am
August 8, 2015
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: A 'cooperative' way to do community solar
As the sun beats down on a hot summer day in downtown Bemidji, the question begs: How much energy could be harnessed if solar panels covered...
August 8, 2015 - 11:07pm
July 13, 2015
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: A tour of sustainability: Sustainable Places Tour back for fourth year
On July 25, the Bemidji Sustainability Committee will host its Fourth Annual Sustainable Places Tour. The event includes homes and businesses...
July 13, 2015 - 6:28pm
June 15, 2015
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Tuesdays are for Sustainable Tuesdays
Every week for the past three years, people from our community have gathered to learn hands-on skills, receive valuable information and connect...
June 15, 2015 - 10:21am
May 28, 2015
Sustainability conference coming to BSU in June
BEMIDJI -- About 200 college and university faculty and staff who are involved with sustainability and green activities on their home campuses will be visiting BSU for the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability conference June 17-19. The association’s sixth conference...
May 28, 2015 - 7:36pm
May 9, 2015
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Natural landscaping can come naturally
Nearly 30 years ago, Kristine Johnson took a tour of Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello in Virginia. That experience helped form her thoughts...
May 9, 2015 - 6:28pm
April 11, 2015
Free heat: Leech Lake's solar-powered furnaces
Though a sunny afternoon in March, the thermometer shows it's a bone-chilling 5 below. "Come look at this," says Michael Northbird, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's general assistance program manager. He points to the seven 4-foot-by-10-foot solar thermal collectors on the south...
April 11, 2015 - 10:40pm
March 7, 2015
Inside an eco-affordable home
It might be cold outside, but it's warm and snug in the "Eco-Affordable Home" designed and built by Rochell Carpenter and a team of her carpentry...
March 7, 2015 - 11:09pm