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UPDATED: Hunter's death near Little Falls being investigated as homicide
BSU unveils $1 million student media center (photo gallery)
Shopping spree!: Local emergency officials help children buy Christmas presents
History Mystery returns to the Beltrami County History Center
Crime report for Dec. 6
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dibble learning to compete for Beavers
BSU to host softball camp
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
Monica Louise Johnston
Bruce Robert Smith
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
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: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
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
May 3, 2015
PIONEER PREVIEWS: BSO concludes 76th season with some Mozart
The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra concludes its 76th Season with "Mozart, Magic and Mystery" at 3 p.m. today at the Bemidji High School Performing Arts Center under the baton of Artistic Director Beverly Everett. Mozart's Requiem in D Minor will be the featured work on the program....
May 3, 2015 - 12:47am
April 12, 2015
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Studio Cruise seeking artists
The First City of the Arts Studio Cruise is seeking artists interested in participating in the 8th Annual Studio Cruise scheduled for Oct. 16-18. The deadline for all applications is Wednesday and artist applications and information can be found at watermarkartcenter.org/our prog...
April 12, 2015 - 12:52am
April 5, 2015
Pioneer Previews: 'Honk' if you like this musical
There is something to be said about unconditional love especially at this time of the year when we think about how love of family, neighbor and values come to the front of our consciousness so clearly. Even with parents like the strutting Drake and mother Ida Duck (Paul Conklin...
April 5, 2015 - 12:17am
March 29, 2015
Pioneer Previews: Triple play for 'Presidents, Portraits and Paradigms' with BSO today
THe Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will present "Presidents, Portraits and Paradigms" with humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson at 3 p.m. today at Bemidji High School Performing Arts Center. Jenkinson, in character as Thomas Jefferson, will take the audience on a trip to Mount Rushmore...
March 29, 2015 - 12:57am
March 15, 2015
Pioneer Previews: BSU showcases music this week
Along with all the workshops being offered to the music students open to the public this week by visiting musicians Ana Maria Otamendi and Elena Lacheva from the University of Houston, BSU's own Eric and Jennifer Olson will visit Bemidji area school music classes. The coming week...
March 15, 2015 - 12:11am
March 8, 2015
Pioneer Previews: Mark your calendars for the arts
We have a hiatus this week in arts presentations, but you should still mark your calendars for upcoming events. There are quite a few classical events coming up this month, including a faculty recital by Stephen Carlson, wind ensemble concert, BSU Choir home concert and many student...
March 8, 2015 - 12:32am
March 1, 2015
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Ensemble's concert harkens to spring
We know that spring is coming up on us when the Bemidji Baroque Ensemble is on stage at Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Center. What started as an informal gathering of musicians who play for their pleasure, the ensemble now plays for the enjoyment of their audience, as well....
March 1, 2015 - 12:00am
February 22, 2015
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Another weekend of careful slicing and dicing will afford the Bemidji audiences a vast array of musical opportunities and the return of the Poetry Slam this week. Whatever is chosen will prove to be a good choice. Monday • "Reverse Painting on Glass" with Marion Caroline....
February 22, 2015 - 12:59am
Making of ‘The Mikado:’ BSU presents longtime favorite Gilbert and Sullivan work
Just as a writer who has the perfect sentence, albeit presently unusable, puts the thought aside in a little black box for a later time, and...
February 22, 2015 - 12:21am
February 15, 2015
Pioneer Previews: Time to 'Go for Baroque' with the BSO
Enjoy the afterglow of Valentine's Day with Bemidji Symphony Orchestra's romantic "Go for Baroque" concert at 3 today at the Bemidji High School Performing Arts Center. Artistic Director Beverly Everett chose a program so closely aligned with the period of musical embellishment...
February 15, 2015 - 12:40am
February 1, 2015
Pioneer Previews: BSU, Bemidji come alive with creative people, events
One of the major requirements for us before moving to Minnesota was that we find a college town. We were leaving a college town and knew the energy that could be produced by young adults in sports, music and creative efforts. This week's is a good example of how committed the community...
February 1, 2015 - 12:46am
January 25, 2015
PIONEER PREVIEWS: The right time to write for Valentine's Day
Notable Bemidji fantasy writer Roy C. Booth is looking for submissions for his anthology, "St. Valentine's Day Drabbles 2015." Stories of 100 words -- not including the title or byline -- of spooky goings-on, high adventure and all things speculative (science fiction, fantasy, horror)...
January 25, 2015 - 12:21am
January 18, 2015
Pioneer Previews: Valentine's Day on our minds already
Invites are in the mail for the Gallagher's (Fulton and Nancy) Valentine's Day romantic evening at the Hampton Inn and Suites, where you can sing "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" along with Bemidji's notable vocal artists and beyond; and enjoy a gourmet dinner at the hands of Chef Lenard...
January 18, 2015 - 12:32am
December 21, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Dregni reads perfect for holiday break
This time of year, we turn inward toward our family and friends to continue our holiday traditions or start ones with newly established familial relationships. The concerts are done, presents still need to be wrapped — we're using bags this year to save some time for relaxing...
December 21, 2014 - 12:22am
December 14, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
The last few Christmas events are coming up quickly and one of the "most looked forward to" is the annual Bemidji State University Varsity Singers because non-auditioned singers are pleased to add their voices to the holiday scene under the direction of adjunct professor of choral...
December 14, 2014 - 12:13am