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Weigh station inspector’s instinct led to arrest of vampire-fanatic trucker accused of keeping sex slave
Buffalo Wild Wings to open next week
Public memorial for Mandela Saturday in St. Paul
Faith briefs for 12/12/2013
MEN'S HOCKEY: Banged-up Beavers look to finish 2013 strong against Alaska
WRESTLING: Bemidji dominates Hibbing in home debut
BOYS HOCKEY: Bemidji falls in overtime again
Tonight's Bemidji wrestling meet with Hibbing starts at 6 p.m.
'An animal on the boards': Bemidji State forward Rosenbloom sets single-game school rebound record
Rodney Edwin Lof
J. Bruce Preece
Donald "Donny" Hedlund, Sr.
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
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
It's official: bull elk is a Minnesota record
Minnesota firearms deer harvest declines
Paul Nelson: Access to Bemidji area lakes difficult because of slush
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Climate change commentary full of distortions
Will Durst: The top 10 comedic news stories of 2013
Stanley Crouch: Art, aspiration and American dreamers
Rich Lowry: The war on inequality
Amy Goodman: Poverty wages in the land of plenty
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
November 23, 2012
Parts of Minn., Wis. hit by up to 1 foot of snow
CORNUCOPIA, Wis. (AP) — Parts of eastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin have been buried by up to a foot of snow, complicating travel for shoppers heading to stores on Black Friday. The National Weather Service says parts of Bayfield and Douglas counties have been hit with 12...
news / region
November 23, 2012 - 11:17am
Temperatures turn abruptly chilly across Minnesota
After balmy weather for most of Thanksgiving day, parts of Minnesota are seeing temperatures drop as much as 30 degrees. In the Northland, it was a bit of a different story - with high temps Thursday morning giving way to a bitter wind, colder temperatures and finally, snow. Crews...
news / local
November 23, 2012 - 7:36am
November 20, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Job fair addresses area’s needs Thursday’s Bemidji Regional Job Fair attracted about 40 local and regional employers and provided an opportunity for job seekers to explore their options. But it also pointed out a challenge for northwestern Minnesota: the need to teach the skills...
opinion / editorials
November 20, 2012 - 12:11am
November 8, 2012
Storm brings new outages for Sandy-battered states
NEW YORK (AP) — A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday with rain and wet snow, plunging homes right back into darkness, stopping commuter trains again and inflicting another round of misery on thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy's blow...
November 8, 2012 - 9:50am
November 6, 2012
ABC raises nearly $17 million for hurricane relief
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says its national "Day of Giving" raised nearly $17 million for Superstorm Sandy relief. Throughout its programming Monday, the network urged viewers to contribute to the American Red Cross to help victims of the storm, which affected several Northeastern states,...
November 6, 2012 - 11:39am
Good news for coast: Nor'easter to weaken
NEW YORK (AP) — Northeast coastal residents got some good news Tuesday. Weather experts say that a new storm that threatens to complicate Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts on Wednesday now looks like it will be weaker than expected. The storm was moving from Florida toward the Atlantic....
November 6, 2012 - 10:48am
Winter hazards discussed in Bemidji
BEMIDJI – Local law enforcement and public safety officials are advising local residents to stay safe this winter. During a press briefing Monday, officials from the Bemidji police and fire departments, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Department of Transportation,...
news / local
November 6, 2012 - 12:11am
November 3, 2012
Power returning after Sandy but weariness grows
NEW YORK (AP) — More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but...
November 3, 2012 - 1:26pm
November 2, 2012
Long lines, rising tempers seen at gas stations
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists increasingly desperate for a fill-up fumed in long lines at gas stations and screamed at each other Friday as fuel...
November 2, 2012 - 11:08am
October 31, 2012
Airports and stock exchange reopen; NJ devastated
NEW YORK (AP) — Two major airports reopened and the floor of the New York Stock Exchange came back to life Wednesday, while across the river...
October 31, 2012 - 11:50am
New Jersey planes take shelter at GFAFB
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — Seven aerial refueling aircraft from New Jersey are waiting out superstorm Sandy at Grand Forks Air Force Base. The KC-10 Extenders, part of the 305th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., were evacuated Sunday in advance...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 12:54am
October 30, 2012
2-story waves on Great Lakes halt cargo shipping
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Cargo shipping on the Great Lakes is at a standstill as crews have taken refuge from waves up to 20 feet high churned up by superstorm Sandy. Freighters as long as 1,000 feet haul loads of iron ore, coal and other bulk commodities on the lakes. Most if...
news / region
October 30, 2012 - 1:29pm
Storm's cost may hit $50B; rebuilding to ease blow
WASHINGTON (AP) — Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. In the long run, the devastation the storm inflicted on New York City and other parts of...
October 30, 2012 - 1:24pm
Sandy's death toll climbs; millions without power
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all...
October 30, 2012 - 1:09pm
Nisswa woman says son survived ship sinking near NC
NISSWA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman is breathing easier knowing her son survived the sinking of a tall ship off the coast of North Carolina. Jo Svendsen of Nisswa learned Monday that her son, John Svendsen, was among crew members rescued from the HMS Bounty. John Svendsen was...
October 30, 2012 - 1:35am