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Crime report for Feb. 17-20
Twin Cities broadcaster dies in Florida
Bemidji Bantam B team takes second at districts
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Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
Anita "Neen" R. Lillquist
Darwin Duane Maxwell
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fishing continues to be spotty for most species
Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
February 5, 2017
Arts briefs, Sunday, Feb. 5
New landscape mural in downtown Bemidji BEMIDJI—A new mural "Landscape of Sound" was recently painted by artist Paula Swenson between Second...
February 5, 2017 - 7:00am
Patt Rall column: Fast and furious songs, rhythms and lyrics
When someone comments that there is nothing to do in this town, just show them a copy of the Pioneer or one of the posters in store windows....
February 5, 2017 - 6:00am
December 25, 2016
'Warrior Nation' wins Denver Public Library history prize
BEMIDJI—"Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe," written by Anton Treuer, a BSU professor of Ojibwe, recently won the Denver Public Library's Caroline Bancroft History Prize. The Caroline Bancroft Prize is awarded annually by the library's Western History and Genealogy...
December 25, 2016 - 9:13am
December 11, 2016
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 11
Open mic, book signings for Swann BEMIDJI—"Paint with Words," a book of poetry by Anthony Swann, features 20 handpicked poems from a vast...
December 11, 2016 - 11:00am
October 23, 2016
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
The rejection e-mail arrived amid a flurry of activity. Between bike riding, ferrying my kids to lessons, preparing supper, celebrating a birthday and then driving to our favorite roadside stand to select carving pumpkins, a renowned publishing company in San Francisco informed me...
October 23, 2016 - 8:45am
June 30, 2016
Coloring...books: Local children illustrate upcoming book series (W/ VIDEO)
BEMIDJI -- Sophia Paul worked from stripe to stripe, alternating black and yellow as she colored in her drawing of a bee -- a girl bee. “I...
June 30, 2016 - 6:46pm
June 22, 2016
Poetry proficiency: Northwoods Writers Conference underway at BSU
BEMIDJI --They sipped coffee and took notes as the profanity rained down -- a tapestry of mother this, mother that. Creative writers from across...
June 22, 2016 - 8:05pm
March 5, 2016
Washington, D.C., youth tour essay contest open
BEMIDJI -- Area high school juniors are encouraged to enter the Paul Bunyan Communications Essay Contest for a chance to attend the 2016 Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., from June 4-8, with all expenses paid by the company.Students interested in attending the Youth Tour need to submit...
March 5, 2016 - 2:01pm
January 17, 2016
Writing 'Relentless': Bemidji man, former police officer and expert on domestic violence, pens mystery novel
BEMIDJI—Marcus Bruning had just retired from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office in Duluth after 28 years in law enforcement. He was...
January 17, 2016 - 4:56pm
July 26, 2015
Pioneer Previews: The soothing sounds of music
Yes, it's that always-anticipated evening again, Bemidji Area Community Band concert tonight at 7 p.m. under the baton of Scott Guidry, assistant...
July 26, 2015 - 12:21am
July 22, 2015
OUT AND ABOUT: The art of staying busy (video)
BEMIDJI -- DeeJay Arens is a creative man, and he has several ways to express that creativity. He has had both a book and a play published,...
July 22, 2015 - 6:14pm
July 12, 2015
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Music, plays, books, art and more this week
You can enjoy Music Under the Pines with Kari Grace at 2 p.m. today in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park. Grace is a vocal soloist...
July 12, 2015 - 12:15am
July 8, 2015
'She just kept writing': Longtime BSU professor, writer Susan Carol Hauser dies
BEMIDJI—Susan Carol Hauser, a former BSU professor and a longstanding figure in the Minnesota's creative arts community, has died. The...
July 8, 2015 - 9:12am
June 17, 2015
Northwoods Writers Conference returns to BSU
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference is back at BSU starting this Saturday. The evening reading series featuring award-winning writers will start with poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Indian Resource Center on the BSU campus, 1500...
June 17, 2015 - 6:49pm
May 10, 2015
VIDEO: At home with Honey: Bemidji woman pens cookbook on sweet stuff
BEMIDJI—Writing a cookbook was something Sue Doeden always had a desire to do, but she struggled to find a subject. "I just didn't know...
May 10, 2015 - 12:24am