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Chippewa Forest tree headed to D.C. next year: Tree to be selected next spring, serve as 50-foot diplomat for Minnesota
Bemidji mayor to switch day jobs
To go or not to go: Many factors in play when it comes to delaying or canceling school
Burglars prepare pot of coffee, leave with nothing
Crime report for Dec. 10-11
'An animal on the boards': Bemidji State forward Rosenbloom sets single-game school rebound record
Area girls basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena appears to be willing to improve
Area high schools: Mustangs will have to compensate for lack of size
Area wrestling preview: Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena continues ascent
Area boys basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena should generate excitement
Donald "Donny" Hedlund, Sr.
Rodney Edwin Lof
Richard "Rick" Edward Fairbanks
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
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Rich Lowry: The war on inequality
Amy Goodman: Poverty wages in the land of plenty
Pioneer VIiewpoints: The task at hand for NTC
Kathryn Lopez: What the pope is really saying
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Giving the gift of stories
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 29, 2012
Bemidji author pens crime caper
BEMIDJI – One of Joanna Shelquist Dymond’s first jobs was making popcorn and ushering at the Pic Theater, an Art Deco building in Bagley. She watched every movie that came to town. Her most recent job is that of an author. The 74-year-old Bemidji woman has written “Crazy as...
news / local
November 29, 2012 - 2:09am
November 28, 2012
Diverse voices in Poetry Slam
BEMIDJI — From college students to senior citizens, Tuesday night’s Poetry Slam was an eclectic experience for the 75 people who filled the basement of the Keg ‘N’ Cork. The Poetry Slam, sponsored by the Bemidji Public Library, brought to the stage 14 contestants, most of...
news / local
November 28, 2012 - 1:03am
Singers rehearse for BSU's Madrigal Dinners
Bemidji State University Chamber Singers and Bemidji Choir members will present the 44th annual Madrigal Dinners at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday,...
news / local
November 28, 2012 - 12:33am
November 21, 2012
Bemidji to present 'Oxcar' awards Dec. 8
BEMIDJI – The public is invited to attend the 2012 Oxcar Awards event, to be held Dec. 8 at the New City Ballroom, 2300 24th St. NW. The event will be held each fall to recognize theatrical work from Nov. 15 of the previous year to Nov. 15 of the current year in the areas of production,...
November 21, 2012 - 5:22pm
‘Sister’ to perform in Walker; Norvolds grew up in Bemidji
BEMIDJI – Sisters who were born in Bemidji to a mother who played organ at Calvary Lutheran Church remember when Christmas meant grandmother...
November 21, 2012 - 5:21pm
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 15, 2012
Grammy winner Michael W. Smith brings his inspirational music to Bemidji
BEMIDJI – Generations of mothers, fathers and children have attended concerts by Michael W. Smith, three-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of 40 Dove Awards. Smith’s Christian songs and music have held sway over a multitude of people who look back and remember the title of...
November 15, 2012 - 1:09am
October 31, 2012
Pals team up for leading roles in ‘Oliver!’ production
BEMIDJI – When the lights go up on “Oliver” next week at the historic Chief Theater, a story about a orphan boy will be told by family...
October 31, 2012 - 11:33pm
BHS to present 'Into the Woods'
Bemidji High School’s Theater Department will present its fall musical, “Into the Woods,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday under...
October 31, 2012 - 12:59am
October 25, 2012
Book is a promise fulfilled for Polly Keith Scotland
BEMIDJI – Some people know Polly Keith Scotland as the dental technician who does the annual cleaning and polishing of their teeth; others...
October 25, 2012 - 12:54am
October 24, 2012
'Out of the Hat' on stage Saturday night
The creative “Out of the Hat VII” will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse. There will be six short comedies with...
October 24, 2012 - 12:09am
Residents join Army Field Band for free concert at Sanford Center
BEMIDJI – For three of the invited participants in Thursday night’s U. S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus concert at the Sanford Center,...
October 24, 2012 - 12:05am
October 19, 2012
Multiple productions for local playwrights
BEMIDJI — Abbey Ferrier and Roy C. Booth have announced that their one-act zombie comedy, “Marriage...After Death,” will be performed by the Kenai Performers of Soldotna, Alaska; The Grove School of Cherry Valley, Calif.; and the Twin River High School in Genoa, Neb., in late...
news / local
October 19, 2012 - 7:41pm
October 12, 2012
Booth to have stories in two anthologies
Bemidji native Roy C. Booth will have three short stories published in two upcoming anthologies from Scarlett River Press of Lindsay, Ontario. A continuation of the introduction from the 1865 classic “The Book of Werewolves,” “Sabine Baring-Gould and the Werewolf” will be...
October 12, 2012 - 7:35pm
‘Diaphanous’ cover artist wins award
BRIGHTON, England —Daniele Serra has won the 2012 British Fantasy Award for Best Artist. He was the cover artist for the book “Diaphanous” by Roy C. Booth of Bemidji and R. Thomas Riley of Minot, N.D. The 2012 British Fantasy Awards were presented Sept. 30 at Fantasy Con by...
October 12, 2012 - 7:17pm