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VIDEO: Big times at the Big Bear
Pickup goes through Lake Irving ice
Crime report for Dec. 19
Bemidji fire calls for Dec. 19
Daily arrests for Dec. 19-20
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji shows improvement but falls to East Grand Forks
COLLEGE HOCKEY: WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod to retire at end of 2013-14 season
Reports: Twins agree to deal with catcher Kurt Suzuki
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji topples previously undefeated International Falls 70-54
SKIING: BHS girls second, boys fourth at DL
Jamie Allan Greene
J. Bruce Preece
Darwin David Smith Sr.
Judy Elizabeth Wind
Christmas and choirs: Music legend Kenny Rogers performs at the Sanford Center with a little help from student singers
‘Vent’ allows for voices: BHS teacher pens book about teenage angst
KISS, Nirvana among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Musical, theater events still dominate the scene
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Paul Nelson: Dangerous ice conditions continue to pose problems for Bemidji area anlgers
Blane Klemek: Brrrrrr. How do wildlife do it?
Minnesota firearms deer harvest declines
Paul Nelson: Access to Bemidji area lakes difficult because of slush
Letter: Insurers are the ones making big profits
Letter: Christmas ‘angel’ spreading cheer in Bemidji
Jim Hightower: A ploy to dilute the Democratic party’s message
Diana West: Keeping holiday voices with us
Mark Dayton: Economic growth generates budget surplus
Marilyn Heltzer: Change is the name of the game
Ask a Trooper: Handicapped parking answers
Jason Ogaard: The technology of driving safe
Arland O. Fiske:
Patrick Guilfoile: To avoid dementia, learn a second language
December 19, 2012
BSU grad turns passion into art
BEMIDJI – Potter Cyrus Swann says he and his mother always dreamed to setting up a pottery studio together. The dream began to come true after Swann graduated Bemidji State University with a bachelor’s degree in visual arts back in 2002. “After I graduated from college I moved...
December 19, 2012 - 11:39pm
Soulful singer has Duluth ties
By Christa Lawler, Forum Communications In Nicholas David’s last act as a competitor on “The Voice,” he busted out a white suit and performed a soulful classic Boys II Men song with three former contestants of the NBC-TV reality talent show. The Minnesota musician — whose...
December 19, 2012 - 11:34pm
December 15, 2012
Pioneer Previews: BSU sets audition date for music dept., scholarships
BEMIDJI – The auditions for the Bemidji State University Department of Music entrance and scholarships will be Feb. 23, 2013 in the Thompson Recital Hall of the Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex. Auditions are open to instrumentalists and vocalists interested in the BSU...
December 15, 2012 - 11:03pm
December 12, 2012
Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92
NEW DELHI (AP) — With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian...
December 12, 2012 - 11:07am
December 6, 2012
Saxophonist joins BSU for festive evening
BEMIDJI – As a famous jazz musician once said about Dave Pietro, “He’s absolutely two thumbs up, and, if I had more hands, he’d be more...
news / education
December 6, 2012 - 1:04am
Big band holiday special
BEMIDJI – Grab the children and make a bee-line to the “Big Band Experience” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bemidji High School Auditorium for an evening of family entertainment. Vocalist Shaun Johnson is bringing his crisp and clear sounds and charming personality “in the...
December 6, 2012 - 1:03am
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