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Tasked with tackling trafficking: Local task force forms to help combat human trafficking
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Two killed in head-on crash near MSP Airport
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
On hand for Holidays by Hand
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big run lifts Red Lake past Fosston
BOYS BASKETBALL: Warriors run past Greyhounds
Lumberjack gymnasts compete at Perham
WRESTLING: Bemidji, other area teams compete at Olson Memorial Tournament
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Huskies top BSU men, 98-95
Robert (Bob) Kamrowski
Vivian D. Bye
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
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?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
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
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
April 1, 2012
We drift in the waters south of the Philippines
SOUTH CHINA SEA - It's now 8 a.m. Saturday here. Leif Karlsson, captain of the stricken Azamara Quest cruise ship, speaks into the microphone as we drift in the waters south of the Philippines. "Ladies and gentlemen, and this is for the crew as well, good morning," Karlsson says....
April 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Adrift in the sea: Bemidji residents on stricken cruise ship in South China Sea
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A cruise ship with 1,000 people on board that had drifted for 24 hours after being disabled by a fire was headed toward...
April 1, 2012 - 12:00am
Ship's voyage starts, ends with trouble
SOUTH CHINA SEA - It's just past noon on our first day of riding the following seas. It is hot, there is no air-conditioning on the ship yet, but other than that, the day seems relatively normal. On the pool deck, people are in the water to get a cool dip, others are playing bridge,...
April 1, 2012 - 12:00am
March 21, 2012
Hibbing, Minn., college instructor to host live radio show in Bemidji to support new independent non-profit radio station in town
BEMIDJI - In the early days of television, many families would sit in front of the television and watch their favorite comedies, dramas, mysteries...
March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
March 18, 2012
The people in my neighborhood: The Character
The three-story, blue-gray home stands on the corner of 31st and Portland. If you drive by on the one-way heading south, nothing would stick...
March 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 14, 2012
Jefferson to stop bus service to 3 cities
Jefferson Lines will discontinue bus service to Shevlin, Mentor and McIntosh next month. The company announced the change, effective April 1, in a news release issued Wednesday. Jefferson Lines said it would continue providing service and boarding locations in Bemidji, Bagley, Fosston...
March 14, 2012 - 11:00am
March 2, 2012
SkyWest air service in Bemidji begins today
SkyWest Airlines will begin providing air service for the Bemidji area today. The first flight is scheduled to arrive at the Bemidji Regional Airport at 12:33 p.m. and will depart at 1:03 p.m. The flights will be in a Bombardier-manufactured Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ200). Each...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
February 28, 2012
Pioneer Profiles: Murder mystery author to speak
Who else would promise her writing competition a good time, laughs, honesty and an informative workshop than professor and mystery writer Jess...
February 28, 2012 - 12:00am
February 22, 2012
Pioneer Profiles: Author David Treuer describes reservation life
Just before appearing to an overflow audience at the Bemidji Public Library last Saturday, David Treuer agreed to sit and talk about himself...
February 22, 2012 - 1:58am
February 17, 2012
'Ajax in Iraq' opens Saturday
From left, Meghan Dougherty, Ivan Smith, Kathryn Lavelle and Jadie Hunt rehearse a scene from 'Ajax in Iraq' by Ellen McLaughlin, which opens...
February 17, 2012 - 12:58am
Allegiant eyes Bemidji as potential air hub; could lead to direct flight to Las Vegas
Allegiant Airlines and the Bemidji Regional Airport are in "very preliminary discussions" with one another about whether non-stop service between Bemidji and Las Vegas is possible. Harold Van Leeuwen Jr., the airport manager, said in an email that he expects to know more by the end...
February 17, 2012 - 12:28am
February 15, 2012
Pioneer Profiles: Book shares beauty of small towns
"Like Living in a Norman Rockwell Painting" is how author Jill Johnson describes the Swedish village of Lengby, "just west of Bagley on Highway...
February 15, 2012 - 12:00am
February 8, 2012
Play probes war veteran issues
Cate Belleveau, founder of the Mask and Rose Women's Theater Collection, has never wavered in her belief that theater is more than just sitting...
February 8, 2012 - 12:00am
January 29, 2012
New Plateaus: College life in China
I kept hearing that we Americans are supposed to be threatened by the countless graduates being pumped out of the universities in China. Well,...
January 29, 2012 - 12:00am
January 25, 2012
Pioneer Profiles: Encouragement from others helped launch Trego's career
It would appear that teachers and older siblings are essential to the development of nascent artists. As Douglas (Doug) Trego said during a recent phone interview, his third-grade teacher, his three older sisters (Christy, Mary and Melanie) and classmates in high school all encouraged...
January 25, 2012 - 12:00am