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TWO RIVERS: ‘I’m very sure it is the same man’ (Chaps. 27-30)
TWO RIVERS: ‘You are safe now and you are a very brave young lady!’ (Chaps. 24-26)
TWO RIVERS: Each day became easier for Jeanette . . . and the man was in jail (Chaps. 35-38)
TWO RIVERS: The investigation focuses on Floyd (Chaps 31-34)
TWO RIVERS: ‘Off in the distance she could see a farmyard light’ (Chaps. 20-23)
At home in Bemidji: Longtime NHL scout, executive Marshall Johnston retires; has called Bemidji home for 40 years
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
Gary Robert Vanasse
Robert (Bob) J Voigt
Ken R. Trisco
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
February 28, 2013
Cuts imminent, Senate rejects stopgap efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Squabbling away the hours, the Senate swatted aside last-ditch plans to block $85 billion in broad-based federal spending reductions Thursday as President Barack Obama and Republicans blamed each other for the latest outbreak of gridlock and the administration...
February 28, 2013 - 4:56pm
State's projected deficit at $627 million, less than earlier forecast
ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state’s budget over the next three...
February 28, 2013 - 9:44am
February 26, 2013
Social media tests bounds of Minn. meeting law
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — If a majority of members on a city council zing messages back and forth on Facebook, Twitter or another social media platform, is that considered an official government meeting? Not if a bill starting its travel through the Minnesota Legislature prevails....
February 26, 2013 - 9:19am
February 20, 2013
Board discusses aquatic invasive species
BEMIDJI — Yet again, an expansive, county-wide plan to deal with a burgeoning issue was the subject of discussion among the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners. Two weeks ago it was recycling; Tuesday it was aquatic invasive species. “People agree on one thing at this point,”...
February 20, 2013 - 12:19am
February 19, 2013
Minn. lawmakers revisit teacher test requirement
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota lawmakers want to repeal a state law passed last year that requires all Minnesota teachers pass a reading, writing and math test to get a teaching license. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill last February after it won nearly unanimous support...
February 19, 2013 - 3:14pm
February 18, 2013
Rep Kline: Americans should expect big budget cuts, job losses
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. John Kline predicts there will be no last-minute agreement to fix massive federal budget cuts, an inaction that would cost many American jobs. The Minnesota Republican said one study indicates 4,000 Minnesotans could lose their jobs when the automatic cuts, known...
February 18, 2013 - 11:40am
February 15, 2013
Blackduck mayor relishes small town life
By Molly Miron, Special to the Pioneer Occasionally, write-in candidates win elections. But they usually have to mount strong campaigns to succeed....
February 15, 2013 - 4:23pm
February 12, 2013
Obama presses for jobs without raising deficit
By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply...
February 12, 2013 - 10:11pm
Bemidji students to rally for higher ed funding
BEMIDJI – College students from Bemidji will travel Wednesday to the state capitol for a rally with hundreds of other students from around Minnesota, calling on legislatures to prioritize more state funds to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The event is free...
February 12, 2013 - 12:05pm
Legislative town halls scheduled for Skoe, Erickson
BEMIDJI – State Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, and Rep. Roger Erickson, DFL-Baudette, will co-host legislative town halls across Senate District 2 this weekend. The meetings give area residents an opportunity to talk about issues with local lawmakers. On Friday, the lawmakers will...
February 12, 2013 - 11:03am
February 7, 2013
U.S. Senate poised to renew Violence Against Women Act
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to rewrite the federal government's principal anti-domestic abuse law with new protections for gays, lesbians, immigrants and Native American women. A vote to reauthorize the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, expected to come late Thursday or...
February 7, 2013 - 11:36am
February 6, 2013
Franken blasts USPS decision to halt Saturday mail service, blames House for inaction
WASHINGTON – One of the most outspoken advocates for rural mail delivery said the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to halt Saturday delivery is a disservice to Minnesotans. “I’m extremely disappointed that the Postal Service will be discontinuing Saturday delivery,” U.S. Sen....
February 6, 2013 - 2:39pm
Former FBI agent says assault rifles should be banned
ST. PAUL -- So-called assault weapons are nothing more than fancy hunting rifles, gun supporters told a Minnesota House committee today. A federal...
February 6, 2013 - 2:05pm
Dayton says 'State of State' tonight will promote budget
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he'll use his State of the State address to explain and defend his budget proposal. Dayton says his speech will clarify misconceptions about his tax proposals. He'll frame his budget as a tough but necessary way to solve the state's $1.1...
February 6, 2013 - 1:37pm
Official: Outdoor retail exec picked for Interior
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has picked Sally Jewell, a business executive who has earned national recognition for her support of outdoor recreation and habitat conservation, to lead the Interior Department, an administration official said Wednesday. Jewell is the president...
February 6, 2013 - 11:25am