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Driver knocks out N.D. town’s water service; charged with DUI
Prairie Island nuclear plant unit shut down; operators investigate fire alarm
Man found dead on Mille Lacs reservation with gunshot wound
Alexandria man accused of soliciting 13-year-old girl for sex
Juveniles arrested in Ebro drive-by shooting
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL: Red Lake rolls Laporte, Walker routs Blackduck in Section 8A openers
SWIMMING: Lumberjacks to compete in four events at state meet
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers fighting to stay home (video)
COMEBACK FALLS SHORT: Bemidji rallies but can't dethrone defending champ Edina (photo gallery)
Bring on the champs: Bemidji takes on two-time defending champion Edina in Class AA quarterfinals
Mae Viola Larson
Neal LeRoy Hazelton
Mary A. Rytter
John Frank Falk
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day on the Hill this week
John Eggers: How can you help all kids graduate?
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
Don't let negativity sink your boat
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Off The Record Blog: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Goes Out On A High Note
Art briefs - Sunday March 1
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Ensemble's concert harkens to spring
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Art briefs - Sunday Feb. 22
A hefty turnout for the Northland Fat Bike Rally (photo gallery)
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: March a favorite time for many anglers
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: March is Minnesota FoodShare campaign
Tom Purcell: Overreaching in plain English
Eric Fisher and Dan Dorman: Workforce housing key to economic growth in Greater Minnesota
Joseph Cotto: Altruism no substitute for helping yourself
Joe Gandelman: Giuliani: America’s hack
March 2, 2013
Grief support: Universal emotion can bring challenges, hope
BEMIDJI – Nationally recognized grief support specialist Ben Wolfe promises that whether you attend a session for professionals or one for...
news / local
March 2, 2013 - 11:59pm
February 25, 2013
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Treatment facility seeks to expand Restore House of Bemidji is proposing a chemical dependency residential treatment facility in Helga Township. The planned nine-bed facility for men would allow the Bemidji home to be converted into a women’s house. Between the two homes, 15 people...
opinion / editorial
February 25, 2013 - 11:54pm
Open house set today for new Evergreen facility
BEMIDJI – Evergreen Youth & Family Services will host an open house today to celebrate its new site. In December, Evergreen relocated its headquarters and youth drop-in center to 610 Patriot Drive NW, also establishing six onsite youth supportive housing units. An open house...
news / local
February 25, 2013 - 11:43pm
February 22, 2013
Mental health concerns reach gun control hearing
ST. PAUL – Stricter regulations on gun purchases could discourage people dealing with mental illness from seeking treatment, some mental health advocates say. Concerns stemmed from a bill discussed Thursday that would expand background checks and tighten eligibility requirements...
February 22, 2013 - 2:26am
February 20, 2013
Coalation to address oral health care
BEMIDJI – As more than half of Minnesota’s third-graders experience some degree of tooth decay, the Minnesota Department of Health has produced a strategic plan to address oral health care. The Minnesota Oral Health Plan: Advancing Optimal Health of All Minnesotans outlines the...
news / local
February 20, 2013 - 12:16am
February 19, 2013
Tom Purcell: Smoked by ObamaCare
Boy, do I feel sorry for smokers these days. Smoking used to be so fashionable and hip in the James Dean and Steve McQueen days. Women who smoked used to be sexy. No sooner did they pull a Virginia Slim out of a cigarette case than men would rush at them with lighters. Even when...
opinion / commentary
February 19, 2013 - 5:20pm
February 15, 2013
Donation will help Red Lake improve dental access for kids
RED LAKE – PrimeWest Health presented a $107,463 check to Red Lake Comprehensive Health last month to improve dental access for children on the Red Lake Reservation. James Przybilla, chief executive officer for PrimeWest, and Matt Magnuson, PrimeWest director of membership and program...
news / business
February 15, 2013 - 4:00pm
Thank You: Blood drives had strong response
Thank you to all the students and community members for their support and overwhelming response to the recent blood drives at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. Due to the generosity of life-saving donors, many patients’ lives will be touched. Thank you for...
February 15, 2013 - 3:55pm
Bemidji nurses advocate at Capitol for Standards of Care Act
ST. PAUL – About 20 nurses from Sanford Bemidji Medical Center joined hundreds of nurses from across the state to travel to the Minnesota...
February 15, 2013 - 3:39pm
February 13, 2013
Totzauer benefit set to help offset costs
BEMIDJI – A benefit to help defray medical expenses for the family of Emi Totzauer is planned for Sunday. The event will feature a silent auction, face painting and spaghetti dinner. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids and free for children 5 and younger. The fundraiser will...
news / local
February 13, 2013 - 8:43am
February 12, 2013
Prime Time | Diane Engel:
When you are used to cooking for a whole family, especially if it consists of growing boys, you cook big pots of chili, stew, soup, and the like. But when the children grow up, or you lose a spouse and your household turns into one or two people to cook for, it holds its own challenges....
February 12, 2013 - 12:53am
Prime Time | Marilyn Heltzer: Walking is a great habit, even in midwinter
Here we are in the dead of winter. Or as the poet Christina Rosetti called it, “the bleak midwinter… snow on snow on snow.” Those are the lyrics to a Christmas carol she wrote a couple of centuries ago. Poor Christina. She died at 64 and in pictures she does not appear to be...
February 12, 2013 - 12:43am
February 10, 2013
NCFS receives donations from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
BEMIDJI – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its missionaries donated items to the Northwoods Coalition for Family Safety on Jan. 18. Items donated included diapers, clothing, household items, cleaning supplies, hygiene items and care kits. The NCFS said it was...
February 10, 2013 - 11:08pm
February 8, 2013
Event to offset costs of educator’s cancer battle
BEMIDJI – For more than 20 years, Lou Shogren has taught young learners as an early-childhood educator with Bemidji Community Education. Now,...
news / local
February 8, 2013 - 2:17am
Higher cigarette, little cigar taxes on agenda
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis, Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are considering raising cigarette taxes and the cost of little cigars by classifying them cigarettes, which are taxed at a higher rate than cigars. The House taxes committee took comments about...
February 8, 2013 - 2:10am