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'We're going to stand with them': Bemidji organization, others from community work to stop DAPL
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Ready for the burn
Polk County man assaults woman, holds her against her will for 11 hours, police say
Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Halluska, Laiti lead BSU women to sweep of RIT
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
Glenn Arnold Conlon
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
October 11, 2012
St. Croix bridge project speeded up
STILLWATER, Minn. -- The Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation announced they are accelerating the St. Croix Bridge project by starting construction on the river piers for the bridge foundation in 2013. The $50 million contract will open for bids in late-winter 2013....
October 11, 2012 - 4:19am
October 4, 2012
UPDATED: Road conditions improve as storm dumps snow on northwest MN
BEMIDJI — Improved road conditions in northwest Minnesota have prompted the Minnesota Department of Transportation to upgrade driving conditions Thursday afternoon to fair. An early winter storm of rain, snow and strong winds caused difficult to hazardous conditions earlier in the...
October 4, 2012 - 3:33pm
October 2, 2012
Road near Kelliher to temporary close
KELLIHER – A section of Willow Creek Road Northeast (County Road 103) will be closed starting Wednesday for about a week. The road will be closed between Minnesota Highway 1 and County Highway 36 southwest of Kelliher. The road closure will allow the Beltrami County Highway Department...
October 2, 2012 - 10:05am
October 1, 2012
Motorists urged to find route other than Roosevelt Road in Bemidji
BEMIDJI - Motorists intending to use Roosevelt Road Southeast are being encouraged to find another route for the next several days, starting this morning. City crews will be working on storm sewer drains on Roosevelt Road, between Washington Avenue South and Railroad Street Southeast,...
October 1, 2012 - 7:41am
September 28, 2012
One driver cited in two-semi crash that injured one
LARIMORE, N.D. - The North Dakota Highway Patrol said Friday it cited semi-trailer driver Larry Schoepp, 55, of Northwood, N.D., for failing to yield, causing an accident Thursday that injured one person. The patrol said Randal Nienaber, 52, of Bemidji, was hauling lumber in a 1994...
September 28, 2012 - 6:55pm
September 27, 2012
Trooper involved in injury accident near Fisher
FISHER, Minn. -- A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was one of two people injured Tuesday night when his patrol car was rear-ended by another vehicle along U.S. Highway 2, about two miles west of Fisher, Minn. The eastbound lanes of Highway 2 were closed to traffic for about two hours...
September 27, 2012 - 4:13am
September 25, 2012
Township repairing road near Turtle River
PORT HOPE TOWNSHIP - Hillcrest Road Northeast, west of Gull Lake Loop Road Northeast, will be closed starting today for road repairs. The repair work is expected to take two to three days to complete, according to a news release issued by the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office. Gull...
September 25, 2012 - 9:00am
September 24, 2012
Clearwater County road closed for work
BEMIDJI – A road closure in Clearwater County could impact mutual aid from Beltrami County or motorists traveling there. Clearwater County State Aid Highway 49, also known as 470th Street, will be closed east of Minnesota Highway 92 for maintenance work. Enbridge Pipelines began...
September 24, 2012 - 1:36pm
September 21, 2012
Minnesota sees surge in motorcycle deaths
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The number of people killed while riding motorcycles in Minnesota has risen significantly this year. Forty-seven motorcyclists have died in 2012, including five people in the past seven days. Most recently, a motorcyclist died after he hit a slow-moving farm...
September 21, 2012 - 11:38am
Bemidji man dies in crash on Highway 2
CASS LAKE — A Bemidji man died Thursday morning after rear-ending a dump truck on U.S. Highway 2 west of Cass Lake. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Theodore Bruers, 38, of Bemidji died in an accident that took place at 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning. Bruers was driving a 2006...
September 21, 2012 - 11:25am
Prep work begins Monday on I-94 project
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists travelling on Interstate 94 between St. Cloud and the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area and will encounter delays beginning Monday when both directions of the interstate are reduced to a single lane between Highway 24 at Clearwater and County Road 75 in...
September 21, 2012 - 11:03am
August 28, 2012
Northern Township project closes section of road for week
NORTHERN TOWNSHIP - A short section of Country Club Road Northeast will be closed to traffic for the week. A news release from Beltrami County said the closed road section is south of Goldenrod Street Northeast, about three quarters of a mile north of Bemidji Avenue. Crews, hired...
August 28, 2012 - 10:28am
August 24, 2012
DOT: Second interstate bridge recommended in Winona
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — State transportation officials are recommending a new two-lane interstate bridge be built over the Mississippi River, next to the existing span in Winona which has been listed as structurally deficient. MnDOT says once the new bridge is finished, the existing...
August 24, 2012 - 12:02pm
U.S. 75 detour in Kittson Co. starts Monday
HALLOCK, Minn. -- The detour on U.S. Highway 75 between Kennedy and Hallock starts Monday as crews replace a culvert, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said Thursday. The detour in Kittson County will total 21 miles. The project is expected to be done mid-September.
August 24, 2012 - 4:09am
August 23, 2012
DOT, Bemidji contractor fined for stormwater work
BEMIDJI – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Thursday that it penalized the Minnesota Department of Transportation and a Bemidji-based contractor for construction stormwater violations along 18 highway miles in Koochiching County. MnDOT, the state agency responsible...
August 23, 2012 - 2:52pm