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BEMIDJI -- If you don't feel well, you might want to skip Grandma's Christmas gathering this week. The outbreak of influenza throughout Minnesota is now widespread and on pace to eclipse last year's 1,540 hospitalizations statewide, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health. "Every three or four years it tends to be a little worse and this is our year," said Dr. Brian Livermore, infection control and epidemiology resource physician for Sanford Bemidji Medical Center. Sanford Bemidji is now restricting visitors in response to the flu outbreak.
WINGER -- One person received non-life-threatening injuries when the car he was driving was involved in a rear-end collision with a combine along U.S. 59 near Winger, Minn., Monday evening...
BEMIDJI -- If you're planning to do some last-minute Christmas shopping this week, chances are you'll be doing so in Bemidji. Nearly four-fifths of all the gross retail sales made in Beltrami County are made in Bemidji, according to a report compiled by the Department of Employment and Economic Development. That report, produced for the Pioneer by Chet Bodin, DEED regional analyst for northwest Minnesota, shows 78 percent of the retail sales in the county are made in Bemidji. Dave Hengel, executive director of Greater Bemidji, was unsurprised by that figure, stating that Bemidji has been ra
BEMIDJI -- Would you rather curl up with a good book or a warm kitty? At one local business, you don't have to choose. Kat's Book Nook has been a foster home for cats through the Beltrami Humane Society for three years, having first brought Baylynn to its premises in 2011. Now, there is Katniss, a beautiful soft cat who is believed to be about 3-years-old. "She's an amazing cat," said Katrina Kaplan, who opened Kat's Book Nook in 2010. Cats and bookstores go hand-in-hand, Kaplan said, noting that, historically, bookstores frequently had their own felines on site to keep the mice away.
BEMIDJI -- TrekNorth is ready for its closeup. TrekNorth Junior & Senior High School will be among a handful of schools highlighted tonight in a national news show. “Nick News...
BEMIDJI -- It was a choice Maea Wall did not want to make -- and now she doesn’t have to. The Bemidji School Board on Monday voted unanimously to delay...
BEMIDJI -- The annual holiday concert featuring the Bemidji High School choirs will have an international flair this week, thanks in part to one of its members. Jacob Friis-Hasché, 16,...
BEMIDJI -- Discussion regarding the date and time of Bemidji High School's graduation this spring is expected to continue Monday during the regular meeting of the Bemidji School Board. The meeting will begin earlier than usual as the board will convene at 5 p.m. due to to the Bemidji High School holiday choir concert that at 7:30 p.m. that same evening at the BHS auditorium. The School Board meets in the boardroom at district headquarters in the Downtown Education Center, 502 Minnesota Ave.
BEMIDJI -- School administrators on Tuesday said normalcy is returning at Bemidji High School following two days' worth of heightened security. What started as name-calling between members of two student groups escalated last week, prompting the district to increase security at the high school and Bemidji Middle School. "Any time there is a threat, and we think that there is any credibility at all, we have to go and check it out, to make sure that things are going to be safe for the kids and for the staff," said Jim Hess, superintendent of Bemidji Area Schools.
BEMIDJI -- "Everlasting" is not only the name of Martina McBride's newest album, but it can be applied to her musical career also, as the popular female vocalist approaches her 25th year on the mainstream music scene, having racked up 20 top-10 hits and six No. 1 singles in that timeframe. McBride, a three-time Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association, will perform in concert on Dec.