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BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Community Theater’s next production, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” showcases dramatic talents of some cast members who are better known for musical roles. The play opens Friday at the Historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji. Director Vicki L. Stenerson is excited about a cast that brings the gritty, dark play to life.
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji area welcomes thousands of tourists every year, but few visits could be more meaningful than the one that occurred earlier this week when a couple from Ireland located the grave of a relative who died 111 years ago. Edward Oakes, 30, who left his Irish homeland only six months earlier, was killed on Feb. 5, 1907, as he was clearing trees for the electric company in Blackduck. He was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji the next day, with no family or friends present.
The Bemidji Pioneer takes readers back in time ... 50 years, to be exact, in this year's Annual Report in Sunday's paper, available now on newsstands and at the Pioneer office. Our 24-page report, broken into sections D and E inside, tells stories about a smaller community with two U.S.
BEMIDJI—One of them is a "showboater" who loves the limelight and is all about speedy sprints. The other is more of an introvert who prefers a longer, steady pace. They are Bemidji's latest Olympians, Parker Bruns and Shawn Kiefer, and they're heading to Seattle this weekend to compete in swimming at the Special Olympics USA Games. Bruns, 30, will compete in three sprint events. Kiefer, 49, has qualified in one sprint and two distance races. Both will be part of Team Minnesota's four-man relay team as well.
BEMIDJI—The community lost a gifted yet mostly behind-the-scenes artist Wednesday when John Lembi died unexpectedly at the Bemidji area home he designed and built while spending summers away from his native San Francisco. Lembi, 67, shied away from the limelight, but along with his wife, Lorie Yourd, made a bold mark on the Bemidji arts community, particularly the Watermark Art Center.
Like most people who witness the musical talents of Wayne Hoff for the first time, Pat Mason recalls being mesmerized. It was 40-some years ago, at a fiddlers contest on the Bemidji State University campus.
BLOOMINGTON — The Bemidji Pioneer received seven awards Thursday night at the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s 151st annual convention. Judges in the MNA’s Better Newspaper Contest honored the Pioneer with three first-place awards, three second-place awards and one third-place award.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The big cheer that went up Thursday night in downtown Minneapolis came from a plaid-clad contingent of Bemidjians who just learned their community was named "Best MN Town" by Minnesota Monthly magazine. Bemidji won the honor over fellow finalists Austin, Owatonna, Waconia and Walker. The announcement was made at a gala party honoring the 50th anniversary of the magazine.
David Quam of Bemidji interviewed 61 veterans of World War II. You may view the videos by clicking here .
BEMIDJI -- Supporters of law enforcement gathered Sunday night to participate in a 5K run/walk event to honor police officers across the country. They ran and walked from Paul and Babe to the Sanford Center and back, sporting blue lights to show their support for officers.