Zach Kayser covers local government and city issues for the Pioneer. He previously worked for the Wadena Pioneer Journal, and is an alumni of the University of Minnesota, Morris.
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BEMIDJI -- The names the five people who may become Bemidji's next city manager were made public Thursday ahead of interviews scheduled early next month. The five male finalists all currently serve as administrators of cities or counties in rural Minnesota. They each stand a chance to replace former manager John Chattin, who retired Dec. 31. Jeff Cadwell has been city administrator in Mahnomen, population 1,242, as of 2013.
BEMIDJI -- Upstream TV board members Chris Allery and Roy C.
BEMIDJI -- A crowd of students and concerned citizens on Tuesday filled Hagg-Sauer Hall at BSU to hear the results of a six-month Minnesota Public Radio News investigation on how on how climate change affects Minnesota. MPR reporter Dan Kraker and news director Mike Edgerly presented Minnesota-specific anecdotes and data on the drastically changing weather patterns of the state. "The bottom line is, climate change is here, it's real, it's in our faces," Edgerly said. Kraker, along with fellow MPR reporter Elizabeth Dunbar, spoke with a range of Minnesotan climatologists, naturalists and ot
BEMIDJI-- Turnout was smaller at this year's Beltrami County Republicans convention than last year's, but the conservative ideals were just as stalwart as an election year. Minnesota Rep. Dave Hancock, R-Bemidji, urged conservatives to vote, and voice their opinions as the Minnesota Legislature is in session. "Just remember that every law that we pass, in some way, affects your liberty," he said in the opening address. "We need you to exercise your liberty, and demand that you retain the liberty.
BEMIDJI -- At a time of day when students usually have their minds on the weekend -- Friday afternoon -- Minnesota legislators and teachers were thinking about how best to get more students on the clock after they graduate. Minnesota House of Representatives Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, together with Rep. Dave Hancock, R-Bemidji and Rep.
BEMIDJI -- The (emotional) weight was apparently too much to bear. A 42-pound curling rock stolen during the Winterfest on Lake Bemidji curling bonspiel earlier this month was returned Thursday...
BEMIDJI -- After hosting a school, a church and a chocolate shop during its 114 years, the Mayflower Building is to be reborn one more time as the "front door to Bemidji." Local economic development group Greater Bemidji bought the building in November, with funding from the city of Bemidji, the Neilson Foundation and a range of other area organizations.
BEMIDJI -- If you bike on the shores of Lake Bemidji up north or the side of Lake Street in Minneapolis, the Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to hear from you. MnDOT hosted an open house with state and local officials Wednesday in Bemidji to gather public comment on its plan for a statewide network of bike trails. The meeting was the third in a series of nine scheduled statewide, with the additional goals of helping to fix existing bike infrastructure and reforming the bike planning process itself. Greta Alquist, a planner with MnDOT's bicycle and pedestrian section, said commen
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council opted not to delay renovations to Paul Bunyan/Library Park until August during its meeting Tuesday, despite possible conflict between the construction and summer events typically held at the park. On a unanimous vote, the city approved bids for the project, except for an option that would have put off construction. The city initially had a bid process for the project last year, but all the bids were rejected in July for being too high.
BEMIDJI -- Out of the East, a new rival has arisen to make a claim against the supremacy of Paul and Babe in Bemidji. The would-be usurper has stood near...