From the Archives: July 10 in the Pioneer

What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

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10 years ago

July 10, 2011 -- Athletic directors from North Dakota and five other NCAA Division I hockey schools announced the formation of a new conference for the 2013-14 season. BSU Director of Athletics Rick Goeb reacted to the news: “Bemidji State University has a history of 53 years of successful hockey and we’re in a position to move forward in a positive direction.”

25 years ago

July 10, 1996 -- The six-field Bemidji Youth League baseball complex has officially been dedicated as the Mark Evenson Memorial Fields. Evenson, a longtime leader in Bemidji baseball programs, died in February 1995 of a heart attack at the age of 41. Evenson helped coordinate the construction of the complex.

50 years ago

July 10, 1971 -- At the newly opened Cedar Services processing plant in the Bemidji Industrial Park, a British Columbia red cedar pole was lifted up on a forklift in the first step in treating the pole with preservatives. Cedar Services processes poles for the R.J. Haley firm based in Toledo, Ohio.

100 years ago

July 10, 1921 -- Bemidji is being visited today by one of the first white men to travel through this part of Minnesota. G.W. Beebe of Waverly, Iowa, a member of the First Minnesota Mounted Rangers, visited Lake Bemidji in 1863 hunting a band of Sioux Indians who had been released from Fort Snelling, where they were prisoners.

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