From the Archives: April 20 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
April 20, 2012 -- The Peanut Butter Project collected over 1,500 pounds of peanut butter in its annual fundraiser, along with $587.25 in donations. The project was recognized with an award from Minnesota Foodshare for its campaign, which benefits the Bemidji Community Food Shelf.
25 years ago
April 20, 1997 -- Bemidji is getting ready to host evacuees from the flooding in the Red River Valley. Grand Forks and East Grand Forks were ordered to be evacuated after dikes failed, leaving over 50,000 people homeless. Beltrami County’s Emergency Operations Center is organizing with local groups to help host those in need.
50 years ago
April 20, 1972 -- The Bemidji State College Conservation Club has been recognized with an award by the Association of Minnesota Division of Lands and Forestry for its work educating the public about the environment, pollution and recycling, as well as its Earth Week events like litter cleanup.
100 years ago
April 20, 1922 -- The Bemidji Daily Pioneer enters its 20th year of publication, a notable achievement. In its first edition, it was prophesied that one day the city of Bemidji might even reach 10,000 inhabitants, an estimate which at the time seemed far-fetched. A weekly newspaper was in publication eight years prior to the daily.