From the Archives: Aug. 24 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
August 24, 2012 -- Bemidji firefighters battled a blaze at the old El Rancho building, a former restaurant that had stood vacant and abandoned for many years. The fire was reported on Friday evening, and the firefighters worked to prevent the fire from spreading to surrounding structures. El Rancho’s building, however, was a total loss.
25 years ago
August 24, 1997 -- The local Burger King in Bemidji pulled all its hamburgers off the menu after a nationwide recall of its beef provider, Hudson Foods Co. Over 25 million pounds of beef were recalled over concerns of contamination, and Burger King is arranging a different supplier to return hamburgers to the menu by the end of the week.
50 years ago
August 24, 1972 -- A duck named Pipi has been enjoying life as a member of the Niskanen family of Bemidji, even though she doesn’t quite realize the differences between herself and her siblings. Hatched from an egg by the family, Don Niskanen said he hasn’t quite figured out a way to explain the truth to the duck.
100 years ago
August 24, 1922 -- A Bemidji man was convinced to sell his property next to Diamond Point Park to the Park Board by a dream. After having refused the initial $5,200 offer, believing the land to be worth $20,000, Mr. White sold the property after dreaming that his wife pushed him into the ocean for the decision.