From the Archives: July 9 in the Pioneer

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

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10 years ago

July 9, 2012 -- A Bemidji woman’s foot was broken while her car was being stolen, as the suspect backed over her foot with the vehicle before driving away. The woman also reported that the individual, who she knew, punched her and stole $920 in addition to her car. The investigation is ongoing.

25 years ago

July 9, 1997 -- Members of a local union are picketing the construction site of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s headquarters, located on Highway 2. The union members are protesting the general contractor for the project, Christiansen Industrial Developers of Bemidji, for its anti-union stance.

50 years ago

July 9, 1972 -- A motorcycle training course was hosted by the Bemidji School District for people between 16 and 18 interested in earning their motorcycle licenses. The course consisted of eight hours of classroom instruction and six hours of working with the motorcycles. Sixteen individuals completed the course.

100 years ago

July 9, 1922 -- A search for the master burglar Jack White is on in Bemidji after an attempted robbery of Bemidji Lumber and Fuel Co. ended in a shootout with White escaping. White escaped out of a window, leaving behind his accomplice who is now in Beltrami County Jail, recovering from gunshot wounds.

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