From the Archives: May 14 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
May 14, 2012 -- Heidi Lee of Bemidji had her car hit by an alleged drunk driver when she was 33 weeks pregnant, and worried about whether her baby would survive as she was flown to Fargo for medical attention. Thankfully, her son was born just a few days earlier than expected and is healthy and well-loved by his family and two older brothers.
25 years ago
May 14, 1997 -- Bids for the Beltrami County Community Service Center have opened, with 27 construction packets received for consideration. The project will cost an estimated $5.9 million and will be built between Sixth and Seventh Street on America Avenue. A bid is expected to be awarded by the end of May.
50 years ago
May 14, 1972 -- An organization representing over 40,000 students condemned President Nixon’s policies of increased aggression in Vietnam in a resolution during its meeting at Bemidji State University. The Minnesota State College Association also announced plans for peaceful protests at seven state campuses.
100 years ago
May 14, 1922 -- Settlers in the Red Lake basin have been warned of flooding, following heavy rains in the area. A plan has been set out to prepare by digging ditches and drainage, which can help prevent some of the worst outcomes. This comes not long after the Mississippi River valley flooded in multiple locations, from Minnesota to Louisiana.