From the Archives: November 12 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
November 12, 2012 -- A Bemidji Aviation airplane veered off the runway at the Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport after one of its mechanisms holding a rear wheel collapsed. The incident resulted in two of the airport’s runways being closed for four hours. The airplane’s only occupant, the pilot, was uninjured.
25 years ago
November 12, 1997 -- Beltrami County Deputy Ernie Beitel waded into frozen swamps just west of Bemidji to rescue a frozen and stranded dog who had been trapped in the ice for hours. After getting it out, Beitel wrapped the dog in a blanket and let it warm up in the squad car before taking it to the pound.
50 years ago
November 12, 1972 -- A suspect in a Bemidji burglary was arrested in Montana after he was stopped on the road for a traffic violation. Daniel Jay LaJambe, of International Falls, is accused of stealing over $40,000 from a Bemidji family’s home before making a getaway. A second suspect is still at large.
100 years ago
November 12, 1922 -- A coffee bean guessing contest was won by Mrs. Richard Kelm after it was held by the Nash-Finch Coffee Company in Bemidji. The goal of the competition was to guess how many coffee beans were in a sealed glass jar. Mrs. Kelm guessed 3,700, just 18 shy of the actual number.