From the Archives: November 16 in the Pioneer

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

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10 years ago

November 16, 2012 -- A job fair at the Sanford Center brought in over 40 businesses and job-providers to give their pitch to potential employees. The Bemidji Regional Job Fair, sponsored by Greater Bemidji, even brought in employers from as far away as Thief River Falls and Roseau.

25 years ago

November 16, 1997 -- A community meeting held to discuss a location for the new high school drew in quite the crowd and several opinions. Two main locations are being considered, one across from the current Bemidji Middle School, and another in the wooded area between 30th Street and Anne Street.

50 years ago

November 16, 1972 -- The race for the Beltrami County Board will likely be contested after results showed Henry Rossiter beating Lowell Bjella by just a one-vote margin. The candidates, who both ran for the county’s second district, received 1,112 votes and 1,111, respectively, according to the current results.

100 years ago

November 16, 1922 -- Tryouts for the Bemidji City Basketball Team are being held, and those involved say that Bemidji can expect a strong team for the fall and winter season. The tryouts are drawing not only local men but also potential players from as far as Fergus Falls and Minneapolis.

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