From the Archives: September 21 in the Pioneer
What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
10 years ago
September 21, 2012 -- The University of Minnesota’s station at Itasca State Park will be undergoing a major renovation to improve its space and capabilities. Established in 1909, the facility hosts undergraduate and graduate programs and will soon have an additional 12,000 square feet of space for classrooms and laboratories.
25 years ago
September 21, 1997 -- The 15th annual Take Back the Night event was held at Library Park in Bemidji, drawing in a small but brave crowd to endure the weather. The event was focused on raising awareness and end domestic abuse and sexual violence. Attendees heard from Senator Ember Reichgott Junge on current legislative efforts.
50 years ago
September 21, 1972 -- The Bemidji Language Center has partnered with Bemidji Public Schools for a program meant to help families with children with delayed language development. The program will be free for participating families and provide resources to help children under 5 develop their language skills.
100 years ago
September 21, 1922 -- Three men were shot during a bank robbery in Mentor, Minn., after bandits descended on the town and blew open the bank’s safe with nitroglycerin. After being interrupted by a guard, the bandits shot the man and another two individuals during their escape. All three are expected to recover.