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From the Archives: September 24 in the Pioneer

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

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10 years ago

September 24, 2012 -- Bemidji State University’s Education-Arts Building is being renamed in honor of former university president Jim Bensen, who served in the position from 1994 to 2001. Bensen, the only BSU alumnus to have become the university’s president, was a student-teacher in the building at the beginning of his career.

25 years ago

September 24, 1997 -- Vern Skretvedt was recognized for his work to make Northern Town Park what it is today, bringing it from an empty field to a park with a playground, basketball courts, and a baseball diamond. Skretvedt, who worked for years to help fundraise the initial project and later improvements, was recognized in a ceremony for his efforts.

50 years ago

September 24, 1972 -- A rash of crime hit Bemidji starting with the theft of a car that was later abandoned by a house subsequently burglarized with 12 guns stolen. Soon after, a father and son had their car struck with bullets, and the father was shot in the arm. He’s expected to recover, and the sheriff is asking for any information regarding these crimes.

100 years ago

September 24, 1922 -- Beltrami County is experiencing a series of crimes related to cows, as it seems a gang of men have made a habit of stealing and butchering heifers from local farms. At least three cows have been slaughtered in such a manner, and while one suspect is currently detained, the killings have continued.

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