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Home lost to fire on Little Cormorant
Texas actress pleads guilty for ricin-laced letter sent to Obama
One of three teens pleads guilty in death of Willmar, Minn., grandmother
Three arrested in Fargo home break-ins
UMD student found outside in sub-zero temperatures
Wild get just enough offense to beat Sharks
Vikings place TE Rudolph on IR
Ravens storm past Vikings in frantic finish
Frazee Wrestling Preview: Hornets reload for another run at title
Scoring buckets to be strength for Lady Hornets
In the Zone
Krumkake is a uniquely Norwegian delicacy
Area couple helps decorate Tournament of Roses float
Howard Kossover: Divorced spouses can still collect benefits if married over 10 years
Life after retirement: Retirees face financial, emotional challenges
Howard Kossover: Where Social Security benefits come from
Friends & Neighbors
Mark Greenig: Shakespeare fly fishing reels — so many choices
Brad Laabs: Snow makes for sketchy ice conditions
Blane Klemek: Wildlife have their own winter survival techniques
Best start to winter rec season since 2010
12 lakes open to spearing
Twitter shares touch new high, sail past $52
Unemployment rate hits five-year low, eyes on the Fed
Old bar turns into new, cozy ‘Event 34’
Gas prices in MN dip faster than nation
Creative Mix hires new personal stylist
Eric Bergeson: Don’t be cruel, but that’s how we get our laughs
Jeers to poor winter drivers
Randy Wilson: Property tax hikes needed for cities to play catch-up
Our Opinion: Quit putting off that flu vaccine
Lynn Hummel: Imagination and a pile of junk
With children now grown, Garth Brooks says he will tour again
Holiday Train’s a-comin’: December 16 stop planned in Detroit Lakes
Danell Haspel: A Homemade Christmas
Terri Schlichenmeyer: ‘The Dogs of Christmas’ is a holiday treasure
Saana Ensemble in NYM Friday
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
August 30, 2012
New ratings label 213 schools as underperforming
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Department of Education on Thursday labeled 213 Minnesota schools as underperforming in a new statewide labeling system, compared to more than 1,000 that got a similar designation under a previous federal measurement. Minnesota developed the Multiple...
August 30, 2012 - 3:54pm
August 29, 2012
Tom Purcell: Imagine being the only boy at an all-girls’ school
The Daily Beast article brought back several painful memories of my experience as the only boy at an all girls school. According to the article, a public middle school in West Virginia is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for separating boys and girls into single-sex...
opinion / commentary
August 29, 2012 - 11:10pm
August 28, 2012
Teaching by example: Volunteer efforts help Bemidji-area nonprofits
By Bethany Wesley email@example.com BEMIDJI – While Theora Snyder scrubbed down a countertop at the Headwaters School for Music &...
news / local
August 28, 2012 - 12:07am
Remodeled hall makes BSU students’ lives easier
BEMIDJI – For the first time in 16 months Bemidji State University students were able to enter Birch Hall, unloading their futons, lofting...
news / local
August 28, 2012 - 12:03am
August 27, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
What drives MPCA violations? In an announcement last week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency levied penalties against the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Northstar Materials Inc., a Bemidji-based contractor, for construction stormwater violations in Koochiching County....
opinion / editorials
August 27, 2012 - 11:53pm
Minn. tax levy referendums are down this year
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fewer Minnesota school districts will ask local voters for more money this year than asked last year. The Minnesota School Boards Association said about 30 districts indicated to them through a survey they would hold tax levy referendums, although those figures...
August 27, 2012 - 12:15pm
August 24, 2012
Students in the News
-- Heidi L. Freye and Michael W. Smith of Bemidji were named to the Dean’s List at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., for the Summer 2012 semester. -- Gina Ballard of Gonvick was named to the Dean’s List at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks...
August 24, 2012 - 6:11pm
Security BankUSA donates backpacks to Salvation Army
Security BankUSA employees Debbie Larson and Kyle Bushelle assemble backpacks at the bank to be donated to The Salvation Army. Materials were...
August 24, 2012 - 6:08pm
Elite Performance & Fitness collects school supplies for Boys & Girls Club
Elite Performance & Fitness held a free community workout Aug. 18 at its studio, asking for a free-will donation of school supplies for the...
August 24, 2012 - 6:04pm
SHIP holds food service training
BEMIDJI – The Statewide Health Improvement Program hosted school food service training Aug. 14 at Bemidji High School. The training, which...
August 24, 2012 - 5:53pm
Bemidji High School Class of 1952 celebrates 60 years
The 1952 class of Bemidji High School gathered Aug. 11 to celebrate its 60th class reunion at Bemidji Bowl.
August 24, 2012 - 5:38pm
Bi-CAP hosts Headstart open house in Bemidji
Bi-CAP hosted an open house Thursday afternoon for the Headstart program on 15th Street Northwest. Shown above, Dick and Julie Johnson listens...
news / local
August 24, 2012 - 1:17am
August 23, 2012
Moose Lake school board member faces fourth DWI
MOOSE LAKE, Minn. -- The chairwoman of the Moose Lake School Board faces drunken driving charges for the third time in six years and the fourth since 1992. Kristine Marie Lyons, 59, was arrested last Aug. 15, and charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor second-degree driving...
August 23, 2012 - 9:23am
Analysis: New studies weigh college value and cost
Two new studies offer emphatic answers to much-discussed questions about higher education: Yes, a college degree is worth it, but yes, it’s the middle-class that’s getting particularly squeezed with student debt in the pursuit of one. Both studies make persuasive cases, though...
August 23, 2012 - 9:00am
August 22, 2012
Augsburg College opposes gay marriage amendment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Augsburg College is publicly opposing the amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota's constitution. The announcement Tuesday makes the Minneapolis liberal arts school the first traditional university in the state to come out against the amendment. The Minneapolis-based...
August 22, 2012 - 10:56am