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Former mayor Lehmann back on Bemidji council
House approves bill to keep government open as Senate Democrats threaten to block it
Competitors unleash their chants in Moorhead in attempt to become state's top auctioneer
Family dedicates Habitat home to Fargo Police Officer Moszer
Minnesota job gains lead to lowest unemployment rate for blacks on record
Gordon pours in 30 as Rockets rout Wolves
BOYS HOCKEY: Jacks show growth with wild win over EGF
GIRLS HOCKEY: BHS shooters pelt Pirates in 4-1 win
WRESTLING: Bemidji wins Frazee rematch 33-25
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji runs past Pequot Lakes in 70-56 win
Randall Earl Fellman
Robert "Max" Cheney
Chrystle L. Mortensen
Monica Rose Salas-Raisch
Commentary: 'Post' comes at good time for industry
Sicilian Swordfish and Rapini a healthy, fresh and flavorful meal
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: A whole new world, if you just look close enough
Brad Dokken: The outdoors from A to Z, the sequel
Epsom salts can worsen tomato problem
Minnesota Orchestra sets its sights on Africa
Keith Urban will perform in Grand Forks
A men's rights activist edits 'The Last Jedi' to remove the women
Vocalmotive named Grand Champion at Onalaska Show Choir Classic
Lead singer of the Cranberries dies at age 46
The not so 'big bad wolf:' Animal killed in central Minn. weighs less than originally estimated
RACING: Ice races cut short on Garfield Lake
FISH TALES: Guy Kruse on Upper Red Lake
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: A whole new world, if you just look close enough
Crappies hit early and often for group on lake near Grand Rapids
Delbert & Linda Olson
Ted Cruz: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels
Commentary: Let's stop obsessing over dirty words
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kettle Campaign raised $44,000 thanks to volunteers, donors
Analysis: Unexpected defeat in rural Wis. special election sets off GOP alarm bells
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The dying of the light
January 23, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Marchers take it to the streets
They came from all around the region. And the country. And the world. An estimated 4 million people took to the streets in some fashion on Saturday...
January 23, 2017 - 9:34pm
January 10, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Warming up to some good news in a cold week
The first week of January sure did deliver with some highs and lows. The lows were in the form of temperatures, as a winter deep freeze settled in for the Bemidji area. So, let’s concentrate on the highs, the good news of the past week. While it will be a different downtown Bemidji...
January 10, 2017 - 7:19am
January 3, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Move transportation funding into the fast lane
A universal you hear about government: fix the darn roads. Well, in Minnesota the past two years, legislators have failed their road test. Transportation funding has been a much discussed topic the past two legislative sessions. And it will be again when the session starts Tuesday,...
January 3, 2017 - 11:27am
November 21, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Respect the #BemidjiRespect movement
The #BemidjiRespect campaign started last week is definitely something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week in Bemidji. The initiative was...
November 21, 2016 - 6:48pm
October 24, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
In our nation a majority vote puts people in various offices; do these officials have the right to do anything they please even if the majority of people oppose it? Is an issue deemed OK if there are enough votes for it? Do the number of votes determine right from wrong? Should we...
October 24, 2016 - 11:55pm
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. declines to endorse the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we suggest none of the above is...
October 24, 2016 - 10:37am
August 8, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
Another Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival has come and gone, but even after 11 years, the excitement of this wonderful community event continues to soar. The dynasty of the HydraHeads also continues, with the team sponsored by Headwaters Canoe and Kayak winning its fourth straight...
August 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
August 1, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: The three ‘B’s’ of summer
Birchmont, Boats (Dragon) and Beltrami. The three “B’s” of summer. Bemidji has always been a summer town, of course, attracting thousands from all over the world each year to see the gorgeous northwoods at our doorstep. And these three B’s are the epitome of Bemidji.
August 1, 2016 - 10:31pm
July 26, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
Once again, neighbors were helping neighbors after a severe thunderstorm moved through Bemidji. Reminiscent of the July 2012 windstorm, last Thursday’s early morning thunderstorm knocked down thousands of trees and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses. Officials...
July 26, 2016 - 1:41pm
July 18, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
The revitalization of the area near the railroad tracks in downtown Bemidji will likely take a decade or longer. But you have to start somewhere. Local business owner Mitch Rautio’s ideas for the “rail corridor” or “rail district” are encouraging. Rautio, owner of the Keg...
July 18, 2016 - 7:28pm
June 27, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
The world needs more Jerrys. That was the consensus of many who read Rachel Newville’s story last week on Jerry Gregg. Not one to sit idly by, Jerry took it upon himself to help some of his neighbors along America Avenue by mowing their lawns. He also mows the lawn for another woman...
June 27, 2016 - 10:41pm
June 13, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Please, let love conquer hate
By Monday morning, the names started coming in. Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34. Stanley Almodovar III, 23. Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20. And the list kept growing by Monday afternoon: Kimberly Morris, 37. Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30. Darryl Roman Burt II, 29. Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32....
June 13, 2016 - 10:49pm
May 30, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Recognizing Bemidji’s businesses
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce should be commended for its recognition of outstanding individuals and businesses. The Chamber does that through its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon. The 12th such event occurred last week. Perhaps the most meaningful award presented each...
May 30, 2016 - 9:29pm
May 24, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
Before this year’s abbreviated session of the Legislature, the betting money was a comprehensive transportation funding plan would finally be passed. After all, it was the issue both Republicans and Democrats agreed should have been completed in the 2015 session. Well, all bets...
May 24, 2016 - 8:30am
May 16, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: It’s time to end the uncertainty
With only a week to go in this year’s Minnesota legislative session, there remains no clarity on this year’s bonding bill. Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL senators have proposed about $1.5 billion in spending for various public projects, including several with direct benefit to the Bemidji...
May 16, 2016 - 6:40pm