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UPDATED: Protest at Enbridge property in Bemidji ends (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

BEMIDJI - Anti-oil pipeline activists tied themselves to a flagpole outside of Enbridge energy company's Bemidji office through most of the day Saturday. Garrett Lampson, 25, of White Earth and a fellow activist who asked to be identified only as "T" said they arrived at the building at about 3 a.m.

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 00:28:32

Seventh annual Relay Recess returns to Bemidji

BEMIDJI -- The seventh annual Relay Recess will take place from 12:40 to 2:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the J.W. Smith Elementary outdoor track. The event will include students from both J.W. Smith as well as Central elementary schools. The event will start with a welcome and the survivor lap from

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-21 16:31:00

PATT RALL COLUMN: Louie did not go gentle into that good night: Remembering Louis Marchand

"He was a fun fellow and I was in a couple of his early plays in the leaky ceiling Hagg Sauer Hall," said Robert Melchoir. "It was a fun time at Bemidji State in the late 60s into the 1970s, we played cards together and it was a era of many friendships (throughout the different departments)." Anothe

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 11:52:00

What's the solution for the Sanford Center? Task force, city working to chart the course for city-owned arena

BEMIDJI-A task force created a year ago to outline the future of Bemidji's Sanford Center presented its findings to city leaders last week and, in the process, made a number of recommendations. At Monday's City Council meeting, task force members described not only the vision for how to describe suc

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 03:03:00

Loven joins Security Bank USA

BEMIDJI-Tim Loven has recently been hired as vice president of business banking at Security Bank USA in Bemidji. Loven graduated and received degrees from both the University of North Dakota and Moorhead State University. He joins Security Bank USA with more than 15 years of banking experience, movi

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 10:31:39

Arts and Entertainment briefs for Sept. 24

Local author give presentation at library BEMIDJI-Former Blackduck resident Brandon Ferdig will be at the Bemidji Public Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 with a presentation about his travels in the Pacific Northwest. The presentation will describe his encounters with an array of people, "from

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 15:14:00

Father, daughter duplicate part of Tour de France race

A father/daughter duo with ties to Bemidji duplicated Tour de France Stage 18 this summer. Mike Douglas and his daughter, Alex, traveled to France before the tour started and biked Stage 18, which is a distance of 179.5 kilometers, or 111.5 miles. They started in Brincon, elevation 3,838 feet, and t

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 14:22:00

Dobias joins staff of Baker Park Housing

BEMIDJI-Brittany Dobias recently was named property management specialist for Sanford Health Baker Park Housing in Bemidji. She has been with Sanford Health since 2011, and her previous experience includes working as an office specialist in same-day surgery and as a financial counselor in the Radiol

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 14:07:00

United Way hosts inaugural trap shoot tournament and fundraiser

BEMIDJI-The United Way of Bemidji Area hosted its first United Way Trap Shooting Tournament, presented by Lazy Jacks, on Sept. 14 at the Bemidji Trap and Skeet Club. The tournament raised more than $11,000 for the United Way Campaign. The winner of the individual high gun, experienced division was B

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 12:46:00

BOYS SOCCER: Jacks, Warriors end at 2-2 stalemate

BEMIDJI -- In a battle that had no shortage of chances from either team, 90 minutes wasn't enough to determine a winner, as the Bemidji High School Boys soccer team tied Brainerd 2-2 Saturday afternoon at Bemidji Middle School. This was one of six games that the Lumberjacks (8-2-1) had "circled on t

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 02:16:26

READER PHOTO: Double deer

Reader Del Lyren sent in this photo of two deer in his backyard in Bemidji on Friday. Send in your photos to news@bemidjipioneer.com. Reader Del Lyren sent in this photo of two deer in his backyard in Bemidji on Friday. Send in your photos to news@bemidjipioneer.com.

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-24 00:37:08

Thinking caps on! Children learn about science during MPR 'Brains On!' event

BEMIDJI -- A bunch of young, active brains gathered together Friday to learn a little about science and see the faces behind the voices they've heard repeatedly on the radio. That all happened when Minnesota Public Radio made a stop at the Boys & Girls Club in Bemidji as part of its 50th anniversary

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-23 02:12:27

Back together, in song: BSU Choir Reunion Concert brings the generations back to campus

BEMIDJI-Much has changed since Robert Green graduated from BSU in 1957, or since Paul Brandvik retired from the university in 1998. But both men will be able to relive a little bit of the past Saturday as they come together, along with dozens of others, to commemorate a milestone for the school they

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-23 02:05:31

Minnesota man sentenced for sex crime

BEMIDJI-A Slayton, Minn., man who arranged to meet and have sex with a person he thought was a child in Bemidji must spend 28 more days in jail. Bradley Ray Brands, 51, received a stay of imposition during his Friday sentencing. Rather than spend one year and three months in prison, Brands will serv

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-22 23:39:16

New name, new funding, but same goal for reading tutor program

BEMIDJI-A volunteer reading program has a new name and a new patron, but still hopes to help Bemidji-area kids sharpen their reading skills. Retirees and seniors in the Generations Reading Program aim to get K-5 students reading at grade level by third grade. Formerly "America Reads," the program lo

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-21 22:48:30

PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water

Surface water temperatures remain in the low- to mid-60s in most of the local lakes, which is warm for this point in the fall. The first frost hasn't happened yet in the Bemidji area. The extended forecast predicts the warm fall weather is likely to continue for at least another week, with no frost

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-21 22:45:02

Green to gold: Fall color season moves into area

BEMIDJI-Friday is the first official day of Autumn according to the calendar, but it's felt like fall for several weeks already around Bemidji. Fall color is ahead of schedule this year, it seems, across the north-central part of the state, as green is quickly turning to orange and yellow. According

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-21 22:33:56

DNR Weekly Conservation Officer Report

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THE PILOT-INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Hines shines through in book: Former resident shares local memories through new book

Now a college professor on the West Coast, Hines gave a presentation at the Blackduck History and Art Center last week about his new book "Cats, Bats and Thrashing Machines: A Guide to Surviving Childhood," which recounts the time he spent growing up on his family's 200-acre farm in the 1950s and 19

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-22 22:04:52

Here to help: Hanks looks forward to helping the public at the Blackduck Library

Although the Blackduck Community Library is a small building in a small town, new Branch Manager Kelly Hanks is looking forward to helping it serve the public in as many ways as possible. While some of those ways may come in the form of public programs or events, other may come in simple ways such

BEMIDJI PIONEER - 2017-09-22 21:56:45