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Country star Kenny Chesney aims to fix U.S. Bank Stadium's acoustics
It's a girl! Gorilla gives birth at St. Paul zoo
How most leadership training programs fail women
Round and round: Bemidji’s first road roundabout is up and running
Knights of Columbus plan 16th annual BBQ dinner
Wild promote 3 from AHL team
Dodgers and Astros renew rivalry in World Series
Wiggins, Timberwolves steal Anthony's Thunder
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VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Environmental and ecological balance: Where is the justice?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Have you ever tried a staycation?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
Around the Arts, Oct. 22
PATT RALL COLUMN: Beautiful days still abound in the Bemidji area
This Oklahoma fraternity has a choreographed jorts-and-fanny pack dance routine
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Sandhill cranes possess power, grace and beauty
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Good boat control, taking it slow are keys to fall fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
Tom & Linda Peterson
AstroBob: Neutron stars' death merger rattles the fabric of spacetimes
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
Agriculturalists have only a few areas of universal agreement. We all like cooperative weather. We all dislike food waste. We all believe that nothing is more important than farm safety. The short list also includes, or should include, strong support for public-sector funding of...
September 23, 2017 - 8:08am
September 10, 2017
Weed presents a dangerous foe, must-win battle
Weeds have been a problem since crops were first cultivated. Farmers, on the front lines of the age-old battle, know all too well that weeds...
September 10, 2017 - 6:44pm
July 11, 2017
OTHER VIEWS: Comments ending; pipeline fight accelerating
There's plenty of opposition to Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project across northern Minnesota. Impassioned opposition. Ready-to-take-a-stand opposition. The sort of opposition seen last year over the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota perhaps.
July 11, 2017 - 11:32am
June 27, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have a splash at Water Carnival
As Nate Mathews also mentions on this page, summer is a busy time in Bemidji this year. There's multiple road construction projects underway,...
June 27, 2017 - 7:15am
June 25, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: Newspapers still top choice for news
Those who believe newspapers are becoming a relic of the past should update their thinking. Survey after survey shows that today’s local newspapers...
June 25, 2017 - 6:00am
May 31, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Looking to the future
Several local news items of the past few weeks featured a familiar theme. The future. For years, various health, wellness and sports enthusiasts have yearned for more facilities in Bemidji to meet their needs. This includes more ice rinks and playing fields, indoor and outdoor, as...
May 31, 2017 - 8:02am
May 26, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
I will soon be out fishing, not in the office thinking about fishing. The sun will descend toward the horizon creating a masterpiece that needs...
May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
April 14, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Take off automatic inflator for business taxes
Fair and balanced. No, this is not an editorial about a cable television network, which is itself making the news this week. Rather, we are talking about taxes. Specifically, property taxes and those paid by Minnesota businesses. In a recent visit to the Pioneer, Jim Pumarlo, director...
April 14, 2017 - 6:00am
February 28, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Growing in the right direction
Some cheers for the news events of the past week. Quickly becoming a focal point for entrepreneurship in Minnesota, the LaunchPad in Bemidji already is expanding and deserves a cheer. As part of the revamped Mayflower Building downtown, the LaunchPad helps startup business and entrepreneurs,...
February 28, 2017 - 9:15am
February 23, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Have an opinion to share with the community? We don't care if you are right, left, or right down the middle politically. We welcome all letters, and we print virtually all the local letters to the editor we receive, as long as they meet long-established criteria. Letters must be signed...
February 23, 2017 - 9:30am
February 14, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: A Water Carnival for everyone
When organizers moved the annual Water Carnival festival from near Paul and Babe downtown to the Sanford Center because of park reconstruction, there were immediate cries of foul, as many thought the downtown business district was being left behind. Now, after two years at the Sanford...
February 14, 2017 - 7:30am
February 7, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: A plan of action for police
On Wednesday, Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin released the department’s strategic plan for the next three years.
February 7, 2017 - 5:00am
January 31, 2017
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Sanford Bemidji solidly looks to the future
The Bemidji region continues to grow and one of the drivers of that is the availability of health care options to local and area residents.
January 31, 2017 - 11:18am
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