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Letter: Claesson-Huseby is clear choice for job - Bemidji Pioneer
Annie Claesson-Huseby is the clear choice for Beltrami County Attorney. She has the experience and knowledge that it takes to be the next Beltrami County Attorney. Thank goodness she decided to run for office so we could have an experienced person take ...
Letter: BEA president supports school proposal - Bemidji Pioneer
I am writing this letter to express my support for the Bemidji School District in the upcoming election. Having taught science for the past decade at the high school, I know there is not classroom space for another grade level. The only possible way for ...
County candidates debate for final time: Campaign ads key issue in county attorney race - Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI -- Candidates running for office in Beltrami County's government debated Wednesday for the final time in 2014 during two forums. County Commissioner candidates Matt Bliss and Keith Winger kicked off the night's events, followed by County Attorney ...
Another title shot: Bemidji hosts St. Francis in 7-5A championship game, looks to return to state football playoffs - Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI — During the past six seasons few high school football programs have been as consistent and as successful as Bemidji’s. In 2009 the Lumberjacks reached the state tournament for the first time since 2001. That deep run into the postseason ...
MEN'S HOCKEY NOTEBOOK: BSU looks to start off WCHA season with a win against Alaska - Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI — After starting the season against North Dakota and Minnesota, Bemidji State’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association schedule might be considered “easier.” But only by degree. The Beavers played two of the nation’s top three teams in ...
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU looking for upset at No. 1 Minnesota - Bemidji Pioneer
After four games in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team is winless. But one would be hard-pressed to find a more confident team after four conference losses in a row. Sure, the Beavers are 0-4-0 in the WCHA ...
Paul Nelson: Surface water temperatures drop in Bemidji area lakes - Bemidji Pioneer
October was warmer, more windy and drier than the average in Bemidji. Water levels in many of the lakes are slightly below average heading into winter because of the lack of significant precipitation this fall. Surface water temperatures in the lakes were ...
Bob Franken: Not enough of the dogs’ life - Bemidji Pioneer
This is going to be one of those “Tell us how you really feel, Bob” moments: In my opinion, far too many of those who live with me in Washington are jerks — duplicitous, self-important jerks. This does not include everybody; far from it. But the town ...
Walker man sentenced for copper theft, warrant issued for accomplice - Bemidji Pioneer
HUBBARD COUNTY -- One man was sentenced Monday in Hubbard County Court for his part in stealing copper from a local lumber mill. One of his accomplices skipped court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Roderick John Goose, 47, of Walker, and ...
Cass Lake man sentenced to 12 years in drug-related kidnapping - Bemidji Pioneer
BELTRAMI COUNTY -- A Cass Lake man was sentenced Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court to 12 years in prison for his part in a drug deal gone wrong this spring. Joseph Harvey Bellanger, 32, was arrested in March after a male and a female victim told ...
Richfield man sentenced in meth conspiracy - Bemidji Pioneer
BEMIDJI -- A Richfield, Minn., man was sentenced Monday in Beltrami County District Court to eight years in prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Alex Dejesus-Zuniga, 19, was arrested in May ...
Letter: Hanson will listen to citizens, co-workers - Bemidji Pioneer
The Beltrami County Attorney election isn’t a race that I would normally follow. I can’t remember the last time the position was contested; however, it is a position that impacts everyone. Running against someone entrenched in office is an uphill battle.
Letter: Prince shows leadership on ODC board - Bemidji Pioneer
I believe that the Bemidji community needs to know that Jorge Prince is not only a proponent of job growth within the community but specifically a strong supporter of job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. As business development coordinator ...
Letter: Let’s review the facts on the shutdown - Bemidji Pioneer
Linda Bertrand in a letter to the editor (Oct. 24) implied that by sticking to party principles I had supported the state shutdown, cut off services to 22 Bemidji developmentally disabled and offered only a hand off policy to possible solutions. Let’s ...
Letter: Silent majority needs to be heard - Bemidji Pioneer
It’s time the silent majority step forward and speak up. On reading the Pioneer Oct. 23, I find my friend John Persell is way out of bounds. Where is he getting his information? Quoting from the Pioneer, Mr. Persell stated: “There more instances of ...