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Legislative Report: Tax reform efforts underway
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Horace earns $15k recycling grant from SC Johnson
West Fargo Public Schools named to AP District Honor Roll
Bethany's Hestdalen receives certification
Richardson to Chair ALDE Task Force
Bell State Bank & Trust announces video contest winners
Clinic Chiropractic to hold toy drive
Laney’s opens doors to marrow registry
Insight from the West Fargo PD: School access in controlled
A grateful thank you to the Fargo Walmart
Letter: Thank you to local papers for support
Omdahl: Frying the bigger fish in property tax reform
Superintendent: Business community supports and demands increased skills
The Packer Weekly: Teacher salaries ranked near top of state
Library News (Dec. 18)
Hart named Community High student of month
Schmidt performs in St. Olaf Christmas Festival
Nursery News (Dec. 18)
Packers lose two games on the ice
Bowling scores (Dec. 18)
Wrestlers roll through Seroma Tourney
Girls hockey tops North, South-Davies
Girls basketball starts season 2-0
Flight Lines: To feed or not to feed the birds
Flight lines: Change the land, change the inhabitants
Eating Well: Slow cooking so simple, so good
Plentiful holiday plants available for gifts, enjoyment
Eating Well: Hot drinks warm up cold, winter days
Eating Well: Bring on the desserts this holiday season
Eastward Autumn road trip rich with fall colors
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December 12, 2012
Higher Education 'Big Agenda' Requires Staffing
The Chancellor of Higher Education, Hamid Shirvani, threw down the gauntlet when he announced that he would ask for 30 additional employees to help develop a progressive 'big agenda' for the North Dakota University System. The $8 million for the additional staff is buried in the...
opinion / education
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Academic News (Sept. 12, 2012)
Local students on NDSU dean's list Several local individuals were among the 164 North Dakota State University students to be placed on the summer 2012 dean's list. A student must earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher and be enrolled in at least 9 class credits to qualify for...
community / education
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
Inspired writer: BSU honors grad finishes sci-fi trilogy
BEMIDJI – Sometimes Minnesota author Gordon Sirvio searches the internet for links to his pen name, S. A. Gorden. One search revealed a link to NASA and, much to Sirvio’s surprise, he found out that the first book in his science fiction trilogy is reading material on the international...
September 5, 2012 - 10:15pm
UM Crookston sets enrollment record
CROOKSTON, Minn. – The University of Minnesota Crookston has a record number of enrolled students this fall. A preliminary count released Tuesday puts the enrollment at 1,773 undergraduates, well above the previous record of 1,600 set last fall. This fall’s numbers include about...
September 5, 2012 - 9:48am
September 4, 2012
DPS: Watch for students heading back to school
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State safety officials are urging drivers to watch for students heading back to school this week in Minnesota where school buses make at least 10,000 trips each day. The Department of Public Safety says last year in Minnesota, there were 615 bus crashes that...
September 4, 2012 - 11:13am
September 3, 2012
Making a home in Myanmar: Bemidji native Ara Lester talks about life in one of the world’s most isolated countries
By brandon Ferdig, Special to the Pioneer MINNEAPOLIS – Ara Lester came to Bemidji when he was 12 – and he was already well-traveled. The...
news / local
September 3, 2012 - 9:30pm
September 2, 2012
K-1 program offers children chance to grow; Some parents struggle with decision to hold back children
BEMIDJI – Each child has his or her own clock, says Jim Hess, superintendent of the Bemidji School District. For some, the clock ticks by quickly;...
news / local
September 2, 2012 - 12:51am
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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