MnDOT Commemorate the Highway 371 Expansion with an Open House and Ground Breaking Ceremony

Mathiowetz construction is ready to start the major roadwork on highway three seventy-one. Due to the nice weather they are actually ahead of schedule. They will be...

Golden Apple: Native American Dancing in Elementary Schools

Powwow music filled the gymnasium of Northern Elementary School, prompting students to dance along to the rhythm. Native American fancy dancer Larry Yazzie leads his...

MnDOT Announces 2016 State Road Construction Season

   ST PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle announced today a list of 246 state road and bridge projects slated...

Nolan Will Support Sanders at Convention

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., will put his support behind presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in July. Nolan is a...

Bemidji State University Alumni Nominated to Head U.S. Africa Command

The Wall Street Journal recently reported Pres. Obama’s intention to nominate Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, U.S. Marine Corps, to head U.S. Africa Command. Waldhauser is a...

Beltrami County Republican Convention Releases Results

The Beltrami County Republicans recently held their county convention.  One-hundred-and-twelve Beltrami County delegates and alternates registered and 111 were seated...

U.S. Senator Al Franken’s Staff met with Rural Education Leaders in Staples

Meeting with rural educators across the state has put into perspective the challenges rural communities face among ensuring students access to high quality education. One...

Golden Apple: Class Launches Giant Balloon

Bemidji Middle School students spent weeks preparing for the big moment. Groups spent time coming up with ideas for what would be best to send into the air with a giant...

Jackson Elected Leech Lake Tribal Chairperson; Fairbanks Reelected District III Rep

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwa held its election last Tuesday, according to a story in the Bemidji Pioneer. Faron Jackson Sr., defeated incumbent Carri Jones and five...

Bemidji Residents Spend a Day at the Capitol

Dozens of local Bemidji residents hopped on a bus this morning with the goal of lobbying state legislators and sharing ideas and information that affects Bemidji...

Quinn Reinstated as Itasca County’s Veteran’s Service Officer

The Itasca County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a motion reinstating Hugh Quinn as the county’s Veterans Services Officer with the condition the office be...

Northwoods Adventure: Minnesota State National Archery in the Schools Tournament

Around 1,500 youth archers represented schools from across Minnesota in different divisions competing at the state archery tournament. This was the first time the...