News from Bemidji Pioneer
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

ST. PAUL -- There was a time not long ago when Minnesota Wild prospect Filip Johansson would gladly scroll Twitter searching for what people were saying about him.

As an...

Filip Johansson (center) poses for a photo with team representatives after being selected as the number twenty-four overall pick to the Minnesota Wild in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center. Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A record number of people have reached the summit of Mount Everest this year.

Long lines of climbers aiming to reach the world's tallest peak, at 29,029 feet above sea...

A view shows Nick Hollis's ascent of the south side of Everest in Nepal, May 20, 2019 in this picture obtained by Reuters June 6, 2019. Nick Hollis / via Reuters
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

FARGO — An online story published by Forbes on Wednesday, June 26, asserts that Gary Tharaldson, known as the wealthiest person in North Dakota, has become the...

Gary Tharaldson shares tales of his business career during a talk at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Forum file photo.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS — Ohio State women’s hockey coach Nadine Muzerall admits that her team will be at a disadvantage when the Buckeyes prepare to face the Gophers as part of Hockey...

Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey wore a Minnesota Gophers jersey flanked by high school hockey players from Minneapolis and Holy Angels on Wednesday, June 26, as he welcomed fans to attend Hockey Day Minnesota 2020 near this spot at Parade Stadium in January. (Minnesota Wild / Rick Orndorf photo)
Each of the 10 teams that will play outdoors as part of Hockey Day Minnesota 2020 got a banner to hang in their home arena. The games will take place Jan. 16-18 at an arena set up at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis. (Minnesota Wild / Rick Orndorf photo)
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

DANUBE, Minn. – One of the persons injured in a two-vehicle accident June 21 in Renville County has died of her injuries.

Madison Vagle, 22, of Redwood Falls, died Sunday,...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Board of Pardons does not appear likely to grant clemency to a woman convicted of killing her husband after he allegedly abused and raped her....

Ahmed Tesema, right, the brother of homicide victim Habibi Tesema, testifies against a pardon for Amreya Shefa in St. Paul Tuesday. Matt Sepic / MPR News
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

BEMIDJI -- Nearly 100 years of Bemidji State University history is now on display at the Beltrami County History Center.

And organizers are hoping to see the exhibit grow....

BSU graduate Brian Ditton, left, and history Professor John Ellis look at a display on Tuesday during a soft opening of the BSU Centennial Exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center. Ditton and Ellis were both heavily involved in putting the exhibit together. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
BSU President Faith Hensrud speaks at the soft opening of the BSU Centennial Exhibit on Tuesday evening at the Beltrami County History Center. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
A replica of BSU’s Alumni Arch is part of the BSU Centennial Exhibit at the Beltrami County History Center. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The DNR is asking Lake Vermilion muskie anglers to collect scales from the fish they catch.

A fisheries sample envelope and a small sharp knife are the only tools needed to help biologists studying muskies on Lake Vermilion. Minnesota DNR photo
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Community Food Shelf will be closed on Friday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. It will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 8.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Authorities here are investigating a second shooting in three days in southeast Rochester.

On Tuesday night, June 25, an adult male was shot, this time in...

The Rochester Police Department investigates a shooting that injured one adult male Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in the KFC parking lot on 12th Street Southeast in Rochester. Andrew Link / Forum News Service