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September 5, 2012
Committee making quiet progress in Carnegie fundraising
BEMIDJI –The Save the Carnegie committee is making some quiet progress in its fundraising efforts to restore the aging building. The committee found out that their application for a grant from the George W. Neilson Foundation was approved a couple weeks ago, netting $150,000....
news / local
September 5, 2012 - 11:30pm
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
Student murals may not hang in new school
As the new Wadena-Deer Creek Middle/High School opens, the fate of some old high school memorabilia is in question. Jim Formanek, former WDC...
September 5, 2012 - 5:28pm
Headwaters Youth Orchestra members practice outdoors
Members of the Headwaters Youth Orchestra practice outdoors Tuesday afternoon at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. From left, Melanie Hanson, the school’s orchestra director, leads Ian Kruse, Clarissa Masse, Lily Michalicek, Betty Wolfkoff, Caitlin Pickett and Isaac Kruse...
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September 5, 2012 - 1:23am
August 27, 2012
Christian musicians to perform
Rob and Kathy Blanchette, recently retired school teachers with a passion for music, will be performing Sunday morning at Wadena Assembly of God, said a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal. Rob and Kathy have been together performing since high school days, and have played...
August 27, 2012 - 4:16pm
Film festival returns Sept. 14-20
The 2012 annual Whiskey Creek Film Festival will take place Sept. 14-20 in Wadena. The festival brings movies in limited release to Wadena, as well as short film submissions from Minnesota filmmakers. Jamie Robertson of the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center said short film...
August 27, 2012 - 4:16pm
'Off the deck' concert to be held in Mills
An "off the deck" concert will be held Sunday at the Cultural Center in New York Mills, during which local Otter Tail County musicians in the reggae/jazz band MOTU will perform, according to a press release sent to the Pioneer Journal. This is the Cultural Center's last free concert...
entertainment / food
August 27, 2012 - 4:07pm
Concert Association announces 2012-2013 season
A new season for the Wadena Concert Association is coming up, with five musical groups lined up between September and April. Bonnie Kingsley,...
news / entertainment
August 27, 2012 - 12:46pm
August 25, 2012
Danny Tyree: Conservatives, let’s save PBS
I guess Mitt Romney thought he was preaching to the choir when he told Fortune Magazine some juicy details of his economic plan. But the choir is not a monolith; it’s made up of distinct individuals. Romney indicated that his actions as president would include COMPLETELY ELIMINATING...
opinion / commentary
August 25, 2012 - 11:33pm
Pioneer Previews for August 26
By GRACE GOUKER email@example.com Local singer-songwriter Lance Benson will perform today at the Lake Bemidji State Park Amphitheater for the final installment of the park’s Summer Concert Series. Concert admission is free. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park....
August 25, 2012 - 11:31pm
August 24, 2012
Pioneer Previews: Benson to headline last Summer Concert Series today
Local singer-songwriter Lance Benson will perform today at the Lake Bemidji State Park Amphitheater for the final installment of the park’s Summer Concert Series. Concert admission is free. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park. For details, call 308-2300. Monday “Totally...
August 24, 2012 - 9:07pm
August 23, 2012
Young artist’s work attracts attention along Sculpture Walk
BEMIDJI – A young artist who graduated from TrekNorth High School this spring is one of the featured artists on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk for 2012. Ivan Smith, who was mentored by Bemidji sculptor Albert Belleveau last year, is one of the youngest artists to have been chosen to...
August 23, 2012 - 12:53am
August 21, 2012
Bemidji City Council: Upstream TV requests $40K, bumping cable fees for customers
BEMIDJI – The city’s public access television channel has requested the city’s help in expanding and improving its services. Mike Bredon, the executive director of Upstream TV, appeared before the Bemidji City Council Monday evening to request $20,000 in fees and $20,000 in...
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August 21, 2012 - 11:24pm
August 18, 2012
Long Term Recovery to end with art exhibit, community gathering
The Wadena-Otter Tail Long Term Recovery Committee (WOTLTRC) is wrapping up its last days in the downstairs of the Bernauer building with a photo exhibit and a future celebration planned. Volunteer Coordinator Tanya Nelson said they have enough funding to stay in the building through...
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
Odegard’s hockey sculpture moves downtown
BEMIDJI – When the statue of the hockey player from the Bemidji State University John Glas Fieldhouse reappeared on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk this spring, it was spruced up and ready for action. The 9-foot-tall hockey player was sandblasted and sprayed with automotive paints to...
August 15, 2012 - 11:19pm