Carnivals: Always More Fun With Kids

This looks like happiness to me. I think that face is worth the seven bucks for the kid bungee ride at the Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival. That’s my 10-year-old granddaughter, who just missed Monday’s storm when she went home with her mom (my daughter had a windshield wiper ripped off by the wind on the…
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Thoughts From Bemidji’s Harrowing Storm

I took a drive through parts of Bemidji today, because I hadn’t had a chance to see much of the effects of Monday night’s storm, which we at the Pioneer experienced as more of giant sheets of water rushing toward the window we were peering through, rather than trees toppling. That night, we were struggling…
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Fourth Of July Weekend

Spectators (including kids waiting for candy!) line Beltrami Avenue Northwest as the Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival Grand Parade begins Sunday afternoon. The Fourth of July weekend, as always, was a busy one for Bemidji, with the Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival brightening up the waterfront and downtown for five days. I was a little bored amidst…
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