Matt Cory is the Editor of the Pioneer. Cory grew up in East Grand Forks and is a graduate of the University of North Dakota. He worked as a reporter, copy editor and editor at the Grand Forks Herald from 1993 to 2013, when he joined the Pioneer as Editor.
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ST. PAUL—A GOP House plan to fund new veterans homes in the state, including one in Bemidji, would tap excess funds from U.S. Bank Stadium, a plan that brought skepticism from Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday, April 18. The House State Government Finance Committee held a press conference Wednesday morning at the Capitol to describe how its bill would build veterans homes in Bemidji, Preston and Montevideo.
BEMIDJI—The two organizations working to bring a new sports and wellness complex to Bemidji are taking a brief "pause" in the project to ensure all stakeholders, including the city, are on the same page. The $27 million facility, estimated at 175,000 square feet, will be located on Sanford Health's Bemidji campus and include three sections: a wellness center with aquatic space, a multi-use sports facility with a bubble roof and a two-sheet ice arena.
OFF SANTA CATALINA ISLAND, Calif. — I am not a fisherman. So what the heck was I doing on a 30-foot fishing boat 30 miles from the California coast, strapped into a harness, clipped to a large rod-n-reel setup with a 500-lb Mako shark on the end of the line? Having the time of my life!
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Humane Society of the United States has doubled its usual reward to $5,000 to find out who is responsible for the burning of a puppy dubbed "Phoenix," found last week in an industrial trash bin in Redby on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in far northern Minnesota. HSUS raised its standard cruelty reward in the case from $2,500 after a donation from a society board member.
BEMIDJI -- His name is Phoenix. And yes, he did rise from the ashes. Phoenix is a 5-month-old Husky mix found Friday night in a burning garbage bin in Redby, Minn., who is now being cared for at a Twin Cities animal rescue clinic. His prognosis? A long recovery. "I suspect he will need some skin grafting in the future," Dr.
BEMIDJI — Six-year-old Mercedes Mayfield froze to death on the front step of her home on a frigid Bemidji, Minn., night. Her cousin, Rachel Stacey Downer, was supposed to be baby-sitting her that night.
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 22-year-old Bemidji woman was arrested Friday in connection with the death last month of a 6-year-old girl from hypothermia outside a Bemidji apartment complex. The woman faces charges of second-degree manslaughter and felony neglect in the death of Mercedes Mayfield, 6, according to a release issued by Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin. The suspect, who is Mercedes' cousin, is expected to be charged Monday, Mastin said.