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St. Cloud State University professor charged with smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horns
VIDEO: The ABCs of PE: BSU students learning best ways to teach phy-ed classes
Rolling Stones to play in Minneapolis on June 3
Minntac to slow production, 700 layoffs expected: Rapid downfall of domestic steel, iron ore industries hits Iron Range hard.
BASEBALL: Bemidji State drops home opening doubleheader to Northern State
TRACK AND FIELD: Record-setting day for Bemidji at Little Amik (w/video)
SOFTBALL: BSU swept by U-Mary on the road
SOFTBALL: BHS drops both games in opening doubleheader
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen beat Green Bay on final play, 55-54
Ronald Dale Foss
Wilfred "Willie" G. Stromseth
Shantaye Rose May
Russell Eugene Michalek
Laurie Jean Hanson
John Eggers: I was a seventh-grade bully
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Keep an eye out for invasives
Blane Klemek: Remembering experiences with honest-to-goodness maple syrup
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
Summerland Tour to stop in Bemidji: Everclear, The Toadies, Fuel and American Hi-Fi on bill
Pioneer Previews: Triple play for 'Presidents, Portraits and Paradigms' with BSO today
Art briefs - Sunday March 29
Pioneer Previews: Oxcars on tap today
Welcome to the 'Thunder' dome: Celtic Thunder to hit the stage Tuesday
READER PHOTO: Sundog in the afternoon
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Meltdown makes things tricky for ice anglers
Photo of the Day: Pussy Willows
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
Gerhardson birthday celebration
Gerhardson birthday celebration
Rich Lowry: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a hero for our time
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Women’s History Year
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji State’s bottled water decision was well-informed
Pioneer VIiewpoints: Responding to spring’s call for growth
Peter Funt: Where are the boxing critics?
March 10, 2015
Art Lee: Absence makes one forget the resilience of the people of winter
My wife Judy and I spent 36 years/winters in Bemidji before retirement allowed Snowbird Season opportunity to spend winters in southern climes, i.e. Arizona. So the next 19 years found us staying home only ‘til Christmas, soon after which we’re-outa-here, and all that time away...
March 10, 2015 - 12:57am
Mark Papke-Larson: Advanced health care directive classes to be offered
If you couldn’t make your own health care decisions who would make them? What would you want them to do? What are the chances that at some point you will become ill or injured and have to have someone else make your health care decisions for you? If you’ve had your 60th birthday...
March 10, 2015 - 12:56am
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: Spring happenings at the Bemidji Senior Center
The need for a new location As far back as I can remember, the Senior Center manager’s office has been located in a far corner of the basement, quite some distance from the goings on in the other parts of this big old building. Needless-to-say, transacting business from this isolated...
March 10, 2015 - 12:55am
March 8, 2015
Patrick Guilfoile: Eternal rest for bedbugs
If you’ve ever lived with bedbugs, you know there is something horribly disturbing about waking up in the middle of the night wondering if that itch is from a track of feeding marks caused by their needle-like mouths. Since the turn of this century, there has been a dramatic resurgence...
March 8, 2015 - 12:40am
John Eggers: How to land a job
If you think there is some secret about getting a job, there really isn't. You can talk with any employer and they will tell you pretty much the same thing. Assuming you meet the qualifications, whether or not you find a job will be determined by how you present yourself on the...
March 8, 2015 - 12:28am
March 7, 2015
Inside an eco-affordable home
It might be cold outside, but it's warm and snug in the "Eco-Affordable Home" designed and built by Rochell Carpenter and a team of her carpentry students from Leech Lake Tribal College. The home was built at the college as a curriculum project using advanced framing techniques...
March 7, 2015 - 11:09pm
March 1, 2015
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day on the Hill this week
At 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Paul, the Minnesota Commanders' Task Force, together with the United Veterans Legislative Council and the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers will be holding its annual Veterans Day on the Hill. The purpose of this event is to announce...
March 1, 2015 - 12:50am
John Eggers: How can you help all kids graduate?
It isn’t just the responsibility of high school teachers and principals to help students graduate, it’s your responsibility, too. You might ask, “Why me?” From an economic point of view, if every high school student graduated there would be fewer people in jail, fewer people...
March 1, 2015 - 12:13am
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
So far I haven’t had a lot of feathered friends visiting my feeders this winter. Consequently, I haven’t needed to work too hard at keeping the feeders filled. It’s never really work, you know, but I’ve sometimes gone several days in a row without replenishing my birdfeeders...
March 1, 2015 - 12:10am
February 28, 2015
Don't let negativity sink your boat
It has been said that "an entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you." I have to admit that in the past few weeks, my boat has sprung a leak. When calls...
February 28, 2015 - 11:35pm
February 26, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Daylight savings time starts March 8. "Spring ahead, Fall back:" set your clocks ahead one hour the night before. Nothing of note happens this Sunday, but it is St. David's Day. David is patron saint of Wales, and I'm in trouble with some readers if I don't mention that. March...
February 26, 2015 - 11:56pm
February 22, 2015
Cyndi Fenske: March into the Library
March is National Craft Month and you can stop in and see our new display that is all about crafts. Before we talk too much about March, I'd like to mention an important event going on at the end of February that didn't make last month's column — oops. We're happy to present...
February 22, 2015 - 12:58am
John Eggers: How cold is it?
There are two ways to get through a Minnesota winter. The first is to move away for five or so months. The second is just ignore it or laugh it off. So here are some "It's so cold" jokes I begged, borrowed, stole and created just for you. If you tell one a day for 40 days, it will...
February 22, 2015 - 12:37am
Patrick Guilfoile: Shining light on obesity
There is a serious and growing epidemic of obesity around the world. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that over one third of Americans (more than 80 million) are obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity contributes to type 2 diabetes, heart disease...
February 22, 2015 - 12:14am
February 21, 2015
A NATIVE VOICE: Education: What is it?
Editor's note: Today is the debut of a monthly column in the Pioneer focusing on Native American issues and topics. Recently, a dialogue started in Bemidji titled "Truth and Reconciliation," which brings the community together to discuss ways to help all communities in Bemidji better...
February 21, 2015 - 7:50pm