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CITY GOVERNMENT: Council chooses finalists for Bemidji city manager
Man dies after falling through ice, boy hospitalized
Truck driver fatally hit after exiting his truck on freeway
Willmar man admits stabbing stepgrandmother
Fire kills Brainerd man; building a complete loss
From 1986 to 2015: Bemidji heads to state tournament for first time in 29 years
PREP SPORTS: Warriors edge Fosston 54-52 to win Sub-Section 8A East title, Warriors one step from state
GIRLS BASKETBALL: BHS section opener postponed to Wednesday
WOMEN'S TENNIS: Beavers get first win of the season
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji will take on St. Michael-Albertville in section quarterfinal
Margaret Anna Krueger
Mae Viola Larson
Neal LeRoy Hazelton
M. Kathryn Larson
Mary A. Rytter
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day on the Hill this week
John Eggers: How can you help all kids graduate?
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
Don't let negativity sink your boat
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Off The Record Blog: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Goes Out On A High Note
Art briefs - Sunday March 1
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Ensemble's concert harkens to spring
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Art briefs - Sunday Feb. 22
A hefty turnout for the Northland Fat Bike Rally (photo gallery)
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
DNR to fly elk surveys in northwest Minnesota
Ron Paul: DHS: What is it good for?
Tina Dupuy: O’Reilly: The make believe war correspondent
Pioneer Editorial: The drought is over: Go Lumberjacks!
Rich Lowry: A shameful witch hunt
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stranger’s selfless gesture made an impact
February 8, 2015
John Eggers: What makes the world go 'round?
With Valentine's Day approaching, I hate to put a damper on your thoughts but I don't think that love alone makes the world go 'round? If you are reading this column, in all likelihood, you make the world go 'round because people who read newspapers, people who want to be informed...
February 8, 2015 - 12:53am
Patrick Guilfoile: A new take on empathy
There is increasing evidence that empathy has a biological basis. For example, scientists recently discovered neurons in the brain that are involved in mirroring or imitating other people. Subsequently, there have been a number of studies focused on comparing brain activity in a participant...
February 8, 2015 - 12:06am
February 7, 2015
ENVIRONMENT: Sustainability is sustainable in Bemidji
What does the word "sustainability" mean for our community? What actions can we take to make our community more resilient to environmental and economic challenges we might face? These are questions the Bemidji Sustainability Committee convenes each month to address.
February 7, 2015 - 10:24pm
February 1, 2015
John Eggers: Here’s 27 worthless Super Bowl facts
Yes, the Super Bowl is over-hyped. We spend way too much time and money on it but it has become as American as apple pie. I hate to bother you with more news about the Super Bowl but, hey, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. What else could I possibly write about? So here are 27 absolutely...
February 1, 2015 - 12:54am
Scotty Allison: Action in St. Paul impacts vets
Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, along with four other representatives from the Minnesota House and Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, from the Minnesota Senate have introduced bonding bills to establish a veterans home in Bemidji that will serve northern Minnesota. Both bills...
February 1, 2015 - 12:52am
Blane Klemek: A season of silence, sort of
My backyard birdfeeders have not been visited by as many wild birds this winter as the past two winters. The usual species have been ever present — black-capped chickadees, white breasted nuthatches, blue jays, and all of the year-round resident woodpeckers such as pileated,...
February 1, 2015 - 12:46am
January 31, 2015
Kelly Brevig: Reconnect, recommit to find true love in your life
As a society, we have been fed a fairytale image of the ideal relationship. From "happily ever after" to prom dresses and the big white gown itself, girls and women have been fast tracked to a fantasy love life. Men are taught to be tough, masculine and to fix problems, all while...
January 31, 2015 - 11:47pm
January 25, 2015
JOHN EGGERS: Can ESP help us learn?
I have been a believer in ESP (Extra Sensory Perception) for a long time and this is why my students do well in my classes. I literally will them to do better. Before you label me a bigger nut than what you may think I already am, read on. I don't think there is a mother living...
January 25, 2015 - 12:20am
BLANE KLEMEK: On the track of the black-backed woodpecker
I remember the very first black-backed woodpecker I ever observed. It was the summer of 1995 in Itasca State Park where the late Ben Thoma, a well-known naturalist at the park, pointed to a tree near the east entrance and told me what had made a particular cavity in tall jack pine...
January 25, 2015 - 12:19am
PATRICK GUILFOILE: Bad luck and cancer
Cancer is very common. At least a third of us will have a brush with it at some point in our lives. We've learned a great deal about the causes of cancer over the past couple of decades. In general, some change in our DNA or a change in the regulation of our DNA ultimately causes...
January 25, 2015 - 12:00am
LIBRARY CORNER: Keep calm and read on!
Our display running throughout the month of February is all about Downton Abbey. Come check it out and discover Downton Abbey read-a-likes to fuel your fandom. While you're here, you can also check out Seasons 1-4 on DVD. Many people are surprised the Library has a large selection...
January 25, 2015 - 12:00am
January 22, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
Assume February will be cold. Dress warmly; you get cold faster when you are not moving briskly. Earlier this month, Venus and Mercury paired up in the evening sky. In February, it's bright Venus and dim Mars in the WSW. On Feb. 7, Venus will be well below and a bit left of Mars....
January 22, 2015 - 11:46pm
January 18, 2015
John Eggers: Stood on a frozen lake lately?
One thing we take for granted in the frozen north are frozen lakes. What percent of the people in the world do you think have never stood on an ice-covered lake? Eighty percent, 90 percent, I'm sure the percentage is high. How about you? I began to appreciate the wonder and beauty...
January 18, 2015 - 12:39am
Blane Klemek: Bearish on black bear dens
As most everyone knows, black bears are abundant throughout most of the northern half of Minnesota. In fact, no other North American bear is more abundant and widespread than black bears. Though their former range included forested habitat from Mexico to Alaska and Canada, today...
January 18, 2015 - 12:34am