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Suspect in Viking murder enters no plea; held on $500,000 bond
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St. Cloud State University professor charged with smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horns
BASEBALL: Bemidji State drops home opening doubleheader to Northern State
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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?
February 15, 2015
John Eggers: Who is the best former president?
One of the things we do right in the United States is that we set aside one day a year to honor our presidents. We call it Presidents' Day. Originally, the day was set aside to honor George Washington and in 1870 it became a national holiday. It the late 1960s, Congress passed...
February 15, 2015 - 12:44am
February 9, 2015
Sue Bruns: Did you hear the big boom?
“Did you hear the big boom?” “Boy, I’ll say! It rattled my windows!” “How about you? Did you hear the boom?” “Oh, yeah. It knocked a picture off the wall in my house. I didn’t know what had happened.” “Maybe it was a sonic boom.” For several days after...
February 9, 2015 - 10:12pm
Art Lee: Simple questions from a simple kid and still not answered 75 years later
At age 10, I had a question that likely seemed strange for any little kid to ask, but nevertheless even then I wanted the answer. I did not get it. The question was simple enough; the answer was not. Still isn’t. Now, almost 75 years later, there is still the same question while...
February 9, 2015 - 10:11pm
Doug Lewandowski: How did I survive this long?
I go to coffee a couple times a week at Raphael’s after an early morning walk with some friends. One question frequently asked as we tackle the sourdough toast is, “So how did you manage to hurt yourself over the weekend?” This query is not without basis, as many times reports...
February 9, 2015 - 10:08pm
Evan Hazard: A British double agent who could hold his liquor
Elaine and I last visited the “Big Apple,” or New York City, in late ’02, arriving from overseas soon after Christmas. We stayed a couple of nights, but I never wrote about the visit. So why do I still subscribe to “The New Yorker” when I’ve not been to NYC in 12 years...
February 9, 2015 - 10:07pm
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: Tax time at the Bemidji Senior Center
It’s that time again. For most of us “doing our taxes” is one of our least favorite things to do. But, since we have no choice in the matter, we may as well just do it and not whine about it. Speaking of help, the Tax Preparation Assistance Program is one of the most valuable...
February 9, 2015 - 10:04pm
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