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Laporte looks for its own trailhead on Paul Bunyan State Trail
New Minnesota laws include way to fight synthetic drugs
One in custody after burglary, assault
New plan, new name coming for NTC: Reduction of staff and faculty expected as partnership with BSU expands
Cook County board votes to oust attorney after sex conviction
GOLF: Wiltse, Gilman, Sauer, McEnroe reach Senior semifinals at Birchmont
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State lands Prowler pair for 2015
BIRCHMONT: Foss outlasts Dale in Men’s Championship division as match play begins
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Tough schedule awaits BSU in 2014-15
Jared Robert Nash
Mark A. Stennes
Marie Pauline Anderson
Mary Ellen Johnson
Building those boulevard gardens
John Eggers: Old advice is good advice: Use your brain
Patrick Guilfoile: Are our friends really family?
Blane Klemek: Several species of swallows thrive in Minnesota
What's new at the Beltrami County Fair Horticulture Area
Drummers attend camp
It's a hard knock life for Annie; Classic play rounds out Paul Bunyan Playhouse season
Art briefs - Sunday July 27
'Northern Bass' should be caught at Lake Bemidji State Park
‘Fargo’ Season 2 will be set in 1979, executive producer says
Minnesota scales back deer hunt: Most areas in and around Bemidji will be in lottery zones
Paul Nelson: Weeds are maturing, spreading in Bemidji area lakes
Hunting: DNR officials set 2014 wolf target harvest at 250 animals
Paul Nelson: Anglers switch to summer patterns on Bemidji area lakes
Single zebra mussel confirmed in Green Lake
Kimmes anniversary celebrations
Bryon York: Back to the future for death penalty?
Danny Tyree: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at 75: Memories and might-haves
Jim Hightower: Perry imperils his own roadshow
Lueken's legacy helps food shelf program
Claesson-Huseby has impressive record
June 15, 2014
John Eggers: Standards for dad: How are you doing?
Someone once said, “The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad.” Whoever said that was a wise person. I wish I’d thought of it. Since God made all dads, the standards to be a dad are high. What do you think they might be? I have ten for your consideration. •...
June 15, 2014 - 12:00am
June 11, 2014
Coming soon to a woods near you
A lot of attention is being given to aquatic invasives this year. This makes it easy to forget about terrestrial invasives, both insects and plants that threaten the quality of our northwoods environment. While there are many plants and insects that are not native and pose a great...
June 11, 2014 - 12:10am
June 9, 2014
Sue Bruns: It’s not how old you are …
Newscasters in pre-campaign 2016 speculation mode have been talking lately about how old certain potential candidates will be on the day the next president of the U.S. assumes office. “Hillary will be 69,” they tell us; Biden, even older. They debate the effects of age on the...
June 9, 2014 - 11:44pm
Marilyn Heltzer: Kitchen coordination these days
The kitchen was once a woman’s domain. Now more and more guys are cooking. More wives are working. And more couples cook together. And we all arrange our kitchens according to our own plan. We know where the knives and cooking pans and spices and coffee and all the rest are. The...
June 9, 2014 - 11:43pm
Evan Hazard: ‘. . . dependable, prompt, and reliable,’ but forgetful
At the end of spring semester at BSU, departments housed in Sattgast Hall hold a scholarship recognition ceremony in the building’s largest classroom to recognize students who have been awarded scholarships for the next academic year. I usually go because the faculty like to have...
June 9, 2014 - 11:42pm
Diane Engel: The Volunteer Tax Preparation Program receives recognition
I would like to share with you a letter that came to the Senior Center from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, because I am so proud of my volunteers who do the Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. “Bemidji Senior Center, Congratulations on a successful and productive filing season! This...
June 9, 2014 - 11:40pm
June 8, 2014
John Eggers: What is summer’s best activity?
I know of a summer activity that will do all of the following for you: A. Give you a deep sense of satisfaction. B. Raise your self-esteem. C. Help you appreciate the value of hard work. D. Give you a feeling of closure. E. Yes, it can even give kids a way to pay for their college...
June 8, 2014 - 3:49pm
Jessie Perrine: Reporter earns new title: Wood Tick Hunter
I can still feel the eerie crawl of the phantom wood ticks. In my thick, medium length hair. Across my back. Wiggling up my legs. I’m not alone in my wood tick paranoia — it comes with the job, I’m told. A small core group of brave women roam the long grass every year, collecting...
June 8, 2014 - 3:45pm
June 1, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Why people yawn
Yawning is a common yet odd phenomenon. Without warning, we open our mouths wide, and take in a large gulp of air. Yet, in spite of how frequently we yawn, there hasn’t been a compelling understanding about this behavior until recently. A common explanation for yawning is that...
June 1, 2014 - 12:30am
Paul Ericsson: Festivals and fun for the summer
It is about to be summer in the North Country — we have biking, boating, fishing, the Dragonboat Race, the County Fair, the Water Carnival, Art in the Park among a long list of favorite annual events. And the Bemidji Public Library is happy to provide three large events for the...
June 1, 2014 - 12:07am
John Eggers: The Seven Fires of the Ojibwe
How much do you know about the Seven Fires of the Ojibwe? Personally, I didn’t know anything about them. When White Earth Nation Chairwoman Erma Vizenor recently spoke about the Seven Anishinaabe-Ojibwe Indigenous Prophecies, which I read in the Anishinaabe Today, I was curious...
June 1, 2014 - 12:00am
May 31, 2014
Are you a bystander or 'upstander?'
BEMIDJI -- A bystander is someone who witnesses an event, but does not take part. An "upstander" is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and takes actions to make it right. Most of us have been in situations that feel wrong, but despite the nudging inside, we say nothing....
May 31, 2014 - 11:40pm
Planets and bright stars in June
At 5:51 a.m., June 21, our longest day, Summer Solstice officially begins astronomical summer. Earliest sunrise is about a week earlier, latest sunset about a week later. For refreshers on why those don't all occur on June 21, type "earliest summer sunrise" in a search engine. Mosquitoes...
May 31, 2014 - 11:17pm
May 28, 2014
Rediscovering the "Saskatoon berry"
The Saskatoon berry is a very tasty fruit that is very hardy even to our neighbors in Canada. Some say the flavor is somewhat similar to the...
May 28, 2014 - 12:17am
May 20, 2014
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Plant for the pollinators
Another day, another news article relates the dangerous state of pollinators here and throughout the world. These creatures face weather extremes, of course, but man-made acts also kill them. They include mono-cropping that limits insect diet. Many insects travel only short distances,...
May 20, 2014 - 11:19pm