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Three Bemidji men sentenced for BB gun drive-bys
Cass Lake man enters guilty plea in Wilton home invasion
Crime report for May 26; fire calls for May 22-27
Daily arrests for May 26-27
Emotional victory: Bemidji rallies to beat Moorhead in section tournament
AREA BASEBALL: Blackduck, Bagley advance in Section 8A
GOLF: Boys and girls both fourth after first day of sections
Minnesota Twins to honor Zach Schaubhut before tonight's game against Boston
RACING: Bemidji Speedway season begins with fanfare, excitement
Frederick K. Bruun
Robert "Bob" Dodge
James A. Erickson
Kathryn "Kay" Magnuson
John Eggers: What can we learn from obituaries?
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Petunias can be plentiful at any time of the year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: After wet and cold week, fishing conditions should improve
John Eggers: A final exam for the graduates
Blane Klemek: The orchestra of springtime in the bird world
Playhouse powerhouse: 2015 marks final season for Paul Bunyan Playhouse artistic director Zach Curtis
Pioneer Previews: A gala of support for BSU
Art briefs - Sunday March 24
Monroe Crossing to perform in Little Falls
Pioneer Previews: Music and 'Murder on the Nile' fill up the week
Blane Klemek: Bats truly are incredible flying creatures
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
MASTER GARDENERS: Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
'Are you looking at me?'
Voges birthday celebration
Moen birthday celebration
Davis 80th birthday celebration
Johnson -Kelm engagement
Susan Stamper Brown: The Left’s dumb and dumber wars
Dick Polman: How to cull the Republican herd
Rich Lowry: The rail fantasy
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The tough questions
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jail decisions based on sound finances
April 13, 2015
Evan Hazard: Everything was quite correct (almost)
Bemidji Opera Theater did Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” in February. (And yes, the title above is derived from Pish-Tush’s first solo in Act I.) Actually, my exposure to live G&S began on Broadway on ‘46 or so: “The Mikado,” by Britain’s D’Oyly Carte...
April 13, 2015 - 11:44pm
Doug Lewandowski: Naps have no boundaries
Naps are a luxury, the forbidden fruit of the working woman or man. They aren’t as expensive as a Mercedes, as dangerous as freebase jumping, or habit forming as Chocolates Plus. They are not a necessity. You can grind through a day without one, driven by demand; usually other’s...
April 13, 2015 - 11:42pm
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: Happenings at the Bemidji Senior Center in April
Spring Promenade Spring Promenade is the theme of our 16th annual fashion show, a gala event you won’t want to miss. On Saturday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. the fun begins. Guests will choose one of our famous delicious desserts, have some coffee and then sit back and enjoy the show....
April 13, 2015 - 11:41pm
April 12, 2015
John Eggers: What is baseball to me?
I made a half-hearted attempt at playing baseball when I was in seventh grade. Batting practice was held in the gym because it was still winter in Minnesota. A varsity pitcher was throwing and on the very first pitch, a baseball headed right towards my jaw. I was like a deer in the...
April 12, 2015 - 12:30am
April 11, 2015
Free heat: Leech Lake's solar-powered furnaces
Though a sunny afternoon in March, the thermometer shows it's a bone-chilling 5 below. "Come look at this," says Michael Northbird, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's general assistance program manager. He points to the seven 4-foot-by-10-foot solar thermal collectors on the south...
April 11, 2015 - 10:40pm
April 7, 2015
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Characteristics of perennials
So, you have a new spot in your landscape or you are itching to get your yard in some order. But what to do? Perennials are considered generally to be a permanent resident rather than annuals that need to be planted every year. There is much to be said about either. But this article...
April 7, 2015 - 10:57pm
April 5, 2015
April is a month of hope, renewal
As spring pushes on in our community, we are teased with a few days of warm sunshine mixed with days filled with giant snowflakes. Some years there are even late blizzards that return us temporarily to the appearance of mid-winter. Welcome to springtime in Minnesota. For those...
April 5, 2015 - 1:17am
John Eggers: The Ideal School: What do you think?
In making changes in our schools, we too often overlook asking our students, "What do you think?" Asking students what they believe to be an ideal school was on the agenda in an on-campus summer Native American College Preparatory Program held at BSU in 1993. I recently discovered...
April 5, 2015 - 12:18am
Patrick Guilfoile: How a virus helps make a zombie
“So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bite ‘em; And so proceed ad infinitum.” Jonathan Swift Parasites often make their hosts do crazy things — infected mice become attracted to cat smell; an ant parasite...
April 5, 2015 - 12:13am
March 31, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Keep an eye out for invasives
In this time before active gardening season, I want to pass along some information that should be of interest to gardeners who live in the woods or share a concern about invasive species. There is a University of Minnesota website called My Minnesota Woods -- www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/...
March 31, 2015 - 6:50pm
March 29, 2015
John Eggers: I was a seventh-grade bully
Every year, my small hometown high school would get an influx of farm kids who completed their six or eight years in a rural school and then would go to the "big" high school in the city. This was typical of most communities in Minnesota, including Bemidji. For these rural kids...
March 29, 2015 - 12:52am
Blane Klemek: Remembering experiences with honest-to-goodness maple syrup
When one considers the tug-o-war that occurs every year between winter and spring in the fight for who will outlast whom, then it’s easy to understand why the month of March was so named. March, you see, was named after Mars, the Roman god of war. Yet, ’tis the month of March...
March 29, 2015 - 12:00am
March 25, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
The old expression, "forewarned is forearmed," seems to be the Environmental Protection Agency's approach of the possible/probable danger of neonicotinoid chemicals to pollinators. Their bee-in-a-box label warning label will be on products this year. Minnesota's approach is a different...
March 25, 2015 - 8:37am
March 22, 2015
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
It won't be long and the sounds of Nature will become especially "animated." From peenting woodcock to winnowing snipe and from vocalizing American bitterns to singing male red-winged blackbirds, robins, bluebirds, and much, much more — each vying for space, territory, and...
March 22, 2015 - 12:16am
John Eggers: The winter adventures of Simon and Simone
The frigid cold weather seemed to go on and on with not the slightest bit of sunshine on the horizon. Would it never end? Simone and I wished it wouldn't. For golden retrievers, winter is like eating a scoop of ice cream. You just never tire of it. If heaven is anything like a long,...
March 22, 2015 - 12:13am