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Warrant issued for alleged heroin dealer
Dayton signs disaster bill, which includes aid for Beltrami County, Red Lake
Bemidji man pleads not guilty to robbery
Crime report for Jan. 27
Daily arrests for Jan. 27-28
NFL-Patriots' Brady has a cold, expects to be fit for Super Bowl
Former NFL players who started football young at more risk of memory problems -study
Brady might be best quarterback of Super Bowl era
NFL investigators reach out to Columbia physics department
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
Darlene (Jacobs) Buchanan
John William Friesen
Selma "Sally" Pattison
Kathleen D. "Kathy" Eisenzimmer
Vera Chiodini Boyle
JOHN EGGERS: Can ESP help us learn?
BLANE KLEMEK: On the track of the black-backed woodpecker
PATRICK GUILFOILE: Bad luck and cancer
LIBRARY CORNER: Keep calm and read on!
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
VIDEO: Chinese band visits Bemidji area this week
PIONEER PREVIEWS: The right time to write for Valentine's Day
'Rewind' and move forward: Vocalmotive celebrates 20 years (video/photo gallery)
Pioneer Previews: Valentine's Day on our minds already
Art briefs - Sunday Jan. 18
Outdoors Sports Show at Sanford Center
Aylesworth 40th wedding anniversary
Jim Hightower: Finally, some common sense on medical marijuana
Bob Franken: Pete and the pope
Heidi Omerza: It’s time for the Legislature to step up for Greater Minnesota
Pioneer Viewpoints: More clear air in Minnesota
Steve and Cokie Roberts: The right to be ordinary
December 8, 2014
Art Lee: And now the lucky winner for the grand prize is...
When it comes to drawing that lucky winner for the top prize that’s to be given away, who doesn’t want to be that winner? Is it possible that there’s someone who actually does not want his or her name drawn as the big winner of the grand prize? Well, though it may seem somewhat...
December 8, 2014 - 9:41pm
Evan Hazard: How can we learn what people believe?
Fridays, the Pioneer’s Faith page often features Terry Mattingly’s “Religion” column. Raised a Southern Baptist, Mattingly is now an Eastern Orthodox Christian, but his columns are not specifically sectarian. He does, however, usually concentrate on Christian topics, rather...
December 8, 2014 - 9:40pm
Sue Bruns: Memories on a Christmas bird’s wings
My sister will be getting a bird ornament for Christmas this year — a replica of an old glass ornament with delicate details and real feathers. She won’t be surprised when she opens the box; I’ve given her bird ornaments for the past several years, not because she’s a lover...
December 8, 2014 - 9:39pm
December 7, 2014
John Eggers: The little house in the woods – A Christmas story
Her name was Cate Cosgrove and she lived in a little wooden house in the woods. No one seems to know how she got there. But there it was in the middle of the woods, kind of like a house in a fairy tale. Cate had passed away long before I was born in 1943. By the time Kathy and I...
December 7, 2014 - 12:00am
December 6, 2014
Holidays can be a time to heal
Images of a red-nosed Santa with jolly cheeks and kind eyes, reindeer flying through the crisp night sky, sleigh bells ringing in the distance and twinkling lights all are bombarding our senses this season. Smells of fresh baked cookies, pine and balsam mingle in our noses and everywhere...
December 6, 2014 - 11:28pm
December 1, 2014
Library Corner: Don't forget to see Santa at the Library
We're taking our tree out of storage to welcome in December at the library. It's hard to believe it's that time of year again. As northern Minnesotans we know we can handle the winters here, but that does not mean we are ready for them. Luckily, the library can help with the winter...
December 1, 2014 - 3:16pm
November 30, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Hey, that’s my moth!
From a human perspective, bats have the odd ability to see using sound. Much like a depth finder in a boat, bats identify the contours of the world around them by detecting sound bouncing off objects. This helps them navigate around trees and other obstacles in the dark. Sound also...
November 30, 2014 - 12:49am
John Eggers: What is it worth?
As you gathered for your Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma’s place, you may have noticed some old things in her china cabinet or cupboard. You may have eaten your dinner on a square oak table with fancy turned legs. You asked your grandmother, “Granny, is that old cookie jar worth...
November 30, 2014 - 12:48am
November 23, 2014
John Eggers: How do you say 'Thank You'?
Probably the most used phrase in the English language is "thank you." We use it every day. In other cultures, the same is true. "Gracias" in Spanish, "merci" in French, "megwitch" in Ojibwe and "danke" in German — all of us have heard these "thank yous" because they are often...
November 23, 2014 - 12:17am
November 16, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Muddled? Blame an algae virus
We all feel a little slow sometimes. On a Monday morning, or by the end of the week, our neurons may be a little lazy. Yet a recent finding suggests that a sluggish brain could be the result of something more insidious than a long week or long weekend. Researchers from Johns...
November 16, 2014 - 12:52am
John Eggers: Are your Christmas catalogs piling up?
Have you received any Christmas catalogs lately? Are your muscles getting sore from carrying them into your home? Are they blocking your doorway? There was a time, long, long ago, boys and girls, when Christmas catalogs were like winning a sweepstakes with one exception: everyone...
November 16, 2014 - 12:51am
November 10, 2014
Evan Hazard: Then we bought a new ’03 Prius
From a Sept. 23 ‘03 e-mail to our kids: “Here’s what happened. Elaine packed a lunch just before noon, and left in the Corolla to deliver two homemade ‘pumpkin’ (winter squash, really) pies to the United Church (BUMC) for its annual Harvest Dinner, then go to the Rehab...
November 10, 2014 - 10:14pm
Doug Lewandowski: Caving in
I’m caving in … giving up … accepting the inevitable - resigned. - - - I AM a senior citizen. Sixty-eight looms on the horizon. I have been retired for three years now. It is not a bad gig. I get to do what I want to do, when I want to do it. No one tells me how I should dress,...
November 10, 2014 - 10:13pm
Missy Thomas: November is National Caregiver Awareness Month
Caregiving often takes many forms. If you provide things like transportation, housekeeping, personal care, financial support or other similar tasks to family, friends, neighbors, and/or loved ones, you are a Caregiver. According to the National Family Caregivers Association, family...
November 10, 2014 - 10:12pm
Sue Bruns: Small town cafes and the potato dumpling gang
In the past several weeks, I’ve made four trips to Fosston and East Grand Forks to supervise student teachers. One of the best perks about the trip is that it allows me time to try out small town cafés between stops. On my first trip, I selected the B-B Cafe in McIntosh, open...
November 10, 2014 - 10:11pm