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Red Lake fans cheer at state
Dayton: Marijuana available for medical uses, but illegal
Vocalmotive completes season with second place at Totino-Grace
Panel OKs higher pay for home care, nursing home workers
House OKs plugging school lunch funding hole
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers open WCHA playoffs at top-seeded Ferris State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Lutes named all-Central region
Boys basketball: Red Lake falls to Maranatha in state Class A quarterfinals
PREP BASKETBALL: Pressure defense has powered Red Lake’s late-season win streak; return to state
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clearbrook-Gonvick upsets Red Lake 70-66
Kaitlyn Marie Brown
Pete P. Mistic Jr.
Anthony Lee Fairbanks
Jane Ann Johnson
‘Fargo’ brings crime to Bemidji, eh?
Arts Briefs for March 9, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Bohemia on tap at First Lutheran
It’s music for Mike: Longtime Bemidji resident, teacher, performer, now brings his talents to promoting, producing shows
Arts of the Anishinaabe: Exhibit opens at Watermark Art Center
Perfect day for fishing
DNR, MDHA host deer listening session at Bemidji High School
Paul Nelson: Spring meltdown has begun on Bemidji area lakes
Decision on sulfate wild rice limit, and where it will be enforced, could be year away
Blane Klemek: Watch out for those Northern flying squirrels
Letter: Could we have recycling pickups in rural areas?
Nat Hentoff: An Obama tax that can silently take your life away
Jim Hightower: The corporate land of Oz
Byron York: Christie avoids hard truths in speech to conservatives
Jason Stanford: GOP goes nuclear
Wally Peck/Master Gardener: Wood ashes for the garden
Missy Thomas: Caregiving: When to call for help
Arland O. Fiske: The historic Tingvoll church in western Norway
Art Lee: Snowbirds talk snow to southern disbelievers
Sue Bruns: Word play: Ever get your merds wixed up? I mean, words mixed up?
February 4, 2014
John Eggers: What’s better than Super Bowl Sunday?
How can there be anything better than Super Bowl Sunday? It’s become as American as apple pie. It’s bigger than the Fourth of July. Everyone including President Obama will be watching. Even if we can’t attend, it’s great entertainment. The commercials, the halftime program,...
February 4, 2014 - 1:09am
February 1, 2014
Kelly Brevig: Prostitution is not a victimless crime
BEMIDJI — We probably will never see Hollywood’s version of the prostituted woman in Bemidji, yet it exists here. We don’t see our downtown streets lined with girls on every corner, or pimps in long gaudy fur coats. Movies and TV shows make jokes about paying for sex, like...
February 1, 2014 - 10:26pm
January 26, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: When tobacco breath can save a life
Some insects that feed on toxic plants accumulate the toxins and use that as a defense against predators. A well-known example is Monarch butterfly caterpillars, which feed on toxic milkweed plants, and consequently accumulate toxins that cause knowledgeable predators to avoid Monarchs. Nicotine...
January 26, 2014 - 12:38am
Arland O. Fiske: Alfred Nobel and the prizes
If you take a tour of Stockholm, Sweden, your guide will certainly point out the grand Hotel and comment, “That’s where the Nobel prizes are announced.” The awards in physics, chemistry, medicine and literature have been given there since 1901. The award for economics, given...
January 26, 2014 - 12:37am
John Eggers: Was Giacomo Beltrami a nut?
It disturbs me to even suggest that Giacomo Beltrami did not have all of his marbles intact when he left his home in Bergamo, Italy and set out on an adventure that would eventually result in the naming of our county after him. (This would occur in 1866 by Governor Sibley.) Unfortunately,...
January 26, 2014 - 12:35am
January 25, 2014
Evan Hazard/Northland Stargazing: February stars and planets: Stay warm
BEMIDJI — In the last week of January, Mercury has a good evening apparition in the WSW. On Jan. 31, it is at greatest elongation from Sol and can be easily spotted for a few days; a thin crescent Luna will be to Mercury’s right on Jan. 31, and move up past Mercury the next few...
January 25, 2014 - 12:40am
January 17, 2014
Arland O. Fiske: A visit to the Bergen aquarium
We humans come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, and think ourselves as pretty special in God’s eyes. But we are alike to the point of being boring in comparison to the almost endless variety of life forms that live in water. I learned a lot about this from a visit to the...
January 17, 2014 - 6:49pm
John Eggers: What can we learn from Dr. King?
Three significant people were lost in 1968 and their last names all begin with the letter “K.” Can you guess who they are? One you would probably never guess. It was Helen Keller. We also lost Robert Kennedy and the third is someone most everyone would know — Dr. Martin Luther...
January 17, 2014 - 6:46pm
January 13, 2014
Evan Hazard: Eating our way to and in Minneapolis
Friday Nov. 22, the plan was that I follow Kandy’s emailed directions to Brian’s and her parsonage in Deerwood, pick up Kandy, and drive her to Stuart and Carol’s Twin Cities house before dark. I headed out later than expected (as usual), turned off 371 in Brainerd one stoplight...
January 13, 2014 - 11:31pm
Art Lee: A cautionary story out of the past?
Even now, many years later, there’s someone you remember, and with that person still comes a degree of wonder along with the hope of what-might-have-been. The topic reminds one of a “should-da—would-da-could-da” situation — at which time nothing would be done. It’s tale...
January 13, 2014 - 11:30pm
Marilyn Heltzer: What’s on your list?
Making lists is a necessary activity for the retired person. And it’s not because we get more and more forgetful as we age. I’m pretty sure of that. It’s all about routine. When you work, you get up in the morning and after a quick breakfast, you go to work and if you’re...
January 13, 2014 - 11:29pm
Sue Bruns: May you find your home this year
While cleaning my office in late December, I came across some poems from my college days. One, titled “Home,” written during Christmas break of my freshman year, was about the absence of “home.” It talked about “going home” for Christmas, but, upon arriving at the...
January 13, 2014 - 11:28pm
Diane Engel: Losing a loved one during the holidays
The subject of losing someone you love or are close to is a tough one to talk about but a natural part of life. As we age we lose more people around us. The steps of the grieving process are denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance. There is no...
January 13, 2014 - 11:27pm
Jane Furuseth: Behind the scenes with RSVP volunteers
RSVP volunteer Dianne Gerhardson loves to help people and she loves to sew. In December, 2009 when Sanford Volunteer Services Coordinator, Kari Knudson, put out the word that she was looking for a volunteer to sew some fleece blankets, Gerhardson was quick to respond. Gerhardson has...
January 13, 2014 - 11:24pm
January 10, 2014
Jason Ogaard: De-cluttering through technology
Years ago, a person would buy a computer much like they would buy an appliance. An appliance is purchased and kept for as long as possible. The first computer my family owned we purchased used and kept it for more than seven years. Today, a computer is just one piece of our technological...
January 10, 2014 - 10:10pm