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Scofield promoted to Survey Crew Chief
MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE: State Senate forms task force aimed at rural communities
Lee joins WSN funding department
Sandwick joins EAPC
Research ongoing in Northern Long Eared Bat debate: Inclusion on endangered species list will impact logging industry
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji girls open season with win over Little Falls
BOYS SOCCER: Offense paves the way as Bemidji stops Flyers 4-3
TENNIS: Bemidji girls remain undefeated
SWIMMING: Bemidji girls 5th in Willmar Invitational
BSU breaking through?: After seasons of struggling, Beaver volleyball hope to show their growth this year
Charlie Wilman Kuhn
Eldon Loren Dietel, Jr.
Edward Allen Thompson
Selecting hardy lilies for your garden
John Eggers: What teachers can learn from Robin Williams
Living life in the dirt
Evan Hazard: ‘. . . on a rainy Sunday afternoon’
Art Lee: Debs once a nationally known famous/infamous(?) politician
Make some friends at Sesame Street Live
Country music duo Love and Theft to perform in Bemidji
Pioneer Previews: Small-town and Scandinavia on the stage
Local singer films music video in Bemidji
Pioneer Previews: Wooden Nichols to perform the hits
Hunting: Minnesota waterfowl seasons open Sept. 27
Paul Nelson: Fish in Bemidji area lakes adjust to fall conditions
Blane Klemek: Nighthawks perfectly built for their lifestyle
Paul Nelson: A variety of sinkers can be used to help catch walleyes
Governor to host Bemidji events on opening deer season weekend
David M. Shribman: Where is the GOP heir apparent?
Letter: Local DAV chapter completes another successful year
Tom Purcell: When government teleworkers don’t work from home
Dick Polman: ‘Reefer Madness’ reprised
Letter: Vikings urged to do the right thing
July 6, 2014
The sandpipers are special
During my summers conducting wildlife research across the Missouri Coteau of North Dakota, not many creatures moved me more than the upland sandpiper; that "shorebird of the prairie," that delicate avian friend of mine with the somewhat melancholy whistle, a song so gently delivered,...
July 6, 2014 - 12:07am
July 5, 2014
A message to college freshmen
The first taste of freedom is so sweet. Mine came on high school graduation day more than 20 years ago, but I can still remember how it felt. A whole new world was opening up to me. I was 18, an adult, and old enough to make my own decisions. I made some good moves, some questionable...
July 5, 2014 - 11:05pm
July 3, 2014
Book Festival over, but not the fun at the Library
I hope you haven't been worrying that after the blitz of events at the library's successful Book Festival in June -- that we had run out of steam. Please know we are anything but done for the summer. About the only downtime I see on our schedule is when we were closed for the Fourth....
July 3, 2014 - 10:36pm
John Eggers: 21 reasons you should see the Debs Parade
The best show in town on the Fourth of July is the Debs parade. Here is why you need to take the time to see it. Reason No. 1: Everyone says, “You need to see the Debs parade.” Now when they say it, you can say, “I know. I’ve seen it and you are right. Everyone should see...
July 3, 2014 - 9:19am
July 2, 2014
All gassed up and ready to go
Gardeners use lots of power equipment to help them with their work. A quick look around the garage or tool shed reveals tillers, leaf blowers, mowers, string trimmers, chain saws, pressure washers and more. In the past, you just went down to the gas station and filled a can, put...
July 2, 2014 - 12:12am
June 29, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: How to drill into a fig
Spoiler alert — fig lovers should be aware that reading this article may alter their inclination to eat figs. Proceed with caution. Figs have a several interesting relationships with wasps. One type of wasp pollinates the fig; in the process, female wasps lose their wings and...
June 29, 2014 - 12:22am
June 27, 2014
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: I'm one (Uranus) year old
Three years ago this month, I wrote "Unlike closer Uranus, Neptune can be seen only with optical aid, so it is unlikely that any sleepless prehistoric nomad, like my fictional Raki,* identified Neptune as a "wanderer" 10 millennia ago. Uranus revolves around Sol in 84.3 Earth years;...
June 27, 2014 - 8:21am
June 24, 2014
Pressure canning for the home gardeners
There certainly has been an upsurge of home gardening. More and more people want to know where their food comes from. And they want to preserve it by drying, canning, freezing and storing. This article is about safe pressure canning. Home canning has greatly advanced since it was...
June 24, 2014 - 11:30pm
June 22, 2014
John Eggers: Simon and Simone celebrate their birthday
Simon is 2. Simone is 1. We celebrated their birthdays last Sunday on Father’s Day. As they say, a good time was had by all. We gave them cake and ice cream and a few toys. We wrapped the gifts in paper and they had no trouble trying to unwrap them. Not only do people like to...
June 22, 2014 - 12:00am
June 17, 2014
Do your evergreens have winter burn?
Winter burn can be a serious problem for evergreens. After the cold and windy winter we had, signs of winter burn abound on evergreen shrubs and trees. There are some broadleaved evergreens such as azaleas and rhododendrons in our zone 3 area, but most of our evergreens have needles. The...
June 17, 2014 - 11:32pm
June 15, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: How men mess things up
In science, one of the keys to successful experiments is to be able to control a single variable. For example, a common method of studying pain is to inject an irritating compound into the lower leg of a mouse. (While this type of experiment may seem unpleasant, it is one of the...
June 15, 2014 - 12:57am
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