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Firefighters bring safety to schools: New program focuses on prevention
Happy St. Urho’s Day! Bemidji has ties to Finnish legend
Blue Ox is back for more: New races, overall mission for Bemidji’s marathon event
The Axes!: Dance team for Axemen, all BSU students, are having fun with energetic job
Capitol Chatter: Dayton ponders politics in body cast
MEN'S HOCKEY: Ferris State ties it with 45 seconds left, scores in 2 OT to end BSU's season
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen put on an offensive clinic in 92-49 rout of Wyoming
CURLING: Pottinger rink faces China in opening round of World Championships
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen anxious to return to action after bye week
BSU ROUNDUP: Beavers softball splits, baseball swept
Peter (Pete) P. Mistic, Jr
Maxine (Richards) Brogger
‘Fargo’ brings crime to Bemidji, eh?
Pioneer Previews: ‘Lightwire’ a delight for the eye
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
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: Medical marijuana might be the answer for some
Paul Marquart: Property taxes going down for many Minnesotans
Michael Reagan: Rand Paul gets it
Joe Gandelman: Conservatives are targeting free school lunches
Letter: Could we have recycling pickups in rural areas?
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
Jason Ogaard: The NSA and Target breach highlight intricacies of the web
In the world of technology, news move fast. In recent columns, I’ve written about Edward Snowden’s leaked documents about ongoing NSA spying on pretty much the whole world and more recently a security breach at Target retail stores. These stories are not static, they continue...
February 4, 2014 - 1:11am
Blane Klemek: Water in the wintertime is for the birds
Considering the winter we’re having, I thought this story would be worth retelling. Given the fact that our wintertime temperatures have been fairly cold since December (at least colder than what we have been accustomed to over the past several winters), I thought it timely that...
February 4, 2014 - 1:10am
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