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Therapy Dog Training graduates
First City Lions donate to DAC
Bemidji Girl Scouts reunion
Blackduck FFA annual banquet
Albrecht supports Indigenous Elder Abuse Awareness
SOFTBALL: Jacks drop three at Rockford
GOLF: Gregg leads Bemidji to seventh place
BASEBALL: Grimm, Loxtercamp lead BHS to split
SOFTBALL: BSU swept by MSU Moorhead
TRACK AND FIELD: Athletes compete in Hamline Elite Meet
Steven G. Miller
Barbara Jean (Smodell-Krueth) Bucher
John "Pete" Barthelemy
Patrick Guilfoile: Measles — more deadly than Ebola
John Eggers: What is right with the world?
Library Corner: Library to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4
MASTER GARDENERS: Rethink your landscape
VETERANS' COLUMN: Net worth removed for medical eligibility
Pioneer Previews: Brass on tap Monday at Bangsberg
Art briefs - Sunday April 26
A life of dancing for Suzy and Hondo: Local dance instructors, enthusiasts to open for The Broadway Dolls tonight
Off The Record Blog: Here is Jared Leto’s official Joker, tattoos and all
Bluegrass Community Concert Series returns
Blane Klemek: The bluebird, few have received as much attention as they
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spawning walleyes running steady into Cutfoot Sioux station
VIDEO: Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
Blane Klemek: Aerial displays set woodcock, snipe apart
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Low water levels a concern as walleye opener approaches
Henry-Van Sickle engagement
Knutson birthday celebration
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We should focus on helping needy people
Tina Dupuy: End the war on deadbeat dads
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Editorial leaves a lot to be desired
Michael Reagan: Hillary this. Hillary that. All day long.
Donald Kaul: That whiff of hypocrisy
February 22, 2015
Cyndi Fenske: March into the Library
March is National Craft Month and you can stop in and see our new display that is all about crafts. Before we talk too much about March, I'd like to mention an important event going on at the end of February that didn't make last month's column — oops. We're happy to present...
February 22, 2015 - 12:58am
John Eggers: How cold is it?
There are two ways to get through a Minnesota winter. The first is to move away for five or so months. The second is just ignore it or laugh it off. So here are some "It's so cold" jokes I begged, borrowed, stole and created just for you. If you tell one a day for 40 days, it will...
February 22, 2015 - 12:37am
Patrick Guilfoile: Shining light on obesity
There is a serious and growing epidemic of obesity around the world. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that over one third of Americans (more than 80 million) are obese. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity contributes to type 2 diabetes, heart disease...
February 22, 2015 - 12:14am
February 21, 2015
A NATIVE VOICE: Education: What is it?
Editor's note: Today is the debut of a monthly column in the Pioneer focusing on Native American issues and topics. Recently, a dialogue started in Bemidji titled "Truth and Reconciliation," which brings the community together to discuss ways to help all communities in Bemidji better...
February 21, 2015 - 7:50pm
February 15, 2015
John Eggers: Who is the best former president?
One of the things we do right in the United States is that we set aside one day a year to honor our presidents. We call it Presidents' Day. Originally, the day was set aside to honor George Washington and in 1870 it became a national holiday. It the late 1960s, Congress passed...
February 15, 2015 - 12:44am
February 9, 2015
Sue Bruns: Did you hear the big boom?
“Did you hear the big boom?” “Boy, I’ll say! It rattled my windows!” “How about you? Did you hear the boom?” “Oh, yeah. It knocked a picture off the wall in my house. I didn’t know what had happened.” “Maybe it was a sonic boom.” For several days after...
February 9, 2015 - 10:12pm
Art Lee: Simple questions from a simple kid and still not answered 75 years later
At age 10, I had a question that likely seemed strange for any little kid to ask, but nevertheless even then I wanted the answer. I did not get it. The question was simple enough; the answer was not. Still isn’t. Now, almost 75 years later, there is still the same question while...
February 9, 2015 - 10:11pm
Doug Lewandowski: How did I survive this long?
I go to coffee a couple times a week at Raphael’s after an early morning walk with some friends. One question frequently asked as we tackle the sourdough toast is, “So how did you manage to hurt yourself over the weekend?” This query is not without basis, as many times reports...
February 9, 2015 - 10:08pm
Evan Hazard: A British double agent who could hold his liquor
Elaine and I last visited the “Big Apple,” or New York City, in late ’02, arriving from overseas soon after Christmas. We stayed a couple of nights, but I never wrote about the visit. So why do I still subscribe to “The New Yorker” when I’ve not been to NYC in 12 years...
February 9, 2015 - 10:07pm
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: Tax time at the Bemidji Senior Center
It’s that time again. For most of us “doing our taxes” is one of our least favorite things to do. But, since we have no choice in the matter, we may as well just do it and not whine about it. Speaking of help, the Tax Preparation Assistance Program is one of the most valuable...
February 9, 2015 - 10:04pm
February 8, 2015
John Eggers: What makes the world go 'round?
With Valentine's Day approaching, I hate to put a damper on your thoughts but I don't think that love alone makes the world go 'round? If you are reading this column, in all likelihood, you make the world go 'round because people who read newspapers, people who want to be informed...
February 8, 2015 - 12:53am
Patrick Guilfoile: A new take on empathy
There is increasing evidence that empathy has a biological basis. For example, scientists recently discovered neurons in the brain that are involved in mirroring or imitating other people. Subsequently, there have been a number of studies focused on comparing brain activity in a participant...
February 8, 2015 - 12:06am
February 7, 2015
ENVIRONMENT: Sustainability is sustainable in Bemidji
What does the word "sustainability" mean for our community? What actions can we take to make our community more resilient to environmental and economic challenges we might face? These are questions the Bemidji Sustainability Committee convenes each month to address.
February 7, 2015 - 10:24pm
February 1, 2015
John Eggers: Here’s 27 worthless Super Bowl facts
Yes, the Super Bowl is over-hyped. We spend way too much time and money on it but it has become as American as apple pie. I hate to bother you with more news about the Super Bowl but, hey, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. What else could I possibly write about? So here are 27 absolutely...
February 1, 2015 - 12:54am
Scotty Allison: Action in St. Paul impacts vets
Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, along with four other representatives from the Minnesota House and Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, from the Minnesota Senate have introduced bonding bills to establish a veterans home in Bemidji that will serve northern Minnesota. Both bills...
February 1, 2015 - 12:52am