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VIDEO: Alexandria newspaper accepts Pioneer's Lutefisk Challenge
Police kill rest-stop homicide suspect after chase on Twin Cities freeways
Brainerd man arrested for DWI after driving into Mille Lacs Lake
Frost honored for service
BOYS HOCKEY: Lumberjacks rally to top Green Wave 2-1, win sixth straight
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji falls to Brainerd 74-41
GIRLS BASKETBALL: BHS falls to Pequot Lakes
COLUMN: Despite wild first half, Beavers still in good place at the season’s midway point
Twins caravan to stop in Bemidji on Jan. 14
Timothy Wayne Goodman
Evert Bernhard Wickstrom
Joel Douglas Bucklen
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
A holiday on the beach: Beach Boys to perform hits, Christmas music at the Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 7
An everlasting tour comes to Bemidji: Martina McBride to highlight latest album of classic songs
Pioneer Previews: Winter joy, winter cold and winter fun
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Niskanen birthday celebration
Pioneer Editorial: A tale of two buildings
Ron Paul: All I want for Christmas is a (real) government shutdown
Tina Dupuy: We’re a nation of laws
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A simple 'thank you' to officers will go a long way
LETTER: Movement to prevent gun violence in schools is growing
October 11, 2014
Pay it forward
I recently spoke with staff at an area business, providing them with an overview of the United Way of Bemidji Area, explaining how we invest money into the Bemidji area and describing our various programs and events. A staff person there encouraged people to think of it as a way to...
October 11, 2014 - 10:18pm
October 7, 2014
Tooling up for fall
If the forecast is correct, there will be a chill in the air very soon. Gardening can be invigorating this time of year. When the leaves are falling and the deer are gorging on crabapples that have fallen, it is time to collect the tools, hoses and equipment and put them away for...
October 7, 2014 - 11:09pm
October 4, 2014
It starts with meeting basic needs...
United Way focuses on the building blocks for a good life — education, income and health. Yet, there is a foundation under these building blocks that can be referred to as basic needs. It is extremely difficult to focus and be successful in the areas of education, income and...
October 4, 2014 - 11:14pm
Ripples in the water
September has produced an amazing display of fall colors. Recently, while enjoying the fresh air and vibrant leaves along the shore of Lake Bemidji, I found a smooth rock, perfect for skipping. As I eagerly took my stance to flick the rock across the lake, it flew from my wrist...
October 4, 2014 - 11:14pm
October 1, 2014
Winter storage for your garden veggies
How can one not look forward to the dead of winter and being able to pull out of storage cabbage, carrots, potatoes plus canned goods for a sumptuous winter's meal? Are you confident that all your bounty is stored properly? What are the best conditions to store home grown vegetables? Handling...
October 1, 2014 - 12:14am
September 28, 2014
Marching to their own 'drum'
I've been spending a fair amount of time hunting ruffed grouse this early fall. During the first couple of weeks of Minnesota's small game hunting season, I was in the woods 10 of the first 12 days. Most of the time, I had only the last hour of light, or the first hour of light;...
September 28, 2014 - 12:53am
John Eggers: Simon plays football -- and then eats it
Holy cat's meow! You and I and the rest of America spent nearly $56 billion on our pets in 2013. This is $10 billion more than Germany's defense budget. Part of that $56 billion goes for pet toys. Can you believe we actually buy our pets toys? How long will it be before we have...
September 28, 2014 - 12:40am
September 27, 2014
United Way is more than a financial campaign
While United Way of Bemidji Area is most visible this time of year with the Annual Community Campaign, there's quite a bit going on throughout the year. Our mission is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. In addition to hosting a financial...
September 27, 2014 - 11:32pm
September 23, 2014
‘Blazing’ a trail with this flower
Onen Markeson Beltrami County Master Gardeners For those who have an interest in either finding flowers that are very good for attracting butterflies in general (and Monarchs especially), or are interested in growing more flowers that are native to our general area, the Northern...
September 23, 2014 - 11:41pm
September 21, 2014
When life deals you some tough cards...
Elvis was in Bemidji this past week, along with some other familiar sites from Las Vegas, at the annual United Way Chili Cook-Off. This year's fun theme of 'Viva Las Vegas' was well exhibited by many booths as they showed their dedication to being part of the caring power of this...
September 21, 2014 - 1:47am
BLANE KLEMEK: These birds know when it's time to move on
Minnesota is home to many different species of birds. Some, such as the ruby-throated hummingbird, eastern bluebird and rose-breasted grosbeak, are only part-time residents. These birds arrive in our woodlands, fields, and backyards without fail every spring, but, come autumn, migrate...
September 21, 2014 - 12:57am
EDUCATION: Are you afraid of speaking in public?
This isn't one of my best columns, but some reader may be looking for exactly what I have to say and if that's true, for that one person, this could be the best column I have ever written. I never have vomited before I had to speak in public, but I came very close very often, especially...
September 21, 2014 - 12:42am
VETERANS: CBO looking at possible VA benefit changes
Recently, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) completed a "think tank" report on veterans' disability compensation. The ranking member on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs asked for this study, which looks in detail at trends and policy options in regard to future veterans'...
September 21, 2014 - 12:38am
September 16, 2014
Shop, collect for winter gift-giving
Cool breezes coming through the windows create strange dreams. The other night, the dream was that it was 56 below and I was rushing out to move hostas. Thoughts of the approaching snow and cold did lead to serious thoughts of the upcoming holidays and gift-giving for the gardeners...
September 16, 2014 - 11:54pm
September 14, 2014
John Eggers: Who do you encourage in this world?
We don’t give enough credit to just simple encouragement. We don’t give enough credit to saying, “I knew you could do it,” or “I love to hear you sing,” or “Your smile sure is contagious.” Think back a little, when did encouragement mean the most to you? When was...
September 14, 2014 - 12:56am