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HEADWATERS FILM FESTIVAL: Paul and Babe on the silver screen: Former Bemidji man shows documentary about the myths surrounding the folk heroes
Oil fire, spill training suggested at Duluth college
State probes elk deaths
On their way to CNAs
MEN'S HOCKEY: Former BSU defensman Prapavessis to sign with AHL Rochester
BASKETBALL: Bemidji hoops teams to move down to Class AAA
TRACK AND FIELD: Bagley/Fosston competes in the Paul Bunyan Classic
SOFTBALL: BSU sweeps Crookston in rare home game
Annual Chippewa Triathlon to be held June 13 in Cass Lake
Roger R. Aamold
Raymond A. Theisen
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
John Eggers: The winter adventures of Simon and Simone
Patrick Guilfoile: Does finger length point to agreeableness?
MOLLY MIRON COLUMN: One of the most difficult, but most honored times of my career
Welcome to the 'Thunder' dome: Celtic Thunder to hit the stage Tuesday
Pioneer Previews: Oxcars on tap today
Art briefs - Sunday March 22
Art briefs - Sunday March 15
An extravaganza of guests: BSU, Headwaters to host variety of musicians this week
READER PHOTO: Sundog in the afternoon
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Meltdown makes things tricky for ice anglers
Photo of the Day: Pussy Willows
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
Gerhardson birthday celebration
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why Congress wrote that letter to Iran
Rick Jensen: Bibi reveals Obama’s hypocrisy
Bob Franken: No voting, voting no
Byron York: As calls for more foreign workers, Senate hears of displaced Americans
Tina Dupuy: The anarcho-GOP
December 28, 2014
LIBRARY CORNER: Start off the year reading at the Library
Welcome, welcome 2015! Do you have any New Year's resolutions? If so, we can help. We have the resources to help get you started and we'd love to help you find what you're looking for. Whether it is learning a new hobby (700s), cooking more healthfully (600s), or taking control...
December 28, 2014 - 12:39am
December 25, 2014
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
Yearly reminders: 1. Sky and Telescope's free weekly website is www.skyandtelescope.com/. My info comes mostly from the magazine, but you can find more there, plus breaking news. 2. January's "Sky & Telescope" includes "Skygazer's Almanac 2015," an hourglass-shaped grid showing...
December 25, 2014 - 11:09pm
December 21, 2014
Blane Klemek: The moon of popping trees
On a recent cold night, I left the warmth of my house in exchange for a brisk walk outdoors. I've always enjoyed the feeling of fresh, crisp winter air in my lungs, the sound of squeaky snow underneath my boots and the supreme quiet of woodlands in the wintertime. Everything about...
December 21, 2014 - 12:28am
Scotty Allison: The need for local Veterans Home continues
The need for a Veterans Home here in Bemidji and in northwest Minnesota has not gone away. In fact, each year as our veteran population ages, the need grows. The Veterans Home Task Force continues to inform our elected leaders about what is needed and with, hopefully, a renewed...
December 21, 2014 - 12:25am
John Eggers: The Christmas coincidence
"Come on! Let's get the show on the road," Jason shouted to his family. It was beginning to snow harder and they had a three-hour ride to Jason's parent's home for Christmas Eve. After an hour of driving through heavy, snow-covered roads, and at the insistence of Jason's wife,...
December 21, 2014 - 12:23am
December 14, 2014
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
One afternoon many years ago, a University of North Dakota professor of mine asked me what my thoughts were on people's notions about their sense of home.
December 14, 2014 - 12:38am
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
They called her the Christmas Cookie Lady. Every year for 15 years she gave a dozen frosted sugar cookies to each household in the small town of Dovestar, N.D. At the time that Emma Anderson delivered cookies, the town had a population of about 300 citizens or about 60 households. The...
December 14, 2014 - 12:36am
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
We humans are quite adept at transferring microbes to one another. The common cold, whooping cough, even Ebola are examples of diseases caused by microbes transferred from person to person. However, there are many situations where microbes are transferred between people and the outcome...
December 14, 2014 - 12:06am
December 8, 2014
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
The America Reads Readers Theater has been busy this fall visiting Bemidji elementary schools and performing the play “Many Moons.” The play is based on the book “Many Moons,” which was written by James Thurber and published in 1943. It’s the tale of a little girl who wanted...
December 8, 2014 - 9:43pm
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
We have an old refrigerator. It’s not stainless steel, French door or bottom freezer but it has an icemaker I never hooked up because I am paranoid about hoses and connections springing leaks. Late at night I hear this robot sound when it cycles. We fill the trays the old-fashioned...
December 8, 2014 - 9:42pm
Art Lee: And now the lucky winner for the grand prize is...
When it comes to drawing that lucky winner for the top prize that’s to be given away, who doesn’t want to be that winner? Is it possible that there’s someone who actually does not want his or her name drawn as the big winner of the grand prize? Well, though it may seem somewhat...
December 8, 2014 - 9:41pm
Evan Hazard: How can we learn what people believe?
Fridays, the Pioneer’s Faith page often features Terry Mattingly’s “Religion” column. Raised a Southern Baptist, Mattingly is now an Eastern Orthodox Christian, but his columns are not specifically sectarian. He does, however, usually concentrate on Christian topics, rather...
December 8, 2014 - 9:40pm
Sue Bruns: Memories on a Christmas bird’s wings
My sister will be getting a bird ornament for Christmas this year — a replica of an old glass ornament with delicate details and real feathers. She won’t be surprised when she opens the box; I’ve given her bird ornaments for the past several years, not because she’s a lover...
December 8, 2014 - 9:39pm
December 7, 2014
John Eggers: The little house in the woods – A Christmas story
Her name was Cate Cosgrove and she lived in a little wooden house in the woods. No one seems to know how she got there. But there it was in the middle of the woods, kind of like a house in a fairy tale. Cate had passed away long before I was born in 1943. By the time Kathy and I...
December 7, 2014 - 12:00am
December 6, 2014
Holidays can be a time to heal
Images of a red-nosed Santa with jolly cheeks and kind eyes, reindeer flying through the crisp night sky, sleigh bells ringing in the distance and twinkling lights all are bombarding our senses this season. Smells of fresh baked cookies, pine and balsam mingle in our noses and everywhere...
December 6, 2014 - 11:28pm