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VIDEO: Fun with 'Phonics': Bemidji students get a word in edgewise at 30th annual Spelltacular
United Way fundraising campaign raises $403,000
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Nancy Sue Johnson
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JOHN EGGERS: Can ESP help us learn?
BLANE KLEMEK: On the track of the black-backed woodpecker
PATRICK GUILFOILE: Bad luck and cancer
LIBRARY CORNER: Keep calm and read on!
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
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PIONEER PREVIEWS: The right time to write for Valentine's Day
'Rewind' and move forward: Vocalmotive celebrates 20 years (video/photo gallery)
Pioneer Previews: Valentine's Day on our minds already
Art briefs - Sunday Jan. 18
Outdoors Sports Show at Sanford Center
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: DNR to hold deer population meeting in Bemidji
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Mild January leads to heavy action on the lakes
Aylesworth 40th wedding anniversary
Joseph Cotto: The Left should look in the mirror
Gene Lyons: A reason to watch the Super Bowl
Scott Brener: Let’s explore new funding mechanisms
Stanley Crouch: Blues in the lions’ den
Jim Hightower: Finally, some common sense on medical marijuana
October 19, 2014
John Eggers: Did you miss the pheasant opener?
“Now I don’t want any of you to go pheasant hunting this weekend. You might sprain your ankle walking through those sloughs and cornfields. We need you for next Friday’s game.” This was the warning given to us by our high school football coach who obviously was not a pheasant...
October 19, 2014 - 12:43am
Fall into fun at the Library
Late October and November brings to Bemidji a full schedule of special events, programs and services at your Public Library. As we continue with our theme of Teen Read Month, at 5 p.m. on Friday, library will be hosting a "Hobbit Party" for teens. Come dressed as your favorite...
October 19, 2014 - 12:34am
October 15, 2014
Protecting your evergreens from winter damage
Our harsh Northern Minnesota climate can be responsible for severe damage to landscape plants, especially a winter like our last one. The prolonged cold as well as winter sun and wind can bleach and desiccate evergreen branches. All is not lost, however. With planning and care,...
October 15, 2014 - 12:26am
October 14, 2014
Sue Bruns: Don’t worry, your wedding will be beautiful
Having recently hosted our son’s wedding, reception and wedding dance in our yard, I feel the need to pass along some advice to anyone considering such an event. First, don’t worry. Author June Hunt wrote: “Worry is most often a prideful way of thinking that you have more...
October 14, 2014 - 12:15am
Diane Engel: Goodbye, but not gone
This will be my last article for the Senior Activity Center, as I am moving on to new adventures. I have met so many wonderful people and have had some fun times at the Senior Center. I want to thank the many volunteers for their years of service to the Senior Center. I also want...
October 14, 2014 - 12:15am
Doug Lewandowski: The car from hell
I own the car from hell. At least that’s what my mechanic calls it. When I bought it used, it had only 30,000 miles on it — a good deal. I told a broker what I wanted; he got it for me, and even added a red pin-strip along the side. We had to have reliable transportation. At...
October 14, 2014 - 12:11am
Art Lee: Doing what’s needed: Change, be it in ’44 or ’14
Ahhh, October, the month when anything like __________________ (fill in the blank) can change almost overnight. There are lots of old saws that go along with the word Change: “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” “The only thing for sure in this life is change.”...
October 14, 2014 - 12:10am
Evan Hazard: Critter sightings, mostly from the patio
Supped on the patio Sept. 3, perhaps the second time this year I ate all three meals out there.* I’d have breakfasted inside if I’d been up at a respectable hour, but slept in, then made tea, and worked on the laptop before eating. It was 70degrees out when I finally ate just...
October 14, 2014 - 12:09am
October 12, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Ebola — tracking a killer
The current Ebola virus outbreak continues, and there is great concern that the virus will not be easily kept in check. Past Ebola outbreaks were limited, killing at most a few hundred people. In fact, until this latest epidemic in West Africa, only 1,540 deaths from Ebola had been...
October 12, 2014 - 12:41am
John Eggers: Probably the best way to help all kids graduate
Kathy and I just returned from our annual trip to the Northwest Angle. We bring some work along to do but mostly just sit back and enjoy the warmth from the fireplace, which we had going continuously. Being there gave me time to reflect on a huge problem that has been plaguing me...
October 12, 2014 - 12:40am
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