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18-year-old Cass Lake man reported missing
Woman killed in icy Iron Range crash
Donor recognition award from North County Food Bank
Jaycees donate to Citizen's Patrol
WOMEN'S HOCKEY; Ohio State stymies Bemidji State again, wins 2-1 as BSU skid hits 3 games
BOYS HOCKEY: Lumberjacks beat Brainerd 4-1, win seventh straight
WRESTLING: Maas wins second Big Bear title, three others take second
GIRLS HOCKEY: Brainerd scores late to beat Bemidji
GYMNASTICS: Bemidji third at Davies Invite
Verna Maryen Nordby
Blanche E. Dennis
Blane Klemek: The moon of popping trees
Scotty Allison: The need for local Veterans Home continues
John Eggers: The Christmas coincidence
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Bemidji sings for the holidays
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 21
Pioneer Previews: Dregni reads perfect for holiday break
Meet the new class: Green Day, Lou Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Gothman wedding anniversary
Nyquist 90th birthday celebration
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Peter Hakim: U.S.-Cuba deal: What the two sides get out of the bargain
Peter Funt: Elizabeth Warren, don’t jump
Nat Hentoff: When will court trials begin on CIA torturers?
Danny Tyree: Empty seats at the Christmas table
Jim HIghtgower: Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics
September 21, 2014
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
Patrick Guilfoile: Malaria, mosquitoes and fatal attraction
Malaria remains a huge health burden with more than 200 million people infected worldwide, and more than 600,000 deaths each year, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, in spite of their success in infecting people, malaria parasites face numerous challenges to their survival because...
September 14, 2014 - 12:55am
September 10, 2014
Consider cover crops
No doubt that many of you have started clearing away part of your garden. This was an unusual year in that many vegetables did not do well or annual flowers were disappointing. Here is a way to put back something into the soil for next year. Cover crops can be seeded now to help...
September 10, 2014 - 12:06am
September 8, 2014
Art Lee: The demolition of ‘a fine old lady’ — a historical landmark gone (alas?)
The bold front page picture in the Aug. 8 Pioneer showing the destruction of Sanford Hall on the BSU campus immediately suggested a number of questions to curious readers, starting with a big why? Why Knock it Down? Who decided it should be demolished? And What’s Going In its...
September 8, 2014 - 10:22pm
Sue Bruns: The thing about dogs…
A recent “Pickles” cartoon in the paper started out with the old man saying, “The great thing about dogs is they make you feel good about yourself. They’re nonjudgmental.” I hadn’t ever thought of that, but the old man was right. That’s probably one reason why so many...
September 8, 2014 - 10:21pm
Evan Hazard: Verbal harassment in dreamland
I wrote you about “daymares” in May 2012. Of course, I also dream at night, sometime pleasantly and sometimes not, but seem to have more memorable dreams during afternoon naps. Rarely do I get here soon enough to record many details. A well known literary description of a nightmare...
September 8, 2014 - 10:18pm
Diane Engel: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
The Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at the Senior Activity Center is more than pancakes. It’s full of friends. When you walk into the center,...
September 8, 2014 - 10:17pm
September 7, 2014
JOHN EGGERS: Made any wishes lately?
The best thing about living in the United States is that you can hope, you can wish and you can dream. More important, you can also expect, if you work hard, to have your wishes, hopes and dreams come true. Think about living in a country where hopes and dreams don't exist because...
September 7, 2014 - 1:43am
BLANE KLEMEK: Barreled owls are the hoot of the outdoors
The distinctive call of the barred owl is a familiar call of the woods: "Hoo, hoo, too-HOO; hoo, hoo, too-HOO, ahh." Its call is even better described and remembered as, "Who-cooks-for-you? Who-cooks-for-you-all?" No other owl gives a hoot like this owl's hoot. In fact, the barred...
September 7, 2014 - 1:41am
September 3, 2014
GF Herald's food columnist takes a taste of Bemidji
Marilyn Hagerty, the Grand Forks Herald's longtime, distinguished food columnist, recently visited Bemidji. Here's her report. http://www.grandforksherald.com/content/eatbeat-bemidji-offers-adventures-eating
September 3, 2014 - 10:25am
Cathy Peck: Renovate perennial beds now
Cathy Peck Beltrami County Master Gardeners Redesigning a perennial bed can be a challenge. The hard work can be less onerous by not tackling the whole thing, also saving work and money. Late summer is a great time to tackle the job. Here are reasons you may want to make changes. Some...
September 3, 2014 - 12:08am
August 31, 2014
Say what you will about the turkey vulture, they are majestic birds
Just a few days ago I enjoyed a tour of Mentor Prairie, a state wildlife management area near Mentor, Minn., with DNR Crookston area wildlife supervisor Ross Hier. Ross showed me a number of wildlife habitat projects that he annually conducts on the 2,144-acre WMA. As we drove...
August 31, 2014 - 12:47am
Patrick Guilfoile: Shocking facts about quiet reflection
When is the last time you’ve been alone with your thoughts, without any distractions? Whether a cell phone, computer, or television, many of our waking hours are spent being engaged or entertained by some type of screen. Without something to do, many of us feel bored or restless. Researchers...
August 31, 2014 - 12:46am