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Northwest Minnesota Foundation hosts donor appreciation dinner
Toastmasters announces contest winner
Friends of Sanford Health awarded 10 scholarships
Anderson's rug drawing
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen comeback attempt falls just short; Cedar Rapids wins 39-36
SOFTBALL: BSU's Peterson sets home run record, Beavers earn split with SMSU
GOLF: Bemidji High boys, girls each take sixth at respective tournaments
TRACK AND FIELD: Bemidji boys, girls each take second at St. Francis
FOOTBALL: Former BHS standout Woods leaves NDSU program
Robert Alden Coiner
Irene (Molash) (Raisch) Granger
VETERANS' COLUMN: Net worth removed for medical eligibility
John Eggers: The future will arrive this week
MASTER GARDENERS: Some fun (and some problems) with potatoes
Some fun (and some problems) with potatoes
Art Lee: Absorbing (unknowingly) what you’re ‘sposed to know
Pioneer Previews: Curtain call for opera on the big screen
Art briefs - Sunday April 19
‘Bigger and better’: Newsboys to perform at the Sanford Center
A show for all ages: The Broadway Dolls perform April 26 in Bemidji
A new avenue: BSU collections will move to Watermark
Blane Klemek: Aerial displays set woodcock, snipe apart
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Low water levels a concern as walleye opener approaches
Camping this summer? Check out these 13 Minnesota campgrounds
Blane Klemek: Caribou: The gorgeous and gregarious members of the deer family
Paul Nelson: Good winter conditions put fishing pressure on area lakes
Knutson birthday celebration
Gerhardson birthday celebration
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It's our nature to set ourselves apart
Sara Carlson, Barb Fabre and Patty Nordahl: A pre-k system needs both schools and child care in the mix
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nameless Coalition clarifies its mission
Michael Reagan: Hillary for America? Why?
Donald Kaul: The Road to ruin
January 25, 2015
PATRICK GUILFOILE: Bad luck and cancer
Cancer is very common. At least a third of us will have a brush with it at some point in our lives. We've learned a great deal about the causes of cancer over the past couple of decades. In general, some change in our DNA or a change in the regulation of our DNA ultimately causes...
January 25, 2015 - 12:00am
LIBRARY CORNER: Keep calm and read on!
Our display running throughout the month of February is all about Downton Abbey. Come check it out and discover Downton Abbey read-a-likes to fuel your fandom. While you're here, you can also check out Seasons 1-4 on DVD. Many people are surprised the Library has a large selection...
January 25, 2015 - 12:00am
January 22, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
Assume February will be cold. Dress warmly; you get cold faster when you are not moving briskly. Earlier this month, Venus and Mercury paired up in the evening sky. In February, it's bright Venus and dim Mars in the WSW. On Feb. 7, Venus will be well below and a bit left of Mars....
January 22, 2015 - 11:46pm
January 18, 2015
John Eggers: Stood on a frozen lake lately?
One thing we take for granted in the frozen north are frozen lakes. What percent of the people in the world do you think have never stood on an ice-covered lake? Eighty percent, 90 percent, I'm sure the percentage is high. How about you? I began to appreciate the wonder and beauty...
January 18, 2015 - 12:39am
Blane Klemek: Bearish on black bear dens
As most everyone knows, black bears are abundant throughout most of the northern half of Minnesota. In fact, no other North American bear is more abundant and widespread than black bears. Though their former range included forested habitat from Mexico to Alaska and Canada, today...
January 18, 2015 - 12:34am
January 13, 2015
Art Lee: All downtowns have to start sometime, someplace
Here lies this small city of Bemidji in northern Minnesota. Today, there’s a layout of multiple businesses with those downtown buildings scattered all over. Yet when and where did they start? And who’s first? Of course there has to be a First Building somewhere, a kind of starting...
January 13, 2015 - 1:32pm
January 12, 2015
Doug Lewandowski: Time travelling with our memories
Memory persists; ones we cherish, other occasions we wish we could relive, and others still we’d just as soon forget. Depending on our general emotional state, a soft, warm glow surrounds our thoughts of life events, or a haze of sadness and regret. We have the present, we anticipate...
January 12, 2015 - 10:57pm
Sue Bruns: A New Year’s conversation: Resolutions or predictions?
“Happy New Year.” “Happy New Year to you.” “Did you make any resolutions for 2015?” “No, I don’t make resolutions. After six decades and counting what could I possibly still have to work on?” “No comment there. I made a resolution last year not to make resolutions...
January 12, 2015 - 10:53pm
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: New faces at the Bemidji Senior Activity Center
The big news is that we have hired two new people to manage the day-to-day business operations of the Senior Center. These women are excited about their new positions and say they are happy to be in jobs where they “Can make a difference in the lives of seniors.” Elizabeth Andrews...
January 12, 2015 - 10:53pm
January 11, 2015
Patrick Guilfoile: Why we keep scratching that itch
Many of us have had an itch that we’ve scratched, and then continue to scratch until our skin was red, even raw. In some chronic skin conditions this can be a serious problem with damage to the skin that can lead to infection and further tissue destruction. Although many of us...
January 11, 2015 - 12:19am
John Eggers: Should we invest in education?
This may sound like a boring topic because no one likes to talk about spending more money for education. We’re probably all worn out. Pretty soon we will have an array of presidential candidates running for office. All of them will talk about education. Some will say we should...
January 11, 2015 - 12:17am
Blane Klemek: Bobcats are quite literally ‘creatures of habit’
Bobcats are one of the most elusive and secretive native species of mammals common in Minnesota. Not very well understood by most people, fewer still ever observe them. Granted, they are mostly nocturnal by nature, but rest assured these amazing animals are more numerous than many...
January 11, 2015 - 12:16am
January 4, 2015
Blane Klemek: The handsome little chickadee is a delight to observe
There’s an avian tune that I listen for every year around this time. In fact, this season I heard it for the first time on Christmas morning. It’s a song that reminds us that even in the face of cold and ice, spring really isn’t all that far away. Indeed, what I’m referring...
January 4, 2015 - 12:08am
John Eggers: How to have a happy new year
As 2015 is now upon us, here are some tips on how to be happier this New Year. You may already be as happy as you want to be. You are happy about your family life and happy for your family. You are happy at work and at play. You like yourself and don’t have any vices that you...
January 4, 2015 - 12:06am
January 3, 2015
Shine a light for those who need it most
A beautiful girl enters the salon. From underneath the dryer hood I watch as she gets her nails manicured. They are long and beautiful. She gets her hair highlighted and carefully snipped. Although she is receiving some wonderful services, she sits with a sad, distant look on her...
January 3, 2015 - 11:08pm