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Despite cost to municipal liquor stores, Minn. lawmakers advance Sunday sales bill
Crime report for Feb. 24-26
After murder-suicide, Minn. man faces child neglect, obstruction charges
Supreme Court snubs challenge to death penalty constitutionality
United Airlines starting service from Rochester to Chicago
CURLING: Fenson, U.S. men claim silver at world juniors
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU comeback falls short in Game 3 at Minnesota
Big Wild trade makes it look like team is going for it all
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SCOTTY ALLISON COLUMN: Work continues to build veterans home in Bemidji
LIBRARY CORNER: March is an eventful month at the library
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Best Picture a sure win for 'La La Land'
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why go into teaching?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb. 26
PATT RALL COLUMN: Start the Spring with scents in the air
Northern Community Radio debuts new segment, podcast
A 'Great' show for Jim: Great Northern Radio Show to honor Jim Miller during live Bemidji broadcast
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Chickadees keep all of us company
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Tips for catching eelpout
Forest Service to host land meeting
Fish, game and trapping licenses expire Tuesday
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Letter to the Editor: Beltrami County deputy: It's been a privilege to serve you
December 28, 2016
Downtown concert to benefit The Wolfe Center
BEMIDJI—A concert to benefit a downtown homeless shelter will feature more than 20 different musical acts on Friday night. The concert will support The Wolfe Center, a cold-weather shelter to serve chronic inebriates located in downtown Bemidji. "Home for the Homeless" will...
December 28, 2016 - 6:14pm
December 25, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Stay warm and safe this holiday, and don't forget the History Mystery
As I write this column, the computer-generated weather report says that Christmas Day will be a mess with snow, rain and rattles (thunder). I can only hope that someone pushed the wrong button and the day is lovely. If not, stay warm by the fireplace and play lots of board games!...
December 25, 2016 - 7:24am
December 18, 2016
Leading the band(s): Derek Wickum has been BHS’ band director since 2001
BEMIDJI—In high school and college, Derek Wickum was involved in pretty much every type of band possible. "Anything that required a tuba...
December 18, 2016 - 8:05am
PATT RALL COLUMN: Jilek seeks to make BSU choral groups more accessible
The buzz around the Department of Music at Bemidji State University has changed from "wait until you meet him" to "see, didn't we tell you so?" The holiday and end-of-semester concerts by the choral singers with backup by colleagues this year has been packed with many surprises, including...
December 18, 2016 - 7:09am
Watermark Art Center awarded Mardag Foundation grant
BEMIDJI -- Watermark Art Center recently announced their recent grant award of $30,000 from the Mardag Foundation based in St. Paul, Minn. The grant will go toward the art center’s Make Your Mark campaign to renovate the art center and expand programming. “We are so grateful to...
December 18, 2016 - 6:45am
December 11, 2016
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 11
Open mic, book signings for Swann BEMIDJI—"Paint with Words," a book of poetry by Anthony Swann, features 20 handpicked poems from a vast...
December 11, 2016 - 11:00am
BHS fall musical "Anything Goes" earns awards
The Bemidji High School fall musical "Anything Goes" recently received awards announced by the Hennepin Theatre Spotlight Trust. The awards are:...
December 11, 2016 - 10:45am
Show time: Paul Bunyan Playhouse holds movie nights at Chief Theater
If you go... What: Holiday movie night featuring "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and "White Christmas" When: "The Muppet Christmas Carol" at 1 p.m....
December 11, 2016 - 8:02am
December 8, 2016
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
FARGO — Ralphie May may have been on the naughty list earlier this year, but the comic has been trying to work his way onto the nice list lately....
December 8, 2016 - 11:03am
December 5, 2016
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Chorale, under the direction of Patricia Mason, will perform two concerts on Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church. "Peace...
December 5, 2016 - 8:12pm
December 4, 2016
Art classes scheduled
BEMIDJI -- A series of art classes have been scheduled in December at The Blue Willow Boutique and Treasures on the Mississippi. Stenciled Signs is set for 10:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at The Blue Willow Boutique, 309 America Ave. NW; followed by Chalk Painting 101 at 1 p.m. Dec. 15. For more...
December 4, 2016 - 7:05am
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
We talked about going to the live performance of "It's A Wonderful Life" at the Firehall Theater in Grand Forks, and last Sunday, we drove down to Walker to see Fred Roger's lovely version of the original Lux Soap script for the radio show. The Walker Bay Theater is located on the...
December 4, 2016 - 6:58am
December 1, 2016
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
BEMIDJI -- For 48 years, Bemidji State University’s Madrigal Dinners have transported their audiences to Elizabethan England. But this year,...
December 1, 2016 - 4:54pm
November 30, 2016
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Diamond will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his first hit with a world tour that stops by St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center on May 24. Tickets are $149.50, $99.50, $59.50 and $39.50 and go on sale at noon Dec. 9 through Ticketmaster. American...
November 30, 2016 - 4:47pm
November 27, 2016
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
When Thanksgiving is in the rearview it usually means one thing for film buffs and casual fans alike, holiday movie time. From now until December's end, there's not a better time to get together on the sofa and enjoy some flicks that are just plain fun and wholesome to watch. Frozen...
November 27, 2016 - 9:45am