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US gas prices up 11 cents over past 2 weeks
Body found in trunk of towed car in Minn.
Minn. House finally passes daycare union bill
Problems found at Minn. anhydrous ammonia plants
House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair
Bemidji Speedway season begins during Memorial Day Weekend
Bemidji area softball teams begins playoffs
Bemidji Blue Ox opens season with win over Staples
This week at Bemidji High School: softball team earns top seed in playoffs
Mix of Bemidji varsity, junior varsity players top Park Rapids
Martinus "Herb" Herbert
Arthur Allen Zvara
Thomas "Tommy" Matt Hardwig
Daniel Leroy Needham (Gaw Gay Benaise Everflying Bird)
John Simril Eskridge
Audra McDonald returns with new, personal CD
'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes
Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards
'Mad Men' Vincent Kartheiser finds a new role
Obama to host concert honoring Carole King
Fishing guide looks back on hosting Dayton
Blane Klemek: Orioles, too, are a sure sign of spring
Minnesota begins 2013 gypsy moth trapping program
Bemidji area lakes finally open and walleye fishing can begin
Fight to stop spread of Asian carp goes high tech
Joe Gandelman: Obama’s 2nd term curse
William A. Collins: Don’t fence me in with economic inequality
Phil Kerpen: Government can’t be trusted with our health
Not everything is a reportable crime
Mike Reagan: Obama’s parade of scandals
Patrick Guilfoile: Drink to their health, How fruit flies use alcohol to protect their young
Arland O. Fiske: The story of Helsinki’s ‘rock church’
John R. Eggers: Laughter makes the heart young
Master Gardener: Penstemon can offer season-long color
Newtown shooting survivors record song for charity
NEW YORK (AP) — Children who survived last month's shooting rampage at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School have recorded a version of "Over the Rainbow" to raise money for charity...
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 - 9:25am
20 years on, Katie Beers says kidnapping saved her
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Being chained as a 10-year-old for more than two weeks in a coffin-size box in a suburban New York dungeon was, Katie Beers says 20...
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 - 9:18am
Armstrong 'sorry' to Livestrong staff
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey, a person with direct knowledge of the...
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 - 2:15pm
Rating increase for Golden Globes awards this year
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen Co. says Sunday's Golden Globes awards ceremony got a nice ratings bump over last year. With Tina Fey and Amy Poehler handling host duties,...
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 - 2:13pm
Robin Roberts hoping to be back at 'GMA' soon
NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Roberts' grueling road to recovery will be bringing her back to the "Good Morning America" anchor desk soon. Appearing from her home on Monday's show,...
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 - 11:58am
Hulk Hogan sues spine surgery clinic in Florida
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Wrestler Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute, saying the clinic did unnecessary surgeries that damaged his career. The Tampa Bay...
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 - 11:56am
Musical of 'Big Fish' lands a Broadway theater
NEW YORK (AP) — The musical of "Big Fish" starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz has reeled in a Broadway theater. Producers said Monday that the new show...
entertainment / theater
Mon, Jan 14, 2013 - 11:55am
Pioneer Previews for Jan. 13: Curtis returns as Paul Bunyan Playhouse artistic director
BEMIDJI – Paul Bunyan Playhouse announced Zach Curtis will come back as artistic director for the 2013 summer season. There will be auditions for Bemidjians from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 21...
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 - 10:57pm
UPDATE: Second Saturday Art Gala Canceled
BEMIDJI – Tonight's SecondSaturdayArt Gala at the Rail River Folk School has been canceled due to weather conditions. For details, email email@example.com .
entertainment / art
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 - 3:56pm
Miss America contestant pursuing double mastectomy
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Win or lose Saturday, Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will have conveyed a message about breast cancer prevention using her primary tool as a beauty queen:...
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 - 3:06pm
Evan Rachel Wood, Jamie Bell expecting first child
NEW YORK (AP) — Evan Rachel Wood is going to be a mom. Wood's publicist, Amanda Silverman, said Friday the 25-year-old actress and her husband, Jamie Bell, are expecting their...
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 - 1:41pm
Texas blood alcohol reports shows Travis was drunk
SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — Blood alcohol results show country star Randy Travis was legally drunk when he was arrested naked following a traffic accident in Texas. Grayson County District Attorney...
entertainment / music
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 - 10:54am
South African musical creates a 1950s fantasy
HARTBEESPOORT, South Africa (AP) — Do you remember your first kiss? If you have a few years under your belt, maybe you stole it in the back of the movie...
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 - 10:53am
Major Judaica collection to be auctioned in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropist and former Wall Street money manager Michael Steinhardt began collecting objects of Jewish history and culture three decades ago, eventually amassing a trove of manuscripts,...
entertainment / art
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 - 10:49am
Curtis returns to Paul Bunyan Playhouse; auditions set for Jan. 21
BEMIDJI – Zach Curtis will return to the Paul Bunyan Playhouse as artistic director for a seventh year, a news release issued Thursday said. “His return to the Playhouse makes...
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 - 11:23pm