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American hero, former astronaut, Senator John Glenn dies in Ohio at 95
U.S. Steel CEO says company plans to restore 10,000 jobs
Somali-American Minnesota legislator says she was harassed by cab driver
UPDATED: Family makes emotional plea to find Minnesota hunter's killer
VIDEO: Police release surveillance footage of Moorhead school bus driver using racial slur, abandoning kids on side of road
Bemidji High School Winter Sports Spotlight
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dibble learning to compete for Beavers
BSU to host softball camp
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
March 27, 2013
Author brings gangsters alive in ‘Hot Spots’
BEMIDJI – There seems to be validity to author Chad Lewis’s claim that gangsters once were America’s A-list celebrities. For example, Bonnie...
March 27, 2013 - 11:24pm
March 22, 2013
Chinua Achebe, celebrated Nigerian novelist, dies
NEW YORK (AP) — The opening sentence was as simple, declarative and revolutionary as a line out of Hemingway: "Okonkwo was well known throughout...
March 22, 2013 - 3:11pm
March 21, 2013
Book industry getting greener, study says
NEW YORK (AP) — Thanks to conservation efforts and the rise of e-books, the publishing industry is creating a leaner and cleaner paper trail. According to a new report by two environmental groups — the Book Industry Environmental Council and Green Press Initiative — paper suppliers...
March 21, 2013 - 10:27am
March 19, 2013
Condoleezza Rice writing book on democracy
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is working on a book about democracy. Henry Holt and Company announced Tuesday that the book, currently untitled, will be published in 2015. The 58-year-old Rice has previously written or co-written a handful of policy books,...
March 19, 2013 - 3:10pm
March 18, 2013
Free E-'Da Vinci Code' offered until March 24
NEW YORK (AP) — Ten years and tens of millions of copies later, "The Da Vinci Code" is on the house. Doubleday announced Monday that a free e-book edition of Dan Brown's blockbuster novel will be available at online retailers through March 24. The e-book will include the prologue...
March 18, 2013 - 2:36pm
March 14, 2013
First lady: Priority is ensuring 'family is whole'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is pushing back against the notion that she and President Barack Obama don't socialize enough in Washington. The first lady says in an interview in the April issue of Vogue magazine that she and the president were straightforward when they said —...
March 14, 2013 - 10:32am
March 13, 2013
Wintour charged with Conde Nast 'creative vision'
NEW YORK (AP) — Conde Nast is expanding the role of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. She has been named the company's artistic director....
March 13, 2013 - 11:08am
Hilary Mantel up for 3rd major literary award
LONDON (AP) — Hilary Mantel is homing in on a clean sweep of Britain's three top literary prizes with a nomination for the Women's Prize for fiction. The novelist has already won the Booker and Costa prizes for her Tudor novel "Bring Up the Bodies." The 60-year-old writer is one...
March 13, 2013 - 9:34am
March 7, 2013
Facebook exec's new book urges women to 'lean in'
NEW YORK (AP) — For a book that has yet to be released, Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" — part feminist manifesto, part how-to career guide —...
March 7, 2013 - 10:59am
March 6, 2013
Watergate novel nominated for fiction prize
NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Mallon's novel about the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award for fiction. Published by Random House Inc., Mallon's "Watergate" was among five nominees for the $15,000 award. Three other books announced Wednesday...
March 6, 2013 - 11:09am
March 4, 2013
Schwarzenegger to be executive editor of magazines
LOS ANGELES (AP) — He was the Terminator, then a governor, and now Arnold Schwarzenegger is an editor. The Los Angeles Times reports Schwarzenegger has been named executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines. It's a position that the former Mr. Olympia held briefly...
March 4, 2013 - 3:30pm
February 25, 2013
Author and illustrator create Sandy Hook tribute
NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the children's classic "Sarah, Plain and Tall" is teaming up with an acclaimed illustrator for a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shootings. Random House Children's Books announced Monday that it will publish the picture story "Snowflakes...
February 25, 2013 - 11:08am
February 21, 2013
Slam poetry provides an outlet for creative Bemidji wordsmith
BEMIDJI – It took a Slam poet to capture the Bemidji Poetry Slam last week at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. Julia Oxenreider...
February 21, 2013 - 1:32am
February 14, 2013
'What to Expect' daughter Emma Bing gives birth
NEW YORK (AP) — Emma Bing, the inspiration for the pregnancy bible "What to Expect When You're Expecting," has given birth in Los Angeles to a boy. Lennox Page Ali, whose father is musician Russell Ali, was born Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, weighing in at 5 pounds, 15...
February 14, 2013 - 2:33pm
February 13, 2013
New US covers commissioned for Harry Potter books
NEW YORK (AP) — The Harry Potter books are getting a makeover. Scholastic Inc. announced Wednesday that new covers have been commissioned for U.S. trade paperback editions of J.K. Rowling's blockbuster series. The first new cover, for "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," replaces...
February 13, 2013 - 2:16pm