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Sanford Bemidji hosts blood drive
Snowshoe lacing refresher course
Pancake breakfast at Senior Center
REACH group to not meet in December
$1 million in environmental grants available
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
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
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
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
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
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
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
September 2, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Bemidji should be busy for one last summer weekend
Labor Day Weekend is the last big weekend of the summer tourist season in the Bemidji area. If the weather cooperates, the lakes should be extra busy for one last weekend of summer. The warm late summer weather held through another week, with surface water temperatures in most lakes...
September 2, 2016 - 11:15am
August 31, 2016
FISH TALES: David Abbott on Big Turtle Lake
David Abbott, of West Des Moines, Iowa, caught this northern pike on Aug. 18 on Big Turtle Lake while visiting his grandparents Gerald and Sandra...
August 31, 2016 - 11:43am
August 30, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: What is your lawn plethora at summer's end?
Plethora means large or excessive amount of (something). In my lawn there is a glut (plethora) of weeds. Depending on the weather, September is the (usual) best time to attack broadleaf perennial lawn weeds with herbicide. Even tough weeds such as creeping Charlie are more vulnerable...
August 30, 2016 - 5:39pm
August 29, 2016
FISH TALES: Jude Hicks on Lake Marquette
Jude Hicks of Bemidji caught his first fish on Lake Marquette on Aug. 26. He caught a sunfish while fishing with his grandparents, Gary and Sherry...
August 29, 2016 - 12:04pm
August 28, 2016
Blane Klemek: Observations on the American crow
Crows are one of the most common and abundant Minnesota birds. Related to ravens, jays and magpies, not many birds are entirely black such as crows are. Except for perhaps with the raven, few birds can be confused with the American crow. Indeed, the crow — adaptable, intelligent...
August 28, 2016 - 12:31am
August 26, 2016
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
Gunner Ganske, 8, caught this 17-inch small mouth bass on Aug. 26 on Swenson Lake.
August 26, 2016 - 1:50pm
August 25, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
There’s only one more weekend in August, with Labor Day always set for the first Monday in September. Summer managed to kick out two more hot and windy days with highs in the 80s this past week, which kept surface water temperatures in the lakes in the low to mid 70s. The surface...
August 25, 2016 - 10:35pm
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have discovered two new cases of the invasive species starry stonewort in Beltrami...
August 25, 2016 - 4:29pm
August 22, 2016
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Minnesota had an estimated 2,278 wolves in 439 packs last winter, up just a tick from the year before, according to survey results released Monday...
August 22, 2016 - 12:33pm
August 21, 2016
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
I once watched a curious looking bird hovering above a clump of dead grass alongside a woodland. Gray in plumage, and about the size of a robin, the bird surprised me when it abruptly plummeted to the ground and disappeared into the tall vegetation. I stood still a few moments wondering...
August 21, 2016 - 12:25am
August 18, 2016
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Slower fall cooldown better for fishing
Warm summer days with highs in the 80s are absent from the extended forecast through next week, and they could be almost done for the summer. The last half of August and the first part of September can still get pretty warm, but there are already signs of fall creeping up on us from...
August 18, 2016 - 7:00pm
August 17, 2016
Kayakers set to finish circumnavigation of Lake Superior
Two college women are expected to reach Little Sand Bay near Bayfield on Saturday, completing a 90-day, 1,200-mile circumnavigation of Lake Superior by kayak. Uma Blanchard, 21, of Iowa City, Iowa, and Sophie Goeks, 20, of Milwaukee, left Little Sand Bay on May 25, paddling to Duluth,...
August 17, 2016 - 1:00am
August 15, 2016
Watershed group plans meeting tonight on starry stonewart in Big Turtle Lake
BEMIDJI -- The Turtle River Watershed Association will be hosting a community meeting Monday evening concerning the starry stonewart infestation...
August 15, 2016 - 11:08am
August 14, 2016
Blane Klemek: Wolves have natural role in healthy ecosystem
I once followed a set of wolf tracks on a sandbar along the Goodnews River in southwestern Alaska’s Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. I wondered if the lone wolf had been hunting or if it was a lone male searching for a territory, a mate, or was simply trying to avoid detection by...
August 14, 2016 - 12:58am
August 11, 2016
FISH TALES: Jacob and Paul Skretvedt
Jacob and Paul Skretvedt had a great day catching large mouth bass on lake Beltrami while visiting their grandparents on July 30th. Send in...
August 11, 2016 - 11:03am