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New kind of dental profession slowly takes root
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Twins Caravan to visit on Jan. 21
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers spoil Bowen's return again, top Minnesota-Duluth 90-79
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Cecelia Marie Drouillard "Muckwa-wii-da-se-maad-equat-wan" which means "Bear who walks with the women",
Local authors to sign books
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
Author plans talk on how Pearl Harbor hit small-town Minnesota
Art briefs for Dec. 5
'The King and I' opens Friday
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Letter: Recent weather calls global warming in question
Letter: Historical Society’s bonfire was a big success
Richard Hanson: Reinventing Northwest Technical College
Arlene Getz: Mandela’s message of reconciliation
State should increase funding for disability services
Scotty Allison: What veterans need to know about dental care and the VA
Your Health: Cholesterol levels and your health
Arland O. Fiske: The Scandinavian colleges in America
John Eggers: How to have the best Christmas ever
Paul Ericsson: Santa will be coming to the Bemidji Library this month
Arland O. Fiske
June 21, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: The tale of ‘Scoop’ Jackson — counselor to presidents
The Seattle area became home to a large number of Norwegian immigrants. Among these were Peter Greset Isaaksen from Aure, west of Trondheim, and Marine Andersen from Norfold. Little could they realize that their futures would be joined in the New World and that their son, Henry, would...
June 21, 2013 - 7:36pm
June 14, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: Flying with the Scandinavian air system
There are many good airlines and several that travel to Scandinavia. None of them, however, is structured like the Scandinavian Air System. SAS is a consortium owned by the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Airlines. The government and private companies own the parent companies 50/50. We...
June 14, 2013 - 3:54pm
May 31, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: The tale of Lindholm Hoje: Viking winter camp in Denmark
Sheep safely graze over ground where once mighty Viking warriors encamped. The place overlooks Aalborg in northern Denmark where the Limfjord cuts through the Jutland peninsula. Lindholm Hoje (pronounced “HOI-yah” and translated “heights”) gives a commanding view of the area,...
May 31, 2013 - 3:20pm
May 24, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: The story of Hans Hyldbakk ‘King of the Cliff’
“Kleivakongen,” “King of the Cliff,” they called him. Hans Hyldbakk was the best known person in Surnadal, my family’s ancestral valley, about 75 miles southwest of Trondheim. He was born on May 8, 1898. At 88, he was waiting for another book of poems to be published. In...
May 24, 2013 - 4:31pm
May 17, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: The story of Helsinki’s ‘rock church’
What should city planners do when a huge rock formation lies in the middle of its downtown development? Blast it with dynamite or leave it? The Finns, being among the world’s most creative architects, had a better idea. They designed Helsinki City Square around it with one of...
May 17, 2013 - 4:15pm
May 10, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: Tale of Denmark’s Jelling stone
It was with great excitement that my wife, Gerda, and I visited Jelling (pronounced “yelling”), the “birthplace of Denmark,” on a beautiful September day some years ago. I was surprised that we were the only tourists that afternoon at this famous place. I told some of...
May 10, 2013 - 7:17pm
May 3, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: Story of the Cathedral in Trondheim
No church building in the world is as exciting to me as Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. This is not because it is the largest church in Scandinavia, but because of the story that goes with it. I grew up in a house where the picture of the church was hung on the living room wall...
May 3, 2013 - 4:51pm
April 19, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: Skansen – Sweden in miniature
If you could visit just one place in Sweden, where would you go? I’d suggest Skansen, an open-air museum that covers 75 acres. Two million people a year visit Stockholm’s greatest tourist attraction, twice as many people as live in Sweden’s capital city. Back in 1891 when Skansen...
April 19, 2013 - 4:28pm
April 12, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: The story of Anna the immigrant girl
Much has been written about the men of Scandinavia who came to toil in the New World. But what about the women? The record leaves no doubt that they were just as heroic and hardworking as the men, and often outlived their husbands. Anna Hedalen was a typical frontier woman. Born in...
April 12, 2013 - 5:47pm