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HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS:Hoping to help others: TrekNorth graduate ready for the next challenge
COMMUNITY: Visit Bemidji streamlines focus to promote region: Convention and visitors bureau updates mission statement
Truck driver who caused train derailment in Callaway is charged in incident
Happy Trailways soon to end: Montevideo's popular restaurant ending 54-year run
Investigation into pickup fire at Willmar Legion closed; cause unknown
BOYS GOLF: Jacks take second at Brainerd
BEAVERS ROUNDUP: BSU outfielder Nelson named All-Central Region
BASEBALL: Bemidji sweeps DL, finishes regular season at .500
TENNIS: Bemidji advances to section semifinals
SOFTBALL: Blackduck wins big, routs Red Lake in 8A playoff opener
Beverly "Bev" Sande
Lucille "Lucy" Kinnard
Michael Ray Head, Sr.
Beverly "Bev" Sande
Michael John Wilson
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Helping area businesses and government save energy
John Eggers: Who was Hamilton?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The top 10 beneficial insects for the garden
John Eggers: What if the fish don't bite?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Outsmarting those landscape weeds
Off The Record Blog: I may not like Bob Dylan, but I respect him
Take a stroll with art: Bemidji Sculpture Walk returns for 18th summer
The JOE-DOWN reviews ‘13 Going On 30’
Off The Record Blog: Here is the new ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Grease 2’
PHOTOS: Geese at Diamond Point
FISH TALES: Chad Newman on Lake Irving
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on the yellow-headed blackbird and yellow-bellied sapsucker
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers find success at opener despite cold weather conditions
FISH TALES: Collin Brekke on Midge Lake
Poppy poster winners announced
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's ban or tax the use of plastic bags
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parents, don’t ignore what your instincts are telling you
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boat inspectors serve useful function
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remember all who fought for freedom
April 11, 2016
Art Lee: A present-day Rip Van Winkle, Minnesota style
Rip Van Winkle is a familiar figure to most folks, because after all, his famous story has been around a very long time, i.e. since author Washington...
April 11, 2016 - 6:23pm
March 8, 2016
Art Lee: What not to say what everyone else says (?)
What’s in a name? Answer: A lot. And a lot more if it’s pronounced incorrectly. A column in January’s Prime Time dealt with Bemidji’s...
March 8, 2016 - 12:11am
January 12, 2016
Art Lee: Another good reason (No. 4) to move to Bemidji
Folks planning to move to the Minnesota North Country often have to make that big decision about which town they should move to. Understandably...
January 12, 2016 - 12:31am
December 7, 2015
Art Lee: Everclear and Christmas cheer — but who cares, den?
It is the special events in the distant past that get remembered; indeed, especially so if they were zany. And this one was “dfferent.”...
December 7, 2015 - 9:14pm
November 10, 2015
Art Lee: ‘That man’ inadvertently taught the importance of Armistice Day
“That man had more discipline in his little finger than the rest of the entire faculty combined.” So said the main speaker — the county...
November 10, 2015 - 12:14am
October 13, 2015
Art Lee: Brand new teachers can do the dumbest things
“Memo to All Junior High School Personnel”: When A Tornado Is Seen Heading for the School, Send the 7th and 9th graders to The Basement...
October 13, 2015 - 1:52am
September 7, 2015
Art Lee: A not surprising rural ‘savior’ in the 1940s
Saamund Saamundson stood at the window, balancing on his one good leg, staring forlornly at the sight of what he did not want to see in late...
September 7, 2015 - 10:43pm
July 13, 2015
Art Lee: Pomp -and -circumstance comes after the king stiffs crowd
Most grandparents will walk that extra mile for their grandkids. Some go farther; a lot farther. My wife Judy and I flew some 1,500 miles to...
July 13, 2015 - 10:49pm
June 9, 2015
Art Lee: Doing things properly the Norway way (in America, too?)
Some things have not changed for immigrants coming to live in the USA, be it 1815 or 2015. All still arrive with three basic carry-overs from...
June 9, 2015 - 12:13am
May 11, 2015
Art Lee: When just one (unexpected) non-signature would enrich Bemidji
It’s always a special day in May for Bemidji, a day when multiple lines of cars from both instate and faraway states come streaming into town;...
May 11, 2015 - 11:13pm
April 13, 2015
Art Lee: Absorbing (unknowingly) what you’re ‘sposed to know
One’s ethnic heritage is not appreciated, let alone understood, when one is a child. The life-style, the habits acquired, the opinions offered, all collectively seem so normal and correct at the time. (Doesn’t everyone have lutefisk for Christmas Eve supper?) Over the years you...
April 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
March 10, 2015
Art Lee: Absence makes one forget the resilience of the people of winter
My wife Judy and I spent 36 years/winters in Bemidji before retirement allowed Snowbird Season opportunity to spend winters in southern climes, i.e. Arizona. So the next 19 years found us staying home only ‘til Christmas, soon after which we’re-outa-here, and all that time away...
March 10, 2015 - 12:57am