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May 11, 2017
PRIME TIME: Critters north country folk need not worry about
Each part of the country contains critters the locals find annoying -- or worse -- poisonous snakes. In Minnesota there's plenty of grass and/or...
May 11, 2017 - 10:16am
March 9, 2017
PRIME TIME: Snowbird surprises in a ‘foreign land’; no, it’s just Arizona
TUSCON, Ariz. -- There are advantages to being a stranger coming into a community, notably seeing things differently than observed by those folks...
March 9, 2017 - 2:23pm
PRIME TIME: Snowbirds flock to the call of the southern sun
So came the fall season, when almost all the birds in the North Country respond to the approaching winter by flying south where the warm sun shines brightly almost every day.
February 9, 2017 - 9:27am
December 8, 2016
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
Psychologists tell us there are two overwhelming subjects that adults strive hard to avoid -- pain and boredom. Neither category seemed apparent...
December 8, 2016 - 12:03pm
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