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MNsure promises improvement and looks into extending deadline
Crime report for Dec. 17
Moorhead woman to plead guilty to drunken day care
Two sides skirmish over sex offender program
Bemidji fire calls for Dec. 17
SWIMMING: Bemidji ties with Park Rapids in home opener
Bemidji State's Marinaccio gets one-game suspension from WCHA
BOYS HOCKEY: BHS rally falls short against East Grand Forks
GIRLS HOCKEY: Five-goal first lifts Thief River Falls to 6-0 victory over BHS
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji falls at Brainerd
J. Bruce Preece
Darwin David Smith Sr.
Judy Elizabeth Wind
KISS, Nirvana among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Musical, theater events still dominate the scene
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
All Dressed up for ‘Downton Abbey’ screening
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Blane Klemek: Brrrrrr. How do wildlife do it?
Minnesota firearms deer harvest declines
Paul Nelson: Access to Bemidji area lakes difficult because of slush
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Letter: Nothing like the gratitude of a rescue animal
Gene Lyons: Picking fights over religion
Rich Lowry: A manufactured ADHD epidemic
Wreaths ceremony honors our armed forces
Cokie and Steven V. Roberts: The rise of liberal self-delusion
Marilyn Heltzer: Change is the name of the game
Ask a Trooper: Handicapped parking answers
Jason Ogaard: The technology of driving safe
Arland O. Fiske:
Patrick Guilfoile: To avoid dementia, learn a second language
December 9, 2013
Art Lee: A tale in rhyme from a past Christmas time (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
Once upon a midnight dreary While we pondered weak and weary Wrapping this year’s Christmas toys Suddenly there came a rapping As if someone were gently tapping Tapping on our bedroom door. “Twas the kids! and nothing more. Said two small voices (there are no more) “Whad-ja...
December 9, 2013 - 11:01pm
November 12, 2013
Art Lee: Skogfjorden village not just for young people
Bemidji’s Concordia Language Villages, located some 12 miles northeast of Bemidji on Turtle River Lake, are owned and run by Concordia College of Moorhead and are now celebrating their 50th year. The villages have attracted thousands of students from literally all over the...
November 12, 2013 - 4:00pm
October 8, 2013
Art Lee: Want to learn a second language? No need. . .
The decision to learn a second language depends mainly on two factors: 1.) Need and 2.)Obtainable help, and often the two go together but No. 1 comes first. If there is no need, why bother? These two factors are normally applied to all new immigrants arriving in America at any...
October 8, 2013 - 12:54am
September 9, 2013
Art Lee: 'So, did you go out to eat last night?'
"Food food food. Eat eat eat. That's all our age-group seems to talk about or think about. It's gotten to the point when beginning conversations with friends seem to include questions about going out to eat." The above opinion came from an out-of-state woman who was attending a weeklong...
September 9, 2013 - 11:03pm
Art Lee: No hocus pocus: A focus on focus groups
Among the stranger phrases popping up regularly is focus group, and for many readers the term often brings forth a line something to the effect of “What in the world is that?” Apparently it’s a group of people who must focus on something. Well, maybe. But what? And so what? An...
July 9, 2013 - 12:38am
June 11, 2013
Art Lee: Desperate ‘entertainment’ for bored children
Even at the time, it was bizarre behavior for what bored kids would do for entertainment. Their junior high school year was barely over, and yet two weeks later, they were already bored, lamenting their being stuck in their tiny town — they named it “Boresville” — on this...
June 11, 2013 - 12:31am
May 13, 2013
Snowbirds, a.k.a. winter residents, flock to Southern states for the winter months and then come spring, like robins, fly back to their Northern nests. Wherever these travelers go in the South, they are strangers to the locals and each sometimes regards the other as, well, “different,”...
May 13, 2013 - 10:42pm