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More construction around the corner: With bypass work still underway, new state project to begin on Highway 197 in July
Dakota Access security firm operated in ND without license, board says
ND State Fair giving away three VIP package to meet country music stars
Both city owned liquor stores to open on Sundays starting July 2
A mother's response to the health-care debate: Her 3-year-old son's $231,000 hospital bill
Brady named NFL's top player in Top 100 poll
Red Sox top Twins, Sale posts 10th victory
LEGION BASEBALL: Centaurs fall in tourney title game
Grand Forks native Jackson Kunz commits to UND
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Beavers Bitzer, Whitecloud, Harris invited to NHL prospect camps
Dana T. Canty
Ruth Anne Larson
Norma Darlene Schoonover
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's your favorite quote?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A legacy of Native American boxing
PATT RALL COLUMN: Life in the fast lane in Bemidji
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Staying cool in the good ol' days
PRIME TIME: Summer is hopping in and around the SAC
Walker Bay Theater opens ninth summer theater season
Stephen Colbert announces a week of 'Late Show' episodes from Russia
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Over The Top’
Walk this way!: Watermark rebrands First Friday Art Walk program
PATT RALL COLUMN: Rain or shine, the shows go on
FISH TALES: Chad Newman
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Water temperatures stall in the area
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Gully'-gee, there's a lot of gulls out there
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Try prevention instead of treatment
FISH TALES: Jim Fleck on Upper Red Lake
Janice and Edward Beil
Ron and Carol Carpenter celebrate 50 years!
Keillor: Partying with the engineers
Parenting Perspectives: A moment in the mind of a mom
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have a splash at Water Carnival
NATE MATHEWS COLUMN: Busy summer underway in Bemidji
AstroBob: Fireflies - green sparks in the dark
June 8, 2017
PRIME TIME: An unforgettable move: Why? A werewolf was planning to attack us!
Can one still remember in detail a movie seen back in the 1940s? Sure! Easy, if you were then suddenly expecting a werewolf assault!
June 8, 2017 - 9:21am
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