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Gathering at the carnival: Bemidji Jaycees Water Carnival runs through Monday
Police seek DNA analysis in Willmar armed robbery
Scammer accidentally picks Douglas County attorney as victim, gets nowhere
Bayfield County girl found dead after apparent ATV crash
Superior man accused of threatening judge
Setting an example: Oshkiimaajitahdah summer camps showcase Native American athletes in Red Lake
BASEBALL: Blue Ox dominant in win over Park Rapids
TENNIS: Multiple Bemidji players win championships in Grand Forks
AUTO RACING: Wreck-filled day at the Speedway
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji one-hits Dilworth to win consolation crown
Anthony (Tony) James Kloehn
Thomas "Tom" Stanton Solberg
Dale A. Fischer
Bert Eugene Stevens
Marvin Bruce Myhre
John Eggers: Why were you born?
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
REVIEW: ‘The Shallows’ is a thrilling story of survival
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Bring It On’
Watch for 'Night Watch': BHS Marching Band again scoring well with summer show (w/ video)
Arts Briefs: BSO presents 'Legendary Voices,' First Friday open house at Gallery North and more
Patt Rall: Schlichting debuts her 'First Lady Mysteries' series
Final voting underway to name International Wolf Center pups
Blane Klemek: Two low profile birds: The sora rail and Virginia rail
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Summer solstice means lots of fish are feeding
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Story on workshop was small minded
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature's inaction is unacceptable
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
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
February 9, 2015
Art Lee: Simple questions from a simple kid and still not answered 75 years later
At age 10, I had a question that likely seemed strange for any little kid to ask, but nevertheless even then I wanted the answer. I did not get it. The question was simple enough; the answer was not. Still isn’t. Now, almost 75 years later, there is still the same question while...
February 9, 2015 - 10:11pm
January 13, 2015
Art Lee: All downtowns have to start sometime, someplace
Here lies this small city of Bemidji in northern Minnesota. Today, there’s a layout of multiple businesses with those downtown buildings scattered all over. Yet when and where did they start? And who’s first? Of course there has to be a First Building somewhere, a kind of starting...
January 13, 2015 - 1:32pm
December 8, 2014
Art Lee: And now the lucky winner for the grand prize is...
When it comes to drawing that lucky winner for the top prize that’s to be given away, who doesn’t want to be that winner? Is it possible that there’s someone who actually does not want his or her name drawn as the big winner of the grand prize? Well, though it may seem somewhat...
December 8, 2014 - 9:41pm