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Minnesota United stadium construction on track for spring 2019 opening
Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier making a run for freedom
Man injured in shooting at Fergus Falls apartment
Sen. Dan Schoen, Rep. Tony Cornish to resign amid sexual harassment allegations
Gauging public interest: Public information meeting held on wellness complex, hospitality tax (VIDEO)
Injury woes challenge UMD hockey
Red-hot Murphy helps Gophers rout Alabama A&M to go 5-0
Michael Jordan turning into Vikings fan
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Area football players named All District
Leonard T. Anderson
Loren Andrew Stomberg
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My honest list of thanks
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Retaining young hunters presents a challenge, Grand Forks parent says
Great Christmas gifts for gardeners available online
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Together we can face any crisis
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Around the Arts, November 19
‘Celebrating Community Theater’: Vene and Friends brings out local performers for a night of musicals
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Deer season is here
AREA DEER OPENER PREVIEW: Deer numbers up throughout region
2017 DEER OPENER: Officials say 'fantastic' deer season ahead
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Whether snow or no, buntings well worth the wait
MASTER GARDENERS: To till or not to till
Delbert & Linda Olson
Tom & Linda Peterson
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
VIVIAN DELGADO: Healthy self, healthy environments
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Bookstores, Bobby and Buttons
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
October 14, 2014
Art Lee: Doing what’s needed: Change, be it in ’44 or ’14
Ahhh, October, the month when anything like __________________ (fill in the blank) can change almost overnight. There are lots of old saws that go along with the word Change: “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” “The only thing for sure in this life is change.”...
October 14, 2014 - 12:10am
September 8, 2014
Art Lee: The demolition of ‘a fine old lady’ — a historical landmark gone (alas?)
The bold front page picture in the Aug. 8 Pioneer showing the destruction of Sanford Hall on the BSU campus immediately suggested a number of questions to curious readers, starting with a big why? Why Knock it Down? Who decided it should be demolished? And What’s Going In its...
September 8, 2014 - 10:22pm
August 12, 2014
Art Lee: Debs once a nationally known famous/infamous(?) politician
The tiny community of Debs remains unheralded for most of each year but that changes every 4th-of-July when it is no longer anonymous. Then Debs makes the newspapers and local TV all because of its special Parade. The little community gains notoriety and unknown folks ask the obvious...
August 12, 2014 - 12:06am
June 9, 2014
Art Lee: ‘Huh? Whajasay? Talk louder so we can understand you!’
Back in high school my older brother enjoyed telling this particular joke: “So there were these three elderly British gentleman riding together on a train heading for London. As the train slowed down while going through a small city, the first one looked out the window and said...
June 9, 2014 - 11:41pm
May 12, 2014
Art Lee: Takes a little getting used to. . .
We recently joined the Great Migration of southern Snowbirds returning to their northern homes. The change is part nostalgia (“Ah, Home Sweet Home”) and part economic (Yikes! These seasonal monthly rents are outrageous!”). So once the high monthly rental payments expire on...
May 12, 2014 - 11:25pm
April 8, 2014
Art Lee: Life’s ‘tee-jus’ (ain’t it?) — Anyway, prevent pain any way
There are lots of things you sort of know about but seldom think about until someone puts those topics to you in a different way and makes you think about them. The University has a program of classes just for seniors but the class leaders are not called teachers; they’re “pr...
April 8, 2014 - 12:55am
March 10, 2014
Art Lee: Snowbirds talk snow to southern disbelievers
“Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it.” — Mark Twain The Tucson Chamber of Commerce calls us “Winter Residents” and welcomes us here — providing we spend a lot of money. The locals call us “Snowbirds” and regard us as temp-Northern-flat-landers...
March 10, 2014 - 10:38pm