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Snow falls, and slippery roads follow
Local food shelf, shelter and family program all receive grants
Crime report for 11-30
U-Morris student died of ‘undetermined causes’
State lifts poultry exhibition ban
VIDEO: BSU women prepare for home-and-home series with UND
BEAVERS: Best named NSIC North player of the week
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL: Despite 11-point loss, Bemidji takes plenty of positives
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Beaver men hold on in NSIC opener in Crookston
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Crookston hands BSU women first loss of the season
Roger Alan Knopps
Arlene "Sis" Abrahamson
Emmie K. Lutz
John Eggers: You know it’s winter in Minnesota when...
Patt Rall Column: Let's all be thankful, no matter how small the blessing
Cyndi Fenske: December is a busy month at the Bemidji Public Library
Sacred substances: Food as our way to give thanks
John Eggers: ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’
OFF THE RECORD Review: ‘Fargo’ Season Two, Episode Eight: Loplop
ART BRIEFS - SUNDAY NOV. 29
OFF THE RECORD Review: ‘Fargo’ Season Two, Episode Seven: Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
OFF THE RECORD BLOG: Bemidji’s Stoner Avenue signs appear on top 10 ‘Commonly Stolen Street Signs’ list
Off The Record REVIEW: ‘Fargo’ Season Two, Episode Six: Rhinoceros
Blane Klemek: Minnesota owls are hunters of the night
Bemidji second-grader lands 55-inch muskie during birthday trip
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: It's safe to go shopping, but not ice fishing
Blane Klemek: Once swarming the prairies, bison are still a sight to behold
Rare bird spotted in Minnesota, last sighting reported 21 years ago
Pioneer Editorial: The lights are still on in Bemidji
Rich Lowry: Grateful for what they hate
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Why is Trump still winning?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Amendment purpose was to prevent national denomination
Rick Jensen: Clinton, Trump and political choice
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 “presenters....
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
January 13, 2014
Art Lee: A cautionary story out of the past?
Even now, many years later, there’s someone you remember, and with that person still comes a degree of wonder along with the hope of what-might-have-been. The topic reminds one of a “should-da—would-da-could-da” situation — at which time nothing would be done. It’s tale...
January 13, 2014 - 11:30pm
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