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Elected officials and candidates speak at annual Beltrami County Republican banquet
Crime report for Aug. 21-26
Faith briefs - Friday Aug. 28
Madd Men: 20 years after show ends, fan directs Madd Frank documentary
DNR avoids court case by signing off on protest harvest
FOOTBALL: BSU’s talented, if unproven, secondary looks to prove itself this season
VOLLEYBALL: Clearbrook-Gonvick edges Blackduck
PREP FOOTBALL: Lumberjacks looking to rebound at home
PREP FOOTBALL: Bagley, Clearbrook-Gonvick, Kelliher/Northome look to start 2-0
TENNIS: Lumberjacks open dual play with tight victory over Alexandria
Glen Bruce Bessler
Margaret Maryann Mack
Mavis L. Swenson
Dorothy J. Ernhart
Theodore "Ted" Ekre
John Eggers: Listen to your brain to help you earn ‘A’s’
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: Algol, planets, and Aldebaran eclipsed
MASTER GARDENERS: Leaves of 3, let them be
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Original teachings and worldviews
OUT AND ABOUT: Touring through time: Family connections strong for Lake Itasca Tours (w/ video)
Ada, Minn., woman says Trump was "pretty nice" during NYC jury duty
Art briefs 8-23
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Arts scene ramps up as BSU returns
Art briefs - Aug. 16
High fives for gallery 505: New art space in former Lakeside Luekens first step in move for Watermark Art Center
Man admits to poaching multiple deer at wildlife refuge
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Roller coaster weather continues
Blane Klemek: No duck sounds quite like the ruddy duck
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Catch should be picking up soon
Blane Klemek: Gathering and feeding time in the great outdoors
Susan Stamper Brown: Cure worse than disease
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Give diplomacy a chance
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community dance brought joy to many
Bob Franken: Donny and Joey in ’16?
Joseph Cotto: Social issues weighing down Republicans
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