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Debate over Line 3: Economic and environmental concerns discussed at state hearing
11 classes at Bemidji Area Schools exceed recommended size
Beltrami County Commissioners review Eelpout Fest application
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FOOTBALL: Jacks to host St. Cloud Tech in regular season finale
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Langei named WCHA Rookie of the Week
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Isabel (Perkins) Knudson
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Gilbert D. Bahr
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
Ben Affleck condemns Harvey Weinstein - then apologizes for groping an actress on MTV
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Time for a little night fishing
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
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Commentary: When it comes to harassing the media, Trump is no Nixon
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Otto praised for clean energy plan
October 7, 2016
Successful crawfish boil may come again next year
The first Heads N Tails Crawfish Boil, organized by the Backwoods Bash committee, was deemed a success with a lot of positive feedback, said...
October 7, 2016 - 11:13am
September 30, 2016
Heads or tails? Crawfish boil scheduled for Saturday night in Blackduck
The first Heads ‘N’ Tails Crawfish Boil will kick off at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Blackduck Fire Department. The event was organized by the Backwoods Bash Committee in an effort to try and raise money for next year’s Bash, and not have to rely so heavily on donations,...
September 30, 2016 - 12:17pm
Blackduck Backwoods Bash thanks sponsors
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their donations for the 2016 Backwoods Bash. Without these sponsors this family fun event would not happen. Security Insurance, Northwoods Lumber, City of Blackduck, Deerwood Bank, Shamrock Storage, Dahlen Family, We Do Windows, Beltrami...
September 30, 2016 - 11:56am
August 20, 2016
Drenched at the Drenched Dash
It really was the Drenched Dash at this year's Backwoods Bash in Blackduck on Saturday. For more photos, see next week's The American.
August 20, 2016 - 2:55pm
August 19, 2016
Blackduck: Make a splash at the Backwoods Bash
The 11th annual Backwoods Bash kicks off with a Drenched Dash 5K at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Wayside Park in Blackduck. The festivities are “coming together nicely,” according to committee organizer Heidi Landis. The Blackduck High School girls volleyball, basketball...
August 19, 2016 - 10:57am
August 12, 2016
Blackduck's Backwoods Bash kicks off Aug. 20
Break out the swim trunks. The 11th annual Backwoods Bash kicks off with a Drenched Dash 5K at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Wayside Park in Blackduck. The Blackduck High School girls volleyball, basketball and softball boosters have organized a dunk tank and the bean bag toss...
August 12, 2016 - 11:08am
July 1, 2016
Backwoods Bash committee holds meeting, discusses upcoming event
The Backwoods Bash committee hosted a meeting last week to discuss the upcoming festivities including the Drenched Dash 5K, the bean bag tournament and planning for food vendors. “We talked a lot about our new dash this year, it’s called the Drenched Dash,” said Heidi Landis,...
July 1, 2016 - 10:32am
April 22, 2016
Blackduck Chamber confirms dates for Backwoods Bash
The Blackduck Chamber of Commerce confirmed during a meeting Wednesday afternoon that the annual Backwoods Bash is scheduled for Saturday, August 20 and will not conflict with the Beltrami County Fair, which runs August 10-14. No meetings have been scheduled yet to discuss and plan...
April 22, 2016 - 12:23pm
August 15, 2015
Bash-tastic in Blackduck: Annual event keeps growing for community
BLACKDUCK—In spite of Saturday's incredible heat, hundreds gathered at Wayside Rest Park on Saturday to take part in the 11th annual Backwoods...
August 15, 2015 - 6:04pm
August 8, 2014
Backwoods Bash to celebrate its 10th year of operation in Blackduck
The 10-year anniversary of the Backwoods Bash snuck up on some. That includes lead organizer Heidi Landis, who said time has gone by unbelievably fast from when she began by just organizing the parade. “It’s kind of a big deal this year,” Landis said. The annual celebration,...
August 8, 2014 - 11:39am
August 17, 2013
Parade highlights Backwoods Bash in Blackduck
BLACKDUCK — Because the Backwoods Bash started nine years ago with a parade, it was only fitting that this year’s parade was the biggest...
August 17, 2013 - 10:29pm
August 15, 2013
Back to the bash in Blackduck
BLACKDUCK -- The Backwoods Bash all started with a parade. In 2004, Bash organizer Heidi Landis happened across Marcia Larson, who was city administrator at the time, on the street one afternoon and inquired about organizing a parade through Blackduck. The school was celebrating a...
August 15, 2013 - 5:25pm