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Around the arts, Sunday, Aug. 20
B.A.R.C. graduates two teams
Woman traverses 4 continents, 33 countries in lifetime to watch 7 total solar ecplises
Area students graduate from UND
Ambassadors congratulate Paul Bunyan Communications
Twins hall inductee Michael Cuddyer on umpires, chemistry, Byron Buxton
Berrios, Twins shut out Diamondbacks
Busch dominates for ninth NASCAR Xfinity win at Bristol
Drag racing: Struggles continue for NHRA locals
Cook moves closer to being starter
William J. Sliney
Edith M. Allen
Pearl Rose Keenan
Anna "Ann" Prince
Vivian Delgado column: The goal of environmental peace throughout the world
John Eggers column: Combating drugs and violence: the drop-out connection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The eclipse is more than meets the eye
MASTER GARDENERS: What's (achoo!) blooming?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Stupid human happenings always seem to happen
Patt Rall column: Sod House Theater holds a sobering production
'Super Troopers 2' lands spring 2018 release date
Finally! Daniel Craig confirms he'll return as James Bond
Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film
Mississippi Music moves indoors on Wednesday
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Temperatures fluctuate, and so does the bite
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Grosbeaks: Distinctive, colorful, musical and social
MASTER GARDENERS: Look for the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: So many lakes, so many fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Blue jays are true Minnesotans all year long
Jeff & Becky Musburger
Joe & Sissy Neft
You're only as strong as your weakest LinkedIn profile
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bringing the Democratic party back to its roots
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A far cry from the quest for equality
Incontinence shouldn't block people from seeking medical help
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