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A tree full of kindness
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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
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Library Corner column: Library offers up something for all ages
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Around the Arts, August 13
PATT RALL COLUMN: What a wide variety of activities
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
Letter to the Editor: Racism isn't somewhere else or in the past
Letter to the Editor: This was evil in the purest form
3 easy ways to view the eclipse while protecting your eyes
Comparing wine aficionados Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill
Local produce star of this potato salad
August 3, 2017
The true story of 2 fatal grizzly bear attacks that changed our relationship with wildlife
Patrol ranger Bert Gildart was driving down the highest pass in Glacier National Park just after midnight on Aug. 13, 1967, when a woman's voice...
August 3, 2017 - 11:03am
May 5, 2017
Ex-Bears QB Cutler calls audible, joins FOX Sports to become broadcaster
Jay Cutler called an audible, agreeing to a contract with FOX Sports on Friday after a tepid free agent market helped guide the 34-year-old into...
May 5, 2017 - 1:28pm
May 1, 2017
Vikings 2017 draft: All 11 picks analyzed
Chicago Bears: Five draftees Here is a closer look at each selection: Round 1/2 - Mitchell Trubisky, QB, 6-3, 225, North Carolina
May 1, 2017 - 1:30pm
April 27, 2017
UPDATE: Browns take pass rusher at No. 1 in NFL draft, Bears pull surprise at No. 2 with QB pick
PHILADELPHIA -- Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett was the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday in Philadelphia, giving...
April 27, 2017 - 10:10pm
June 21, 2016
READER PHOTOS: Bears in Bemidji
Sandy Kaul snapped a few photos a family of bears visiting her backyard, east of Lake Bemidji.
June 21, 2016 - 10:10am
May 11, 2016
Bear with cubs charges Brainerd man
BRAINERD -- A Brainerd man escaped a violent encounter with a bear Tuesday night with minor injuries. Garrett DeWitt was walking his dogs near the 1900 block of Graydon Avenue in south Brainerd shortly after 10 p.m. when a bear charged at him and knocked him over, then ran away. Officers...
May 11, 2016 - 7:21pm
February 27, 2016
A real den of discovery north of Park Rapids
TWO INLETS—Roxann Eischens calls seeing a mother black bear and two cubs up close and personal on her property near Two Inlets a "lifetime...
February 27, 2016 - 6:13pm
November 6, 2015
Police watching for bears spotted near Thief River Falls school
THIEF RIVER FALLS--Police are keeping a watchful eye near Challenger Elementary School in Thief River Falls after receiving reports this week of a mother bear and her cubs roaming there. Officers have not had to tangle with the bears, but children were held inside for recess as...
November 6, 2015 - 11:56am
May 27, 2015
Bear sightings increase slightly this spring: Dry conditions may force them to roam farther for food
BEMIDJI -- While spotting a bear around Bemidji is nothing new, officials say there have been a few more sightings as of late. In the past...
May 27, 2015 - 6:54pm
May 3, 2015
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Although rare, observing black bears a fascinating sight
The American black bear is one of the most fascinating of Minnesota's many mammals. While abundant throughout much of Minnesota, observing one is a rare event. Active mostly at night and asleep for about half of every year, it's no wonder that few of these special wild animals are...
May 3, 2015 - 12:12am
January 21, 2015
Brown bear dies after 27 years at Duluth zoo
DULUTH, Minn. -- Phoebe, one of the two brown bears at Duluth’s Lake Superior Zoo, was euthanized Tuesday after being in poor health for an...
January 21, 2015 - 1:39pm
November 8, 2014
Grand Forks police shoot and kill black bear that had been running through neighborhoods
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Police officers shot and killed a black bear in Grand Forks early Saturday morning after the bear had been wandering through neighborhoods. Through late Friday night and early Saturday morning, the Grand Forks Police Department received several calls of the black...
November 8, 2014 - 1:23pm
June 9, 2014
Pioneer Editorial: Two bears, two outcomes
It was a tale of two cities this past weekend. Or, rather, two bears. On Friday, a bear that had wandered into Bemidji city limits during the morning hours was later tranquilized and relocated to a nearby park later in the day. On Saturday morning, a bear was shot and killed...
June 9, 2014 - 10:38pm
June 7, 2014
Police kill bear in Twin Cities suburb
WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Police in West St. Paul shot and killed an injured black bear early Saturday. The bear was spotted in a residential area. Police Chief Manila Shaver said efforts to contain it in hopes of tranquilizing it were unsuccessful. He said a possible injury...
June 7, 2014 - 3:47pm