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Approaching the goal: The $4.3 million dorm at Oak Hills Christian College is set to open June 2017
Crime report for Feb. 8, 2016
Work continuing on Bemidji Regional Airport 20-year plan development
Lawmakers send request for federal money to fix conditions at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school
Dayton proposed 6 weeks state worker parental leave
MEN'S HOCKEY: First-period PK key in BSU’s 2-1 win over UMD
CURLING: Fenson rink victorious, Dropkin drops match at national championships
Newton talks about being a 'sore loser'
VIDEO: Scanlan discusses home ice and the Ohio State series
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU heads to Duluth to make up power-outage postponed opener
Charles Johnson, Jr.
Agnes Lois White
Dale Gordon Sayers
Roberta Jane Holstein-Wind
Jane Furuseth: RSVP welcomes new director
Sue Bruns: Poor February – short-changed, even in a leap year
Evan Hazard: My day: North Dakota landforms and an old friend
Doug Lewandowski: Threads in community
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: February goings on at the Bemijdi Senior Center
Off The Record Blog: The JOE-DOWN Reviews 'Urban Cowboy'
Country singer Cole Swindell to perform at Sanford Center
ART BRIEFS - SUNDAY FEB. 7 2016
"Leading Ladies" opens Friday
Off The Record Blog: THE JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Manhunter’
Blane Klemek: Musings on those moose
Where it all stars: Itasca State Park guests visit Mississippi River headwaters
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Lake of the Woods producing good walleye bite
Blane Klemek: Observing and learning
Free fly-tying class set for Thursday
Pioneer Editorial: Showing off all Bemidji has to offer
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Knitting group spreads warmth in area
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help available for child burn victims
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support shows like Wynonna at Sanford Center
Joseph Cotto: We could use Ed Koch now
October 23, 2015
Blane Klemek: The urgency, and the calm, of autumn
I spend as much time as I can each year in the out-of-doors. To say the least, it is good for the soul. What with the demands of work and the...
October 23, 2015 - 8:42pm
October 16, 2015
Blane Klemek: Predatory animals often misunderstood, ill-treated
As a young boy on the farm, observing wildlife was as much a part of my day as was helping with the milking chores. On one particular winter...
October 16, 2015 - 9:35pm
September 25, 2015
Blane Klemek: The annual migration has arrived in the northwoods
Blane Klemek Special to the Pioneer As I wrote last week about hummingbirds, their numbers seem to ebb and flow from season to season. But...
September 25, 2015 - 9:44pm
September 18, 2015
Blane Klemek: Humming along with the hummingbirds
I’ve written about the ruby-throated hummingbird many times over the years. And why not? They’re a fascinating and delightful species of...
September 18, 2015 - 9:56pm
September 11, 2015
Blane Klemek: Minnesota’s grouse are remarkable native birds
My grandfather Max Klemek called them “pat’ridge.” And for many years, I called them partridge, too. The ruffed grouse, their rightful...
September 11, 2015 - 9:39pm
September 4, 2015
Blane Klemek: The American goldfinch is right at home here in Minnesota
The American goldfinch, sometimes called eastern finch, wild canary, and yellow finch, is a delightful Minnesota songbird. Coming as a surprise...
September 4, 2015 - 8:30pm
August 28, 2015
Blane Klemek: Some thoughts on great gray owls
I remember the first time I saw a great gray owl up close. It was during the middle of November and deer hunting season on a cold and overcast...
August 28, 2015 - 10:45pm
August 21, 2015
Blane Klemek: No duck sounds quite like the ruddy duck
I thought of a duck today — a little known fellow of squat proportions known for the courting male’s comical antics and strange sounds; its...
August 21, 2015 - 10:45pm
August 14, 2015
Blane Klemek: Gathering and feeding time in the great outdoors
Often as it is, when we watch wildlife going about their business it’s the eating business that we observe them doing: squirrels cracking acorn...
August 14, 2015 - 11:03pm
August 7, 2015
Blane Klemek: Meadowlarks and bobolinks continue to sing
Two of my favorite grassland nesting songbirds, the bobolink and meadowlark, are members of the blackbird family. The family, Icteridae, includes...
August 7, 2015 - 8:35pm
July 31, 2015
Blane Klemek: Swallows that make their summer homes in Minnesota
As soon as springtime warms enough to where insects are fairly abundant, several species of swallows begin showing up throughout Minnesota. In...
July 31, 2015 - 10:14pm
July 24, 2015
Blane Klemek: Coyotes are interesting animals that are both revered and despised
I remember well the first time I ever observed a coyote in the wild. I was deer hunting on an early November morning from a deer stand that my...
July 24, 2015 - 10:07pm
July 17, 2015
Blane Klemek: The distinctive songs and calls of the eastern towhee
Last summer while picking blueberries in a jack pine clear cut, I heard a bird that I honestly couldn’t say I had ever heard before. I stopped...
July 17, 2015 - 6:20pm
July 10, 2015
Blane Klemek: The sandhill crane is a most impressive bird in anyone’s book
For all its quintessential wildness and uniqueness, not many sounds in Nature can match that of the sandhill crane. The unmistakable rattling...
July 10, 2015 - 4:01pm
July 2, 2015
Blane Klemek: Phoebes are one of the more interesting behaving birds
This past June marked the 13th year I’ve enjoyed my present home here in the Northwoods. Over the past many years I have been very grateful...
July 2, 2015 - 9:16pm