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Wells Fargo offers to meet with Standing Rock Sioux before year-end
Military veterans building barracks for Dakota Access pipeline protests
Pedestrian struck by vehicle Wednesday in Beltrami County
N.D. Sen. Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
High school hoops teams make themselves at home at Sanford Center
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU wins overtime thriller over Duluth
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: UMD holds off Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU remains unbeaten in WCHA with win over Michigan Tech
BOYS HOCKEY: Baker, Bemidji edge Buffalo 2-1
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
September 27, 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 27, 2015 - 12:44am
September 20, 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 20, 2015 - 12:56am
September 13, 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 13, 2015 - 12:39am
September 6, 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 6, 2015 - 12:30am
August 30, 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 30, 2015 - 12:45am
August 23, 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 23, 2015 - 12:44am
August 16, 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 16, 2015 - 12:03am
August 9, 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 9, 2015 - 12:36am
August 2, 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...
August 2, 2015 - 12:14am
July 26, 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 26, 2015 - 12:06am
July 19, 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 19, 2015 - 12:20am
July 12, 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 12, 2015 - 12:01am
July 5, 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 5, 2015 - 12:16am
June 28, 2015
Blane Klemek: Ravens, crows have the smarts, too
A recent episode of the public television program "Nova: Inside Animal Minds," examined the fascinating subject of animal intelligence —...
June 28, 2015 - 12:15am
June 21, 2015
Blane Klemek: The eagles are soaring again
On June 20, 1782, the bald eagle was selected to grace the Great Seal of these United States. The bird was chosen because of its strength, majesty,...
June 21, 2015 - 12:33am