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Celebrating the business spirit: Annual award ceremony honors entrepreneurs and their businesses
CITY: Planning commission approves requests for Holiday rebuild
No blaze pink, but lead ammo ban is a go
GRADUATIONS: ‘Going here was a great experience’: Jakob Laducer has his sights set on a big future
Trooper injured in chase from Minnesota to Wisconsin ended in Burnett County, Wis.
SOFTBALL: St. Cloud Tech takes advantage of mistakes to eliminate BHS (PHOTO GALLERY)
SECTION 8A BASEBALL: Drakes beat Red Lake in pitchers’ duel
BOYS GOLF: Second place finish for BHS in finale
BOYS TENNIS: Konecne, Holter win sub-section doubles title
BOYS GOLF: Jacks take second at Brainerd
Beverly "Bev" Sande
Darlene Mae Rockensock
Terri Lynn Goodman
Lucille "Lucy" Kinnard
Michael Ray Head, Sr.
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes, and the fishing, heating up
John Eggers: Who was Hamilton?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The top 10 beneficial insects for the garden
John Eggers: What if the fish don't bite?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Outsmarting those landscape weeds
Off The Record Blog: I may not like Bob Dylan, but I respect him
Take a stroll with art: Bemidji Sculpture Walk returns for 18th summer
The JOE-DOWN reviews ‘13 Going On 30’
Off The Record Blog: Here is the new ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Grease 2’
Time for a snack
Hendricks, Nelson win Gary Newell tournament
PHOTOS: Geese at Diamond Point
FISH TALES: Chad Newman on Lake Irving
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on the yellow-headed blackbird and yellow-bellied sapsucker
Poppy poster winners announced
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's ban or tax the use of plastic bags
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parents, don’t ignore what your instincts are telling you
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boat inspectors serve useful function
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remember all who fought for freedom
October 18, 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 18, 2015 - 12:35am
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