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Tim Hortons is building in Brainerd
Mayville, N.D., man sinks putt heard around the golf world at Ryder Cup
Historical society brings back cemetery walk
Bemidji man charged with arson
EDUCATION: Hess to receive leadership award from Minnesota Association of School Administrators
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU women open regular season this weekend at Syracuse
GIRLS SOCCER: Lumberjacks cook Spuds in thrilling comeback
GIRLS TENNIS: Bemidji sweeps Moorhead, Fergus Falls in triangular
BOYS SOCCER: Bemidji blanks Crookston 6-0
Warriors going to Winter Park: Red Lake football gets donation from ESPN, will appear on Vikings' ‘Monday Night Football’ game
Ole "Buddie" Risland Sr.
Ray Charles Oothoudt
Donald "Booty" Bruce Raisch
Alfred L. Pearsall
Dorothy "Dot" Schocker
MASTER GARDENERS: What ate my potatoes?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
Tigirlily to open for Justin Moore at Sanford Center
Monday Movie Report: Oscars Foreign Language Category adds first contenders
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
DNR to sell 40 northern Minnesota land parcels
Lake Bemidji State Park youth, muzzleloader hunts
Rock-solid restoration: New Knutson Dam near Pennington unveiled
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Cooling water temperatures pool the fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
MILESTONES: Cuperus-Howe engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a list of what Republicans believe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
May 31, 2015
Blane Klemek: The American dog tick is the most familiar tick inhabiting Minnesota
There aren’t any critters I can think of that don’t interest me at some level. Creatures throughout the world, great and small, are fascinating...
May 31, 2015 - 12:44am
May 24, 2015
Blane Klemek: Bats truly are incredible flying creatures
A few weeks ago I experienced for the first time in my life what it’s like to be inside of a genuine cave. I observed real stalactites, stalagmites,...
May 24, 2015 - 12:32am
May 20, 2015
OUT AND ABOUT: A bird’s eye view: Local birder has had interest in feathered friends all his life
BEMIDJI -- From a crow landing on a powerline to bluebirds chirping in a nearby tree to an eagle soaring high above, Douglas Johnson will most...
May 20, 2015 - 8:50pm
May 17, 2015
Blane Klemek: The orchestra of springtime in the bird world
Springtime is one of the best times to observe wildlife, especially birds. Migrant birds have been filtering into Minnesota for some time...
May 17, 2015 - 12:41am
May 10, 2015
Blane Klemek: Good times to gaze at some geese
As usual, the little lake behind my house is replete with pairs of wild birds. On a recent evening while sitting beside the peaceful basin, I...
May 10, 2015 - 12:29am
April 26, 2015
Blane Klemek: The bluebird, few have received as much attention as they
It was the last week of March when I observed my first bluebird of 2015. To be truthful, I only heard the bird, but its sweet and mellow whistle...
April 26, 2015 - 12:43am
April 19, 2015
Blane Klemek: Aerial displays set woodcock, snipe apart
Springtime is my favorite time of the year. Snow is gone, ice is out, and birds are back. It's a wonderful season. Especially joyful are the...
April 19, 2015 - 12:00am
April 12, 2015
Blane Klemek: Caribou: The gorgeous and gregarious members of the deer family
I remember the first and only time I observed a wild, free-ranging caribou. Fishing for salmon on a bank of the Goodnews River upstream from...
April 12, 2015 - 12:28am
March 29, 2015
Blane Klemek: Remembering experiences with honest-to-goodness maple syrup
When one considers the tug-o-war that occurs every year between winter and spring in the fight for who will outlast whom, then it’s easy to...
March 29, 2015 - 12:00am
March 22, 2015
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
It won't be long and the sounds of Nature will become especially "animated." From peenting woodcock to winnowing snipe and from vocalizing American...
March 22, 2015 - 12:16am
March 15, 2015
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website credits the northern cardinal as perhaps the very bird, “. . . responsible for getting more people...
March 15, 2015 - 12:36am
March 8, 2015
Blane Klemek: Ravens rule the skies here and abroad
I just read a story about a little girl somewhere in England who receives little gifts from crows she feeds daily handouts. The crows evidently...
March 8, 2015 - 12:29am
March 1, 2015
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
So far I haven’t had a lot of feathered friends visiting my feeders this winter. Consequently, I haven’t needed to work too hard at keeping...
March 1, 2015 - 12:10am
February 22, 2015
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
A few weeks ago, I wrote I hadn't seen too many common red polls, American goldfinches and other birds often associated with wintertime influxes...
February 22, 2015 - 12:39am
January 25, 2015
BLANE KLEMEK: On the track of the black-backed woodpecker
I remember the very first black-backed woodpecker I ever observed. It was the summer of 1995 in Itasca State Park where the late Ben Thoma, a well-known naturalist at the park, pointed to a tree near the east entrance and told me what had made a particular cavity in tall jack pine...
January 25, 2015 - 12:19am