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Daily arrests, police and fire report for June 18
LSS and Lueken’s South to provide meals to seniors
Despite scare, WE Fest will still have beer
Anoka Republican wades into Minnesota Senate race
Postal employee killed in Brooklyn Center
WCHA women's hockey Final Face-Off coming to Bemidji
Minnesota Twins minor league team involved in Florida crash
Fans, drivers enjoy Father's Day at Bemidji Speedway
Leindecker resigns as head coach of Bemidji boys swimming team
Women's WCHA Final Face-Off coming to Bemidji's Sanford Center in 2014
Andrew Jeffreys Allen
Avanelle C. Avie Kanne
Iris June Desjarlait
Esther Lucille Patton
Silvia Mae Coffin
Film takes Paul Bunyan legend in different direction
'Full Metal Monk' takes art to the street
Pioneer Previews for June 16: Bemidji Area Community Band summer concerts begin today
Kottke, Alm among Minnesota music hall inductees
Julie Johnson, with ties to BSU and the area, will be back with her band, Julie Johnson and the No-Accounts on Monday
Falcons mount a comeback with some help
BSU offers kayaking, sailing programs
Blane Klemek: NAS facilities are ‘jewels in the forest’
Former and prospective new members look to reestablish Pheasants Forever chapter
In frogs’ croaks, volunteer hears environment’s pulse
Then and now: Forte
Letter: Hope House is wonderful Bemidji asset
Bob Franken: Leaks ... and lies
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Out of their minds
Pioneer Editorial: Serious idea for play area
Nat Hentoff: Obama tracking what you say and do. You’re Americans?
Jason Ogaard: The future is now, and we’ll be wearing it
Patrick Guilfoile: Shocking news about the flowers and the bees
Arland O. Fiske: Flying with the Scandinavian air system
Ask A Trooper: Why are fatality rates still so high?
John R. Eggers: A dad’s four favorite words
Blane Klemek column: Worlds within worlds: A fascinating look at life
Looking out at a landscape -- any landscape, whether it be from a vantage overlooking the Red River Valley or on top a birch ridge high above a favorite lake...
Sun, Mar 04, 2012 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Migration not just for the birds
Last week I wrote about the fee-bee song of male black-capped chickadees -- a sure sign of transition from one season to another. As such, it won't be long and...
Sun, Feb 26, 2012 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Singing along with the chickadee
Amazing. The "winter" has for all practical purposes come and gone and I never even noticed. Many people have told me they have never experienced a milder winter, a winter...
news / local / outdoors
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 - 7:00pm
Time to welcome back the wood duck
It's February. And while lakes and rivers and ponds remain locked in ice, the days are growing longer and winter is more than half over. Indeed, in about a month...
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Raptors are fascinating and diverse
Raptors are a group of birds that include owls, eagles, ospreys, hawks, harriers, kites, falcons, and vultures. They are what we typically refer to as birds of prey. Most raptors...
Sun, Jan 29, 2012 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota: Home of many squirrels
When most of us think of squirrels, we probably think of tree squirrels. But the fact is that not all squirrels live in trees. Minnesota is home to a passel...
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 - 12:00am
Dogsled races have noble history
The 29th running of the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon might be canceled again this year. At the time of this writing, the event's Board of Directors are set...
outdoors / opinion
Sun, Jan 15, 2012 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Red-bellied woodpeckers seem to be sticking around
Based on accounts of many readers who took time to send emails over the past week telling me about their respective red-bellied woodpecker observations, I'd move the species' Minnesota range-line...
Sun, Jan 08, 2012 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Inside the nuthatch's upside-down world
Last week's column about red-bellied woodpeckers created a lot of birder buzz. I received no fewer than eight e-mails from readers reporting their personal observations of this fascinating species of...
Sun, Jan 01, 2012 - 12:00am
Uncommon sighting was amazing coincidence
I recently opened a handwritten letter from a friend of mine. Yes, handwritten! He's written to me before to report interesting avian observations -- some of which have spawned articles...
Sun, Dec 25, 2011 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Winter brings bird feeding enjoyment
While meteorological winter has been with us for some time, winter doesn't officially begin until Dec. 22. That day marks the moment when the sun is the farthest south in...
Sun, Dec 18, 2011 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Getting a peek at some 'secretive species' of birds
Shush, everyone. You're wading in the marsh. It's summertime, the height of the breeding season for all migrant birds. You're surrounded by tall dense stands of green cattails intermixed with...
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Hope for comeback of ivory-billed woodpecker
In April 2005, a group of wildlife scientists, as told by several news sources, reported observing several "firm" sightings of at least one ivory-billed woodpecker in central Arkansas. The story...
Sun, Dec 04, 2011 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Game of hunter and hunted reinforces chickadee survival skills
I spent the last hours of the last day of Minnesota's 2011 firearms deer hunting season sitting in a portable tree stand high in a spruce hoping for a glimpse...
Sun, Nov 27, 2011 - 12:00am
Blane Klemek column: Rocky Mountain birds are alive and well despite devastation
The Colorado Rockies look much different today than the first time I saw the rugged snow-capped peaks, south-facing sagebrush slopes and pine-covered northern aspects six autumns ago. Instead of the...
Sun, Nov 20, 2011 - 12:00am