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Open house for new BCHS director
Retired federal employees meeting
Cass County warns of unsafe lake landings
A fun 'Fight': Fight the Frost event held at Sanford Center (video; photo gallery)
Study: Immigrants make up growing part of workforce, tax base of ND, Minnesota
Wild focused on increasing lead over Blackhawks before 6-day break
What does UND hockey team have to do to get in NCAAs?
Twins' Gibson hopes new motion will deliver healthier arm
Wild's Graovac focused on proving he belongs
HITTINGER COLUMN: MacNaughton Cup important, but just first step for BSU
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
Anita "Neen" R. Lilliquist
Darwin Duane Maxwell
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fishing continues to be spotty for most species
Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
January 8, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Winter sets in, and the search for food is heightened for wildlife
We're definitely experiencing January weather. The snow has piled up and the temperatures have plummeted to double digits below zero. Wild birds are flocking to our feeders, white-tailed deer aren't nearly as active as they were just a couple of months ago, and many a bird and mammal...
January 8, 2017 - 5:30am
November 10, 2016
Three birds enjoy a snack at a feeder near the entrance of Lake Bemidji State Park. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer)
November 10, 2016 - 5:01pm
October 2, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Snow buntings at home in Minnesota winters
It might be hard to think of now, especially with the bright fall colors of autumn still clinging to trees and the brilliant gold of tamarack yet to come, but snow could arrive most any day as October wanes and migrant birds evacuate Minnesota for warmer climates. Indeed, November...
October 2, 2016 - 8:15am
September 18, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: You’ll never know what you’ll find in the bird house
Ah, the joys of peeking inside of bird houses to see what’s inside! Indeed, over the years, I’ve had plenty of surprises, including a few disappointments, from managing artificial nest boxes. From nuthatches in wood duck boxes to flying squirrels in bluebird houses to nothing...
September 18, 2016 - 6:01am
August 12, 2016
The birds are back: With avian flu fears alleviated, feathered friends are once again at the fair
BEMIDJI -- There was a distinct lack of clucking and wings flapping at the Beltrami County Fair last year, with not a bird in sight. That’s...
August 12, 2016 - 5:09pm
July 22, 2016
A bird rests on a neighbor feeder near downtown Bemidji.
July 22, 2016 - 11:28am
June 7, 2016
Unique forestry method created perfect habitat for golden winged warbler
WARBA — Golden-winged warblers are little birds in big trouble. Scientists say they are declining faster than any other songbird in North America....
June 7, 2016 - 11:38am
February 14, 2016
Meet Fred... or Gary... or Buddy...: Ruffed grouse (with various names) adopts rural neighborhood as his own
LAKE JULIA—The bird is known to just about everyone who lives in these quiet lakeside houses, in this place where trees canopy dead-end...
February 14, 2016 - 12:56am
April 23, 2015
VIDEO: Prairie chicken show exceeds expectations
SOUTHEAST OF CROOKSTON — It's still dark, and we wait, patiently, for the pageant to begin. Before long, the prairie in front...
April 23, 2015 - 2:38pm
May 4, 2014
BLANE KLEMEK: The haunting language of the loon
I observed my first loon of 2014 on April 16 near Detroit Lakes. Actually, it was the voice that I "saw" first — its laughing call coming from somewhere overhead as I searched the sky for my first glimpse. There are not many sounds in nature that stirs me more than the cry...
May 4, 2014 - 6:22am
January 8, 2014
County plans habitat conservation for Gold-winged Warbler
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Natural Resource Management department is working on a plan with the American Bird Conservancy on an alder regeneration wildlife habitat project to improve habitat for Golden-winged Warblers in Three Island Park. The project could begin as soon as February. “The...
January 8, 2014 - 8:03pm
November 14, 2013
Valuable racing pigeons stolen in St. Paul
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A flock of elite racing and breeding pigeons has been stolen from the backyard of home in St. Paul's Como neighborhood. Owner John Kaiyalethe says 45 pigeons were taken this week by someone who broke the lock on their lofts. Kaiyalethe says the birds...
November 14, 2013 - 10:54am
Beaks are diverse wonders of nature
Beaks or bills, whatever you want to call them, are among the most diverse body parts found on creatures the world over. Designed for procuring food, masticating, and working food bits into the mouth and swallowed, there are few other orders of organisms – save for insects – that...
December 14, 2012 - 10:37pm
May 17, 2011
BLOG: Bird songs and sightings
May 17, 2011 - 10:36am