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Carrie Underwood final headliner for 2018 WE Fest
Applying science to life, students release monarch butterflies into the wild
Pilot survives with minor injuries after plane crashes near Willmar, Minn.
Hundreds of police to be deployed for Richard Spencer university speaking event
After Minn. town fired police chief for doing his job, council bypasses hiring process for his replacement
Timberwolves drop season opener to Spurs
GIRLS SOCCER: Jacks ready for championship rematch
BOYS SOCCER: Jacks look to experience to help them repeat as section champs
Minnesota Lumberjacks take third at nationals
SOCCER: BSU ranked No. 2 in region
Joshua Luke O'Brien
Norval Everett Oien
Edward M. Schmuch
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Tinkering with a Midwest favorite: Cinnamon Scotcheroos shake things up
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
July 16, 2017
5 tips on how to stop birds from crashing into your windows
HAMLIN, Iowa — While many people awaken every morning to the sounds of birds chirping, Christine Jensen wakes up to a very different bird...
July 16, 2017 - 11:10am
May 14, 2017
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Bemidji is ‘Home Sweet Home’ for the birds
On June 11, Bemidji can add another “feather to its cap.” On that day, Minnesota Audubon will designate Bemidji as the state’s third Bird...
May 14, 2017 - 11:00am
April 16, 2017
Always in Season: The killdeer is a familiar trickster
The killdeer is a familiar bird, perhaps as well known as the robin. Like the robin, it is a reliable sign of spring. The killdeer signals spring...
April 16, 2017 - 3:04pm
April 2, 2017
Always in Season: Meadowlarks signal spring
There are lots of signs of spring. No one of them is definitive, but taken together they are completely convincing. Probably the most familiar...
April 2, 2017 - 7:45pm
March 22, 2017
Peregrine falcon 'Marv' returns to eastern ND, looking for a mate
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—It's official: The peregrine falcon that flew into town last week is Marv, the patriarch of Grand Forks' peregrine clan...
March 22, 2017 - 4:09pm
March 19, 2017
Always in Season: Spring brings another cycle in bird lives
This is a good time of year to appreciate black-capped chickadees. They're conspicuous this time of year, but pretty soon they'll be hard to...
March 19, 2017 - 4:46pm
March 10, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Few other birds as interesting as the pileated woodpecker
All winter, I’ve enjoyed watching a pair of oversized birds making quick work of my softball-sized suet balls hanging from my backyard shepherd’s...
March 10, 2017 - 10:27am
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