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Keeping an eye on the eagles: Hike at state park draws a crowd
Chamber Ambassadors: J.J.’s Dockside
Chamber Ambassadors: Dermatology Professionals
Friday's Weak Tornado
Torgerson receives public service award
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Schreiber wants to make Bemidji a ‘basketball town’
BASEBALL: Bemidji to host Detroit Lakes in 8AAA opener
Bemidji’s Fenson, Polo, selected to USA Curling High Performance program
Patience and perseverance: Bemidji racer Dean Eggebraaten finally getting his chance on the track
AMATEUR BASEBALL: Blue Ox win, improve to 2-0
Roger W. Lehmann
Lucille "Lucy" Kinnard
Tom A. Svoboda
Kathryn "Katie" Jane Erion
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’
Fishing trip to Burntside Lake near Ely, Minn., offers lake trout rendezvous
FISH TALES: Daniel Jourdain Jr. on Lake Plantagent
Time for a snack
Hendricks, Nelson win Gary Newell tournament
PHOTOS: Geese at Diamond Point
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
Blane Klemek: The wonderful world of wetlands
Nearly every wood duck nesting box that I've installed around my property at Assawa Lake is occupied by wood duck and hooded merganser hens this spring. I've been enjoying watching and listening to common snipe winnowing throughout the early mornings and late evenings, as well as...
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May 22, 2016
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on the yellow-headed blackbird and yellow-bellied sapsucker
Clearwater County’s Upper Rice Lake, the source of the Wild Rice River, is one of Minnesota’s most important shallow lakes. And at 1,860 acres in size, the lake is certainly one of the largest as well. The basin is replete with wild rice and wild birds. Managed for wild rice...
May 22, 2016 - 12:44am
May 15, 2016
Blane Klemek: The fascinating brains of birds
Some people might mistake a bird’s lack of facial expressiveness as perhaps demonstrative of a lesser intelligence. After all, a bird cannot smile, laugh or scowl; and thus, the theory might go, must therefore be emotionless and possibly unintelligent. Nothing further could be...
May 15, 2016 - 12:16am
May 8, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Porcupines: The quiet little fellows of the forest
Several autumns ago while hunting ruffed grouse on a warm and sunny afternoon, I noticed a dark blob in the canopy of a small birch tree. At first I thought it was a gray squirrel nest, but something wasn’t quite right about it so I approached it for a closer look. I soon discovered...
May 8, 2016 - 12:14pm
May 1, 2016
Blane Klemek: Wild turkeys exist nearly everywhere in Minnesota
It's turkey time in Minnesota, where thousands of hunters began "flocking" to the woods once again, beginning on April 13, to participate in...
May 1, 2016 - 12:00am
April 24, 2016
Blane Klemek: The great blue heron is the largest heron in North America
The great blue heron is an attractive bird to observe. Though somewhat gangly and oversized in physical stature, the bird is graceful in flight,...
April 24, 2016 - 12:26am
April 17, 2016
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on woodland thrushes and the charming ovenbird
There’s an avian assembly of woodland wonders that I find especially alluring. Arriving to the Northland by late April and early May — and...
April 17, 2016 - 12:19am
April 10, 2016
Blane Klemek: The amazing swan species of Minnesota
Springtime is my favorite season. While autumn is a close second, spring is the time of year when everything comes back to life. Winter has lost...
April 10, 2016 - 12:07am
April 3, 2016
Blane Klemek: Unofficial state bird: The American goldfinch
It is interesting to note that the common loon wasn’t always the endeared and obvious pick for Minnesota’s official state bird. There were...
April 3, 2016 - 12:56am
March 27, 2016
Blane Klemek: Spring means the return of eastern bluebirds
There are few songbirds I know of that receive as much attention as the eastern bluebird. Their acceptance of artificial nest boxes has undoubtedly...
March 27, 2016 - 12:46am
March 20, 2016
Blane Klemek: The dance of the sharp-tailed grouse
Despite the return of Old Man Winter, one of nature’s most remarkable annual events is occurring once again on open-brushland landscapes across...
March 20, 2016 - 12:34am
March 13, 2016
Blane Klemek: Clark’s nutcrackers serve an important ecological role
I’ve had the good fortune of exploring the glorious peaks, draws and canyons of the Rocky Mountains. From Montana to Colorado, the Rockies...
March 13, 2016 - 12:51am
March 6, 2016
Blane Klemek: Observing the wood duck is a delight
“Weee-e-e-e-k, weee-e-e-e-k, weee-e-e-e-k!” whistles the female of a species of waterfowl considered by many as our most beautifully feathered...
March 6, 2016 - 12:15am
February 28, 2016
Blane Klemek Column: Where have all the evening grosbeaks gone?
Once again this past fall and during this winter, I’ve been asked the question of “where have all the evening grosbeaks gone?” by several...
February 28, 2016 - 12:41am
February 21, 2016
Blane Klemek: The red-headed woodpecker is a strikingly beautiful bird
As woodpeckers go, red-headed woodpeckers are a unique species. Aside from the brilliant red head — the only woodpecker in North America with...
February 21, 2016 - 12:24am