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Duluth man dies after shed falls on him
Boys & Girls Club expands morning hours
Crime report for July 26
Welcome aboard a bigger board: Advisory board for Visit Bemidji could reach 14
Raising the flag for Red Lake
GOLF: Day two of 2016 Birchmont has lots of local flavor as women, masters take course
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Grand Rapids in home finale
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU will play Gophers, Northern Iowa in exhibition games this season
AUTO RACING: Speedway returns from rainout weekend with big-money Blitz
‘You can’t get much better:’ 2016 Birchmont opens with solid weather for qualifying rounds
Charlotte "Char" Clark
James "Jim" Sperling
Charlotte "Char" Clark
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Off The Record Blog: Let’s analyze this trailer for ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’ book
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
August 23, 2015
Blane Klemek: No duck sounds quite like the ruddy duck
I thought of a duck today — a little known fellow of squat proportions known for the courting male’s comical antics and strange sounds; its...
August 23, 2015 - 12:44am
August 16, 2015
Blane Klemek: Gathering and feeding time in the great outdoors
Often as it is, when we watch wildlife going about their business it’s the eating business that we observe them doing: squirrels cracking acorn...
August 16, 2015 - 12:03am
August 9, 2015
Blane Klemek: Meadowlarks and bobolinks continue to sing
Two of my favorite grassland nesting songbirds, the bobolink and meadowlark, are members of the blackbird family. The family, Icteridae, includes...
August 9, 2015 - 12:36am
August 2, 2015
Blane Klemek: Swallows that make their summer homes in Minnesota
As soon as springtime warms enough to where insects are fairly abundant, several species of swallows begin showing up throughout Minnesota. In...
August 2, 2015 - 12:14am
July 26, 2015
Blane Klemek: Coyotes are interesting animals that are both revered and despised
I remember well the first time I ever observed a coyote in the wild. I was deer hunting on an early November morning from a deer stand that my...
July 26, 2015 - 12:06am
July 19, 2015
Blane Klemek: The distinctive songs and calls of the eastern towhee
Last summer while picking blueberries in a jack pine clear cut, I heard a bird that I honestly couldn’t say I had ever heard before. I stopped...
July 19, 2015 - 12:20am
July 12, 2015
Blane Klemek: The sandhill crane is a most impressive bird in anyone’s book
For all its quintessential wildness and uniqueness, not many sounds in Nature can match that of the sandhill crane. The unmistakable rattling...
July 12, 2015 - 12:01am
July 5, 2015
Blane Klemek: Phoebes are one of the more interesting behaving birds
This past June marked the 13th year I’ve enjoyed my present home here in the Northwoods. Over the past many years I have been very grateful...
July 5, 2015 - 12:16am
June 28, 2015
Blane Klemek: Ravens, crows have the smarts, too
A recent episode of the public television program "Nova: Inside Animal Minds," examined the fascinating subject of animal intelligence —...
June 28, 2015 - 12:15am
June 14, 2015
Blane Klemek: The house sparrow is right at home in Minnesota
In early May, I found myself in a little southeastern Minnesota town. Like many of the small towns in this part of the state, its history is...
June 14, 2015 - 12:56am
June 7, 2015
Blane Klemek: Humming excitement over our hummingbirds
As usual, I observed my first ruby-throated hummingbird on Mother's Day weekend, or thereabout. Without fail, in early to mid-May, hummingbirds...
June 7, 2015 - 12:53am
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 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