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Mills drops request for recount in 8th District race
Charges: MN man fires at least 38 shots at girlfriend after children flee to safety
BCLB Bears wrestling hoping for 'great season'
Blackduck boys basketball opens against Red Lake tonight
Blackduck Public Schools creates public logo contest for new identity for district
BHS girls hockey falls to Brainerd/LF
PREP BASKETBALL: Red Lake girls rout Blackduck 91-19
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji holds off Crosby-Ironton in home opener
BOYS BASKETBALL: Jacks look to capitalize off strong finish to last season
MEN'S HOCKEY: WCHA’s top teams prepare for weekend series as BSU faces Michigan Tech
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Carol A. White
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What is doing the right thing?
August 30, 2015
Blane Klemek: Some thoughts on great gray owls
I remember the first time I saw a great gray owl up close. It was during the middle of November and deer hunting season on a cold and overcast...
August 30, 2015 - 12:45am
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