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Culture camp held
Cummings received Chancellor’s Award
'Finding Loren' found: Bemidji company helps in discovery of WWII airplane in Italy
Bemidji Lion inducted as New District governor
Someone Special Volunteers: Gary Winka and Gregg Willimek
BIRCHMONT: Emily Israelson wins women’s title, Wiltse takes Senior Men’s championship
GOLF: Andrew Israelson follows in father's footsteps to win Birchmont
RODEO: Bemidji resident Shannon McBride ninth in the world at rodeo finals
Rotary team wins Senior Bemidji Youth baseball
GOLF: Birchmont wraps up today with quality championship matchups
James "Jim" Hensel
Elaine "Becky" Chakov (Roholt)
Dale Clinton Smith, Sr.
Susan Marie Tibstra
Cyndi Fenske: Summer reading program a huge success
John Eggers: Why watch the Olympics?
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
ART BRIEFS: Author book signing set Aug. 18, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Co. and more
Patt Rall: Summer slips into August
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)
Blane Klemek: Tales and adventures of a biologist
FISH TALES: Callen Baird on Big Bass Lake
FISH TALES: Emma Hanson on Lake Winnie
FISH TALES: Becca Hanson on Lake Mary
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Ruth Barden birthday
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not so Minnesota Nice
Annie P. Claesson-Huseby: Knowledge is needed about ‘truth in sentencing’
Matt Cory Column: A historic night for Tristen, even if he doesn’t know it yet
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
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
May 3, 2015
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Although rare, observing black bears a fascinating sight
The American black bear is one of the most fascinating of Minnesota's many mammals. While abundant throughout much of Minnesota, observing one is a rare event. Active mostly at night and asleep for about half of every year, it's no wonder that few of these special wild animals are...
May 3, 2015 - 12:12am
April 26, 2015
Blane Klemek: The bluebird, few have received as much attention as they
It was the last week of March when I observed my first bluebird of 2015. To be truthful, I only heard the bird, but its sweet and mellow whistle...
April 26, 2015 - 12:43am
April 19, 2015
Blane Klemek: Aerial displays set woodcock, snipe apart
Springtime is my favorite time of the year. Snow is gone, ice is out, and birds are back. It's a wonderful season. Especially joyful are the...
April 19, 2015 - 12:00am
April 5, 2015
Blane Klemek: Signs of life are everywhere in the great outdoors
What makes observing wildlife so enjoyable is the number of ways in which we can participate. For obvious reasons, "observing" implies we...
April 5, 2015 - 12:16am
March 29, 2015
Blane Klemek: Remembering experiences with honest-to-goodness maple syrup
When one considers the tug-o-war that occurs every year between winter and spring in the fight for who will outlast whom, then it’s easy to...
March 29, 2015 - 12:00am
March 22, 2015
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
It won't be long and the sounds of Nature will become especially "animated." From peenting woodcock to winnowing snipe and from vocalizing American...
March 22, 2015 - 12:16am
March 15, 2015
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website credits the northern cardinal as perhaps the very bird, “. . . responsible for getting more people...
March 15, 2015 - 12:36am
March 8, 2015
Blane Klemek: Ravens rule the skies here and abroad
I just read a story about a little girl somewhere in England who receives little gifts from crows she feeds daily handouts. The crows evidently...
March 8, 2015 - 12:29am
March 1, 2015
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
So far I haven’t had a lot of feathered friends visiting my feeders this winter. Consequently, I haven’t needed to work too hard at keeping...
March 1, 2015 - 12:10am
January 25, 2015
BLANE KLEMEK: On the track of the black-backed woodpecker
I remember the very first black-backed woodpecker I ever observed. It was the summer of 1995 in Itasca State Park where the late Ben Thoma, a well-known naturalist at the park, pointed to a tree near the east entrance and told me what had made a particular cavity in tall jack pine...
January 25, 2015 - 12:19am
January 11, 2015
Blane Klemek: Bobcats are quite literally ‘creatures of habit’
Bobcats are one of the most elusive and secretive native species of mammals common in Minnesota. Not very well understood by most people, fewer...
January 11, 2015 - 12:16am
January 4, 2015
Blane Klemek: The handsome little chickadee is a delight to observe
There’s an avian tune that I listen for every year around this time. In fact, this season I heard it for the first time on Christmas morning. It’s a song that reminds us that even in the face of cold and ice, spring really isn’t all that far away. Indeed, what I’m referring...
January 4, 2015 - 12:08am
December 28, 2014
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on northern harriers and broad-winged hawks
A favorite group of birds to many people is a group that’s collectively called “raptors” or “birds of prey.” Raptors include hawks,...
December 28, 2014 - 12:52am
December 14, 2014
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
One afternoon many years ago, a University of North Dakota professor of mine asked me what my thoughts were on people's notions about their sense of home.
December 14, 2014 - 12:38am