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The demise of McNally Smith: Bankruptcy hearing this week for failed St. Paul music college
Ironton, Minn., man found guilty on child pornography charges
UMD financial research team headed to global finals
Raising the Bar: Brad Paisley concert marks a new level for Sanford Center
Cass Lake-Bena students honored by national organization
Twins' Morrison on ailing former teammate Farquhar: 'An awesome human being'
Landry wins in San Antonio for first PGA Tour title
Wolves saving best defending for playoffs
Brian Murphy: Timberwolves give fans hope by bouncing the bully
Carlos Gomez beats Twins with walk-off homer off Addison Reed
Caroline Marie Stangel
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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Ever so adaptable are the American crows
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you want to eat pancakes?
The seed varieties you should plant this spring
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'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
Second-annual Celebration channels Prince's vibe at Paisley Park studios
What would Prince want? Two years later, his estate is a mess and his legacy unclear.
'Owl' in a day's work!
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
Sturgeon solutions: Biologists seek reasons for lack of fish’s reproduction on St. Louis River
SAM COOK: Heading down a new trail with plenty of old friends
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
Shirley (Mayer) Klosterman
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
June 6, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Books, books, books. . . and more books
We are just back from a visit back East to visit family and friends and it was exhilarating and restful at the same time. This is the first column covering the visit and notes I have saved from several books on the advice of a former editor. The advice being: some stories require...
June 6, 2016 - 10:19am
April 25, 2016
Letters to Isabella: Retired BSU professor Marley Kaul’s book a finalist for Midwest Book Awards
BEMIDJI — The 26th annual Midwest Book Awards has recognized “Letters to Isabella: Paintings By Marley Kaul” as a finalist in the categories...
April 25, 2016 - 9:54am
February 21, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Moved by the music
To say that I am enthusiastic about today's faculty recital by Stephen Carlson, chair of department of music at BSU, would be a shortcoming on...
February 21, 2016 - 12:17am
January 17, 2016
Writing 'Relentless': Bemidji man, former police officer and expert on domestic violence, pens mystery novel
BEMIDJI—Marcus Bruning had just retired from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office in Duluth after 28 years in law enforcement. He was...
January 17, 2016 - 4:56pm
December 20, 2015
B.A.R.C. for books: Reading program brings children, dogs together
BEMIDJI—Three-year-old Stella Zachman sat near Daisy, also 3, as they listened to Jean Louvar read the book "Beads On One String" to them...
December 20, 2015 - 12:45am
November 9, 2015
A grandfather’s gift: In ‘Letters to Isabella,’ Bemidji artist shares legacy with his granddaughter
Marley Kaul started writing letters to his granddaughter before she was born. He wanted her to know about his life, his art and his grandfatherly...
November 9, 2015 - 11:36am
October 17, 2015
Sierra Sue’s story: Author digs into past of World War II fighter plane restored in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Sierra Sue II was parked outside the Bemidji Regional Airport, glistening beneath a sparkling blue autumn sky. A sky she once controlled...
October 17, 2015 - 7:09pm
September 11, 2015
Spreading the love of literacy: Books more widely available thanks to mini-libraries in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- At first glance, they can appear to be a yard decoration or a birdhouse. Upon closer inspection, though, passersby can see these little...
September 11, 2015 - 10:20pm
July 26, 2015
Pioneer Previews: The soothing sounds of music
Yes, it's that always-anticipated evening again, Bemidji Area Community Band concert tonight at 7 p.m. under the baton of Scott Guidry, assistant...
July 26, 2015 - 12:21am
July 15, 2015
Books, books, books
Wednesday was the first day of the two-day Bemidji Public Library Book Sale. The event continues 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the National Guard...
July 15, 2015 - 6:17pm
July 14, 2015
All set for the ‘Watchman’: Bemidjians pick up Harper Lee’s much-anticipated second novel, ‘Go Set a Watchman’
BEMIDJI -- Troy Gilbertson is aware of the controversy surrounding the blue hardcover book he picked up on Tuesday. He just isn’t sure...
July 14, 2015 - 7:08pm
July 12, 2015
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Music, plays, books, art and more this week
You can enjoy Music Under the Pines with Kari Grace at 2 p.m. today in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park. Grace is a vocal soloist...
July 12, 2015 - 12:15am
June 23, 2015
Book release party for ‘Within These Woods’
BEMIDJI -- A book release party for “Within These Woods,” by Timothy Goodwin has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Book World, 316 Beltrami Ave. NW. The event will be followed by a party at 4 p.m. at Brigid’s Pub, 317 Beltrami Ave. NW. “Within These Woods,” is a...
June 23, 2015 - 7:48pm
June 21, 2015
PIONEER PREVIEWS: A lot to do on Dad's day--EMDASH--and the rest of the week
Happy Father's Day to all fathers, to-be fathers and wanna-be fathers. This is a full day of entertainment, look and choose carefully for you...
June 21, 2015 - 12:16am
June 11, 2015
Klassen to speak at Bemidji Public Library
BEMIDJI -- Julie Klassen, bestselling author and Minnesota book award winner, will share a presentation at 7 p.m. June 25 at Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave NW. Klassen is a writer of inspirational Regency-era romance novels. She has eight books out, with a new release...
June 11, 2015 - 7:48pm