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UPDATED: Missing girl found alive; man arrested for kidnapping (w/ video)
Blackduck, Bemidji band directors invited to Indiana for workshop
Kelliher plans annual Big Bog Festival
Blackduck Good Samaritan Society receives bronze award
Schultz of Kelliher awarded MPCA award
BHS trap team aiming high in first-ever state tournament appearance
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU assistant Belisle lands scouting job with LA Kings
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji sweeps Fergus Falls
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji Legion team sweeps Perham in doubleheader
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji VFW gets blowout victory
Richard Bruce "Dick" "Specs" Matheny
Howard Lee Bogart
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
JOHN EGGERS: Who is your spiritual friend?
‘Red, White and Tuna’ play opens Wednesday at The Chief Theater
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘The Replacements’
ARTS BRIEFS: Shyanne Kaml performs at Farm by the Lake, Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival is July 8-9 and more
Still going strong: For nearly 30 years, Bemidji Area Church Musicians strike up the chords for summer series
Patt Rall: Opportunities for the arts abound this week
READER PHOTOS: Bears in Bemidji
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Summer solstice means lots of fish are feeding
FISH TALES: Kaleb Olson
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
Richard Hanson: Return to the bargaining table to protect Minnesota’s future
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Human life is the most innocent of all
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Please, let love conquer hate
April 5, 2013
John R. Eggers: Our dog Simon ‘defeets’ the winter season
Simon, our nearly two-year-old Golden Retriever puppy, got through the winter. He not only got through it, he “defeeted” it. If you are unable to find socks in our local clothing stores it’s because we had to keep buying new ones to replace those that Simon found and chewed...
April 5, 2013 - 4:01pm
March 29, 2013
Ask a Trooper: Driver inquires about funeral processions
Question: What is the law concerning funeral processions? I see them once in a while and some drivers pull over, some mix right in with the funeral procession. I just think there are a lot of people who don’t know what to do, and if you could address the rule on this it might help....
March 29, 2013 - 4:51pm
Library Corner: April programming at the Bemidji Public Library
My guess is that you are like me – you are glad that the daylight is longer, that the sun is stronger, and that the ice and snow are finally melting. We are not sure if there will be floods along the Red River in Fargo or in Grand Forks. But we’ve opened a floodgate of programming...
March 29, 2013 - 4:35pm
Arland O. Fiske: The story of Jens Hanson and the Vatican Library
Jens Hanson was only 9 in the summer of 1873, when a relative from America was visiting in Valders. The visitor, Rev. Ove Hjort of Paint Creek, Iowa, asked Jens’ father, a government official, to send one of his seven children back with him to America. Jens was selected to make...
March 29, 2013 - 4:25pm
March 22, 2013
Scotty Allison: Interesting statistics on American Indian servicemembers
As I was gathering information for the Northern Minnesota Veterans Home Task Force, I discovered some interesting facts about American Indian service members. First, they serve at a higher rate and have a higher concentration of female servicemembers than all other servicemembers....
March 22, 2013 - 5:07pm
March 21, 2013
COLUMN: Playoff performance bodes well for Bemidji State's future
The Final Five started Thursday night without Bemidji State. I’m stating the obvious: This is the last Final Five in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association as we know it, and Minnesota swept BSU in their first-round playoff series last weekend. Minnesota is slated to play...
sports / beavers
March 21, 2013 - 10:02pm
March 18, 2013
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Dolley Madison was a model of political savvy
When Dolley Payne Madison became first lady in 1809, she instituted Wednesday evening gatherings at the White House where political rivals could meet and talk. They were called “squeezes” because so many people showed up and crowded the room. As Cokie wrote in her book “Ladies...
opinion / commentary
March 18, 2013 - 10:55pm
March 15, 2013
Arland O. Fiske: ‘Snowshoe’ Thompson carries the mail
Before the “Pony Express” carried mail over the Sierra Nevadas, a young Norwegian from Telemark sailed on skis across 90 miles of stormy heights from Placerville, Calif., to Carson Valley, Nevada. For 20 years, John A. Thompson, known as “Snowshoe” Thompson, carried the mail...
March 15, 2013 - 5:02pm
John R. Eggers: You gotta love the Irish
Whoever is praying for snow, they can stop now. Whoever is praying for some good Irish humor, your prayers have been answered. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day we thank our good Irish friends and neighbors for giving us the opportunity to laugh. Irish Potatoes An elderly man lived...
March 15, 2013 - 3:47pm
March 8, 2013
John R. Eggers: What can all teachers do to help their students graduate?
Many high school and college seniors are beginning to count the days until they hear those final sounds of Pomp and Circumstance. Many parents are thinking about graduation parties and who they will invite and what they will serve. Many educators are beginning to look at the roster...
March 8, 2013 - 7:50pm
Arland O. Fiske: ‘Hap’ Lerwick: From lumberjack to surgeon
We first met in 1963 when he performed a complicated surgery for my brother Dennis. Dr. Everett R. Lerwick soon became special to our family both because of his outstanding medical skills and because he was a Norwegian in St. Louis. There were not many of them in that metropolitan...
March 8, 2013 - 7:44pm
March 1, 2013
John R. Eggers: Elvis and Ghandi give us reason to walk on today
Regular people change the course of human events. Here are four individuals who did and, coincidently, they all began on March 3. On March 3, 1887, Anne Sullivan began to teach her blind-deaf student, Helen Keller. As a result of Anne Sullivan’s teaching, Helen Keller became world...
March 1, 2013 - 6:15pm
October 18, 2012
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Strike zone shrinks as water cools in Bemidji area lakes
Most deep lakes in the Bemidji area “turned-over” recently, with surface water temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Water is most dense around 39 degrees, so when the water in the lake cools below 39 degrees, it floats on the surface until it freezes. If water was most dense...
News / outdoors
October 18, 2012 - 11:33pm
November 22, 2009
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota waters abound in fish species
Within a majority of Minnesota's bountiful lakes, rivers and streams are many different species of fish. Including some recent introductions of non-native species, Minnesota has probably more than 150 different species of fishes swimming in its waters now. Of the 26 or so families...
November 22, 2009 - 12:00am
November 20, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Nov. 20: Lakes still far from freezing as deer season ends
There is only one more weekend of the rifle deer hunting season in the Bemidji area, with the season ending one half hour after sunset on Sunday night. Many hunters hold out for a larger buck earlier in the season, but by the last weekend of the season, most hunters will take any...
November 20, 2009 - 12:00am