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Gilbertson recognized by Minnesota Farm Bureau
Donation to Bemidji Food Shelf
Eagles present Adult Day Services, Inc. with flag
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL: Despite 11-point loss, Bemidji takes plenty of positives
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Beaver men hold on in NSIC opener in Crookston
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Crookston hands BSU women first loss of the season
GYMNASTICS: BHS takes 5th in Perham meet
GYMNASTICS: Aerials teams compete in Virginia
Christopher John Aymond
Marlene Sue Thompson
Barbara A. Nelson
Arlene "Sis" Abrahamson
David Franklin Wright
John Eggers: You know it’s winter in Minnesota when...
Patt Rall Column: Let's all be thankful, no matter how small the blessing
Cyndi Fenske: December is a busy month at the Bemidji Public Library
Sacred substances: Food as our way to give thanks
John Eggers: ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’
OFF THE RECORD Review: ‘Fargo’ Season Two, Episode Seven: Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
ART BRIEFS - SUNDAY NOV. 29
OFF THE RECORD BLOG: Bemidji’s Stoner Avenue signs appear on top 10 ‘Commonly Stolen Street Signs’ list
Off The Record REVIEW: ‘Fargo’ Season Two, Episode Six: Rhinoceros
Rock band Styx to headline Lakes Jam 2016
Blane Klemek: Minnesota owls are hunters of the night
Bemidji second-grader lands 55-inch muskie during birthday trip
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: It's safe to go shopping, but not ice fishing
Blane Klemek: Once swarming the prairies, bison are still a sight to behold
Rare bird spotted in Minnesota, last sighting reported 21 years ago
Rick Jensen: Clinton, Trump and political choice
Michael Reagan: A country to give thanks for
Gene Lyons: What ever happened to the home of the brave?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The First Amendment remains alive and well
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Senate leader Reid needs to be replaced
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
November 13, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Nov. 13: It's too warm for deer, but just right for fishing
The weather in the Bemidji area is turning out to be just like the proverbial box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get. A near record cold summer was followed by a near record warm September, then another near record cold October and now an unseasonably warm beginning...
November 13, 2009 - 12:00am