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Finding her freedom; Bemidji High School freshman at home on the slopes
HEALTH: Statewide flu outbreak expected to top last year; Sanford Bemidji issues visitor restrictions
Crime report for Dec. 22
Missing BSU student found 'safe'
Daily arrests for Dec. 18-23
BOYS HOCKEY: Bemidji wins beats Roseau 3-2, extends winning streak to 8 straight
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lakers too strong for Lumberjacks
BOYS BASKETBALL: Detroit Lakes pulls away late to beat Bemidji 60-44
GIRLS BASKETBALL: First-half struggles doom Bemidji in loss at Buffalo
BOYS HOCKEY: Ranked Bemidji eyeing first victory at Roseau since 2011
Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Rogers
Flavia "Babe" Stately
Evelyn "Grandma Evie" Nelson
Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Rogers
Blane Klemek: The moon of popping trees
Scotty Allison: The need for local Veterans Home continues
John Eggers: The Christmas coincidence
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
N.D., Minnesota theaters to open ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day
Singing great Joe Cocker dies at 70
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 21
Pioneer Previews: Dregni reads perfect for holiday break
Bemidji sings for the holidays
Beware 'toilet bowling' on Lake Bemidji
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Gothman wedding anniversary
Nyquist 90th birthday celebration
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Rick Jensen: Republicans helping farmers not investment banks
Jason Sanford: Point of schools isn’t more testing
Rich Lowry: Obama’s Cuban olive branch
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Jeb, Hillary need each other
Pioneer Editorial: A time to come together
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