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VIDEO: Home on Beltrami/Hubbard County line lost to fire Tuesday night
Judge denies new trial in synthetic drug case
Man charged with fleecing insurance company for $25,000 ring
One of 3 teens pleads guilty in death of Willmar grandmother
Christmas trees available at the Boys and Girls Club of the Bemidji Area
GYMNASTICS: Bemidji falls to Detroit Lakes
MEN'S HOCKEY: After outstanding debut, BSU freshman goalie Wilkins named WCHA rookie of the week; will start Friday
BOYS HOCKEY: Bemidji edges Warroad 4-3 with late goal
WRESTLING: Bemidji dominant in triangular sweep
SWIMMING: Lumberjacks begin season with strong effort
Carl Harry Gehrke
James Wolfe Bredon
Nancy Kathleen Bill
Local authors to sign books
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
Author plans talk on how Pearl Harbor hit small-town Minnesota
Art briefs for Dec. 5
'The King and I' opens Friday
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Pioneer VIiewpoints: The task at hand for NTC
Kathryn Lopez: What the pope is really saying
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Giving the gift of stories
Letter: Snow plow and mail drivers are appreciated
Letter: Recent weather calls global warming in question
Sue Bruns: Ah, those holiday traditions
Alice Collins: Christmas time is a time for joy, families
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater celebrates 10th year of performances
Art Lee: A tale in rhyme from a past Christmas time (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
Evan Hazard: An epiphany in G major and the music inside us
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