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Annexation on the minds of Bemidji Township voters
Senate committee votes to suspend wolf hunt
PolyMet comments surpass 40,000
Klobuchar uses Bemidji pastries at D.C. meeting
Bills regulate government tracking of mobile phone
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clearbrook-Gonvick upsets Red Lake 70-66
BSU SPORTS ROUNDUP: Braun earns NSIC player of the week, Beavers start 3-1
MEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State opens best-of-three WCHA playoffs at Ferris State
Pat Miller: This Week at Bemidji High School - Spring sports programs hope that spring is truly on the way
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Minnesota rallies to top North Dakota, win third straight conference title
Donald "Dudie" May, Jr.
Albert Wesley Olson
James "Jim" Vorderbruggen
Angel Ikwe Hart
Albert Wesley Olson
‘Fargo’ brings crime to Bemidji, eh?
Arts Briefs for March 9, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Bohemia on tap at First Lutheran
It’s music for Mike: Longtime Bemidji resident, teacher, performer, now brings his talents to promoting, producing shows
Arts of the Anishinaabe: Exhibit opens at Watermark Art Center
Blane Klemek: Watch out for those Northern flying squirrels
Frozen lakes, deep winter take a toll on wildlife
Fishing: Annual kids' perch derby is Sunday
Paul Nelson: Late-ice patterns develop when snow, ice begin to melt
Blane Klemek: Sharpies are always looking sharp
Letter to editor on biodiesel was unfounded
Letter: Reflect on the liberties we Americans enjoy
Susan Brown: IRS scandal: Nothing to see here...
Amy Goodman: 44 Years a prisoner: The case of Eddie Conway
Rich Lowry: The Russian reset to nowhere
Wally Peck/Master Gardener: Wood ashes for the garden
Missy Thomas: Caregiving: When to call for help
Arland O. Fiske: The historic Tingvoll church in western Norway
Art Lee: Snowbirds talk snow to southern disbelievers
Sue Bruns: Word play: Ever get your merds wixed up? I mean, words mixed up?
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