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McKeig receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Bemidji Walk to End Alzheimer's raises more than $20,000
BUSINESS: More demand, more success: Glacier Ice House sees increased production in Bemidji
Sunrise Rotary donates to history center
Schultz performs at Gustavus annual Christmas services
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big run lifts Red Lake past Fosston
BOYS BASKETBALL: Warriors run past Greyhounds
Lumberjack gymnasts compete at Perham
WRESTLING: Bemidji, other area teams compete at Olson Memorial Tournament
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Huskies top BSU men, 98-95
Robert (Bob) Kamrowski
Vivian D. Bye
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
We talked about going to the live performance of "It's A Wonderful Life" at the Firehall Theater in Grand Forks, and last Sunday, we drove down to Walker to see Fred Roger's lovely version of the original Lux Soap script for the radio show. The Walker Bay Theater is located on the...
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November 27, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Right at home in the snow
I remember well the day I walked into a snow-filled woodland without sinking up to my knees or deeper. I was just a young farm boy plodding through...
November 27, 2016 - 9:30am
November 20, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The Boundary Waters are a jewel for Minnesota
Across the tranquil lake in the darkness of a moonless sky, I can barely make out the faint yellow glow of a campfire. My fire is behind me,...
November 20, 2016 - 10:20am
November 13, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Much to do as the holidays approach
As I write this column, my mind and body are anxious to catch the sunlight still peeking through the bald trees. I like reading on the porch...
November 13, 2016 - 6:40am
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wanted: More hunters are needed
The late Aldo Leopold, considered to be the father of modern day wildlife management, wrote in his essay "Thinking Like a Mountain" about the...
November 13, 2016 - 6:20am
November 6, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The nature of things: seasons always change
Though autumn is a favorite season of mine, it's hard to admit that the summer of 2016 is over and the winter of 2016-17 is right around the...
November 6, 2016 - 5:30am
November 1, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Winter exercise can replace time spent in the garden
According to the Centers for Disease Control, gardening is compared to "moderate cardiovascular exercise." Gardening 30 to 45 minutes a day can burn 150-300 calories.
November 1, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 30, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The distinct birds of the Colorado Rockies
Since 2006, four of us, sometimes three of us, embark on our annual late-October trip to the Colorado Rockies. We hunt mule deer and elk, yet the stories we bring back to camp and the memories we tuck away in our minds, our journals, and our photo albums, are often much less about...
October 30, 2016 - 8:50am
October 28, 2016
COMMENTARY: Why I resigned from the Republican Party
I resigned in June. Right in the middle of the presidential election, I walked away from my chairmanship in the Beltrami County GOP. I really didn’t want to resign. What I most wanted was to see our excellent legislative and Congressional Republican candidates across the finish...
October 28, 2016 - 8:45am
October 20, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
BEMIDJI—Lakes in the Bemidji area cooled a little slower this past week, with most lakes still having surface water temperatures around 50 degrees. This gives the lakes about 10 more degrees to cool before the lakes are ready to freeze. The water under the ice during the winter...
October 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
October 16, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: American woodcock one of Minnesota's most unique birds
Despite the near countless hours I've spent in the great outdoors, nature, and all its wonders, continues to deliver surprises and the unexpected. As luck would have it, another of those instances occurred just a few evenings ago while out hunting ruffed grouse. The evening was uncommonly...
October 16, 2016 - 7:00am
October 14, 2016
PAUL NELSON FISHING: The bite picks up later in the day
Lakes in the Bemidji area enter the second half of October with surface water temperatures falling through the 50-degree mark. Water temperatures reflect the average air temperatures, so the lakes cool down closely in sync with soil temperatures in the ground. Water becomes progressively...
October 14, 2016 - 9:24am
September 28, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: What ate my potatoes?
By now many of you who grow potatoes have dug them up, only to find that some look as if something took a few bites out of them and carefully put them back. Who wants a baked potato with a bite already gone? You may see this in other root vegetables as well. What you see is the work...
September 28, 2016 - 1:00am
September 25, 2016
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
Several summers ago while spending a day in a Wadena County jack pine woodland, I was startled when a large furry animal leapt from a thickly limbed nearby pine. The dark form hit the ground in a loud thud, and was immediately running as fast as it could in the opposite direction...
September 25, 2016 - 8:40am
July 30, 2016
Matt Cory Column: A historic night for Tristen, even if he doesn’t know it yet
First off, this is not a column about politics or politicians or policies. It is not an endorsement of any one candidate or party. This column is about history. This column is about Tristen. Like millions of Americans, I watched Thursday night as Hillary Clinton officially became...
July 30, 2016 - 8:39pm