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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
Nurses ratify new contract with Sanford Bemidji
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Bemidji Middle School assistant principal charged with 2 felonies
BSU baseball games rescheduled
SDSU soccer adds BSU's Janssen to staff
MEN'S HOCKEY: Former Beaver O’Connor signs with Walleye
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Ruth Arlene (Smith) Evarts
Donald S. Ness
Edward Locke Gallagher
MASTER GARDENERS: Garden seed planning starts now
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Time for a love story
DELGADO COLUMN: Native American graves and repatriation protection emerge once again
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What about kids that don't want to learn?
PRIME TIME: Children's Time on Sunday morning
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents 'Celtic Legends'
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spring is here, and open water isn't too far behind
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Some congratulations and thanks yous are in order
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Candidate thanks supporters, Ward 4
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
March 4, 2017
Fielding Questions: Helping a split crabapple tree
Q: We're looking for advice to help our young crabapple tree. Several winter storms and heavy snow weighed down a branch and caused a split down...
March 4, 2017 - 9:40am
Faith Conversations: Saint Francis prayer offers radical response
Recently, I mentioned here my reliance on Saint Francis' peace prayer, especially in times of discord. My spiritual director suggested it to...
March 4, 2017 - 9:24am
Growing Together: Cut plants back now to improve growth
I love gardening phrases. As a small boy, when Mom said Aunt Margaret had "taken a slip," I thought she had fallen on the ice. Actually, she...
March 4, 2017 - 8:38am
Phillips: New Netflix series sparks ideas for kindness
A strange thing is happening. The kids are fed, the dishes are done (sort of) and the couch begins calling my name. Actually, it's not the couch...
March 4, 2017 - 7:33am
March 3, 2017
Answers among us: Looking to wiser souls to build a better life
At 20-something, we lack answers. In love, we wonder how we'll know who's the one, what makes marriage work and when to start a family. We question...
March 3, 2017 - 8:35am
March 1, 2017
World of Wine: A journey in wine appreciation
This completes my third year of writing "The World of Wine" column, and I celebrate the advancement I've made in the growing appreciation of...
March 1, 2017 - 10:27am
Lost Italian: Have a Lenten fish fry Italian style
Today marks the beginning of the season of Lent and, as a Catholic, I welcome this opportunity for reflection, atonement and spiritual growth....
March 1, 2017 - 8:19am
February 27, 2017
Column: The power of noticing can save lives
A viral video was circulating the Internet the past few months. You may have seen it, or you've probably seen your friends talking, tweeting...
February 27, 2017 - 10:27am
February 26, 2017
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Last week brought an influx of rough-legged hawks to our area that was both larger and earlier than expected. Matt Spoor alerted Grand Cities...
February 26, 2017 - 6:15pm
Dokken: Learning in the wild
LAKE BRONSON, Minn.—With daytime temperatures near 45 degrees, it wasn't exactly a polar expedition, but nine students from Heritage Christian...
February 26, 2017 - 2:19pm
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
We don't hear much about the Soviet program to explore and return samples of the moon to Earth, but the Russians were busy with lunar mission...
February 26, 2017 - 1:08pm
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Chickadees keep all of us company
The chickadee. In my book, and probably many others' book, few wild birds are more familiar, more friendly or more enjoyable to watch and listen...
February 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
A few nights ago, two of us went for an evening walk about 700 miles south of our home in Duluth, Minn. We were there for a funeral and had...
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
Swift: Expiration dates are just suggestions
Once again, my mother was right. We've seen all sorts of stories lately on how the food industry is moving to replace expiration dates on food...
February 26, 2017 - 9:05am
February 25, 2017
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
I went to visit my father recently. He had a stroke about 9 months ago and is now a permanent resident in an assisted living facility. He hasn't...
February 25, 2017 - 9:57am