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John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
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Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
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An everlasting tour comes to Bemidji: Martina McBride to highlight latest album of classic songs
Pioneer Previews: Winter joy, winter cold and winter fun
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
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Pioneer Editorial: A tale of two buildings
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December 20, 2012
JACK HITTINGER COLUMN: Santa gives gift of confidence to Bemidji State hockey team heading into holiday break
I met Santa Claus last weekend at the Sanford Center. He gave me exactly what I wanted Saturday night: An overtime-free hockey game. That’s right, readers: As the final seconds ticked off during Bemidji State’s 5-1 victory against then No. 10-ranked Denver that night, I became...
sports / beavers
December 20, 2012 - 1:34am
September 11, 2012
Hittinger column: The ‘new guy’ checks in
Oh, hello there. I don’t think we’ve met. Well, maybe that’s not true. I’m sure you’ve seen me around at various sporting events, at Bemidji State or otherwise. And my byline has appeared in this space many times since April, when I started working here. But my face has...
sports / beavers
September 11, 2012 - 11:11pm
March 5, 2010
Paul Nelson column for March 5: Focus turns to panfish as gamefish season ends
The gamefish season is over for the inland waters of Minnesota, but that does not mean the ice fishing season is over. Anglers are able to focus all of their attention on crappies, sunfish and perch in March and enjoy some of the best ice fishing of the winter. There are also good...
March 5, 2010 - 12:00am
November 6, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Nov. 6: Deer hunting starts; anglers lament season's end
The rifle deer season opens Saturday morning in the Bemidji area and most of Minnesota. It has been predicted there will be fewer deer in the woods in many areas after a tough winter last year.
November 6, 2009 - 12:00am
October 30, 2009
Paul Nelson column: If weather cooperates, fish can still be found
November arrives on Sunday with 10 hours and 2 minutes of daylight. The Bemidji area is losing about 18 minutes of daylight per week, which is about 2½ minutes per day. The clocks "fall back" into Central Standard Time on Saturday night, so there will be an hour more daylight in...
October 30, 2009 - 12:00am
October 23, 2009
Paul Nelson column for Oct. 23: Bemidji area lakes getting ready to freeze
If the current weather trend continues, this month will go down as one of the coldest Octobers on record in Minnesota. This comes after last month was one of the warmest Septembers. Who knows what we can expect in November. Surface water temperatures have cooled into the low 40s...
October 23, 2009 - 12:00am
October 16, 2009
Paul Nelson fishing column for Oct. 16: Anglers still hoping for some fall fishing
Winter is long enough without adding a month to the season, which appears to be what is happening this fall. October is supposed to be a glorious month of nearly perfect weather for those who enjoy hunting and fishing or just being in the great outdoors. Snow and cold weather like...
October 16, 2009 - 12:00am
March 1, 2009
Sportsline: St. Scholastica baseball coach Baggs dies
John Baggs, the longtime St. Scholastica baseball coach, died after a four-month battle with cancer at the age of 42. Baggs was hired as a 24-year-old in 1991 and built the program into a Division III power. The Saints won 12 consecutive Upper Midwest Athletic Conference titles and...
March 1, 2009 - 12:37am