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TWO RIVERS: A guilty plea. . . and life goes on in Two Rivers (Conclusion)
Two killed in crash near Thief River Falls
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Proactivity and self on the road to truth and reconciliation
LEECH LAKE: Vizenor finishes first week as Leech Lake College President
City Council to discuss Sanford Center legal issues
At home in Bemidji: Longtime NHL scout, executive Marshall Johnston retires; has called Bemidji home for 40 years
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
Gary Robert Vanasse
Robert (Bob) J Voigt
Ken R. Trisco
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
October 14, 2014
Diane Engel: Goodbye, but not gone
This will be my last article for the Senior Activity Center, as I am moving on to new adventures. I have met so many wonderful people and have had some fun times at the Senior Center. I want to thank the many volunteers for their years of service to the Senior Center. I also want...
October 14, 2014 - 12:15am
September 8, 2014
Diane Engel: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
The Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at the Senior Activity Center is more than pancakes. It’s full of friends. When you walk into the center,...
September 8, 2014 - 10:17pm
July 7, 2014
Diane Engel: Class reunion: Words of terror or opportunity?
“Melissa? Oh, my stars! I haven’t seen you in years! How are you doing?” That’s the reaction we have when we go to class reunions. We dig deep into our memories to find someone’s name that matches their face. Some people don’t go to their class reunions because...
July 7, 2014 - 11:55pm
June 9, 2014
Diane Engel: The Volunteer Tax Preparation Program receives recognition
I would like to share with you a letter that came to the Senior Center from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, because I am so proud of my volunteers who do the Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. “Bemidji Senior Center, Congratulations on a successful and productive filing season! This...
June 9, 2014 - 11:40pm
May 12, 2014
Diane Engel: Volunteers: Friends in service
A volunteer is a selfless, special kind of person. The true human spirit comes out to offer a helping hand where there is need with no expectation of pay or recognition. The person does it for the sole purpose of giving of themselves without anything in return except the knowledge...
May 12, 2014 - 11:21pm
April 8, 2014
Diane Engel: What have we lost in the name of progress?
In the name of progress, we have lost so many talents and skills. I remember sitting in second grade and learning how to write in cursive. Mrs. Witman showed us how to connect the letters and form beautiful words. I remember how I admired her handwriting. It looked like it was intricate...
April 8, 2014 - 12:53am
March 10, 2014
Diane Engel: Spring? What’s that?
If this winter has you feeling like we have been in the Ice Age all over again, well, spring even came for the mammoths, so there’s hope for us too. Our winters have been strange lately. I remember about 40 years ago, having drifts as tall as the roof of our house and sledding...
March 10, 2014 - 10:34pm
Diane Engel: Falling head over heels
In our region, we take winter weather in stride but it creates challenges for those of us who desire not to fall on the ice and break something. We tend to spend more time indoors in the winter, which creates another falling risk. So what’s a person to do? You can reduce your risk...
February 10, 2014 - 11:59pm
January 13, 2014
Diane Engel: Losing a loved one during the holidays
The subject of losing someone you love or are close to is a tough one to talk about but a natural part of life. As we age we lose more people around us. The steps of the grieving process are denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance. There is no...
January 13, 2014 - 11:27pm
December 9, 2013
Diane Engel: The Senior Center is rocking with activity
We don’t need no rocking chair; the Senior Activity Center is rocking with many different activities. The Senior Center is for active older adults who want to jazz up their retirement. Thank You Thank you to everyone, volunteers, donors and customers, who made the Fall Craft Show...
December 9, 2013 - 10:59pm
November 12, 2013
Diane Engel: Senior Activity Center welcomes new board of directors
The Senior Center would like to welcome our new board members, Ben Miller, Max Boyer and Paul Arneson, who agreed to a three-year term. Our new officers are Dave Knudson as president, Winnie Pelawa as vice president, Ben Miller as treasurer and Dick Robinson as secretary. Also...
November 12, 2013 - 3:54pm
October 8, 2013
Diane Engel: Health insurance on the horizon
We’ve all heard about the commercials for MNsure with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox for the health insurance exchange program. MNsure is not an insurance company but is a company where you can compare different insurance plans on an equal basis. Everyone has many questions...
October 8, 2013 - 12:56am
September 9, 2013
Diane Engel: Please have 'The Talk'
I hear from widows, widowers and people recently divorced, who say they wish they had learned about financial information from the other spouse...
September 9, 2013 - 11:00pm
August 8, 2013
Diane Engel: What Does it Take to be a Senior Senior?
Charlie's Coffee Clutch has been meeting since somewhere around 1946, depending on who you ask. They have met in places along the years like...
August 8, 2013 - 3:33pm
July 9, 2013
Diane Engel: Hot pancakes and cool cars
BEMIDJI — The Senior Activity Center held our annual Pancake Breakfast and Vintage Car Show in June. We would like to thank the Northwest Minnesota Foundation for allowing the use of their parking lot to display the cool cars. Thank you to the Paul Bunyan Vintage Auto Club...
July 9, 2013 - 12:31am