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TRIAD to meet on Thursday
Annual winter bird count at LBSP
Music Jam at the Senior Center
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
Margaret Emma Treat
Emma "Margaret" Treat
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
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?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
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
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
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
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
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
September 4, 2016
John Eggers: Why didn't the zombie go to school?
In seventh grade, one of my classmates put a tack on our math teacher's chair. Mr. Kelly quickly sat down and then quickly stood up. Not one student cracked a smile. At our first class reunion after graduation, the story was retold and everyone chuckled and vividly remembered the...
September 4, 2016 - 12:18am
August 31, 2016
Feeding students, fueling minds: Red Lake School District opens new cafeteria with good nutrition a top priority (W/ VIDEO)
RED LAKE -- A school district recognized nationally for its healthy lunch program will now be able to deliver meals to students in a state-of-the-art...
August 31, 2016 - 6:06pm
Terri’s the Teacher: Central Elementary School earns Teacher of the Year award from Bemidji schools
BEMIDJI -- Terri Forseth, in her own words, is a Bemidji girl “through and through.” She grew up in Bemidji, went to Bemidji public schools,...
August 31, 2016 - 5:46pm
August 28, 2016
John Eggers: Find first day teacher success
Imagine a teacher sitting at his or her desk in a classroom that isn't too much different than the classrooms you sat in. Oh, there may be a computer here or there, but the furnishings are pretty much the same: Teacher's desk, students' desks, clock, a chalkboard or wipe board and...
August 28, 2016 - 12:22am
August 21, 2016
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
As we walk the path to the road of knowledge, we awaken from the dreams of delusion, false and destructive beliefs, confusion and suffering and awaken to all that we are and that we are meant to be. Many native people call this the "good red road," because you are awake to reality,...
August 21, 2016 - 12:32pm
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
The middle weeks of August were a terrible time when I was growing up. They may be the same for you today. The lakes were too green, so we couldn’t go swimming. The county fair and summer camps were over. Fishing bullheads was no longer as fun as it was in the early days of summer....
August 21, 2016 - 12:28am
August 14, 2016
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
Been watching the Olympics? Me too. What do all of the Olympic athletes have in common other than they are all in absurdly good shape? You're right. They all have a purpose, and their common purpose is to win the gold, to finish first, to be the best in the world.
August 14, 2016 - 12:56am
August 7, 2016
John Eggers: Do something special at the fair
The smells, the dust, the animals, the preparation, the dust, the movement, the noise, the excitement, the smells, the emotion, the laughter, the color — that's what county fairs are all about. Did I mention smells and dust? I hope you go. You won't be disappointed.
August 7, 2016 - 12:49am
July 31, 2016
John Eggers: Why watch the Olympics?
When Kathy and I walked the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches of Rio in 1966, I wouldn't have thought it would take 50 years before a South American country would play host to the Olympic Games. You should watch the Games for many reasons, but the No. 1 reason to watch is this.
July 31, 2016 - 12:47am
July 28, 2016
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
ST. PAUL -- After another round of disappointing standardized test results, Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius said the state may never...
July 28, 2016 - 4:36pm
July 24, 2016
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Proactivity and self on the road to truth and reconciliation
Recently I visited with a colleague and she convened to me that concerned community people have listened to the plight of Indigenous people and "get" that something needs to be done. For those, it is time to move beyond the lectures and look at tangible efforts that will move Truth...
July 24, 2016 - 12:12pm
LEECH LAKE: Vizenor finishes first week as Leech Lake College President
CASS LAKE -- Dr. Erma Vizenor has returned to her passion. After more than a decade of involvement in tribal politics, including holding the position of White Earth Nation Chair, Vizenor began her new job as Leech Lake Tribal College's president last week. Vizenor, whose family is...
July 24, 2016 - 1:00am
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
Like puzzles? I have given you several interesting quotes by famous people. In my remarks about the quote, I have hidden the name of the person who said it. Can you guess who said each quote by reading my remarks? In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
July 24, 2016 - 12:01am
July 19, 2016
Parent of student who died by suicide files lawsuit against Duluth school district
A federal lawsuit filed by the parent of a Lincoln Park Middle School student alleges his son’s 2015 suicide was the result of “severe and pervasive harassment” — and the Duluth school district’s failure to stop it. Todd Seehus is suing the Duluth school district, its school...
July 19, 2016 - 7:47pm
July 17, 2016
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
Have you ever stopped to look inside a vacant one-room schoolhouse? I did on a recent trip to Moorhead. Usually the windows and doors are broken, and the owners are just waiting for the entire building to collapse. This particular building in the Winger area still had the bell tower...
July 17, 2016 - 12:18am