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Blane Klemek: Wild turkeys exist nearly everywhere in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Some friendly foreign fruits for the garden
Cyndi Fenske: Amazing May ahead at the public library
John Eggers: Remember your graduation?
Kelsi Turner: Weather or not. . .
Ranking the Marvel villains, from worst to best (includes spoilers)
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Harry And The Hendersons’
Summer at the cinema: Your guide to the blockbusters and everything inbetween
Patt Rall: A variety of opportunities for every age
Arts Briefs: Deb McGregor CD release concert, Brooke String Quartet free concert, Fifth Grade Invitational at Watermark and more
Blane Klemek: The great blue heron is the largest heron in North America
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Walleye season opens May 14
Youth firearm safety range day is May 9
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Blane Klemek: Thoughts on woodland thrushes and the charming ovenbird
Kay Novodvorsky birthday
Marcy Melberg birthday
Martha Ferden birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Community Theater’s wholesomeness can’t be overstated
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Coming together, moving ahead
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clark's letter touched people deeply
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April 22, 2016
AIRC at BSU starts Native Music Showcase: First event is Thursday featuring Thomas X, Sonny Johnson and Corey Medina
BEMIDJI -- The American Indian Resource Center at BSU is starting a Native Music Showcase. The first event will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the...
News / local
April 22, 2016 - 7:44pm
April 18, 2016
Patt Rall: The newest theater company in the area
Just a few years ago, Wayne Hoff and his sister, Olivia, started a project that would bring back the glory days of the Nary School, Helga Township—when...
April 18, 2016 - 3:41pm
April 11, 2016
Patt Rall: Theater choices abound in Bemidji
There are two family friendly musicals coming up—and one play that will be "adults only please," according to the director of the Exciting...
April 11, 2016 - 9:44pm
March 31, 2016
“Enchanted Sleeping Beauty” to debut next week
BEMIDJI -- The “Enchanted Sleeping Beauty,” based on the story by Brothers Grimm, will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. April 8-9, April 15-16 and...
News / local
March 31, 2016 - 6:35pm
March 27, 2016
Matthew Liedke Column: Crowdfunding giving an important kick start to filmmaking
When a person goes to a film festival, it’s expected to hear the phrases “movie,” “camera” and “director.” When I was at the Fargo...
March 27, 2016 - 12:44am
March 8, 2016
Northern Community Radio to air Gary Burger documentary
BEMIDJI -- “Coming Home: the Gary Burger Story,” an hourlong documentary about the life and times of Gary Burger, longtime local musician...
News / local
March 8, 2016 - 7:23pm
March 6, 2016
Joe Froemming Column: Nostalgia ramped up to 11 on ‘Fuller House’
My patience and sanity were pushed to the test last week, when my buddy Joe Brown (sports editor at the Red Wing Republican Eagle) and I embarked on a week-long run on my blog with reviews of “Fuller House” — the Netflix revival of the 90s sitcom “Full House.” It was fun,...
March 6, 2016 - 12:06am
Matthew Liedke Column: How the Academy can push ratings back up after an eight-year low
About 34.4 million people tuned in for the 88th Academy Awards last week, according to Deadline Hollywood. Unfortunately, that number marked...
March 6, 2016 - 12:01am
March 1, 2016
Ole and Lena return to Sanford Center
BEMIDJI -- “Ole and Lena's 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal” will be performing at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 in the ballroom at the Sanford Center in Bemidji.Doors will open at 1 p.m. With the small southeastern Minnesota town of Potsdam as Ole and Lena’s hometown, the loveable,...
News / region
March 1, 2016 - 7:23pm
February 22, 2016
Beatles tribute show to play Bemidji in April
BEMIDJI -- “1964, The Tribute” a Beatles tribute band will perform at the Sanford Center in Bemidji on April 29. The band has been called the “Best Beatles Show on Earth,” according to a press release, and the show will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’...
News / local
February 22, 2016 - 8:13pm
February 7, 2016
Matthew Liedke Column: DiCaprio recent win streak signals Oscar on the horizon
Feb. 27, 2005, Feb. 27, 2007 and March 2, 2014. All days where Leonardo DiCaprio lost the Academy Award for Best Actor. That streak is about...
February 7, 2016 - 12:20am
February 1, 2016
Comedian Ralphie May to perform in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—Comedian Ralphie May will perform in Bemidji in April. The nationally known comic will take the stage at 7 p.m. April 9 at the...
February 1, 2016 - 1:43pm
January 31, 2016
Patt Rall Column: Romance is in the air this month
With Valentine’s Day only two weeks away, the Bagley Area Arts Collaborative will be celebrating “A Classic Valentine’s Musical Dinner”...
January 31, 2016 - 12:25am
January 17, 2016
Patt Rall Column: Violins at the ready today at Bangsberg
Two world-class string players will perform at 4 p.m. today in Thompson Recital Hall of Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex at BSU.
January 17, 2016 - 12:53am
December 8, 2015
Country singer Cole Swindell to perform at Sanford Center
BEMIDJI—Country singer Cole Swindell will perform at the Sanford Center in Bemidji on Feb. 11, the arena announced Tuesday. Swindell...
December 8, 2015 - 2:13pm