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On the sugar beet beat: Local 4-H students take ag project to state science competition
EDUCATION: Anderson departs as Schoolcraft leader: Board votes not to renew contract; last day was Thursday
A Day at the Carnival
COURTS: Accused Downwind accomplice requests venue change: Attorneys want Brandon Rossbach’s trial moved to Twin Cities area
14-year-old Bemidji boy severely burned in ATV accident
Noncommissioned Fighting Hawks logo designer, print shop planning to roll out merchandise
LEGION BASEBALL: Centaurs take two in doubleheader win over Alexandria
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji sweeps Perham
Setting an example: Oshkiimaajitahdah summer camps showcase Native American athletes in Red Lake
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji splits with Detroit Lakes
Richard Bruce "Dick" "Specs" Matheny
Rosie Nancy Sutton
Winnifred Rae Koslucher
Edward (Eddie) Eugene Daken
John Eggers: Why were you born?
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
REVIEW: ‘The Shallows’ is a thrilling story of survival
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Bring It On’
Watch for 'Night Watch': BHS Marching Band again scoring well with summer show (w/ video)
Arts Briefs: BSO presents 'Legendary Voices,' First Friday open house at Gallery North and more
Patt Rall: Schlichting debuts her 'First Lady Mysteries' series
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Busy weekend ahead for area lakes
City schedules 2 archery deer hunts for fall
Final voting underway to name International Wolf Center pups
Blane Klemek: Two low profile birds: The sora rail and Virginia rail
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Story on workshop was small minded
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature's inaction is unacceptable
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
February 9, 2015
Evan Hazard: A British double agent who could hold his liquor
Elaine and I last visited the “Big Apple,” or New York City, in late ’02, arriving from overseas soon after Christmas. We stayed a couple of nights, but I never wrote about the visit. So why do I still subscribe to “The New Yorker” when I’ve not been to NYC in 12 years...
February 9, 2015 - 10:07pm
December 8, 2014
Evan Hazard: How can we learn what people believe?
Fridays, the Pioneer’s Faith page often features Terry Mattingly’s “Religion” column. Raised a Southern Baptist, Mattingly is now an Eastern Orthodox Christian, but his columns are not specifically sectarian. He does, however, usually concentrate on Christian topics, rather...
December 8, 2014 - 9:40pm
November 10, 2014
Evan Hazard: Then we bought a new ’03 Prius
From a Sept. 23 ‘03 e-mail to our kids: “Here’s what happened. Elaine packed a lunch just before noon, and left in the Corolla to deliver two homemade ‘pumpkin’ (winter squash, really) pies to the United Church (BUMC) for its annual Harvest Dinner, then go to the Rehab...
November 10, 2014 - 10:14pm
October 14, 2014
Evan Hazard: Critter sightings, mostly from the patio
Supped on the patio Sept. 3, perhaps the second time this year I ate all three meals out there.* I’d have breakfasted inside if I’d been up at a respectable hour, but slept in, then made tea, and worked on the laptop before eating. It was 70degrees out when I finally ate just...
October 14, 2014 - 12:09am
September 8, 2014
Evan Hazard: Verbal harassment in dreamland
I wrote you about “daymares” in May 2012. Of course, I also dream at night, sometime pleasantly and sometimes not, but seem to have more memorable dreams during afternoon naps. Rarely do I get here soon enough to record many details. A well known literary description of a nightmare...
September 8, 2014 - 10:18pm
August 12, 2014
Evan Hazard: ‘. . . on a rainy Sunday afternoon’
Now in his ninth decade, this prof has witnessed many scientific changes. For me, the most notable have been our learning the structure and operation of DNA molecules, and that plate tectonics has driven continental drift for eons, planetary systems are common, and our 13 billion...
August 12, 2014 - 12:07am
July 7, 2014
Evan Hazard: The altos (et al.) that bloom in the spring
The annual spring concert of the Bemidji Chorale was Sunday May 18 at 7 pm. At 6:40 there were still several empty seats in the middle of the front row of BSU’s, Hobson Union Ballroom. It was close to standing room only when the concert started. My seat put me right behind conductor...
July 7, 2014 - 11:53pm
June 9, 2014
Evan Hazard: ‘. . . dependable, prompt, and reliable,’ but forgetful
At the end of spring semester at BSU, departments housed in Sattgast Hall hold a scholarship recognition ceremony in the building’s largest classroom to recognize students who have been awarded scholarships for the next academic year. I usually go because the faculty like to have...
June 9, 2014 - 11:42pm
May 31, 2014
Planets and bright stars in June
At 5:51 a.m., June 21, our longest day, Summer Solstice officially begins astronomical summer. Earliest sunrise is about a week earlier, latest sunset about a week later. For refreshers on why those don't all occur on June 21, type "earliest summer sunrise" in a search engine. Mosquitoes...
May 31, 2014 - 11:17pm
May 12, 2014
Evan Hazard: Conductor Dennis Russell Davies is 70
In the mid ‘50s, when we lived in and near Ann Arbor, MI Elaine and I bought season tickets to concerts at the University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium. There we learned about chamber orchestras, and became chamber music fans. When MPR announcers noted in mid-April 2014 that...
May 12, 2014 - 11:23pm
April 8, 2014
Evan Hazard: A non-threatening visual quirk
The first time, it was daytime and I was alone. I don’t recall if it was indoors or out, or the season, and I neglected to write anything down. There was nothing else odd happening that I could relate it to. Also, it was well before 2010, because I often talked with Elaine about...
April 8, 2014 - 12:56am
March 10, 2014
Evan Hazard: The Hebrew Bible’s most difficult book: The Book of Job
My folks got “The New Yorker” and we/I have subscribed for most of our years in Bemidji. Those familiar with it know it’s not just about New York City. Its lists of events and restaurant reviews are, and some articles are, but many are about other places or general topics....
March 10, 2014 - 10:36pm
Evan Hazard: Deerwood meals and ‘Whitby Tweed’
Last you heard, I’d had my Nov. 25 appointment at University of Minnesota Hospital Dental Clinic and the “beef curry Kandy (my daughter-in-law) made when we got back to Stuart and Carol’s was fine.” Tuesday, we drove back to Deerwood, stopping en route at a Chinese restaurant...
February 10, 2014 - 11:57pm
January 13, 2014
Evan Hazard: Eating our way to and in Minneapolis
Friday Nov. 22, the plan was that I follow Kandy’s emailed directions to Brian’s and her parsonage in Deerwood, pick up Kandy, and drive her to Stuart and Carol’s Twin Cities house before dark. I headed out later than expected (as usual), turned off 371 in Brainerd one stoplight...
January 13, 2014 - 11:31pm
December 9, 2013
Evan Hazard: An epiphany in G major and the music inside us
To me, all Bemidji Symphony Orchestra concerts are a must, but I really looked forward to “Homecoming Celebrations” on Nov. 10. I’m a Dvorák fan, and the concert included two favorites: his Symphony No. 8 in G and his ‘Cello Concerto in b. As many of you would expect, I...
December 9, 2013 - 11:00pm