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Somali immigrants open downtown Willmar center to increase understanding
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VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Environmental and ecological balance: Where is the justice?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Have you ever tried a staycation?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
Around the Arts, Oct. 22
PATT RALL COLUMN: Beautiful days still abound in the Bemidji area
This Oklahoma fraternity has a choreographed jorts-and-fanny pack dance routine
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Sandhill cranes possess power, grace and beauty
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Good boat control, taking it slow are keys to fall fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
Tom & Linda Peterson
AstroBob: Neutron stars' death merger rattles the fabric of spacetimes
Fielding Questions: Dipladenia can be wintered successfully
GROWING TOGETHER: Autumn checklist for putting yard and garden to bed
Caregivers may need to work to recover positive memories
Column: Where was God during the Vegas massacre?
July 13, 2015
Evan Hazard: When I was a kid...
The Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History opened in 1935. The museum was free, then; the planetarium cost a quarter...
July 13, 2015 - 10:50pm
June 9, 2015
Evan Hazard: A sterling Bemidji Concert, plus a late bulletin
The Bemidji Chorale’s annual spring concert was May 17 at 7 p.m. As usual, the Hobson Union Ballroom was crowded, but there were a few seats...
June 9, 2015 - 12:16am
May 11, 2015
Evan Hazard: Response to a columnist’s take on theology
Susan Stamper Brown writes one of the Pioneer’s politically diverse columns. Susan’s well right of center, and anyway, I normally avoid politics...
May 11, 2015 - 11:18pm
April 13, 2015
Evan Hazard: Everything was quite correct (almost)
Bemidji Opera Theater did Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” in February. (And yes, the title above is derived from Pish-Tush’s first solo in Act I.) Actually, my exposure to live G&S began on Broadway on ‘46 or so: “The Mikado,” by Britain’s D’Oyly Carte...
April 13, 2015 - 11:44pm
March 10, 2015
Evan Hazard: Stale gag, superb music
Many of you would agree that Bemidji’s greatest cultural coup in the last decade was landing Dr. Beverly Everett. Beverly has brought much good music our way, and brought the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to a level of performance that is incredible for a largely volunteer ensemble. But...
March 10, 2015 - 1:01am
February 26, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Daylight savings time starts March 8. "Spring ahead, Fall back:" set your clocks ahead one hour the night before. Nothing of note happens this Sunday, but it is St. David's Day. David is patron saint of Wales, and I'm in trouble with some readers if I don't mention that. March...
February 26, 2015 - 11:56pm
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