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DNR decides to close walleye fishing on Mille Lacs on Sept. 6
Two children killed in rear-end crash in construction zone
North Shore shooting suspect faces additional charge, claims self-defense
Babe City Rollers bout Sept. 17
Library book discussion set for Sept. 12
No more ties: WCHA overhauls overtime structure
VOLLEYBALL: Lumberjacks get ready for new season
GIRLS TENNIS: Experience will carry BHS this year
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Sharon Lynn Gangeness
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VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
PRIME TIME: Best kept lunch secret in Bemidji
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Slower fall cooldown better for fishing
Kayakers set to finish circumnavigation of Lake Superior
Watershed group plans meeting tonight on starry stonewart in Big Turtle Lake
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Clinton let our troops, ambassador down
August 10, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening for the mind, body and soul
Gardening is therapeutic on so many levels. Just being outdoors in nature feels good, and the acts of digging, planting and weeding can relieve stress by taking your mind off your daily ups and downs. Caring for the garden is also good for your physical health by stimulating muscles,...
August 10, 2016 - 5:30pm
August 8, 2016
‘It's the fun of it’: Margie Fitzgerald has been entering flowers into the Beltrami County Fair for the past 20 years
BEMIDJI -- About 20 years ago, Margie Fitzgerald was walking around the Beltrami County Fair with her granddaughter, Samantha, who was a member...
August 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
August 2, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Sterility or Vitality? A question of sustainability
Sterility is not an attribute many of us aspire to possess, but when we seek out a landscape plan for our homes, are we following ways to achieve a vital landscape? We look for “low or no maintenance.” We want grass we don’t have to mow often, grass without weeds; shrubs that...
August 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
July 26, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
It’s high summer in northern Minnesota -- you can tell by all the insects buzzing around the garden! The white cabbage butterflies are rather lovely floating around the cabbage and broccoli until you come upon one of the green larvae in that next bite of broccoli. Many destructive...
July 26, 2016 - 12:57pm
July 19, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
The tomato season is almost as long as that of Major League Baseball; what they have in common is that a winning season depends on the health of the players. With the wet weather and the very hot weather upcoming, conditions are ripe for tomato disease problems, those related to the...
July 19, 2016 - 7:28pm
July 5, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: Tips for caring for those hanging baskets
Most of us enjoy at least a few hanging baskets of annuals in our yards. Didn't those baskets look great when you purchased them in May. The trick is to keep them looking good into early fall whether you purchased a readymade one or did your own creative basket. This is assuming that...
July 5, 2016 - 10:41pm
June 7, 2016
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening without those pesky weeds
It’s bad enough to share your garden vegetables with deer, discouraging when a late frost gets your tomatoes and revolting when the potato bugs show up, but what really irritates gardeners is how well the weeds grow. I have gathered together advice from far and wide on ways to reduce...
June 7, 2016 - 8:49pm
May 24, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: 'Hardening off' isn't hard at all
Hardening off may sound like some sort of difficult task, but relax, it's not very hard. Hardening off is the process of acclimating nursery seedlings to the outdoors. Because young plants are grown in greenhouses or under lights in our homes or on a sunny windowsill they have been...
May 24, 2016 - 8:02pm
May 18, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The top 10 beneficial insects for the garden
As we consider our flower and vegetable gardens this spring, let’s also consider the good insects that may inhabit our gardens and provide safe, natural biological solutions to pest control. Beneficial insects instinctively search out pests to eat in our gardens providing us with...
May 18, 2016 - 8:50am
May 10, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Outsmarting those landscape weeds
Now that the grass is greening and the trees are leafing out, thoughts turn to maybe having that beautiful lawn this year. Drat! Foiled again! Those darn weeds are getting ahead this year, too! Forget all the miracles in a bag; this year resolve to outsmart those pesky weeds. The...
May 10, 2016 - 5:12pm
May 3, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Some friendly foreign fruits for the garden
There are a number of fruits that have much of their known consumption history starting in Europe, Asia and Africa that do well in northern Minnesota. A few of them have been crossbred with North American versions and can be grown in northern Minnesota. Honeyberry: This is a berry...
May 3, 2016 - 8:07pm
April 26, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Yes, you can grow fruit in the garden
Thinking of starting to grow fruit in your yard or garden? We cannot easily grow many of the fruits that are commonly found in a grocery store, but there are quite a few native options to consider. So what are these native plants? Raspberries -- although there is a European version,...
April 26, 2016 - 8:19pm
April 19, 2016
MASTER GARDENERS: New perennials for your garden
Each year, as the new garden catalogs begin to arrive, I start planning which seeds I want to start, and I always check out the perennial plants to see what's new and exciting for our zone 3 (zone 4 if you want to push it a bit). I usually end up ordering something to enhance my garden....
April 19, 2016 - 7:47pm
April 12, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Exciting new annuals for 2016 gardens
There are some great new annuals for flower gardeners to look for this spring. While there’s nothing new about begonias, coleus, vincas or salvia, the 2016 varieties bring improvements in color, vigor and size. Salvia “Black and Blue” was replaced by Salvia “Black and Bloom.”...
April 12, 2016 - 7:52pm
March 29, 2016
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Research works for all of us across Minnesota
The increasingly popular and environmentally wise desire for locally grown, fresh food would resonate with the first plant breeders at the University of Minnesota. The drive for better plants in a challenging climate started soon after the Agriculture Experiment Station was created...
March 29, 2016 - 6:48pm