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Crime report for Dec. 8
Just around the corner for Culver's: Owner excited to bring ‘Butterburgers’ to Bemidji
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Blackduck boys basketball a mix of youth, experience
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
BHS wrestling in action at Brainerd
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
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
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
November 16, 2012
Arland Fiske: Norway honors General Jones
In the Student Union Building at Minot State University, there is a room dedicated to the honor of Gen. David C. Jones, United States Air Force. He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1978-1982, the highest military position of the United States. Ken Robertson, retired...
November 16, 2012 - 8:27pm
November 9, 2012
Arland Fiske: Raul Wallenberg – ‘Righteous Gentile’
Raul Wallenberg was the most famous missing person in the world. There was a million-dollar reward for his safe return to freedom. Just a few people claimed to know his fate, but most Westerners did not believe their explanations. The Wallenbergs are a respected Swedish family, distinguished...
November 9, 2012 - 4:49pm
November 2, 2012
Arland Fiske: Carl Milles – Swedish artistic genius
My first encounter with the work of Carl Milles (1875-1955) was when I moved to St. Louis in 1961. I used to travel a great deal by railroad in those days. Out in front of the old St. Louis train depot is a large set of sculptures titled “Meeting of the Waters.” Milles completed...
November 2, 2012 - 1:29am
October 26, 2012
Arland Fiske: The colorful Sigurd the Crusader
It is hard to find a more colorful Scandinavian than Sigurd (“Jerusalemfarer” – Jerusalem Traveler), son of King Magnus Barefoot. It was an exciting time to be a Christian ruler, for those were the years of the Crusades to wrest the “Holy Land” from the hands of the “infidels.”...
October 26, 2012 - 8:27pm
October 19, 2012
Arland Fiske column: Gutzon Borglum – sculptor of presidents
When the War Between the States was over, immigration to the New World began with gusto. Among those who came to America was the Borglum family from Denmark. James Borglum, a classics scholar and medical student, angry over the way his family’s estate was divided, took his young...
October 19, 2012 - 7:32pm
October 12, 2012
The Swedes of Jamestown, NY
My friend Paul Settergren stopped by for a visit before he moved to Jamestown, N.Y. He brought a book for me to read titled “Saga from the Hills: A History of the Swedes of Jamestown.” Its 700 pages offers insight on all Swedes in America. Sweden was generous to the New World,...
October 12, 2012 - 8:15pm
Arland Fiske: The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants, Part II
The Scandinavian countries maintained official neutrality during World War I, though Sweden and Denmark favored the Germans and the Norwegians leaned towards the English cause. There were reasons for that. Norway’s Queen Maud was an English princess. The Queen of Sweden was from...
October 12, 2012 - 8:11pm
So, you want to make a million dollars
The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants, Part II The Scandinavian countries maintained official neutrality during World War I, though Sweden and Denmark favored the Germans and the Norwegians leaned towards the English cause. There were reasons for that. Norway’s Queen...
October 12, 2012 - 8:05pm
September 27, 2012
Preserving history: Work parties set for old Bemidji High School arch repairs
BEMIDJI – Volunteers will gather this week to reconstruct the salvaged entry arch of the old Bemidji High School. Old Bemidji High School Remembered...
September 27, 2012 - 12:36am
January 24, 2010
Blackduck: The way we were
A Nevada woman with an interest in old camping trailers has provided the Blackduck Area History Center with a carton of rare photographs. Many...
January 24, 2010 - 7:23am
January 17, 2010
Filming begins on railroad project
Ashley Hull smiles after attaching a microphone to Al Gerner in preparation for filming him for a Lakeland Television program. Gerner related...
January 17, 2010 - 4:11am
October 30, 2009
'Bemidji Between The Wars': Local documentary depicts area history
In 1966, while Bemidji Theater Manager Bud Woodard was cleaning out the building's attic in preparation for its sale as the Ben Franklin store,...
October 30, 2009 - 4:46pm
September 24, 2009
Paperboy - the back story
About three weeks ago, Maryanne Morgan brought to the Pioneer office a sepia-tone photo of 11 Bemidji Daily Pioneer delivery boys. She donated...
September 24, 2009 - 1:03pm
August 9, 2009
Pathways Through Our Past
Way back in 2001 Blackduck celebrated its 100th birthday with different types of programs or activities each month. It was a great year long party. Other things were going on during this time that you may or may not be aware of, and that was each township in our school district was...
August 9, 2009 - 8:08am