Skip to main content
Eelpout Festival organizers release social media statement
Why the unknown motive in Las Vegas is so unsettling
Trump reportedly joked that Pence wants to see gay people 'hang,' mocked his religious beliefs
Minn. woman who beheaded man with machete ordered to 30-plus years in prison
Minn. father victim in deadly truck bomb attack in Somalia
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino fired amid corruption probe
NFL seeks compromise solution to anthem protests
Vikings QB Bridgewater cleared to practice
Turner walks off as Dodgers take 2-0 NLCS lead
VIKINGS NOTEBOOK: Griffen's sack streak stays alive
Arnold "Butch" Dahl
Gilbert D. Bahr
Phyllis Stenberg Wilcox
Linda Kay (Stern) Cable
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
Ben Affleck condemns Harvey Weinstein - then apologizes for groping an actress on MTV
Jemele Hill suspended two weeks by ESPN after tweet about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Time for a little night fishing
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Commentary: When it comes to harassing the media, Trump is no Nixon
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Otto praised for clean energy plan
FIELDING QUESTIONS: Shrub with berries identified as nuisance species
More on winning the war on weeds
Commentary: It's not surprising that Eminem doesn't like Trump, but here's why his rap about him is resonating
January 5, 2013
Arland Fiske: A look at the Oslo Cathedral
It was not until my adult years that I learned why my home congregation in Colfax, N.D., was named “Our Saviour’s,” “Vor Frelsers Menighed” in Norwegian. It was named after the cathedral in Oslo.
January 5, 2013 - 11:14pm
December 21, 2012
Arland Fiske: ‘News from Norway’
“News from Norway” used to mean a letter from the “Old Country” to the family in the “New World.”
December 21, 2012 - 7:13pm
December 7, 2012
Arland Fiske: The Scandinavians of Detroit
When we got a Finnish daughter-in-law from Michigan, I didn’t realize how many Scandinavians lived there.
December 7, 2012 - 6:05pm
November 30, 2012
Halvdan the Black
“Halvdan the Black” (820)-860?) seems a strange name to our ears.
November 30, 2012 - 6:40pm
November 25, 2012
Arland Fiske: The Ola and Per comics
From 1918 to 1935, Peter Julius Rosendahl (1878- 1942), a farmer from Spring Grove, Minn., produced the comic series “Ola og Per” (“Ole and Peter”). It had a large readership, even though produced only in off-seasons.
November 25, 2012 - 10:53pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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