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In death reunited: 75 years after Pearl Harbor attack, Anderson brothers of Dilworth, Minn., will rest together in USS Arizona
Blizzard warning continues Tuesday night
Federal appeals court overturns award against Essar
Tribe chair pleads with protesters to return home for winter
ND oil pipeline shut down after ‘significant’ spill in creek
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Bruce Robert Smith
Margaret Emma Treat
Ray O. Carpenter
Emma "Margaret" Treat
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
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
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
August 14, 2016
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
Been watching the Olympics? Me too. What do all of the Olympic athletes have in common other than they are all in absurdly good shape? You're right. They all have a purpose, and their common purpose is to win the gold, to finish first, to be the best in the world.
August 14, 2016 - 12:56am
August 7, 2016
John Eggers: Do something special at the fair
The smells, the dust, the animals, the preparation, the dust, the movement, the noise, the excitement, the smells, the emotion, the laughter, the color — that's what county fairs are all about. Did I mention smells and dust? I hope you go. You won't be disappointed.
August 7, 2016 - 12:49am
July 24, 2016
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
Like puzzles? I have given you several interesting quotes by famous people. In my remarks about the quote, I have hidden the name of the person who said it. Can you guess who said each quote by reading my remarks? In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
July 24, 2016 - 12:01am
July 17, 2016
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
Have you ever stopped to look inside a vacant one-room schoolhouse? I did on a recent trip to Moorhead. Usually the windows and doors are broken, and the owners are just waiting for the entire building to collapse. This particular building in the Winger area still had the bell tower...
July 17, 2016 - 12:18am
July 10, 2016
JOHN EGGERS: Try a walker or wheelchair for a day
Lots of people say that we don't need government. They say that we are much better off if the government just kept out of our way. It's too big; there are too many laws. Tell this to people who are disabled and then get ready to duck, because you might just get a cane or walker along...
July 10, 2016 - 12:35am
July 3, 2016
John Eggers: Goodbye Garrison
It seemed right to write about a former schoolmate of mine who was named July because she was born on the Fourth of July about 70 years ago. Her father was a history teacher at the local high school in my hometown, and he remembered listening to his college psychology teacher telling...
July 3, 2016 - 12:49am
June 26, 2016
John Eggers: Why were you born?
Why were you born? Isn't that a great question? Can you imagine the variety of different answers you would get if you were to pose that question to people on the street? Some of you may know why we were born, and others may not. Perhaps this column will give a reason to those who...
June 26, 2016 - 12:45am
June 19, 2016
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
I watched my father slump over in his wheelchair to take a nap. Now that he can’t walk, he spends all of his waking hours sitting. We just returned from the hospital, where he had some chest x-rays taken. We then took a drive in the country, passing fields of green where the corn...
June 19, 2016 - 12:09am
June 12, 2016
JOHN EGGERS: Who is your spiritual friend?
If you took a poll among people who seem to find contentment in life, who seem to be fulfilled, who seem to be at ease with themselves, would you find that most of these people had a spiritual friend who influenced them at some time? I believe the answer is "yes."
June 12, 2016 - 6:49am
June 6, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: How to stalk the wild asparagus
Some secrets in life are sacred. They are so sacred that it is more likely that Donald Trump will release his tax returns than it is for us to reveal these secrets. One sacred secret is where people pick their blueberries. People who have a favorite blueberry patch -- where they grow...
June 6, 2016 - 10:11am
May 29, 2016
John Eggers: What is Memorial Day?
What does Memorial Day mean to you? Do you celebrate it some way? Do you have a picnic, visit the cemetery, go fishing, invite the neighbors over, watch a parade or even march in a parade? Memorial Day can mean many things to us. Here is what it means to me. Memorial Day is the flag....
May 29, 2016 - 12:03am
May 22, 2016
John Eggers: Who was Hamilton?
One of my favorite riddles goes like this: What president is on the $10 bill? What’s the answer? “No president, because Alexander Hamilton was secretary of the treasury.” He wanted to be president, but he never made it. Do you know why? There was some recent discussion of replacing...
May 22, 2016 - 12:46am
May 15, 2016
John Eggers: What if the fish don't bite?
I can remember a long time ago, when in our younger days Kathy and I traveled up north from northern Iowa to Two Inlets Lake south of Itasca State Park with our son—and returned home without catching or even seeing a fish. It wasn't much fun on the lake, but thankfully my son...
May 15, 2016 - 12:12am
May 8, 2016
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: It’s time for women
There was a time when women were not allowed to teach school if they were married. Did you know that? There was a time when women were not supposed to work outside the home. There was a time when women could not vote and could not be elected for public office. There was a time when...
May 8, 2016 - 12:07pm
May 1, 2016
John Eggers: Remember your graduation?
When I graduated from college in 1968, I was not able to switch my tassel from one side to the other because I had lost it in the parking lot...
May 1, 2016 - 12:56am