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Blackduck Good Samaritan offers scholarships
Cancer mutual help group scheduled
Annual ‘Make-a-Blanket Day’ on March 11
History and preservation lecture series scheduled
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Beavers rallying for upset opportunity in playoff opener
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks take down Grand Rapids
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji, Beberg outrun Hunters
BOYS HOCKEY: Jacks stunned by Brainerd in overtime
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
Margaret Ann Crowe
Susan Rene LaFontaine Portz West
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fishing continues to be spotty for most species
Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Letter to the Editor: BHS bands are class acts
Letter to the Editor: Let's learn from one another and respect differences
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
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
April 24, 2016
John Eggers: What is an antique?
Are you getting ready for the garage sales? Are you hoping to find something to resell that will enable you to buy that new car, take a trip...
April 24, 2016 - 12:27am
April 17, 2016
John Eggers: Everyone was blessed to have known Paul Kief
Note: Due to the recent death of Paul Kief, I have chosen to submit a column I wrote devoted to him in April 2010. This will remind you again...
April 17, 2016 - 12:21am
April 10, 2016
John Eggers: What is reality?
What a boring topic. Who wants to read about reality? We want to be entertained and try to avoid looking at life so seriously. Actually, it’s...
April 10, 2016 - 12:09am
April 3, 2016
John Eggers: Simone springs for spring
Simone, our golden retriever and daughter to Simon, jumped into the lake several weeks ago and didn’t want to leave. She just couldn’t wait...
April 3, 2016 - 12:58am