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What is rape?: BSU hosts talk during 'Safe Spring Break' week
‘He stole our hearts’: Benefit for Junior is Sunday in Cass Lake
Hubbard finalizes deal to buy 16 Minnesota radio stations
Annual coat, winter apparel distribution Monday
N.D. troopers find 136 pounds of pot, arrest two from California
Bring on the champs: Bemidji takes on two-time defending champion Edina in Class AA quarterfinals
GIRLS BASKETBALL: STMA wins big, ends Bemidji’s season
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU's Scanlan named WCHA coach of the year
From 1986 to 2015: Bemidji heads to state tournament for first time in 29 years
PREP SPORTS: Warriors edge Fosston 54-52 to win Sub-Section 8A East title, Warriors one step from state
Marie B. Ward
Wayne Arthur Eller
Margaret Anna Krueger
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day on the Hill this week
John Eggers: How can you help all kids graduate?
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
Don't let negativity sink your boat
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Off The Record Blog: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Goes Out On A High Note
Art briefs - Sunday March 1
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Ensemble's concert harkens to spring
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Art briefs - Sunday Feb. 22
A hefty turnout for the Northland Fat Bike Rally (photo gallery)
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
DNR to fly elk surveys in northwest Minnesota
Joseph Cotto: Altruism no substitute for helping yourself
Joe Gandelman: Giuliani: America’s hack
Ron Paul: DHS: What is it good for?
Tina Dupuy: O’Reilly: The make believe war correspondent
Pioneer Editorial: The drought is over: Go Lumberjacks!
July 7, 2014
Marilyn Heltzer: Celebrating the Fourth of July with friends and family
This is being written several days before July 4. And you’ll read it some days after Independence Day. But here’s a family record that is probably unequaled. Every Fourth of July for seventy-plus years, the Fenskes have celebrated the day with a picnic: Noon. Potluck. Lake Marquette....
July 7, 2014 - 11:56pm
June 9, 2014
Marilyn Heltzer: Kitchen coordination these days
The kitchen was once a woman’s domain. Now more and more guys are cooking. More wives are working. And more couples cook together. And we all arrange our kitchens according to our own plan. We know where the knives and cooking pans and spices and coffee and all the rest are. The...
June 9, 2014 - 11:43pm
May 12, 2014
Marilyn Heltzer: Stop for a second and listen to what’s around you
Stop reading for just a moment and listen. What do you hear? Even though as I age, my hearing isn’t as good as it used to be, the world is filled with sounds. When I walk my dog in the morning, I hear birds chirping. I could put on ear buds and listen to the news. But I choose...
May 12, 2014 - 11:26pm
April 8, 2014
Marilyn Heltzer: Life is all about demographics and genetics
First, let’s talk about demographics. I never gave ‘em a thought in my younger years. But as I’ve aged, I’ve been paying more attention. Maybe it’s all the surveys and statistics, and the attention we elders have received. I’m a member of the Silent Generation. We...
April 8, 2014 - 12:55am
March 10, 2014
Marilyn Heltzer: Technology and weather: Two constants in our lives
We are all creatures of habit. We have our routines, and routes that we drive. I know what streets I take in town, and what township and county roads get me there. Technology and the weather are the both constants in our lives. And some even avoid technology. No email, no Facebook,...
March 10, 2014 - 10:35pm
Marilyn Heltzer: Remembering Valentine’s Day with loved ones
We’re just four days away from Valentine’s Day. It’s my favorite holiday. There are no big meals to cook and no celebrations to attend. Not even a church service. Now, I could launch into a sermon about God’s great love for us all. And that would be true but I’ll go down...
February 10, 2014 - 11:56pm
January 13, 2014
Marilyn Heltzer: What’s on your list?
Making lists is a necessary activity for the retired person. And it’s not because we get more and more forgetful as we age. I’m pretty sure of that. It’s all about routine. When you work, you get up in the morning and after a quick breakfast, you go to work and if you’re...
January 13, 2014 - 11:29pm
November 12, 2013
Marilyn Heltzer: Brrr. I can’t believe how cold it is
It’s what we say these days. And being we’re on the verge of winter, let’s talk about the favorite topic of Minnesotans: the weather. More specifically, climate change. It’s not an idea that folks who meet regularly for coffee discuss. We tend to hang with people who...
November 12, 2013 - 3:57pm
October 8, 2013
Marilyn Heltzer: Fall time is best time of year for me
What could be more lovely than Minnesota in the fall? Many of us, including me, claim this season as our favorite. Then there are the folks who head south or west sometime after Christmas. They say it’s OK to miss Minnesota winters with the cold and snow and ice. And we, the...
October 8, 2013 - 12:52am
September 9, 2013
Marilyn Heltzer: Stars of the garden
Cucumbers, cabbage, and carrots are the stars of my garden this year. While I admire folks who can, my "putting up for the winter ahead" is aimed at filling my freezer. Or, in the case of the cucumbers, filling the fridge. Memories of my past life in St. Louis Park, Minn., come to...
September 9, 2013 - 10:59pm
We all spend many years coveting and acquiring. Maybe you’re still in that phase. It begins at about age 2 and goes on into your 70’s. Then one morning, you look around your house and think, “I’d better get rid of some of this stuff.” Nothing valuable, of course. Just...
July 9, 2013 - 12:33am
June 11, 2013
Marilyn Heltzer: Demographics tell the story, or so they say
Demographics are all over the place. Every survey looks at the needs, wants or actions of a specific age group. Every product and every advertisement is aimed at a folks within a certain age range. I didn’t used to think about demographics as much because so many people were...
June 11, 2013 - 12:39am
May 13, 2013
Marilyn Heltzer: A hair-straightening realization years in the making
Let’s talk about hair. Long, straight hair. All of the young women newscasters on TV have it, and mostly they’re blondes. But there are a few brunettes. Now, I’m not an avid TV watcher, but when I flick through the news channels, there they are: Young. Beauitiful. And straight-haired....
May 13, 2013 - 10:35pm