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Former Blackduck teacher named honoree of Arthritis Foundation
Good Samaritan Society receives Bronze Award
Correction: Gabrelcik retires, not resigns
NK football gears up for new season
NK Mustangs volleyball poised for 'great season'
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji drops season opener to Alexandria
CROSS COUNTRY: BSU picked to finish 12th in NSIC
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji tops WHA
BOYS SOCCER: Lumberjacks blank Wolves
SWIMMING: Jacks aim for sixth straight section title
Josephine "Jo" Christine Pula
Richard William Demers
Roseadelle F. Johnson
Ardith "Ardie" Olson Kolstad
Joan Iris Pope
MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Slower fall cooldown better for fishing
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
December 7, 2015
Marilyn Heltzer: The joys of January
Thanksgiving is behind. Christmas is next. And then the long, cold, dark month of January. Some of us would like to skip the whole business:...
December 7, 2015 - 9:26pm
November 10, 2015
Marilyn Heltzer: Some advice for the upcoming holiday season
Thanksgiving and Christmas are just ahead. People love to tell stories and show pictures of their kids and grandkids. Now everything is on cellphones....
November 10, 2015 - 12:10am
October 13, 2015
Marilyn Heltzer: All is a mystery
It would be nice to interpret dreams. I can’t, and am so happy to wake up in my apartment in Duluth. I didn’t dream during those years...
October 13, 2015 - 1:50am
September 7, 2015
Marilyn Heltzer: It’s spring, time to take the yearbook out
It’s back-to-school time. Kids, grandkids, teachers, maintenance people: all will have a great year. By spring (once we’ve lived through...
September 7, 2015 - 10:46pm
August 10, 2015
Marilyn Heltzer: Don’t try any language unless you are very fluent
I speak only English. I could have learned Swedish because my mom and my grandma talked it in the kitchen when they fixed Sunday suppers. My...
August 10, 2015 - 10:35pm
July 13, 2015
Marilyn Heltzer: Moving is an adventure
I sold my multi-leveled house west of Bemidji, and moved to a two-bedroom apartment in Duluth. I found this apartment where I could have my...
July 13, 2015 - 10:55pm
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