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Bogart family thanks Blackduck community
PHOTOS: Blackduck 4-H Club unveils free little libraries
Brainerd man dies of gunshot wound to the head: Cass County investigates death
Book signing at Northome Library
New Blackduck community ed program available
GOLF: Playoff holes help narrow field at the Birchmont
BSU athletics extends radio deal
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water temperatures reaching peak
Vikings extend contract of head coach Zimmer
Sports physical blitz planned for Aug. 6
Dale Clinton Smith, Sr.
Susan Marie Tibstra
Beverly J. Neadeau
Ashley Jean Needham
Charlotte "Char" Clark
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Off The Record Blog: Let’s analyze this trailer for ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’ book
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
FISH TALES: Emma Hanson on Lake Winnie
FISH TALES: Becca Hanson on Lake Mary
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
August 2, 2015
Blane Klemek: Swallows that make their summer homes in Minnesota
As soon as springtime warms enough to where insects are fairly abundant, several species of swallows begin showing up throughout Minnesota. In...
August 2, 2015 - 12:14am
July 26, 2015
Blane Klemek: Coyotes are interesting animals that are both revered and despised
I remember well the first time I ever observed a coyote in the wild. I was deer hunting on an early November morning from a deer stand that my...
July 26, 2015 - 12:06am
July 19, 2015
Blane Klemek: The distinctive songs and calls of the eastern towhee
Last summer while picking blueberries in a jack pine clear cut, I heard a bird that I honestly couldn’t say I had ever heard before. I stopped...
July 19, 2015 - 12:20am
July 12, 2015
Blane Klemek: The sandhill crane is a most impressive bird in anyone’s book
For all its quintessential wildness and uniqueness, not many sounds in Nature can match that of the sandhill crane. The unmistakable rattling...
July 12, 2015 - 12:01am
June 14, 2015
Blane Klemek: The house sparrow is right at home in Minnesota
In early May, I found myself in a little southeastern Minnesota town. Like many of the small towns in this part of the state, its history is...
June 14, 2015 - 12:56am
May 31, 2015
Blane Klemek: The American dog tick is the most familiar tick inhabiting Minnesota
There aren’t any critters I can think of that don’t interest me at some level. Creatures throughout the world, great and small, are fascinating...
May 31, 2015 - 12:44am
May 24, 2015
Blane Klemek: Bats truly are incredible flying creatures
A few weeks ago I experienced for the first time in my life what it’s like to be inside of a genuine cave. I observed real stalactites, stalagmites,...
May 24, 2015 - 12:32am
May 10, 2015
Blane Klemek: Good times to gaze at some geese
As usual, the little lake behind my house is replete with pairs of wild birds. On a recent evening while sitting beside the peaceful basin, I...
May 10, 2015 - 12:29am
March 22, 2015
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
It won't be long and the sounds of Nature will become especially "animated." From peenting woodcock to winnowing snipe and from vocalizing American...
March 22, 2015 - 12:16am
March 15, 2015
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website credits the northern cardinal as perhaps the very bird, “. . . responsible for getting more people...
March 15, 2015 - 12:36am
March 1, 2015
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
So far I haven’t had a lot of feathered friends visiting my feeders this winter. Consequently, I haven’t needed to work too hard at keeping...
March 1, 2015 - 12:10am
January 4, 2015
Blane Klemek: The handsome little chickadee is a delight to observe
There’s an avian tune that I listen for every year around this time. In fact, this season I heard it for the first time on Christmas morning. It’s a song that reminds us that even in the face of cold and ice, spring really isn’t all that far away. Indeed, what I’m referring...
January 4, 2015 - 12:08am
December 7, 2014
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
If you spend enough time in the great outdoors, you’re bound to experience something unusual — most notably, something relating to encounters with wildlife. Be it a chickadee landing on your hat, a bear sniffing at your barbecue grill, or a deer licking birdseed from a feeder,...
December 7, 2014 - 12:59am
November 30, 2014
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
On any given day at my house, I can look through my windows and enjoy watching birds feeding on suet and black oil sunflower seeds. I observe the usual assortment of wintertime birds as most everyone else in northern Minnesota enjoys seeing — chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays, downy...
November 30, 2014 - 12:47am
November 16, 2014
Blane Klemek: Coyotes are fascinating animals that are both revered and despised
While hunting in both Colorado and Minnesota this fall, I’ve often been in close contact with coyotes. I encountered mostly the signs they leave behind (scat and tracks), but only rarely catch glimpses of the actual animal. And even more common than their visual signs are their...
November 16, 2014 - 12:50am