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Melrose farmer found dead entangled in hay cutter
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Mille Lacs bass anglers encouraged to submit fishing reports
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Setting an example: Oshkiimaajitahdah summer camps showcase Native American athletes in Red Lake
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji splits with Detroit Lakes
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TENNIS: Multiple Bemidji players win championships in Grand Forks
AUTO RACING: Wreck-filled day at the Speedway
Anthony (Tony) James Kloehn
Winnifred Rae Koslucher
Edward (Eddie) Eugene Daken
John "Jack" Allen Katzenmeyer
Karen Rose Rhea Wittner
John Eggers: Why were you born?
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
REVIEW: ‘The Shallows’ is a thrilling story of survival
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Bring It On’
Watch for 'Night Watch': BHS Marching Band again scoring well with summer show (w/ video)
Arts Briefs: BSO presents 'Legendary Voices,' First Friday open house at Gallery North and more
Patt Rall: Schlichting debuts her 'First Lady Mysteries' series
Final voting underway to name International Wolf Center pups
City schedules 2 archery deer hunts for fall
Blane Klemek: Two low profile birds: The sora rail and Virginia rail
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Story on workshop was small minded
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature's inaction is unacceptable
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
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May 17, 2016
VIDEO: Sons of Norway celebrate Syttende Mai
The Syttende Mai celebration was held at Skogfjorden, the Norwegian camp at Concordia Language Village. The event was hosted by the Bemidji Sons...
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May 17, 2016 - 8:32pm
April 25, 2016
Viking ship to sail from Norway to Minnesota
A 115-foot oaken sailing craft with an ominous dragon for a figurehead was ready to set sail from Haugesund, Norway on Sunday en route to Duluth...
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April 25, 2016 - 3:13pm
October 18, 2015
Lefse Festival set for Nov. 5 at Sanford Center
BEMIDJI -- The 2015 Annual Lefse Festival sponsored by Bemidji Sunrise Rotary will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE. Past winners vying for the 2015 Lefse Cook-Off Championship title include Jay Seitz, Angie Jensen with Julie...
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October 18, 2015 - 12:09am
November 12, 2013
Art Lee: Skogfjorden village not just for young people
Bemidji’s Concordia Language Villages, located some 12 miles northeast of Bemidji on Turtle River Lake, are owned and run by Concordia College of Moorhead and are now celebrating their 50th year. The villages have attracted thousands of students from literally all over the world....
November 12, 2013 - 12:37pm
June 10, 2013
Arland Fiske: The “Primstav” — old Norse calendar
I had to visit Haakon’s Hall (Haakonshallen), a medieval castle in Bergen, to learn why my father always had his corn planted by May 15. The most fascinating part of the visit was to see a woolen tapestry 80 feet long and 42 inches wide. Sigrun Berg completed it in 1961. Normally...
June 10, 2013 - 8:50am
January 11, 2013
Arland Fiske: City Hall in Oslo, Norway, special place to visit
Oslo has so many places of beauty and interest. When I’ve walked along Karl Johansgate (pronounced Johans-GAH-tah), the street that leads from the palace to the parliament building, a good and strange feeling comes over me. It’s where the Syttende Mai (May 17) parade takes place...
January 11, 2013 - 7:08pm
January 5, 2013
Arland Fiske: A look at the Oslo Cathedral
It was not until my adult years that I learned why my home congregation in Colfax, N.D., was named “Our Saviour’s,” “Vor Frelsers Menighed” in Norwegian. It was named after the cathedral in Oslo. The original Our Saviour’s Church, consecrated on Nov. 7, 1697, replaced...
January 5, 2013 - 11:14pm
January 1, 2013
Arland Fiske: Church life in Norway
There are three significant periods in Norway’s church life: the High Middle Ages (1000-1300), The Reformation, era beginning in 1536, and the Modern Period, from about 1800. Norway became a part of “Christendom” through the conquest of King Olaf Haraldson (“St. Olaf”) starting...
January 1, 2013 - 12:38am
December 21, 2012
Arland Fiske: ‘News from Norway’
“News from Norway” used to mean a letter from the “Old Country” to the family in the “New World.” oday it is a newsletter issued 10 times a year by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. The newsletter is available on request without cost. This publication has...
December 21, 2012 - 7:13pm
November 30, 2012
Halvdan the Black
“Halvdan the Black” (820)-860?) seems a strange name to our ears. Halvdan means “half Dane.” His mother, Asa, was a Danish princess. His father descended from the royal Swedish family of the Ynglings and was king of Vestfold in southern Norway. He was called “black” because...
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November 30, 2012 - 6:40pm
November 25, 2012
Arland Fiske: The Ola and Per comics
From 1918 to 1935, Peter Julius Rosendahl (1878- 1942), a farmer from Spring Grove, Minn., produced the comic series “Ola og Per” (“Ole and Peter”). It had a large readership, even though produced only in off-seasons. The first newspaper to carry the series was the Decorah-...
November 25, 2012 - 10:53pm
November 16, 2012
Arland Fiske: Norway honors General Jones
In the Student Union Building at Minot State University, there is a room dedicated to the honor of Gen. David C. Jones, United States Air Force. He was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1978-1982, the highest military position of the United States. Ken Robertson, retired...
November 16, 2012 - 8:27pm
October 12, 2012
Arland Fiske: The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants, Part II
The Scandinavian countries maintained official neutrality during World War I, though Sweden and Denmark favored the Germans and the Norwegians leaned towards the English cause. There were reasons for that. Norway’s Queen Maud was an English princess. The Queen of Sweden was from...
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October 12, 2012 - 8:11pm
So, you want to make a million dollars
The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants, Part II The Scandinavian countries maintained official neutrality during World War I, though Sweden and Denmark favored the Germans and the Norwegians leaned towards the English cause. There were reasons for that. Norway’s Queen...
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October 12, 2012 - 8:05pm
September 28, 2012
Arland Fiske column: The ‘Americanization’ of Norwegian immigrants
World War I not only broke up the German Empire, but also brought an end to the dream of a “New Norway” in the United States. I grew up in the aftermath of those days and remember the heated discussions that went on in the Norwegian-American communities. The earliest immigrants...
September 28, 2012 - 9:59pm