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Saturday Science on Dec. 17 features Christmas favorites
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Passport to Fitness starts in January
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Red Lake boys basketball defeats Blackduck 99-31
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU wins overtime thriller over Duluth
High school hoops teams make themselves at home at Sanford Center
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MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU remains unbeaten in WCHA with win over Michigan Tech
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Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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