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Kids in Motion Day Camps
No reported injuries after school bus is rear-ended
Man, interviewed numerous times in Jacob Wetterling's disappearance, sues sheriff
Theater Day Camps set
North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
Andersen to play in World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships
BSU Youth Football Clinic set for April 21
BSU softball doubleheader moved to Bemidji
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Bemidji programs react to women's hockey, swimming cuts at UND
Robert Harold Ray, Jr.
Joseph H. Theis
Kathleen "Kitty" Ann Tverberg
Thomas Michael Hutchins
PATT RALL COLUMN: Puppets by professionals for 'Dragonsong'
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Helping Native youth find success in schools
LIBRARY CORNER: Opportunities abound in April at the library
MASTER GARDENERS: Garden seed planning starts now
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Time for a love story
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
100 and counting: Latest BCT production will be 100th stage show directed by Mary Knox-Johnson
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Picking that perfect garden spot
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spring is here, and open water isn't too far behind
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to the Beavers for a wonderful season this year
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
October 12, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Ebola — tracking a killer
The current Ebola virus outbreak continues, and there is great concern that the virus will not be easily kept in check. Past Ebola outbreaks were limited, killing at most a few hundred people. In fact, until this latest epidemic in West Africa, only 1,540 deaths from Ebola had been...
October 12, 2014 - 12:41am
September 14, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Malaria, mosquitoes and fatal attraction
Malaria remains a huge health burden with more than 200 million people infected worldwide, and more than 600,000 deaths each year, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, in spite of their success in infecting people, malaria parasites face numerous challenges to their survival because...
September 14, 2014 - 12:55am
August 31, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Shocking facts about quiet reflection
When is the last time you’ve been alone with your thoughts, without any distractions? Whether a cell phone, computer, or television, many of our waking hours are spent being engaged or entertained by some type of screen. Without something to do, many of us feel bored or restless. Researchers...
August 31, 2014 - 12:46am
July 27, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Are our friends really family?
One of life's mysteries is why we end up with the friends that we do. Certainly chance and circumstance play a role. Shared interests and common values are other attributes that are often held in common with friends. Yet a question arises about whether there might be other factors...
July 27, 2014 - 12:13am
July 13, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Do our brains make us weak?
One of the big questions in evolutionary biology is why we are so different compared to our closest living relative, the chimpanzee. Even though we are genetically very similar, there are great differences in outward appearance, behavior, culture and other characteristics. Consequently,...
July 13, 2014 - 12:00am
June 29, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: How to drill into a fig
Spoiler alert — fig lovers should be aware that reading this article may alter their inclination to eat figs. Proceed with caution. Figs have a several interesting relationships with wasps. One type of wasp pollinates the fig; in the process, female wasps lose their wings and...
June 29, 2014 - 12:22am
June 15, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: How men mess things up
In science, one of the keys to successful experiments is to be able to control a single variable. For example, a common method of studying pain is to inject an irritating compound into the lower leg of a mouse. (While this type of experiment may seem unpleasant, it is one of the...
June 15, 2014 - 12:57am
June 1, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Why people yawn
Yawning is a common yet odd phenomenon. Without warning, we open our mouths wide, and take in a large gulp of air. Yet, in spite of how frequently we yawn, there hasn’t been a compelling understanding about this behavior until recently. A common explanation for yawning is that...
June 1, 2014 - 12:30am
May 18, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Putting sleeping sickness to bed
Sleeping sickness has long been a human scourge. The disease is caused by a parasite called a trypanosome, which is transmitted by the bite of a tsetse fly. Sleeping sickness is endemic to Central Africa, where 70 million people are potentially at risk for infection, and an estimated...
May 18, 2014 - 12:00am
April 27, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: How well do you smell?
Smell has long been the Rodney Dangerfield of the senses, afforded little respect. In part, this is due to the perception that our sense of smell is less refined. For example, previous work has suggested that humans can detect perhaps 5 million colors and nearly a half-million tones,...
April 27, 2014 - 12:15am
April 6, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Thank bacteria for flavorful wine
Those of us who enjoy wine owe a lot to yeast, which do most of the fermentation and produce most of the alcohol found in wine. Yet bacteria also play an important role in determining the final flavor of wine. In particular, a microbe called Oenococcus oeni (Oinos is Greek for wine)...
April 6, 2014 - 12:12am
March 23, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Clues about autism
One child in 88 has some form of autism, according to recent estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of children diagnosed with autism is increasing, and consequently there is a desire to understand the biology of the disorder in order to find ways...
March 23, 2014 - 12:00am
March 9, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: The battle of the sexes continues
The mere presence of the opposite sex shortens the lifespan, at least for fruit flies. Recent research by scientists at the University of Michigan and several other institutions showed all it takes to shave time off the lifespan of male or female flies is the odor of the opposite...
March 9, 2014 - 12:55am
February 23, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: How HIV kills — surprises after 30 years
HIV continues to be a major health threat, causing 70 million new infections each year, and 3.5 million deaths across the world. In the U.S. alone, the virus has infected about 1.2 million people, and causes 50,000 new infections each year. Effective treatments have greatly improved...
February 23, 2014 - 12:08am
February 9, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Birch bark bandages may be back in vogue
Birch bark has been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments including serving as bandages to treat skin wounds. Subsequently, a number of scientific studies have demonstrated the healing properties of birch bark extracts. These include reports of healing herpes...
February 9, 2014 - 12:33am