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Warmup On The Way
Paul Bunyan park construction brings fixes, controversy
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council to consider Airport Authority candidate search strategy
Court report: Sentencings for Feb. 23 and 25
Ojibwe film hits silver screen: 'The Jingle Dress' to be shown at Chief Theater
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers survive in Big Rapids, settle for a tie against Ferris State
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State falls to Minnesota Duluth 2-0 in WCHA playoffs, forcing decisive Game 3
SWIMMING: Four swimmers heading to the state meet
BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Lake advances to Section 8A East final against Fosston
WRESTLING: Nissen takes third in Class A
Ervin James Sargent
Lois June Merschman
Dwight Lyman Sandgren
John Eggers: How cold is it?
Don't let negativity sink your boat
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Cyndi Fenske: March into the Library
Patrick Guilfoile: Shining light on obesity
Off The Record Blog: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Goes Out On A High Note
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Art briefs - Sunday Feb. 22
To play in Paris: Bemidji organist to perform this summer at Notre Dame Cathedral
Pioneer Previews: Time to 'Go for Baroque' with the BSO
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
DNR to fly elk surveys in northwest Minnesota
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Poutin’ time: 35th annual Eelpout Festival starts Friday
Rick Jensen: Benefits to stupid comments
Jim Hightower: A model philanthropist
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Base transportation debate on solid data
Peter Funt: Trump is in the clown car
Bob Franken: Rudy’s love hatefulness
Patrick Guilfoile: What is eating you?
I’ve had the experience of hiking and backpacking in grizzly bear country several times. Wondering whether you might become a snack for a large predator can really focus the mind. Every unexpected noise, especially at night, left me wondering whether there was a mass of claws,...
November 1, 2013 - 7:29pm
October 18, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Wasps, mating and microbes
A fundamental idea in biology is the concept of a species, groups of individuals that can actually or potentially interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Although this definition can be hard to apply with some critters, it often provides a useful framework for organizing similar...
October 18, 2013 - 4:43pm
October 4, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Drunk without a drink?
Many people make their own wine or beer at home. But imagine if you could make beer or wine in your gut. No need to visit the liquor store, the local bar or equip a home brewery. Could this actually happen? A recent report by clinicians from Texas suggests it could. They describe...
October 4, 2013 - 7:02pm
September 20, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Pregnancy tests, fungus and dead frogs
Pregnancy tests have changed substantially over the years. The current tests use an antibody to detect a hormone in the urine found only in pregnant women. This test is simple, quick and quite accurate. But earlier pregnancy tests weren’t quite as simple. One of the original...
September 20, 2013 - 6:15pm
August 30, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: The bomb on our brains
It has been an article of faith that the adult human brain is fated to get worse with age. Conventional wisdom is that adults do not develop new nerve cells, and, as the old ones wear out, our mental function continues to go downhill. However, the evidence about whether or not...
August 30, 2013 - 7:15pm
August 15, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Mind your microbes when you take your medicine
One-size-fits-all gloves work well for most people, but for some, these gloves are either too tight or too loose. In much the same way, standard doses of medicine work well for most people. Yet there are some individuals who, on standard doses of drugs, don't get enough medicine to...
August 15, 2013 - 6:33pm
July 25, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: When sugar tastes bitter, or how cockroaches avoid poison
BEMIDJI -- My wife is not a fan of cockroaches. In fact, the words loath or disgust most closely describe her reaction to these six-legged scavengers. Even the fact our youngest child's first word was "ant" as he pointed at a cockroach crawling under a kitchen counter in our apartment...
July 25, 2013 - 1:28pm
June 28, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: One bad habit that may be good for baby
Babies seem to have an uncanny knack of putting disgusting things in their mouths, whether a “gift” left behind by an animal, used chewing gum or a previously used facial tissue. Some parents may be setting an example for their babies by “cleaning” their child’s pacifier...
June 28, 2013 - 8:34pm
June 14, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Shocking news about the flowers and the bees
Flowers are “sensory billboards” according to a recent article in Science magazine. Flowers vie for the attention of bees using a variety of strategies to help ensure their pollination. Strong, pleasing odors are one example. Bright colors are another. Flowers also produce...
June 14, 2013 - 4:17pm
May 17, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Drink to their health, How fruit flies use alcohol to protect their young
Fruit flies — the little insects that buzz around our bananas in the kitchen during the summer — have to worry about more than how to find enough to eat in our homes. These small insects face attacks from a variety of pathogens and parasites, and they have developed strategies...
May 17, 2013 - 4:35pm
May 10, 2013
Patrick Guilfoile: Plants benefit from giving bees their cup of morning Joe
Certain plants, including coffee and citrus plants, produce high levels of caffeine. It costs the plant a good deal of energy to make these compounds, and consequently, there must be some strong pressure on the plant to make caffeine. In most cases, the reason appears to be toxicity-...
May 10, 2013 - 5:56pm