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Showers, Thundershowers, and Cold Air funnels
South Shore Marina Dock now available
PHOTO GALLERY: Bemidji Elementary and Middle School orchestra concert
Former Bemidji resident named Minneapolis school superintendent
Celebrating Dylan's Duluth: On musician's 75th birthday, a new marker is unveiled at his first home
BASEBALL: Bemidji sweeps DL, finishes regular season at .500
TENNIS: Bemidji advances to section semifinals
SOFTBALL: Blackduck wins big, routs Red Lake in 8A playoff opener
SOFTBALL: Buffalo walks off in extra innings, tops BHS in opening round
GIRLS GOLF: Bemidji girls take second at Detroit Lakes
Beverly "Bev" Sande
Michael John Wilson
Terry Allan Boquist
Hillary Russ Breeton
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Helping area businesses and government save energy
John Eggers: Who was Hamilton?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The top 10 beneficial insects for the garden
John Eggers: What if the fish don't bite?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Outsmarting those landscape weeds
Off The Record Blog: I may not like Bob Dylan, but I respect him
Take a stroll with art: Bemidji Sculpture Walk returns for 18th summer
The JOE-DOWN reviews ‘13 Going On 30’
Off The Record Blog: Here is the new ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Grease 2’
PHOTOS: Geese at Diamond Point
FISH TALES: Chad Newman on Lake Irving
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on the yellow-headed blackbird and yellow-bellied sapsucker
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Anglers find success at opener despite cold weather conditions
FISH TALES: Collin Brekke on Midge Lake
Poppy poster winners announced
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's ban or tax the use of plastic bags
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parents, don’t ignore what your instincts are telling you
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boat inspectors serve useful function
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remember all who fought for freedom
February 8, 2016
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: February goings on at the Bemijdi Senior Center
Seniors on the Move Phyllis Grubbe and her husband Doug came to the Bemidji area about nine years ago, and we are so glad they did. They have...
February 8, 2016 - 11:27pm
January 12, 2016
Sue Bruns: Things I won’t do in 2016
Ahhh, the new year! A fresh start, a new chance, a time for reflection and resolution. The first few days of a new year are so full of promise....
January 12, 2016 - 12:33am
Art Lee: Another good reason (No. 4) to move to Bemidji
Folks planning to move to the Minnesota North Country often have to make that big decision about which town they should move to. Understandably...
January 12, 2016 - 12:31am
Evan Hazard: My day: A one-day family reunion
Monday Dec. 28: Christmas Day (Friday) I got to Evangelical Covenant Church shortly before noon. Community Holiday Meal was there this year,...
January 12, 2016 - 12:28am
Doug Lewandowski: Season’s greetings at year’s end
Is it over? No, I don’t mean the 2016 elections. Some nightmares continue, no matter what side you’re on; Lies, lies and more lies. It could...
January 12, 2016 - 12:26am
Ann Daley: The life and times of Myrtle M. Johnson
I know quite a few delightful elderly ladies, but Myrtle M. Johnson is definitely one of a kind. She celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 5,...
January 12, 2016 - 12:25am
December 7, 2015
Jane Furuseth: Who are those characters?
Amelia Bedelia, the Wimpy Kid, Junie B. Jones, the Cat in the Hat, Peter Pan, Ms. Frizzle and Arthur are some of the book characters portrayed...
December 7, 2015 - 9:27pm
Marilyn Heltzer: The joys of January
Thanksgiving is behind. Christmas is next. And then the long, cold, dark month of January. Some of us would like to skip the whole business:...
December 7, 2015 - 9:26pm
Sue Bruns: Holiday movies inspire the Christmas spirit
A long, mild autumn and a double Thanksgiving with family have eased me into the holiday season. To remind me of past Christmases and to help...
December 7, 2015 - 9:24pm
Evan Hazard: No little green aliens
Last month’s “Threescore and Ten” painted an upbeat picture of the likelihood of other earth-like planets, oodles with “Life As We Know...
December 7, 2015 - 9:21pm
Doug Lewandowski: Never too old to learn
“Every Opportunity is a Marketing Opportunity!” This is new territory for a senior citizen who has spent most of his life in education and...
December 7, 2015 - 9:15pm
Art Lee: Everclear and Christmas cheer — but who cares, den?
It is the special events in the distant past that get remembered; indeed, especially so if they were zany. And this one was “dfferent.”...
December 7, 2015 - 9:14pm
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: Winter happenings at the Senior Activity Center
Senior Gift Wrap – Labor Intensive, but Fun If you happen to be in the Paul Bunyan Mall doing your shopping or your walking on Dec. 11, you...
December 7, 2015 - 9:12pm
November 10, 2015
Doug Lewandowski: Icebreakers
The icebreaker is doomed. Global warming has arrived. No more are heroic efforts needed to free thousand foot freighters or stranded National...
November 10, 2015 - 12:17am
Sue Bruns: Time to move it, move it!
As the days grow shorter, the temps drop lower, the turkey dinner settles, and the football games lull us into an early winter stupor, it’s...
November 10, 2015 - 12:15am