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St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
St. Paul day care provider charged in infant’s car seat strangulation
Gov. Dayton: Session deadline? What deadline?
VIDEO: Thomas Gilmore lived near Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941
Minnesota's Ellison would resign from U.S. House if he wins Democratic post
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
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Emma "Margaret" Treat
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
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?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
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
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
November 10, 2015
Art Lee: ‘That man’ inadvertently taught the importance of Armistice Day
“That man had more discipline in his little finger than the rest of the entire faculty combined.” So said the main speaker — the county...
November 10, 2015 - 12:14am
Evan Hazard: My two days: E.R. and A.L.L.
Many of you know I had two angina attacks some years ago, both proving to be related to my esophagus, not my heart. They were painful, maybe...
November 10, 2015 - 12:12am
Marilyn Heltzer: Some advice for the upcoming holiday season
Thanksgiving and Christmas are just ahead. People love to tell stories and show pictures of their kids and grandkids. Now everything is on cellphones....
November 10, 2015 - 12:10am
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: Fall happenings at the Senior Activity Center
The Senior Center Program Committee After sitting in on one of those monthly program committee meetings it seems that a much better name for...
November 10, 2015 - 12:08am
October 13, 2015
Doug Lewandowski: The many uses of fire
Evenings have turned cool of late with the occasional blast of hot air making it here from Texas less frequent. Open windows of late summer have...
October 13, 2015 - 1:55am
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: 2015 – The year in review for the Senior Activity Center
The Bemidji Senior Activity Center held its annual meeting on Sept. 22. The Board of Directors and staff invited all members to attend the meeting...
October 13, 2015 - 1:54am
Art Lee: Brand new teachers can do the dumbest things
“Memo to All Junior High School Personnel”: When A Tornado Is Seen Heading for the School, Send the 7th and 9th graders to The Basement...
October 13, 2015 - 1:52am
Sue Bruns: Contemplations while mowing the lawn
Some of my deepest contemplation is done while I’m mowing the lawn. Take the late afternoon of Sept. 30, a sunny autumn day, 66 degrees, a...
October 13, 2015 - 1:51am
Marilyn Heltzer: All is a mystery
It would be nice to interpret dreams. I can’t, and am so happy to wake up in my apartment in Duluth. I didn’t dream during those years...
October 13, 2015 - 1:50am
Evan Hazard: A packrat’s collection of New Yorker covers
On. Sept. 29, I emailed friends that the Oct. 6, 1915 “New Yorker” had just come, its cover alone being worth the magazine’s $7.99 list...
October 13, 2015 - 1:49am
September 7, 2015
Sue Bruns: ‘Are you ready for school to start?’ (Did I really say that?)
“Are you ready for school to start?” Immediately I wish that I could retract the question, even before the rolled eyes and heavy sighs. I...
September 7, 2015 - 10:47pm
Marilyn Heltzer: It’s spring, time to take the yearbook out
It’s back-to-school time. Kids, grandkids, teachers, maintenance people: all will have a great year. By spring (once we’ve lived through...
September 7, 2015 - 10:46pm
Jane Furuseth: Sharing a love of reading with a child
RSVP, Beltrami County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program, invites you to share your love of reading with students this school year by volunteering with the America Reads program. America Reads volunteers are age 55 and older and make a commitment to visit a school classroom each...
September 7, 2015 - 10:45pm
Evan Hazard: A scrumptious ad hoc supper
What’s for supper? Actually, that evening, Thursday July 30, I was covered. Several containers of at least three versions of “freezer soup”...
September 7, 2015 - 10:44pm
Art Lee: A not surprising rural ‘savior’ in the 1940s
Saamund Saamundson stood at the window, balancing on his one good leg, staring forlornly at the sight of what he did not want to see in late...
September 7, 2015 - 10:43pm