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Minn. woman who beheaded man with machete ordered to 30-plus years in prison
One dead, 2 injured after home being set on foundation falls
Freak accident at Minn. auto shop leaves friend of owner dead
N.D. Supreme Court says out-of-state lawyers can represent pipeline protesters
Administration approves Alberta Clipper pipeline crossing from Canada
Strapped for cap space, healthy players, Wild suit up 45-year-old coach for practice
Packers' Mike McCarthy calls Vikings' hit on Aaron Rodgers 'an illegal act'
Wild's Zach Parise leaves practice with another 'setback'
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino fired amid corruption probe
NFL seeks compromise solution to anthem protests
Arnold "Butch" Dahl
Pearl Dorothy Ledin
Rebecca Lynn Fure
Winnifred Marian Althiser
Gilbert D. Bahr
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
Ben Affleck condemns Harvey Weinstein - then apologizes for groping an actress on MTV
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Time for a little night fishing
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Commentary: When it comes to harassing the media, Trump is no Nixon
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Otto praised for clean energy plan
FIELDING QUESTIONS: Shrub with berries identified as nuisance species
More on winning the war on weeds
Commentary: It's not surprising that Eminem doesn't like Trump, but here's why his rap about him is resonating
April 21, 2016
Clearwater County pastor found guilty of criminal sexual conduct
BAGLEY—A Clearwater County pastor was found guilty by a jury Wednesday of 13 counts of criminal sexual conduct. Scott Morey, of Shevlin, was arrested in January of 2015 and charged with multiple counts of felony criminal sexual conduct for acts that allegedly occurred between...
April 21, 2016 - 2:37pm
April 3, 2016
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Giving a voice to sexual violence awareness
The planning committee has been meeting for months. Donations are coming in every day: Minnesota Energy, Arvig, First National Bank of Bemidji, Midco and RP Broadcasting have all committed to being Gold Level Sponsors. North Homes, Otter Tail Power Co. and Arrow Printing Inc. are...
April 3, 2016 - 8:00am
March 5, 2016
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Making a plan in case of a crisis
When we go through crisis, we sometimes forget about how capable we are when it comes to planning. We have the skills to forge through just about anything in this life. The ability to plan can be the difference between a proverbial four-wheel-drive pickup in a snowstorm versus a mini-smart...
March 5, 2016 - 5:20pm
January 2, 2016
Kelly Brevig column: You will always keep moving
About 18 years ago I ran into one of my most favorite teachers. I exploded with updates of my life, how I had gotten married and graduated college and had a baby. I was bursting with pride and wanted to be acknowledged for being "all grown up". Her response took me by surprise and...
January 2, 2016 - 11:33pm
October 31, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: A dedication to protect and serve
When my alarm went off this morning, my body did the same knee jerk reaction it always does at 5:36 a.m., I blindly searched for my phone with one panicking arm and tried to disable the horrible noise as quickly as possible. By the time "snooze" and I were acquainted a few times,...
October 31, 2015 - 11:37pm
October 17, 2015
Willmar man pleads guilty to sexually abusing boys
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man accused of sexually abusing at least five boys in the 1980s and 1990s has pleaded guilty to eight felony criminal sexual conduct charges. Peter Clare Hoagland, 68, has pleaded guilty in Kandiyohi County District Court to all of the charges against...
October 17, 2015 - 5:34pm
October 4, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Like geese, we all need a lift from time to time
On my way to work the other day, I noticed one of the telltale signs of fall, geese flying in the sky. I wondered where they were going. It seems as though they use Bemidji as a gathering place before the big fly south. The animated side of my brain pictured a huge union meeting,...
October 4, 2015 - 1:00am
September 13, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Step up and 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'
A few weeks ago I went for a very long walk. I had in earbuds and was listening to a book on my iPhone (free audio downloads courtesy of the Bemidji Public Library). Because I was so engaged in the story, I didn't turn where I normally turn and my walk became much longer than normal....
September 13, 2015 - 1:01am
July 5, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: You are never done parenting
Change is hard. Looking at the face of an 18-year-old and remembering the toddler that needed protection at all times is difficult. When a child is born to us, we are tasked with the job of raising them to the best of our ability and see them to adulthood with the least amount of...
July 5, 2015 - 12:56am
June 7, 2015
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Finding a 'Safe Harbor' in Minnesota
If I were to tell you a story about a child being beaten and tortured, raped and sold as product to the highest bidder, it might spark outrage and anger. It might even make readers uncomfortable, perhaps even sick to their stomachs. It is hard to think of a child enduring any form...
June 7, 2015 - 12:33am
February 28, 2015
Don't let negativity sink your boat
It has been said that "an entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you." I have to admit that in the past few weeks, my boat has sprung a leak. When calls...
February 28, 2015 - 11:35pm
January 30, 2015
Park Rapids man receives 20 years for molesting 10-year-old
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A Park Rapids man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly molesting a young girl. Samuel Charles Baxa, 28, was convicted of felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Detroit Lakes Police officers received a report of a possible sexual...
January 30, 2015 - 8:40pm
January 3, 2015
Shine a light for those who need it most
A beautiful girl enters the salon. From underneath the dryer hood I watch as she gets her nails manicured. They are long and beautiful. She gets her hair highlighted and carefully snipped. Although she is receiving some wonderful services, she sits with a sad, distant look on her...
January 3, 2015 - 11:08pm
December 6, 2014
Holidays can be a time to heal
Images of a red-nosed Santa with jolly cheeks and kind eyes, reindeer flying through the crisp night sky, sleigh bells ringing in the distance and twinkling lights all are bombarding our senses this season. Smells of fresh baked cookies, pine and balsam mingle in our noses and everywhere...
December 6, 2014 - 11:28pm
July 5, 2014
A message to college freshmen
The first taste of freedom is so sweet. Mine came on high school graduation day more than 20 years ago, but I can still remember how it felt. A whole new world was opening up to me. I was 18, an adult, and old enough to make my own decisions. I made some good moves, some questionable...
July 5, 2014 - 11:05pm