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Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments
Outgoing Minn. GOP chair says deputy unfit to replace him
St. Paul to settle ex-paramedic's lawsuit
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Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
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Charity Faith Hope Moses
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John George "Moose" White
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: John's No. 1 List for Bemidji
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: What is that weed?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you know your Twins?
'Expo'-sure to the arts: Group to host first-ever Arts Expo on Saturday
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
First Friday Fest at Rail River
Up a tree!
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Finding your favorite gardening tools
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wild turkeys are abundant throughout Minnesota
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Minnesota Health Plan’ is a plan for all
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bliss understands our local issues
February 9, 2017
PRIME TIME: Ode to a pencil sharpener (or What’s the Point, Anyway?)
Many machines that were common parts of my growing up survive today as superior tools to digital and electronic upgrades that have all but replaced...
February 9, 2017 - 9:19am
January 12, 2017
PRIME TIME: I probably shouldn’t say anything, but. . .
many people, I start a new year by reflecting on the past year and resolving to do better in the future. With the scabs and scars of the stresses...
January 12, 2017 - 11:25am
December 8, 2016
PRIME TIME: Puzzling thoughts
Several sunless days in November lead me to open up that jigsaw puzzle box that’s been sitting on the bottom shelf for several months. Winter...
December 8, 2016 - 11:55am
April 11, 2016
Sue Bruns: Remind me to tell you about …
“I’ve got a load in the washer. Remind me to throw it in the dryer when we get home, will you?” “Sure. (Pause) What are the chances...
April 11, 2016 - 6:22pm
March 8, 2016
Sue Bruns: The Squirrel Olympics of Lake Plantagenet
“We’re at the qualifying heat for the Squirrel Olympics here on the north shore of Lake Plantagenet. The feeders are full, as the competitors...
March 8, 2016 - 12:12am
Sue Bruns: Poor February – short-changed, even in a leap year
I feel a bit sorry for February. Every other month in our calendar has 30 or 31 days, but somehow, poor February was short-changed. Even in a...
February 8, 2016 - 11:31pm
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
December 7, 2015
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
November 10, 2015
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
October 13, 2015
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
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
August 10, 2015
Sue Bruns: TV: Longing for a return to simpler days
While sipping my morning coffee, I page through the Pioneer, perusing the stories and reading the comics for my daily enlightenment. Next, I complete the Jumble Puzzle and Sudoku and check my horoscope for forewarnings of impending doom or alerts of upcoming good fortune. If there’s...
August 10, 2015 - 10:32pm
July 13, 2015
Sue Bruns: Distracted parking: Not as dangerous as distracted driving, but definitely embarrassing
I don’t like brown cars. I find them drab and uninteresting. My guess is, I’m not alone in that. Check out the color of cars in any sales...
July 13, 2015 - 10:53pm
June 9, 2015
Sue Bruns: Multitasking: Doing many things at once, but completing nothing
I used to think I was multitasking when I went to the closet to put away a stack of recently folded towels and was distracted by the floor that...
June 9, 2015 - 12:14am
May 11, 2015
Sue Bruns: It’s in the bag: Confessions of a retired bag lady
“Have you seen my purple bag?” “This one?” “No, no, no, no, no. That’s not purple. It’s red.” “Well, it’s a bag. I’ve...
May 11, 2015 - 11:08pm