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KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Together we can face any crisis
ART LEE: Yup, those little things in life sure count
DOUG LEWANDOWSKI: The far shores of life
Around the Arts, November 19
‘Celebrating Community Theater’: Vene and Friends brings out local performers for a night of musicals
Bemidji Chorale ushers in Christmas season
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Deer season is here
AREA DEER OPENER PREVIEW: Deer numbers up throughout region
2017 DEER OPENER: Officials say 'fantastic' deer season ahead
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Whether snow or no, buntings well worth the wait
MASTER GARDENERS: To till or not to till
Delbert & Linda Olson
Tom & Linda Peterson
VIVIAN DELGADO: Healthy self, healthy environments
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Bookstores, Bobby and Buttons
Commentary: Don't hold your breath for a 'reckoning' on Bill Clinton
I'm a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don't want Al Franken to resign.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: High school bowlers grateful for support
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
April 13, 2015
Sue Bruns: No speak English: An imagined conversation on a plane
As I board the plane, a woman waits in the aisle for me to move into the window seat. I thank her and she says something unintelligible. I don’t believe she speaks English -- which is okay. I’ve had experiences on planes with strangers who DO speak English and insist on doing...
April 13, 2015 - 11:44pm
March 10, 2015
Sue Bruns: Typical retired couple’s conversation No. 4: Walking the dog
“I’m taking the dog for a walk. Want to come?” (Dog’s ears perk up. She leaps toward door.) “Yeah, give me a minute. I’m finishing something up on the computer.” “Okay.” (Woman plucks away at keyboard, closes files, shuts down computer.) “All right. (Grabs...
March 10, 2015 - 12:58am
February 9, 2015
Sue Bruns: Did you hear the big boom?
“Did you hear the big boom?” “Boy, I’ll say! It rattled my windows!” “How about you? Did you hear the boom?” “Oh, yeah. It knocked a picture off the wall in my house.
February 9, 2015 - 10:12pm
January 12, 2015
Sue Bruns: A New Year’s conversation: Resolutions or predictions?
“Happy New Year.” “Happy New Year to you.” “Did you make any resolutions for 2015?” “No, I don’t make resolutions. After six decades and counting what could I possibly still have to work on?” “No comment there. I made a resolution last year not to make resolutions...
January 12, 2015 - 10:53pm
December 8, 2014
Sue Bruns: Memories on a Christmas bird’s wings
My sister will be getting a bird ornament for Christmas this year — a replica of an old glass ornament with delicate details and real feathers. She won’t be surprised when she opens the box; I’ve given her bird ornaments for the past several years, not because she’s a lover...
December 8, 2014 - 9:39pm
November 10, 2014
Sue Bruns: Small town cafes and the potato dumpling gang
In the past several weeks, I’ve made four trips to Fosston and East Grand Forks to supervise student teachers. One of the best perks about the trip is that it allows me time to try out small town cafés between stops. On my first trip, I selected the B-B Cafe in McIntosh, open...
November 10, 2014 - 10:11pm
October 14, 2014
Sue Bruns: Don’t worry, your wedding will be beautiful
Having recently hosted our son’s wedding, reception and wedding dance in our yard, I feel the need to pass along some advice to anyone considering such an event. First, don’t worry. Author June Hunt wrote: “Worry is most often a prideful way of thinking that you have more...
October 14, 2014 - 12:15am
September 8, 2014
Sue Bruns: The thing about dogs…
A recent “Pickles” cartoon in the paper started out with the old man saying, “The great thing about dogs is they make you feel good about yourself. They’re nonjudgmental.” I hadn’t ever thought of that, but the old man was right. That’s probably one reason why so many...
September 8, 2014 - 10:21pm
August 12, 2014
Sue Bruns: Picking raspberries: A contemplation on life
Shadow, the big black lab, dances at the promise of an overdue walk while Rusty, the little white dog, lags behind, not even feigning enthusiasm. At 17, Rusty is pretty deaf, doesn’t see well and shows signs of doggy dementia. Gary and I wait at the mailbox for her before crossing...
August 12, 2014 - 12:05am
July 7, 2014
Sue Bruns: A pretty perfect birthday
I recently celebrated my birthday, although some might not consider the way I spent my day to be much of a celebration. My earliest birthdays were family affairs with siblings, cousins, or with my favorite great aunt and uncle, a childless couple who lived in town in a very clean...
July 7, 2014 - 11:54pm