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TWO RIVERS: Each day became easier for Jeanette . . . and the man was in jail (Chaps. 35-38)
Chamber Ambassadors: University Heights
Chamber Ambassadors: JCPenney
Fusion Center moving to downtown Bemidji
Search for missing man in the Red River begins again after early Friday incident
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Bemidji summer tennis program a smash
David Henry Morgan
Gwendolyn "Gwen" Ewert
Lawrence P. Buck
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
PRIME TIME: Tea-totalling (and not) in Yorkshire
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
Patt Rall: Bemidji truly is a Destination City
ART BRIEFS: Area Church Musicians Recital Series continues and more
Big Bass Ramblers to perform at Farm by the Lake; Church Musicians series continues Wednesday
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
FISH TALES: Lyla Glinsek
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
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
June 9, 2014
Sue Bruns: It’s not how old you are …
Newscasters in pre-campaign 2016 speculation mode have been talking lately about how old certain potential candidates will be on the day the next president of the U.S. assumes office. “Hillary will be 69,” they tell us; Biden, even older. They debate the effects of age on the...
June 9, 2014 - 11:44pm
May 12, 2014
Sue Bruns: Post-Environmental Day thoughts about plastics
I’ve been thinking a lot about plastics lately. Remember the advice given to young Benjamin in The Graduate by a friend of his father? “Plastics!” says Mr. McGuire to Ben. “There’s a great future in plastics.” Back in 1967, when the movie was released, plastics...
May 12, 2014 - 11:24pm
April 8, 2014
Sue Bruns: Let’s talk about averages
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to hear any more about the weather. That said, I’ve decided to say a few things about averages. After a month of March with a reported average temperature of 15.5 degrees (Did it seem that warm to you?) and a yearly average so far for...
April 8, 2014 - 12:58am
March 10, 2014
Sue Bruns: Word play: Ever get your merds wixed up? I mean, words mixed up?
An appreciation for word play comes fairly early in language development and can be an important part of that development. Children are fascinated by jingles and rhyme, alliteration, puns and malapropisms long before they even know what all of these things are. Let’s start with...
March 10, 2014 - 10:37pm
Sue Bruns: Conversations with the NSA
(Doorbell rings.) “Hmmmmn. Who could that be at this hour? (Opens door) Yes?” “Hello, M’am. Are you Mrs. Bruns, Mrs. Susan Bruns?” “Yes. And you are…?” “Seymore Stuff, NSA.” “NSA? Do you have some ID?” “You can look me up on the internet.” “I’d...
February 10, 2014 - 11:58pm
January 13, 2014
Sue Bruns: May you find your home this year
While cleaning my office in late December, I came across some poems from my college days. One, titled “Home,” written during Christmas break of my freshman year, was about the absence of “home.” It talked about “going home” for Christmas, but, upon arriving at the...
January 13, 2014 - 11:28pm
December 9, 2013
Sue Bruns: Ah, those holiday traditions
As we sat down for turkey on Thanksgiving Day, something was missing. Daughter Jessy was absent from the family feast for the first time in 22...
December 9, 2013 - 11:04pm
November 12, 2013
Sue Bruns: A Thanksgiving reflection: What Rockwell might paint today
Around the holiday season, nostalgia creeps up on me with selective memories of the past, minimizing the hurts and disappointments of childhood and adolescence, filled instead with fond remembrances of ordinary things and everyday occurrences. Some of my favorites include nickel...
November 12, 2013 - 3:55pm