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Celebrating the business spirit: Annual award ceremony honors entrepreneurs and their businesses
CITY: Planning commission approves requests for Holiday rebuild
No blaze pink, but lead ammo ban is a go
GRADUATIONS: ‘Going here was a great experience’: Jakob Laducer has his sights set on a big future
Trooper injured in chase from Minnesota to Wisconsin ended in Burnett County, Wis.
SOFTBALL: St. Cloud Tech takes advantage of mistakes to eliminate BHS (PHOTO GALLERY)
SECTION 8A BASEBALL: Drakes beat Red Lake in pitchers’ duel
BOYS GOLF: Second place finish for BHS in finale
BOYS TENNIS: Konecne, Holter win sub-section doubles title
BOYS GOLF: Jacks take second at Brainerd
Beverly "Bev" Sande
Darlene Mae Rockensock
Terri Lynn Goodman
Lucille "Lucy" Kinnard
Michael Ray Head, Sr.
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes, and the fishing, heating up
John Eggers: Who was Hamilton?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: The top 10 beneficial insects for the garden
John Eggers: What if the fish don't bite?
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Outsmarting those landscape weeds
Off The Record Blog: I may not like Bob Dylan, but I respect him
Take a stroll with art: Bemidji Sculpture Walk returns for 18th summer
The JOE-DOWN reviews ‘13 Going On 30’
Off The Record Blog: Here is the new ‘Ghostbusters’ trailer
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Grease 2’
Time for a snack
Hendricks, Nelson win Gary Newell tournament
PHOTOS: Geese at Diamond Point
FISH TALES: Chad Newman on Lake Irving
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on the yellow-headed blackbird and yellow-bellied sapsucker
Poppy poster winners announced
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's ban or tax the use of plastic bags
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Parents, don’t ignore what your instincts are telling you
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Boat inspectors serve useful function
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remember all who fought for freedom
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
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