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Minnesotan Ellison’s DNC campaign falls short
Americans eat out less as higher menu prices take a bite from restaurant visits
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Former B/CL-B coaches Bechtold, Cleveland inducted into Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers even series with Gophers, force deciding Game 3
WRESTLING: B/CL-B sends seven to state
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Donnie Charles Harrison
Joseph "Joe" A. Matthews
Ronald M. Severson
Sandra Kay Nelson
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Tips for catching eelpout
Forest Service to host land meeting
Fish, game and trapping licenses expire Tuesday
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
Phillips: A well-timed letter reminded me to look for kindness
Letter to the Editor: Beltrami County deputy: It's been a privilege to serve you
Perennials potentially damaged from early-season warmup
Little things make a big difference with gardening
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
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. I didn’t know what had happened.” “Maybe it was a sonic boom.” For several days after...
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
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