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Truck tips over
Burglars prepare pot of coffee, leave with nothing
Crime report for Dec. 10-11
Woman killed in truck-train collision in Morris, Minn.
Bemidji fire calls for Dec. 10-11
Area boys basketball preview: Blackduck buys into what coaches are doing
Area girls basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena appears to be willing to improve
Area high schools: Mustangs will have to compensate for lack of size
Area wrestling preview: Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena continues ascent
Area boys basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena should generate excitement
Richard "Rick" Edward Fairbanks
Carl Harry Gehrke
James Wolfe Bredon
Nancy Kathleen Bill
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
All Dressed up for ‘Downton Abbey’ screening
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
Local authors to sign books
Author plans talk on how Pearl Harbor hit small-town Minnesota
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Rich Lowry: The war on inequality
Amy Goodman: Poverty wages in the land of plenty
Pioneer VIiewpoints: The task at hand for NTC
Kathryn Lopez: What the pope is really saying
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Giving the gift of stories
Sue Bruns: Ah, those holiday traditions
Alice Collins: Christmas time is a time for joy, families
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater celebrates 10th year of performances
Art Lee: A tale in rhyme from a past Christmas time (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
Evan Hazard: An epiphany in G major and the music inside us
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
October 8, 2013
Sue Bruns: Typical retired couple’s conversation No. 3: Watching TV
BEMIDJI — Woman (from kitchen): “Hey, what are you watching?” Husband (from recliner): “Nanook of the North.” (Woman peeks at TV screen from kitchen.) “Wow, looks like a real oldie. Black and white, even! Love the music and love that kayak!” “Yeah, that’s a...
October 8, 2013 - 12:53am
September 9, 2013
Sue Bruns: A night underneath the stars
At midnight, Jessica grabs a sleeping bag: I bring the flashlight. Big Dog follows us, eager for a late-night adventure. No wind ripples the lake tonight. No moon lights the sky, which is clear of clouds and peppered with stars. I flash the light toward the edge of the woods, then...
September 9, 2013 - 10:57pm
Sue Bruns: Typical conversation of a retired couple No. 2
“Did you remember to bring the folder with your paperwork in it?” I ask. “Right here,” says Gary, holding up the folder. “So your appointment is at 9 a.m. We’d better get going. It takes two and a half hours to get to Fargo.” “No, it’s only two hours to Fargo....
July 9, 2013 - 12:36am
June 11, 2013
Sue Bruns: The ride down Haleakala: Pure rush
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii — I adjusted my helmet and hopped onto the rental bike. With just one push on the pedal, I was sailing down the mountain. Gary had taken off just ahead of me; Eric and Jessy were close behind, and it didn’t take them long to fly by me and disappear...
June 11, 2013 - 12:28am
May 13, 2013
Sue Bruns: A typical retired couple’s morning conversation No. 1
“Is that your cell phone ringing?’ “Maybe. Darn. Where is it?” “It stopped ringing. I’m not sure. Is it in the bedroom?” “No, not there. Oh, I think it’s in my purse.” (Dig, fumble, dig) “No. Ah! I bet it’s in my coat pocket.” (Scramble. Open closet...
May 13, 2013 - 10:36pm
April 9, 2013
Sue Bruns: First jobs provide challenges and experience
“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em ‘Certainly I can.’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt My father Ted used to tell a story about moving from his family’s farm near New Ulm, Minn., to Yakima, Wash., during the Great Depression....
April 9, 2013 - 12:42am