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Debate over Line 3: Economic and environmental concerns discussed at state hearing
11 classes at Bemidji Area Schools exceed recommended size
Beltrami County Commissioners review Eelpout Fest application
'We have a right as humans to be free': Civil rights icon John Lewis shares his story of struggle with F-M students
Minnesota Governor's Residence to be lit blue for Somali victims
UMD hockey notebook: Deery bounces back in goal
CROSS COUNTRY: Hamrin makes herself at home as girls take 3rd, boys 2nd at Bemidji Invite
FOOTBALL: Jacks to host St. Cloud Tech in regular season finale
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Langei named WCHA Rookie of the Week
SOCCER: Jacks advance after ‘emotional roller coaster’ win
Isabel (Perkins) Knudson
Pearl Dorothy Ledin
Gilbert D. Bahr
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
Ben Affleck condemns Harvey Weinstein - then apologizes for groping an actress on MTV
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Time for a little night fishing
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
Commentary: When it comes to harassing the media, Trump is no Nixon
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Otto praised for clean energy plan
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
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