Skip to main content
Bemidji Boo Dash set
Annual Bemidji Rotary Club spaghetti feed
Bemidji man pleads not guilty to burglary, drug charges
Bemidji man pleads guilty to sex assault
Bemidji man pleads guilty to terroristic threats, drug charge
BACK IN THE LAKE: Bemidji State runs past U-Mary for sixth straight homecoming win (PHOTO GALLERY)
MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY: Experienced Beavers ready for next step; exhibition opener today
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: No. 9 Northern State overpowers Beavers in sweep
PREP SOCCER: Bemidji boys settle for scoreless draw with top-rated Sartell
COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State completes sweep of Vermont
Lela Blanche Conlon
Lorraine Ida Krob (nee Brady)
Edward Arthur Weiskopf
Darby Joseph Whalen
John Eggers: The best duck hunt ever
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Some successes, and failures, for the 2015 season
Cyndi L. Fenske: Library is fun way to get away in October
A fly on the wall: Behind-the-scenes at the Great Northern Radio Show's live performance (W/PHOTO GALLERY)
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: Late-rising stargazers need not apply
OFF THE RECORD BLOG: Look at the desert planet Jakku with this ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ immersive 360 video
Arts Briefs for 09/27/2015
Tim McGraw joins Eric Church as WE Fest headliner
Bemidji to get a bit 'Reckless': Bryan Adams set to play Sanford Center on Thursday
Art briefs - Sunday Sept. 20
Blane Klemek: The annual migration has arrived in the northwoods
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Walleye bite should be picking up
HUNTING: Managers optimistic about waterfowl prospects in area as opener approaches
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fall migrations can be simple or complex
Blane Klemek: Humming along with the hummingbirds
Sutter - Hoyum engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coats for the Community program enjoys successful year
Michael Reagan: Republicans can’t win in 2016 by losing now
Donald Kaul: ‘You can’t fire us, we quit’
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Homeless people are our neighbors
Danny Tyree: We need a Queen Esther
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
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