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Engineer of oil tanker in fiery Casselton crash sues railroad
LEGISLATURE: House Speaker Daudt visits Woolen Mills as state budget fight looms large (w/video)
Suspect in Viking murder enters no plea; held on $500,000 bond
High Fire Danger Today
St. Cloud State University professor charged with smuggling ivory, rhinoceros horns
BASEBALL: Bemidji State drops home opening doubleheader to Northern State
TRACK AND FIELD: Record-setting day for Bemidji at Little Amik (w/video)
SOFTBALL: BSU swept by U-Mary on the road
SOFTBALL: BHS drops both games in opening doubleheader
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen beat Green Bay on final play, 55-54
Ronald Dale Foss
Wilfred "Willie" G. Stromseth
Shantaye Rose May
Russell Eugene Michalek
Laurie Jean Hanson
John Eggers: I was a seventh-grade bully
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Keep an eye out for invasives
Blane Klemek: Remembering experiences with honest-to-goodness maple syrup
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
Summerland Tour to stop in Bemidji: Everclear, The Toadies, Fuel and American Hi-Fi on bill
Pioneer Previews: Triple play for 'Presidents, Portraits and Paradigms' with BSO today
Art briefs - Sunday March 29
Pioneer Previews: Oxcars on tap today
Welcome to the 'Thunder' dome: Celtic Thunder to hit the stage Tuesday
READER PHOTO: Sundog in the afternoon
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Meltdown makes things tricky for ice anglers
Photo of the Day: Pussy Willows
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
Gerhardson birthday celebration
Gerhardson birthday celebration
Rich Lowry: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a hero for our time
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Women’s History Year
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bemidji State’s bottled water decision was well-informed
Pioneer VIiewpoints: Responding to spring’s call for growth
Peter Funt: Where are the boxing critics?
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