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Arnold "Butch" Dahl
Gilbert D. Bahr
Phyllis Stenberg Wilcox
Linda Kay (Stern) Cable
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’
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
Jemele Hill suspended two weeks by ESPN after tweet about Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
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: When it comes to harassing the media, Trump is no Nixon
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Otto praised for clean energy plan
FIELDING QUESTIONS: Shrub with berries identified as nuisance species
More on winning the war on weeds
Commentary: It's not surprising that Eminem doesn't like Trump, but here's why his rap about him is resonating
October 30, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Things that go bump in the night
When we were young, we'd set off to find another group of kids to tour with and torment the houses that remained dark on the special night—Halloween. Would parents allow that now; probably not but it has been fun driving around Bemidji looking at the wonderful and sometimes...
October 30, 2016 - 7:39am
October 9, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall brings more arts to the community
Thanks from an appreciative audience to the members of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra for last Sunday's concert; there were few seats left when Beverly Everett, conductor and artistic director, took to the podium. The opening piece, Holst's "Jupiter" was so magical that we enjoyed...
October 9, 2016 - 12:16am
October 2, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: A new 'Legend' begins today
Take some time out today to enjoy the magical, memorable and musical tour de force promised by Beverly Everett, artistic director, of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra and the teenage protege who will perform. Gareth Cordery is an 18-year-old piano virtuoso who will dazzle you with his...
October 2, 2016 - 7:30am
September 25, 2016
Art briefs - Sunday, Sept. 25
Farm By The Lake holds annual festival BAGLEY— The third annual Festival at The Farm By The Lake was held Sept. 11. The festival ran smoothly...
September 25, 2016 - 7:20am
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
We hope that you are enjoying this fall as much as we are: the boat is still in the water; nice sunny and wood-splitting days are here. Desserts by Design, the eighth annual delight of savory and sweet editions in support of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, is being held at 7 tonight...
September 25, 2016 - 6:00am
September 11, 2016
Patt Rall: Fall is painting the trees — quickly
There is no doubt about the outcome—glorious sugar maple and oak trees starting to decorate the lovely fall we have come to eagerly anticipate in northern Minnesota...no more tornadoes!
September 11, 2016 - 12:23am
August 7, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Music is in the air around Bemidji
It seems as if the various musical and theater groups are going full steam toward the end of their seasons, while others are just now sending out their upcoming performance catalogues. The 2016-17 Reif Performing Arts Center's Grand Re-opening Season in Grand Rapids is generous in...
August 7, 2016 - 10:00am
July 31, 2016
Patt Rall: Summer slips into August
Monday is the final day to register for the Animal Portrait Watercolor Workshop with Cindy Agan, an internationally published author of an instructional and art video "Painting Watercolors that Sparkle with Life." Agan's watercolor workshop in Bemidji garnered praise like "....best...
July 31, 2016 - 12:44am
July 17, 2016
Patt Rall: Bemidji truly is a Destination City
We hope that you are enjoying Art in the Park today; the variety of artists is noteworthy.
July 17, 2016 - 12:03am
July 10, 2016
PATT RALL: Bemidji sons return to the stage
Eric Haugen returns to the stage at Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex tonight at 7 for a concert, sharing the event with pianist Eric Gustafson. The duo will perform: Stravinsky's "Elegie" for solo viola; William Walton Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (adapted for piano...
July 10, 2016 - 12:08am
July 4, 2016
Patt Rall: A festive Fourth is on hand
Fulton Gallagher returns to the podium tonight at 7 for the patriotic concert by the Bemidji Area Community Band on the south lawn of Bangsberg Fine and Performing Arts Complex at BSU. The program will include well-known classics to celebrate America, including a beautiful rendition...
July 4, 2016 - 1:24pm
June 26, 2016
Patt Rall: Schlichting debuts her 'First Lady Mysteries' series
The longtime avocation of Barbara Schlichting has been to write stories that would interest and spark the imagination of her readers.
June 26, 2016 - 12:44am
June 19, 2016
Patt Rall: Opportunities for the arts abound this week
However you spend the day, dads, enjoy! There are so many options for music, drama and song that it will be hard to pick just one activity and still be around for the family picnics. Doyle Turner and his father Doyle Turner Sr. will be playing at the Lake Bemidji State Park Summer...
June 19, 2016 - 12:06am
June 6, 2016
PATT RALL COLUMN: Books, books, books. . . and more books
We are just back from a visit back East to visit family and friends and it was exhilarating and restful at the same time. This is the first column covering the visit and notes I have saved from several books on the advice of a former editor. The advice being: some stories require...
June 6, 2016 - 10:19am
May 15, 2016
Patt Rall: Put your name forward for Region 2 board
One of the most important board positions, to my mind, is to the Region 2 Arts Council because it enables the members to give a chance, a leg-up or put-over-the top the artistic efforts in all genres.
May 15, 2016 - 12:11am