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MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
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Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
FISH TALES: Gunner Ganske on Swenson Lake
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why do women wear high-heel shoes?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
July 17, 2016
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
In the past, I have talked about the Veterans Pension. This is a Veterans Administration benefit that many veterans and their families do not know about, so I am going to review it again. This pension is available to wartime-era veterans with limited income who are age 65 or older,...
July 17, 2016 - 12:22am
June 2, 2016
COMMUNITY: Together for the troops: Annual Ride for the Troops is Sunday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- The roar of approximately 500 motorcycles will sound at noon on Sunday as the 11th annual Ride for the Troops starts at Marketplace...
June 2, 2016 - 8:57pm
May 29, 2016
Honoring their memory: Memorial Day ceremony at Greenwood will pay tribute to the fallen
BEMIDJI -- A weekend of preparations will lead to a somber ceremony of reflection Monday as veterans and civilians alike remember those who gave...
May 29, 2016 - 10:24am
Scotty Allison: Why do we recommend veterans obtain medical insurance?
Many veterans ask this office why they need other medical insurance if they have Veterans Administration medical coverage. I will attempt to answer this from our perspective. The VA does provide medical care to any veteran who is enrolled in the VA medical system. I would point out...
May 29, 2016 - 12:07am
May 27, 2016
Cottage Grove veteran cherishes Minnesota flag displayed in Vietnam, returned to him years later
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — It wouldn't be Memorial Day without star-spangled banners waving from front lawns, fire trucks and light poles. But...
May 27, 2016 - 5:38pm
May 13, 2016
A tribute to veterans opens at Blackduck Area History and Art Center
Photos of Blackduck area veterans, in uniform, from their time in the service are on display at the Blackduck History and Art Center. In addition,...
May 13, 2016 - 11:30am
May 2, 2016
Quilts of Valor honors veterans
Helenruth Schuette presents a quilt to Zillah Nelson, a United States Air Force veteran, and John Killian, a United State Marine Corps veteran...
May 2, 2016 - 4:35pm
April 25, 2016
New U.S. military casualties: Vets sickened by base burn pits
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Melissa Gillett recalls the sickly sweet, nearly vomit-inducing smell during her runs around Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan,...
April 25, 2016 - 4:54pm
March 27, 2016
Scotty Allison: VA appeal process 101
Veterans, or their families, can file an appeal on any decision that the Veterans Administration (VA) makes for any reason. This includes disability...
March 27, 2016 - 12:31am
January 31, 2016
Scotty Allison: Update on proposed veterans home in the area
Gov. Mark Dayton recently released his 2016 Capital Budget recommendations. The proposed projects came to a total of $1.4 billion in general...
January 31, 2016 - 12:31am
January 8, 2016
Federal program aids local homeless Native American veterans: Leech Lake and White Earth Housing Authorities granted funding
CASS LAKE -- Homeless Native American veterans in Cass Lake and White Earth will be receiving help this winter to find housing. The Native American communities have been awarded $302,000 for permanent housing and support services for Native American veterans who are or are at risk...
January 8, 2016 - 8:23pm
December 20, 2015
Scotty Allison: Keep an eye on COLA in 2016
Veterans and their families receiving Veterans Administration benefits will see no increase in their payments in 2016. VA disability compensation,...
December 20, 2015 - 12:52am
December 4, 2015
A 2,552-mile swim of honor: Veteran completes his goal of swimming Mississippi River to honor those lost in war
BEMIDJI—At the southernmost finger of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River mingles with the Gulf of Mexico, Chris Ring finally caught...
December 4, 2015 - 5:43pm
October 18, 2015
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day a time to honor those who served
Veterans Day is right around the corner again. On Nov. 11, we honor all veterans who served in the Armed Forces. Each of us on that day should...
October 18, 2015 - 12:46am
September 30, 2015
New combat veterans support group to start
BEMIDJI -- Sanford Bemidji is now offering a new support group, Sound Off, for combat veterans. It will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday each month at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, Conference Room A, located immediately to the right through the hospital’s...
September 30, 2015 - 6:56pm