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Sanford Bemidji hosts blood drive
Snowshoe lacing refresher course
Pancake breakfast at Senior Center
REACH group to not meet in December
$1 million in environmental grants available
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Dibble learning to compete for Beavers
BSU to host softball camp
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
Bruce Robert Smith
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
November 21, 2016
Bena man faces criminal vehicular homicide charges
A 31-year-old Bena man who was allegedly drinking faces criminal vehicular homicide charges after the car he was driving went off the road and hit three trees last month near Walker, killing his passenger. Phillip C. Nelson has been charged in Cass County District Court in Walker...
November 21, 2016 - 9:25am
October 28, 2016
Man accused in girl’s death indicted by Cass County grand jury
WALKER, Minn. — A grand jury has indicted a Coon Rapids man for the murder of 5-year-old Alayna Jeanne Ertl this past August. Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, was arraigned Friday, Oct. 28, in Cass County District Court in Walker for premeditated first-degree murder and numerous other...
October 28, 2016 - 4:28pm
October 27, 2016
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
WALKER -- Authorities are searching for a Federal Dam man after a canoe was found capsized Tuesday night on Leech Lake. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an overturned canoe on the east side of Leech Lake in the Sugar Point area at 6:49 p.m. Tuesday. Search efforts...
October 27, 2016 - 9:28am
October 2, 2016
Annual Don Fairchild Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament
The 14th annual Don Fairchild Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, held Aug. 29 at Long Bow Golf Course near Walker, was a huge success. Approximately...
October 2, 2016 - 4:17am
September 24, 2016
Mell joins Sanford Health Walker Clinic
WALKER—Sanford Health recently welcomed Dr. Kathryn Mell to the family medicine team at Sanford Health Walker Clinic. Mell focuses on care for all members of the family, preventive health, treatment of common illnesses and injuries, chronic disease management, and women's and...
September 24, 2016 - 7:00am
July 21, 2016
‘Jam’ on -- 25 years strong: Moondance Jam keeps the ‘Jammers’ coming back year after year
WALKER -- “Camp Howler” is a place for “Jammers” to make some memories. Eric and Lisa Heap, the creators of Camp Howler, a group of...
July 21, 2016 - 3:30pm
July 1, 2016
Tiny tourist town bounces back after fire: Couple rebuilt restaurants after ‘total loss’
DORSET, Minn. – The tiny, unincorporated village of Dorset only has a handful of actual residents, but from May through September, more than...
July 1, 2016 - 5:01pm
May 20, 2016
Blackduck faces Walker, despite loss to Mahnomen
The Blackduck baseball team confidently faced Walker on Thursday despite a 7-1 loss to Mahnomen on Monday. Isaac Gustafson hit a double and seniors...
May 20, 2016 - 10:38am
April 7, 2016
Cass County Board: Electronic bill payment now in the majority
WALKER — Cass County now pays more of its bills electronically than by paper checks, Auditor-Treasurer Sharon Anderson reported to the county board as part of her annual report presented Tuesday. The county has e-deposited all incoming checks since 2007 and keeps the record of those...
April 7, 2016 - 9:14am
March 3, 2016
Cass County Board: Unreceptive to collecting lodging tax for resorts
WALKER—Doug Andresen came to the Cass County Board Tuesday to inquire on behalf of the Lake Winnie Area Resort Association about steps that organization would have to take to implement a 3 percent lodging tax for resorts on Lake Winnibigoshish to use to advertise their resorts....
March 3, 2016 - 3:01pm
February 19, 2016
PHOTO GALLERY/VIDEO: Eelpout Festival in Walker
The 37th annual Eelpout Festival in Walker started on Thursday and continues through Sunday on Leech Lake. More than 11,000 people are expected...
February 19, 2016 - 7:16pm
The origins of eelpoutin': Small gathering has evolved into massive winter festival
WALKER—Ken Bresley remembers the first Eelpout Festival starting out as a joke, with a few friends getting together, going to the liquor...
February 19, 2016 - 6:42pm
February 18, 2016
Irish concert March 13 in Walker
WALKER -- There will be a Luck o' the Irish concert featuring the Celtic musical group "Caleigh" at 2 p.m. March 13 in the Community Church of Walker at Highway 371 and Tianna Drive. A free-will offering will benefit Walker area food shelves. Refreshments will be served at intermission....
February 18, 2016 - 5:50pm
February 10, 2016
Eelpout Festival vehicle restrictions announced
WALKER—The Cass County Sheriff's Office announces Eelpout Festival restrictions and information for the event scheduled Feb. 18-21. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports ice conditions have created a concern for public safety during the festival due to a large volume of vehicle...
February 10, 2016 - 10:25am
January 30, 2016
Annual International Eelpout Festival in Walker set for Feb. 18-21
WALKER -- The 37th annual International Eelpout Festival will take place Feb. 18 - 21 in Walker. The festival will include the Chase the Pout Games, which will include pout curling, eelpout beer pong, eelpout rugby, polar pout plunge and eelpout weigh in. For more information visit,...
January 30, 2016 - 4:06pm