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Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
A holiday on the beach: Beach Boys to perform hits, Christmas music at the Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 7
An everlasting tour comes to Bemidji: Martina McBride to highlight latest album of classic songs
Pioneer Previews: Winter joy, winter cold and winter fun
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
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World War II
December 9, 2014
Local WWII vet to receive French honor
BEMIDJI -- A Bemidji World War II veteran will receive France's highest decoration to a non-citizen at a ceremony later this month. James Walker, a private first class, saw action in WWII at Normandy, as well as in the Northern France and Central European campaigns, a press release...
December 9, 2014 - 6:05pm
VETERANS DAY: 'The kamikaze planes came like bees'; Bemidji man recalls hell on a hospital ship in the Pacific
BEMIDJI -- Dale McKenzie has a faded tattoo on his arm with a date from 1943: the day he joined the U.S. Navy during World War II. Although...
news / local
November 9, 2014 - 8:32am
November 8, 2014
VETERANS DAY: The odyssey of Sierra Sue II; Bemidji company restores a fabled masterpiece
BEMIDJI -- Sierra Sue II has been both a warrior maiden in America's most epic conflict and a femme fatale in a detective story that spanned...
news / local
November 8, 2014 - 10:47pm
July 18, 2014
Heritage Center obtains artifacts from WWII crash involving Kelliher Sgt.
Kelliher residents will now have a new way of remembering the man their Veteran’s of Foreign Wars post is named for. Sgt. Stanley O. Pearson was killed 70 years ago in a plane crash in the mountains of Italy during World War II and remnants of the crash were recently gifted to...
news / local
July 18, 2014 - 2:42pm
June 2, 2014
Steve and Cokie Roberts: The pictures on the mantelpiece
Sen. Frank Lautenberg died last year at 89 -- an unremarkable event, except for one thing. The New Jersey Democrat was the last surviving World War II veteran in the Senate. Only two remaining House members, John Dingell of Michigan and Ralph Hall of Texas, served during that war,...
opinion / commentary
June 2, 2014 - 5:35pm
May 4, 2014
SUNDAY LIVING: Felt visits Washington on Honor Flight
Ken Felt of Shevlin recently took part in a Twin Cities Honor Flight, joining 77 other Minnesota veterans for a day in Washington, D.C., visiting the World War II Memorial, as well as the Marine Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Women's Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and other historical...
May 4, 2014 - 6:57am
SUNDAY LIVING: Treuer, Holocaust survivor, speaks at school
Robert Treuer recently spoke to sophomore students at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School about his life in Austria when the Nazis invaded and about his escape to England and eventually to the United States. He gave a first-hand account of narrowly escaping from Nazi-controlled Austria...
news / education
May 4, 2014 - 6:16am
November 18, 2013
Silence from Minn. man implicated in 1944 attack
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A son of a Minneapolis man accused of commanding a Nazi-led SS unit during World War II says his father has no comment on newly uncovered testimony. The Associated Press found testimony that says Michael Karkoc (KAHR'-kahts) ordered an attack a Polish village...
news / region
November 18, 2013 - 2:02pm
November 9, 2013
From Bemidji to a B-17: Boyd Shadiow remembers his World World II experience
BEMIDJI —It was 1943, and the question of whether or not the Allies would win World War II was still debatable. The German Luftwaffe, or Air Force, prevented the Allies from making an attempt to liberate occupied France. It was up to 21-year-old Boyd Shadiow and the rest of the...
news / local
November 9, 2013 - 11:56pm