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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
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
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Nat Hentoff: When will court trials begin on CIA torturers?
Danny Tyree: Empty seats at the Christmas table
Jim HIghtgower: Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics
Byron York: Obama opens fraud-ridden benefits program to illegal immigrants
Dick Polman: Thank Cruz for the Surgeon General the NRA hates
November 23, 2012
Parts of Minn., Wis. hit by up to 1 foot of snow
CORNUCOPIA, Wis. (AP) — Parts of eastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin have been buried by up to a foot of snow, complicating travel for shoppers heading to stores on Black Friday. The National Weather Service says parts of Bayfield and Douglas counties have been hit with 12...
news / region
November 23, 2012 - 11:17am
Temperatures turn abruptly chilly across Minnesota
After balmy weather for most of Thanksgiving day, parts of Minnesota are seeing temperatures drop as much as 30 degrees. In the Northland, it was a bit of a different story - with high temps Thursday morning giving way to a bitter wind, colder temperatures and finally, snow. Crews...
news / local
November 23, 2012 - 7:36am
November 20, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Job fair addresses area’s needs Thursday’s Bemidji Regional Job Fair attracted about 40 local and regional employers and provided an opportunity for job seekers to explore their options. But it also pointed out a challenge for northwestern Minnesota: the need to teach the skills...
opinion / editorials
November 20, 2012 - 12:11am
November 8, 2012
Storm brings new outages for Sandy-battered states
NEW YORK (AP) — A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday with rain and wet snow, plunging homes right back into darkness, stopping commuter trains again and inflicting another round of misery on thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy's blow...
November 8, 2012 - 9:50am
November 6, 2012
ABC raises nearly $17 million for hurricane relief
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says its national "Day of Giving" raised nearly $17 million for Superstorm Sandy relief. Throughout its programming Monday, the network urged viewers to contribute to the American Red Cross to help victims of the storm, which affected several Northeastern states,...
November 6, 2012 - 11:39am
Good news for coast: Nor'easter to weaken
NEW YORK (AP) — Northeast coastal residents got some good news Tuesday. Weather experts say that a new storm that threatens to complicate Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts on Wednesday now looks like it will be weaker than expected. The storm was moving from Florida toward the Atlantic....
November 6, 2012 - 10:48am
Winter hazards discussed in Bemidji
BEMIDJI – Local law enforcement and public safety officials are advising local residents to stay safe this winter. During a press briefing Monday, officials from the Bemidji police and fire departments, the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Department of Transportation,...
news / local
November 6, 2012 - 12:11am
November 3, 2012
Power returning after Sandy but weariness grows
NEW YORK (AP) — More New Yorkers awoke Saturday to power being restored for the first time since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the region, but...
November 3, 2012 - 1:26pm
November 2, 2012
Long lines, rising tempers seen at gas stations
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists increasingly desperate for a fill-up fumed in long lines at gas stations and screamed at each other Friday as fuel...
November 2, 2012 - 11:08am
October 31, 2012
Airports and stock exchange reopen; NJ devastated
NEW YORK (AP) — Two major airports reopened and the floor of the New York Stock Exchange came back to life Wednesday, while across the river...
October 31, 2012 - 11:50am
New Jersey planes take shelter at GFAFB
GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — Seven aerial refueling aircraft from New Jersey are waiting out superstorm Sandy at Grand Forks Air Force Base. The KC-10 Extenders, part of the 305th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., were evacuated Sunday in advance...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 12:54am
October 30, 2012
2-story waves on Great Lakes halt cargo shipping
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Cargo shipping on the Great Lakes is at a standstill as crews have taken refuge from waves up to 20 feet high churned up by superstorm Sandy. Freighters as long as 1,000 feet haul loads of iron ore, coal and other bulk commodities on the lakes. Most if...
news / region
October 30, 2012 - 1:29pm
Storm's cost may hit $50B; rebuilding to ease blow
WASHINGTON (AP) — Superstorm Sandy will end up causing about $20 billion in damages and $10 billion to $30 billion more in lost business, according to IHS Global Insight, a forecasting firm. In the long run, the devastation the storm inflicted on New York City and other parts of...
October 30, 2012 - 1:24pm
Sandy's death toll climbs; millions without power
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all...
October 30, 2012 - 1:09pm
Nisswa woman says son survived ship sinking near NC
NISSWA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman is breathing easier knowing her son survived the sinking of a tall ship off the coast of North Carolina. Jo Svendsen of Nisswa learned Monday that her son, John Svendsen, was among crew members rescued from the HMS Bounty. John Svendsen was...
October 30, 2012 - 1:35am