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UPDATED: Missing girl found alive; man arrested for kidnapping (w/ video)
Blackduck, Bemidji band directors invited to Indiana for workshop
Kelliher plans annual Big Bog Festival
Blackduck Good Samaritan Society receives bronze award
Schultz of Kelliher awarded MPCA award
BHS trap team aiming high in first-ever state tournament appearance
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU assistant Belisle lands scouting job with LA Kings
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji sweeps Fergus Falls
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji Legion team sweeps Perham in doubleheader
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji VFW gets blowout victory
Richard Bruce "Dick" "Specs" Matheny
Howard Lee Bogart
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
JOHN EGGERS: Who is your spiritual friend?
‘Red, White and Tuna’ play opens Wednesday at The Chief Theater
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘The Replacements’
ARTS BRIEFS: Shyanne Kaml performs at Farm by the Lake, Hackensack Hot Jazz Festival is July 8-9 and more
Still going strong: For nearly 30 years, Bemidji Area Church Musicians strike up the chords for summer series
Patt Rall: Opportunities for the arts abound this week
READER PHOTOS: Bears in Bemidji
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Summer solstice means lots of fish are feeding
FISH TALES: Kaleb Olson
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
Richard Hanson: Return to the bargaining table to protect Minnesota’s future
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Human life is the most innocent of all
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Please, let love conquer hate
November 10, 2015
Art Lee: ‘That man’ inadvertently taught the importance of Armistice Day
“That man had more discipline in his little finger than the rest of the entire faculty combined.” So said the main speaker — the county...
November 10, 2015 - 12:14am
Evan Hazard: My two days: E.R. and A.L.L.
Many of you know I had two angina attacks some years ago, both proving to be related to my esophagus, not my heart. They were painful, maybe...
November 10, 2015 - 12:12am
Marilyn Heltzer: Some advice for the upcoming holiday season
Thanksgiving and Christmas are just ahead. People love to tell stories and show pictures of their kids and grandkids. Now everything is on cellphones....
November 10, 2015 - 12:10am
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: Fall happenings at the Senior Activity Center
The Senior Center Program Committee After sitting in on one of those monthly program committee meetings it seems that a much better name for...
November 10, 2015 - 12:08am
October 13, 2015
Doug Lewandowski: The many uses of fire
Evenings have turned cool of late with the occasional blast of hot air making it here from Texas less frequent. Open windows of late summer have...
October 13, 2015 - 1:55am
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: 2015 – The year in review for the Senior Activity Center
The Bemidji Senior Activity Center held its annual meeting on Sept. 22. The Board of Directors and staff invited all members to attend the meeting...
October 13, 2015 - 1:54am
Art Lee: Brand new teachers can do the dumbest things
“Memo to All Junior High School Personnel”: When A Tornado Is Seen Heading for the School, Send the 7th and 9th graders to The Basement...
October 13, 2015 - 1:52am
Sue Bruns: Contemplations while mowing the lawn
Some of my deepest contemplation is done while I’m mowing the lawn. Take the late afternoon of Sept. 30, a sunny autumn day, 66 degrees, a...
October 13, 2015 - 1:51am
Marilyn Heltzer: All is a mystery
It would be nice to interpret dreams. I can’t, and am so happy to wake up in my apartment in Duluth. I didn’t dream during those years...
October 13, 2015 - 1:50am
Evan Hazard: A packrat’s collection of New Yorker covers
On. Sept. 29, I emailed friends that the Oct. 6, 1915 “New Yorker” had just come, its cover alone being worth the magazine’s $7.99 list...
October 13, 2015 - 1:49am
September 7, 2015
Sue Bruns: ‘Are you ready for school to start?’ (Did I really say that?)
“Are you ready for school to start?” Immediately I wish that I could retract the question, even before the rolled eyes and heavy sighs. I...
September 7, 2015 - 10:47pm
Marilyn Heltzer: It’s spring, time to take the yearbook out
It’s back-to-school time. Kids, grandkids, teachers, maintenance people: all will have a great year. By spring (once we’ve lived through...
September 7, 2015 - 10:46pm
Jane Furuseth: Sharing a love of reading with a child
RSVP, Beltrami County’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program, invites you to share your love of reading with students this school year by volunteering with the America Reads program. America Reads volunteers are age 55 and older and make a commitment to visit a school classroom each...
September 7, 2015 - 10:45pm
Evan Hazard: A scrumptious ad hoc supper
What’s for supper? Actually, that evening, Thursday July 30, I was covered. Several containers of at least three versions of “freezer soup”...
September 7, 2015 - 10:44pm
Art Lee: A not surprising rural ‘savior’ in the 1940s
Saamund Saamundson stood at the window, balancing on his one good leg, staring forlornly at the sight of what he did not want to see in late...
September 7, 2015 - 10:43pm