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Daily arrests for Aug. 1-4
Armed 14-year-old leads police on chase through western Wisconsin
10-year-old’s father: ‘I killed my son’
Former Aitkin Police Chief pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution
Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding measure
YOUTH BASEBALL: 10-year-olds heading to World Series
BIRCHMONT: Schaefer shines, capping title with 19-hole comeback victory
BIRCHMONT: Sheetz earns three-peat; Howard, Hasselberg also among winners
BIRCHMONT: Skarperud among experienced golfers aiming for title
PREP FOOTBALL: New section, similar challenges for Bemidji
Alice Miranda Walker
Jon "Jack" Echternach
Dr. Perry Willis Patterson
John Eggers: A reason why you were born
It's all about teamwork
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: As nice as eating flowers can be, it can also be a little scary
John Eggers: Will you leave a trail?
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: New Horizons visits Pluto on Bastille Day
Pioneer Previews: Listen to music in the park today
Art briefs - Sunday Aug. 2
Opening artist for Little Big Town concert announced
First City Singers 'on a mission': Senior group seeking members to carry on a musical tradition
Pioneer Previews: The soothing sounds of music
Blane Klemek: Swallows that make their summer homes in Minnesota
DNR announces another conservative deer season
Blane Klemek: Coyotes are interesting animals that are both revered and despised
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: As muskies begin to bite, please handle them with care
Waterfleas found in Lake Vermillion
Family Moments: Bessie Moller Barrington and Lillian Shuman
Rich Lowry: There is no accounting for taste
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Some questions for district to answer
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Making real-world decisions
Maria Fotopoulos: No room for ‘trophy hunting’
Neal Gabler: Trump is a superhero, but not in a good way
January 13, 2014
Art Lee: A cautionary story out of the past?
Even now, many years later, there’s someone you remember, and with that person still comes a degree of wonder along with the hope of what-might-have-been. The topic reminds one of a “should-da—would-da-could-da” situation — at which time nothing would be done. It’s tale...
January 13, 2014 - 11:30pm
December 9, 2013
Art Lee: A tale in rhyme from a past Christmas time (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
Once upon a midnight dreary While we pondered weak and weary Wrapping this year’s Christmas toys Suddenly there came a rapping As if someone were gently tapping Tapping on our bedroom door. “Twas the kids! and nothing more. Said two small voices (there are no more) “Whad-ja...
December 9, 2013 - 11:01pm
November 12, 2013
Art Lee: Skogfjorden village not just for young people
Bemidji’s Concordia Language Villages, located some 12 miles northeast of Bemidji on Turtle River Lake, are owned and run by Concordia College of Moorhead and are now celebrating their 50th year. The villages have attracted thousands of students from literally all over the...
November 12, 2013 - 4:00pm
October 8, 2013
Art Lee: Want to learn a second language? No need. . .
The decision to learn a second language depends mainly on two factors: 1.) Need and 2.)Obtainable help, and often the two go together but No. 1 comes first. If there is no need, why bother? These two factors are normally applied to all new immigrants arriving in America at any...
October 8, 2013 - 12:54am
September 9, 2013
Art Lee: 'So, did you go out to eat last night?'
"Food food food. Eat eat eat. That's all our age-group seems to talk about or think about. It's gotten to the point when beginning conversations with friends seem to include questions about going out to eat." The above opinion came from an out-of-state woman who was attending a weeklong...
September 9, 2013 - 11:03pm
Art Lee: No hocus pocus: A focus on focus groups
Among the stranger phrases popping up regularly is focus group, and for many readers the term often brings forth a line something to the effect of “What in the world is that?” Apparently it’s a group of people who must focus on something. Well, maybe. But what? And so what? An...
July 9, 2013 - 12:38am
June 11, 2013
Art Lee: Desperate ‘entertainment’ for bored children
Even at the time, it was bizarre behavior for what bored kids would do for entertainment. Their junior high school year was barely over, and yet two weeks later, they were already bored, lamenting their being stuck in their tiny town — they named it “Boresville” — on this...
June 11, 2013 - 12:31am
May 13, 2013
Snowbirds, a.k.a. winter residents, flock to Southern states for the winter months and then come spring, like robins, fly back to their Northern nests. Wherever these travelers go in the South, they are strangers to the locals and each sometimes regards the other as, well, “different,”...
May 13, 2013 - 10:42pm