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Participants take part in 2014 Relay for Life
BDA proposes "sober permit" for downtown parking rules; Council to discuss exemption to controversial regulations Monday
Fire activity picks up in June
Court report: Sentencings for July 7
Capitol Chatter: Renewable fuels group blasts big oil
GOLF: Registrations being accepted for Fairchild Memorial on Aug. 25
BASEBALL: Bemidji Legion splits games at Gopher Classic
Legion baseball: Bemidji wins opener at Gopher Classic
Beaver hockey: Schedule excites Serratore, Beavers
BASEBALL: Local players to take part in All-Star festivities
Leo Frank Desjarlait Sr. "Waasa'Inini-Far Away Man"
Larry Michael St. Peter
Troy Darrick Hargreaves
Anna Lynn Myer
Delores J. Wendt
When the pretty flowers take over
Ann Daley: The story of three lovely muses and one saintly old man
Marilyn Heltzer: Celebrating the Fourth of July with friends and family
Diane Engel: Class reunion: Words of terror or opportunity?
Sue Bruns: A pretty perfect birthday
Music is back at Buena Vista; Well-known ski area brings back music festival for second year
Plays and music round out the holiday weekend
Art briefs - Sunday July 6
Spellcheck: To 'Bee' or not to 'Bee' -- Tony Award-winning play next up for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Walk this way: Once again, Sculpture Walk brings in new art to Bemidji (with interactive map)
More boaters ticketed for invasive species violations
Paul Nelson: Surface water in Bemidji area lakes finally nears 70 degrees
Hunting: North Dakota spring pheasant population numbers on the rise
Hunting: North Dakota waterfowl numbers increase
Kasdan -Grimes wedding
Johnson birthday celebration
Oslin birthday celebration
Stai Anniversary celebration
Letter: Dupuy got her facts wrong on Catholics
Joe Gandelman: Is America’s political center out to lunch?
David Wise: Making enemies out of allies, and for what?
Letter: Foolish decision on smoking at the events center
Michael Reagan: Stinking border politics
June 22, 2014
John Eggers: Simon and Simone celebrate their birthday
Simon is 2. Simone is 1. We celebrated their birthdays last Sunday on Father’s Day. As they say, a good time was had by all. We gave them cake and ice cream and a few toys. We wrapped the gifts in paper and they had no trouble trying to unwrap them. Not only do people like to...
June 22, 2014 - 12:00am
June 17, 2014
Do your evergreens have winter burn?
Winter burn can be a serious problem for evergreens. After the cold and windy winter we had, signs of winter burn abound on evergreen shrubs and trees. There are some broadleaved evergreens such as azaleas and rhododendrons in our zone 3 area, but most of our evergreens have needles. The...
June 17, 2014 - 11:32pm
June 15, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: How men mess things up
In science, one of the keys to successful experiments is to be able to control a single variable. For example, a common method of studying pain is to inject an irritating compound into the lower leg of a mouse. (While this type of experiment may seem unpleasant, it is one of the...
June 15, 2014 - 12:57am
John Eggers: Standards for dad: How are you doing?
Someone once said, “The greatest gift I ever had came from God; I call him Dad.” Whoever said that was a wise person. I wish I’d thought of it. Since God made all dads, the standards to be a dad are high. What do you think they might be? I have ten for your consideration. •...
June 15, 2014 - 12:00am
June 11, 2014
Coming soon to a woods near you
A lot of attention is being given to aquatic invasives this year. This makes it easy to forget about terrestrial invasives, both insects and plants that threaten the quality of our northwoods environment. While there are many plants and insects that are not native and pose a great...
June 11, 2014 - 12:10am
June 9, 2014
Sue Bruns: It’s not how old you are …
Newscasters in pre-campaign 2016 speculation mode have been talking lately about how old certain potential candidates will be on the day the next president of the U.S. assumes office. “Hillary will be 69,” they tell us; Biden, even older. They debate the effects of age on the...
June 9, 2014 - 11:44pm
Marilyn Heltzer: Kitchen coordination these days
The kitchen was once a woman’s domain. Now more and more guys are cooking. More wives are working. And more couples cook together. And we all arrange our kitchens according to our own plan. We know where the knives and cooking pans and spices and coffee and all the rest are. The...
June 9, 2014 - 11:43pm
Evan Hazard: ‘. . . dependable, prompt, and reliable,’ but forgetful
At the end of spring semester at BSU, departments housed in Sattgast Hall hold a scholarship recognition ceremony in the building’s largest classroom to recognize students who have been awarded scholarships for the next academic year. I usually go because the faculty like to have...
June 9, 2014 - 11:42pm
Diane Engel: The Volunteer Tax Preparation Program receives recognition
I would like to share with you a letter that came to the Senior Center from the Minnesota Department of Revenue, because I am so proud of my volunteers who do the Volunteer Tax Assistance Program. “Bemidji Senior Center, Congratulations on a successful and productive filing season! This...
June 9, 2014 - 11:40pm
June 8, 2014
John Eggers: What is summer’s best activity?
I know of a summer activity that will do all of the following for you: A. Give you a deep sense of satisfaction. B. Raise your self-esteem. C. Help you appreciate the value of hard work. D. Give you a feeling of closure. E. Yes, it can even give kids a way to pay for their college...
June 8, 2014 - 3:49pm
Jessie Perrine: Reporter earns new title: Wood Tick Hunter
I can still feel the eerie crawl of the phantom wood ticks. In my thick, medium length hair. Across my back. Wiggling up my legs. I’m not alone in my wood tick paranoia — it comes with the job, I’m told. A small core group of brave women roam the long grass every year, collecting...
June 8, 2014 - 3:45pm
June 1, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Why people yawn
Yawning is a common yet odd phenomenon. Without warning, we open our mouths wide, and take in a large gulp of air. Yet, in spite of how frequently we yawn, there hasn’t been a compelling understanding about this behavior until recently. A common explanation for yawning is that...
June 1, 2014 - 12:30am
Paul Ericsson: Festivals and fun for the summer
It is about to be summer in the North Country — we have biking, boating, fishing, the Dragonboat Race, the County Fair, the Water Carnival, Art in the Park among a long list of favorite annual events. And the Bemidji Public Library is happy to provide three large events for the...
June 1, 2014 - 12:07am
John Eggers: The Seven Fires of the Ojibwe
How much do you know about the Seven Fires of the Ojibwe? Personally, I didn’t know anything about them. When White Earth Nation Chairwoman Erma Vizenor recently spoke about the Seven Anishinaabe-Ojibwe Indigenous Prophecies, which I read in the Anishinaabe Today, I was curious...
June 1, 2014 - 12:00am
May 31, 2014
Are you a bystander or 'upstander?'
BEMIDJI -- A bystander is someone who witnesses an event, but does not take part. An "upstander" is someone who recognizes when something is wrong and takes actions to make it right. Most of us have been in situations that feel wrong, but despite the nudging inside, we say nothing....
May 31, 2014 - 11:40pm