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Central Minnesota man dies in machinery accident
TENNIS: Bemidji a perfect 12-0 in duals with triangular win
VOLLEYBALL: BSU released 2015 schedule
TRACK: Horob second in pole vault at Ron Masanz Invitational
SOFTBALL: Bemidji blanked by Brainerd 11-0
BASEBALL: Bemidji, Moorhead split doubleheader; Jacks snap losing streak
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Franklyn "June" Charles Strong, Jr.
Patrick Guilfoile: Measles — more deadly than Ebola
MASTER GARDENERS: Growing vegetables in the flower garden
John Eggers column: Make your fishing opener memorable
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Flowers and herbs benefit the vegetable garden
John Eggers: What is right with the world?
Michael W. Smith tour comes to Sanford Center
PIONEER PREVIEWS: BSO concludes 76th season with some Mozart
The Table Tour: Steven Curtis Chapman brings Christian music acts to perform in Bemidji
Pioneer Previews: Brass on tap Monday at Bangsberg
Art briefs - Sunday April 26
Gone Fishin': Duane, John Peterson and their business are Hall of Fame worthy
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Although rare, observing black bears a fascinating sight
Photo of the Day: Immature eagle
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Water levels remain a concern as opener nears
Blane Klemek: The bluebird, few have received as much attention as they
Stratton birthday celebration
Ferden birthday celebration
Henry-Van Sickle engagement
Edie Ramstad: Investment in broadband will keep businesses in Minnesota
Georgie Anne Geyer: Both sides must work to end our season of killing
Rich Lowry: A Great Society failure
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Smart, not soft, on crime
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wolf hunt not based on sound science
April 13, 2015
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: Happenings at the Bemidji Senior Center in April
Spring Promenade Spring Promenade is the theme of our 16th annual fashion show, a gala event you won’t want to miss. On Saturday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. the fun begins. Guests will choose one of our famous delicious desserts, have some coffee and then sit back and enjoy the show....
April 13, 2015 - 11:41pm
April 12, 2015
John Eggers: What is baseball to me?
I made a half-hearted attempt at playing baseball when I was in seventh grade. Batting practice was held in the gym because it was still winter in Minnesota. A varsity pitcher was throwing and on the very first pitch, a baseball headed right towards my jaw. I was like a deer in the...
April 12, 2015 - 12:30am
April 11, 2015
Free heat: Leech Lake's solar-powered furnaces
Though a sunny afternoon in March, the thermometer shows it's a bone-chilling 5 below. "Come look at this," says Michael Northbird, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's general assistance program manager. He points to the seven 4-foot-by-10-foot solar thermal collectors on the south...
April 11, 2015 - 10:40pm
April 7, 2015
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Characteristics of perennials
So, you have a new spot in your landscape or you are itching to get your yard in some order. But what to do? Perennials are considered generally to be a permanent resident rather than annuals that need to be planted every year. There is much to be said about either. But this article...
April 7, 2015 - 10:57pm
April 5, 2015
April is a month of hope, renewal
As spring pushes on in our community, we are teased with a few days of warm sunshine mixed with days filled with giant snowflakes. Some years there are even late blizzards that return us temporarily to the appearance of mid-winter. Welcome to springtime in Minnesota. For those...
April 5, 2015 - 1:17am
John Eggers: The Ideal School: What do you think?
In making changes in our schools, we too often overlook asking our students, "What do you think?" Asking students what they believe to be an ideal school was on the agenda in an on-campus summer Native American College Preparatory Program held at BSU in 1993. I recently discovered...
April 5, 2015 - 12:18am
Patrick Guilfoile: How a virus helps make a zombie
“So, naturalists observe, a flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller still to bite ‘em; And so proceed ad infinitum.” Jonathan Swift Parasites often make their hosts do crazy things — infected mice become attracted to cat smell; an ant parasite...
April 5, 2015 - 12:13am
March 31, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Keep an eye out for invasives
In this time before active gardening season, I want to pass along some information that should be of interest to gardeners who live in the woods or share a concern about invasive species. There is a University of Minnesota website called My Minnesota Woods -- www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu/...
March 31, 2015 - 6:50pm
March 29, 2015
John Eggers: I was a seventh-grade bully
Every year, my small hometown high school would get an influx of farm kids who completed their six or eight years in a rural school and then would go to the "big" high school in the city. This was typical of most communities in Minnesota, including Bemidji. For these rural kids...
March 29, 2015 - 12:52am
Blane Klemek: Remembering experiences with honest-to-goodness maple syrup
When one considers the tug-o-war that occurs every year between winter and spring in the fight for who will outlast whom, then it’s easy to understand why the month of March was so named. March, you see, was named after Mars, the Roman god of war. Yet, ’tis the month of March...
March 29, 2015 - 12:00am
March 25, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
The old expression, "forewarned is forearmed," seems to be the Environmental Protection Agency's approach of the possible/probable danger of neonicotinoid chemicals to pollinators. Their bee-in-a-box label warning label will be on products this year. Minnesota's approach is a different...
March 25, 2015 - 8:37am
March 22, 2015
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
It won't be long and the sounds of Nature will become especially "animated." From peenting woodcock to winnowing snipe and from vocalizing American bitterns to singing male red-winged blackbirds, robins, bluebirds, and much, much more — each vying for space, territory, and...
March 22, 2015 - 12:16am
John Eggers: The winter adventures of Simon and Simone
The frigid cold weather seemed to go on and on with not the slightest bit of sunshine on the horizon. Would it never end? Simone and I wished it wouldn't. For golden retrievers, winter is like eating a scoop of ice cream. You just never tire of it. If heaven is anything like a long,...
March 22, 2015 - 12:13am
Patrick Guilfoile: Does finger length point to agreeableness?
Some people are easier to get along with than others. But often we don’t know if someone is compatible until we’ve spent a lot of time with them. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way to tell if someone was likely to be agreeable? New research from scientists at McGill...
March 22, 2015 - 12:09am
MOLLY MIRON COLUMN: One of the most difficult, but most honored times of my career
In the middle of the afternoon of March 21, 2005, I was at my desk making calls to arrange some feature story interviews. A second line flashed, but I'm not good at interrupting one call to put another on hold. I'd let the receptionist take a message and call back. A couple of...
March 22, 2015 - 12:00am