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Living life in the dirt
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Local singer films music video in Bemidji
Pioneer Previews: Wooden Nichols to perform the hits
Hunting: Minnesota waterfowl seasons open Sept. 27
Paul Nelson: Fish in Bemidji area lakes adjust to fall conditions
Blane Klemek: Nighthawks perfectly built for their lifestyle
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Governor to host Bemidji events on opening deer season weekend
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July 22, 2014
What's new at the Beltrami County Fair Horticulture Area
The 110th annual Beltrami County Fair is just around the corner, starting July 30 and running through Aug. 3. The area Master Gardeners with help from the local Garden Club and others interested in area horticulture are again busy planning, cleaning and preparing the area for your entries. The...
July 22, 2014 - 11:57pm
July 20, 2014
Blane Klemek: Keeping an eye on the kestrels
Some people still call a favorite little raptor of mine a "sparrow hawk." And for many years, I did as well. And though to the untrained eye she appears to be every bit a hawk that shares traits common to the group, the pint-sized bird-of-prey is not a hawk at all. In fact, the...
July 20, 2014 - 12:26am
John Eggers: Building a new school is the right decision
Communities agonize over building a new school and, rightfully, they should because it is a big decision. I recently had the occasion to write a letter to the editor of my hometown paper, the "Lake Region Life," in Waterville, Minn., about efforts there to build a new school. The...
July 20, 2014 - 12:00am
July 16, 2014
Mints can fit right in here
Mentha, also known as mint, from the Greek word mintha, is a genus of plants in the family Lamiaceae. Mints are aromatic, almost always perennial, rarely annual, herbs. They have wide-spreading underground and over-ground stolons and erect, square stems. Leaf colors range from...
July 16, 2014 - 12:15am
July 13, 2014
John Eggers: Kids write to God ... and get answers
Not only do kids say the darndest things, they also write the darndest things, especially to God. I received an email containing some letters written by kids to God. How would God respond to them? I just had to give it a try. Question: Dear God, If we come back as someone else,...
July 13, 2014 - 12:57am
Blane Klemek: Some reading up on the Raven
About mid-May, I was hiking on the "Challenge Trail" of La Salle Lake State Recreation Area. The trail, which most definitely lives up to its name, courses its winding way around beautiful La Salle Lake, following high ridges and along the lake and across tiny La Salle Creek just...
July 13, 2014 - 12:54am
Scotty Allison: More than 3,100 veterans in Beltrami County
According to the Veterans Administration's data from 2013, there are 3,155 veterans living in Beltrami County. This is a decrease of 57 veterans from 2012. Most significant, $26.1 million was provided in education, medical care, and compensation/pension benefits in 2013 to our county...
July 13, 2014 - 12:50am
Patrick Guilfoile: Do our brains make us weak?
One of the big questions in evolutionary biology is why we are so different compared to our closest living relative, the chimpanzee. Even though we are genetically very similar, there are great differences in outward appearance, behavior, culture and other characteristics. Consequently,...
July 13, 2014 - 12:00am
July 8, 2014
When the pretty flowers take over
Ditches, many hay fields and untended fields are bright with oxeye daisies and bright orange and yellow hawkweed flowers. Indeed, it is a pretty sight but there is more to it. Both of these are extremely invasive and they will soon be joined by lovely lavender spotted knapweed....
July 8, 2014 - 11:47pm
Ann Daley: The story of three lovely muses and one saintly old man
It’s not like he was out shopping for Greek Goddesses that April morning. All he planned to do was to go downtown to meet with the tax man on America Ave. It just so happened that as he was walking down the street he accidentally noticed these three beautiful sculptures standing...
July 8, 2014 - 7:58am
July 7, 2014
Marilyn Heltzer: Celebrating the Fourth of July with friends and family
This is being written several days before July 4. And you’ll read it some days after Independence Day. But here’s a family record that is probably unequaled. Every Fourth of July for seventy-plus years, the Fenskes have celebrated the day with a picnic: Noon. Potluck. Lake Marquette....
July 7, 2014 - 11:56pm
Diane Engel: Class reunion: Words of terror or opportunity?
“Melissa? Oh, my stars! I haven’t seen you in years! How are you doing?” That’s the reaction we have when we go to class reunions. We dig deep into our memories to find someone’s name that matches their face. Some people don’t go to their class reunions because...
July 7, 2014 - 11:55pm
Sue Bruns: A pretty perfect birthday
I recently celebrated my birthday, although some might not consider the way I spent my day to be much of a celebration. My earliest birthdays were family affairs with siblings, cousins, or with my favorite great aunt and uncle, a childless couple who lived in town in a very clean...
July 7, 2014 - 11:54pm
Evan Hazard: The altos (et al.) that bloom in the spring
The annual spring concert of the Bemidji Chorale was Sunday May 18 at 7 pm. At 6:40 there were still several empty seats in the middle of the front row of BSU’s, Hobson Union Ballroom. It was close to standing room only when the concert started. My seat put me right behind conductor...
July 7, 2014 - 11:53pm
July 6, 2014
How about a College of Hope?
I know you have talked about this before but how do you get people to become a good person rather than a not so good person? How do you get people to aspire to be something rather than to give up on life? How do you make sure everyone has a chance to live a good life? You have...
July 6, 2014 - 12:59am