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READER PHOTO: Fireworks over Bemidji
Cass Lake man pleads not guilty to sex assault on 11-year-old
Warrant issued for Cass Lake man who held woman hostage
Crime report for July 2-5
UPDATED: Woman dies after being thrown from boat on Cass Lake
THE AXEMEN TRIALS: After two rough seasons, Bemidji’s first professional franchise looks for answers after experiencing bumps along the way
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen's Kalokoh wins IFL Special Teams Player of the Year award
BASEBALL: Bemidji Legion splits against East Grand Forks
BEAVERS SPORTS BLOG: Starting the countdown to 2015-16
AMATEUR BASEBALL: Blue Ox hang on, top Hibbing 11-7
Richard "Dick" Thomas Sauer
Donald Scott Persons
John Eggers: My country ’tis of thee
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: You are never done parenting
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: If you were wondering about watering
John Eggers: Need any address labels?
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Show your hobby at the Beltrami County Fair
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Perfect holiday weekend for the Community Band!
Art briefs - Sunday July 5
Art briefs Sunday June 28
First Friday, fireworks and fun on tap
Hulu to launch Showtime premium package for subscribers
Blane Klemek: Phoebes are one of the more interesting behaving birds
AnglingBuzz: Catching Largemouth Bass feeding on suspended bluegills
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moon phase means the walleyes are biting at night
Calling all archers: Bemidji accepting applications for special deer hunt
Blane Klemek: Ravens, crows have the smarts, too
Fricke birthday celebration
Israelson wedding anniversary
Christianson wedding anniversary
David M. Shribman: Vice President Joe Biden’s (mini-)boom
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Restore our nation to a true understanding of marriage
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Shaynowishkung committee got it right
Rich Lowry: The next gay marriage battle
Donald Kaul: Obama’s Amazing Grace
June 9, 2015
Doug Lewandowski: Life cycles: Here are some thoughts on reincarnation
Spring renews. Trees bud, geese return, (a mixed blessing), and fiddlehead ferns surface from the debris of last year’s growth. Purple Martin...
June 9, 2015 - 12:11am
Pat Kroeplin and Ann Daley: June happenings at the Bemidji Senior Center
Behind the Scenes with Dick Robinson Or How to make Pancakes Happen It’s that time again, the second Saturday of the month, and Dick Robinson...
June 9, 2015 - 12:10am
June 7, 2015
PATT RALL COLUMN: A walk to remember (With Video and Photo Gallery)
I love dragonflies, especially this summer, when they are the featured painted figures on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk. The Dragonfly bought...
June 7, 2015 - 5:24pm
John Eggers: Are we becoming too lazy?
Are we becoming less competent or is it just my observation? Everyday it seems I encounter a business or an individual that does something incorrectly...
June 7, 2015 - 12:44am
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: Finding a 'Safe Harbor' in Minnesota
If I were to tell you a story about a child being beaten and tortured, raped and sold as product to the highest bidder, it might spark outrage and anger. It might even make readers uncomfortable, perhaps even sick to their stomachs. It is hard to think of a child enduring any form...
June 7, 2015 - 12:33am
June 6, 2015
PAUL NELSON: The time is here for Muskies in Minnesota
The last fishing opener in the spring is the muskie opener, which happens this Saturday. Anglers will now be able to target any species of fish in the lakes. Even though muskies have a low rate of spawning success, they still try to spawn each spring. Muskies spawn in a wider range...
June 6, 2015 - 2:40pm
June 2, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Planning that perfect patio tomato
Tomatoes have been such a favorite item to grow in gardens, that they have been bred to conform to a wide variety of tastes, uses and climates. They are also one of, if not the most, commonly grown crops in home gardens. For many, growing tomatoes in a container is the most obvious...
June 2, 2015 - 7:36pm
May 31, 2015
Cyndi Fenske: June will be a busy month for the library
June is a very busy month at the library. Besides our regular programming, there will be visiting authors and workshops galore. Please note for...
May 31, 2015 - 12:48am
John Eggers: What should I write about?
The week after Memorial Day is a hard week for me. I just finished writing about what I thought was a pretty good Memorial Day message and now...
May 31, 2015 - 12:46am
May 28, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Hubble is 25, Regulus a few million
Readable article in June's "Sky and Telescope" on how the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our understanding of astronomy in the 25 years since it launched, and on many new questions it has generated. Someday, I will start a "Threescore and Ten" column thus: "When I was a kid,...
May 28, 2015 - 7:24pm
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fish flies arrive earlier than usual in Bemidji area
The “fish fly” hatches have begun in the Bemidji area. One of the earliest major hatches of fish flies are midges, which is the adult phase of blood worms. Blood worms live in the mud basin of the lakes along with dozens of species of dragonflies, several varieties of mayflies...
May 28, 2015 - 7:20pm
May 26, 2015
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Petunias can be plentiful at any time of the year
It’s no wonder petunias continue to be a favorite annual for our gardens and pots. Petunias offer enormous choices and varieties. There are single and double blooms, veined, striped, ruffled, mounding, spreading and cascading. Plus, they have a sweet spicy fragrance. Petunias...
May 26, 2015 - 7:49pm
May 24, 2015
John Eggers: What can we learn from obituaries?
Her name was Barbara. She died in 2013 at the age of 80. She was known for her “love of caramels, Revlon lipstick and every shade and flavor...
May 24, 2015 - 12:30am
May 21, 2015
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: After wet and cold week, fishing conditions should improve
When the weather changes in the Bemidji area, it really changes. Bemidji was locked into a dry pattern since last fall that continued through the winter and lasted up until opening day of the walleye season. The surface water temperatures in the lakes were in the high 50s and...
May 21, 2015 - 7:59pm
May 17, 2015
John Eggers: A final exam for the graduates
Well, you made it. Congratulations! When you graduate from high school, that is a big first step. The question is, "Are you ready for the second...
May 17, 2015 - 12:52am