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Winterfest week is here: Outdoor festival returns on Lake Bemidji
City council to discuss warning siren overhaul
School levy limits factor in tax talk
Zamboni driver arrested on suspicion of DUI in Fargo
The legionnaire's vow: Can a Bemidji veterans' group escape dwindling membership?
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers rally to tie No. 6 Bowling Green 2-2, extend unbeaten streak to four
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers end losing streak at Upper Iowa
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers drop eighth-straight game
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji picks up fourth win of season on Senior Day
WRESTLING: Bemidji wins consolation pool at Anoka
Louis O. Gelen
David Warren Johnson
Albert "Big Al" Rhoda
Michael James Bongo
Kelly Brevig: Reconnect, recommit to find true love in your life
JOHN EGGERS: Can ESP help us learn?
BLANE KLEMEK: On the track of the black-backed woodpecker
PATRICK GUILFOILE: Bad luck and cancer
LIBRARY CORNER: Keep calm and read on!
VIDEO: Chinese band visits Bemidji area this week
PIONEER PREVIEWS: The right time to write for Valentine's Day
'Rewind' and move forward: Vocalmotive celebrates 20 years (video/photo gallery)
Pioneer Previews: Valentine's Day on our minds already
Art briefs - Sunday Jan. 18
Outdoors Sports Show at Sanford Center
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: DNR to hold deer population meeting in Bemidji
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Mild January leads to heavy action on the lakes
Aylesworth 40th wedding anniversary
Joe Moenck: Pipeline construction jobs are not temporary jobs
David Shribman: What isn’t being said about the 2016 presidential election
Michael Reagan: Quit wasting time on liberals
Tina Dupuy: The entertainment industry enabled Cosby
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why list Daily Arrests online?
January 4, 2015
Blane Klemek: The handsome little chickadee is a delight to observe
There’s an avian tune that I listen for every year around this time. In fact, this season I heard it for the first time on Christmas morning. It’s a song that reminds us that even in the face of cold and ice, spring really isn’t all that far away. Indeed, what I’m referring...
January 4, 2015 - 12:08am
John Eggers: How to have a happy new year
As 2015 is now upon us, here are some tips on how to be happier this New Year. You may already be as happy as you want to be. You are happy about your family life and happy for your family. You are happy at work and at play. You like yourself and don’t have any vices that you...
January 4, 2015 - 12:06am
January 3, 2015
Shine a light for those who need it most
A beautiful girl enters the salon. From underneath the dryer hood I watch as she gets her nails manicured. They are long and beautiful. She gets her hair highlighted and carefully snipped. Although she is receiving some wonderful services, she sits with a sad, distant look on her...
January 3, 2015 - 11:08pm
December 28, 2014
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on northern harriers and broad-winged hawks
A favorite group of birds to many people is a group that’s collectively called “raptors” or “birds of prey.” Raptors include hawks, falcons, ospreys, eagles, owls, and even vultures. Here in Minnesota where we’re fortunate to enjoy not only four biomes coming together...
December 28, 2014 - 12:52am
Patrick Guilfoile: An electric puppeteer
Join me in a thought experiment. For a few moments, imagine you are a minnow living in a tributary of the Amazon River. To have survived, you have learned how to hide, motionless, in this predator-rich water when you’ve sensed danger. So now you detect a large fish in the area....
December 28, 2014 - 12:51am
John Eggers: Teddy, the Christmas cat
No one can say for sure when he first arrived in town. Everyone thought the cat belonged to old Theodore Sorenson, whom everyone called Teddy so everyone also began calling the stray cat, Teddy. Teddy the cat only made his appearance during those weeks before Christmas and no one...
December 28, 2014 - 12:49am
LIBRARY CORNER: Start off the year reading at the Library
Welcome, welcome 2015! Do you have any New Year's resolutions? If so, we can help. We have the resources to help get you started and we'd love to help you find what you're looking for. Whether it is learning a new hobby (700s), cooking more healthfully (600s), or taking control...
December 28, 2014 - 12:39am
December 25, 2014
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
Yearly reminders: 1. Sky and Telescope's free weekly website is www.skyandtelescope.com/. My info comes mostly from the magazine, but you can find more there, plus breaking news. 2. January's "Sky & Telescope" includes "Skygazer's Almanac 2015," an hourglass-shaped grid showing...
December 25, 2014 - 11:09pm
December 21, 2014
Blane Klemek: The moon of popping trees
On a recent cold night, I left the warmth of my house in exchange for a brisk walk outdoors. I've always enjoyed the feeling of fresh, crisp winter air in my lungs, the sound of squeaky snow underneath my boots and the supreme quiet of woodlands in the wintertime. Everything about...
December 21, 2014 - 12:28am
Scotty Allison: The need for local Veterans Home continues
The need for a Veterans Home here in Bemidji and in northwest Minnesota has not gone away. In fact, each year as our veteran population ages, the need grows. The Veterans Home Task Force continues to inform our elected leaders about what is needed and with, hopefully, a renewed...
December 21, 2014 - 12:25am
John Eggers: The Christmas coincidence
"Come on! Let's get the show on the road," Jason shouted to his family. It was beginning to snow harder and they had a three-hour ride to Jason's parent's home for Christmas Eve. After an hour of driving through heavy, snow-covered roads, and at the insistence of Jason's wife,...
December 21, 2014 - 12:23am
December 14, 2014
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
One afternoon many years ago, a University of North Dakota professor of mine asked me what my thoughts were on people's notions about their sense of home.
December 14, 2014 - 12:38am
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
They called her the Christmas Cookie Lady. Every year for 15 years she gave a dozen frosted sugar cookies to each household in the small town of Dovestar, N.D. At the time that Emma Anderson delivered cookies, the town had a population of about 300 citizens or about 60 households. The...
December 14, 2014 - 12:36am
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
We humans are quite adept at transferring microbes to one another. The common cold, whooping cough, even Ebola are examples of diseases caused by microbes transferred from person to person. However, there are many situations where microbes are transferred between people and the outcome...
December 14, 2014 - 12:06am
December 8, 2014
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
The America Reads Readers Theater has been busy this fall visiting Bemidji elementary schools and performing the play “Many Moons.” The play is based on the book “Many Moons,” which was written by James Thurber and published in 1943. It’s the tale of a little girl who wanted...
December 8, 2014 - 9:43pm