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Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
A holiday on the beach: Beach Boys to perform hits, Christmas music at the Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 7
An everlasting tour comes to Bemidji: Martina McBride to highlight latest album of classic songs
Pioneer Previews: Winter joy, winter cold and winter fun
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Niskanen birthday celebration
Byron York: Obama opens fraud-ridden benefits program to illegal immigrants
Dick Polman: Thank Cruz for the Surgeon General the NRA hates
Pioneer Editorial: A tale of two buildings
Ron Paul: All I want for Christmas is a (real) government shutdown
Tina Dupuy: We’re a nation of laws
November 16, 2014
John Eggers: Are your Christmas catalogs piling up?
Have you received any Christmas catalogs lately? Are your muscles getting sore from carrying them into your home? Are they blocking your doorway? There was a time, long, long ago, boys and girls, when Christmas catalogs were like winning a sweepstakes with one exception: everyone...
November 16, 2014 - 12:51am
November 10, 2014
Evan Hazard: Then we bought a new ’03 Prius
From a Sept. 23 ‘03 e-mail to our kids: “Here’s what happened. Elaine packed a lunch just before noon, and left in the Corolla to deliver two homemade ‘pumpkin’ (winter squash, really) pies to the United Church (BUMC) for its annual Harvest Dinner, then go to the Rehab...
November 10, 2014 - 10:14pm
Doug Lewandowski: Caving in
I’m caving in … giving up … accepting the inevitable - resigned. - - - I AM a senior citizen. Sixty-eight looms on the horizon. I have been retired for three years now. It is not a bad gig. I get to do what I want to do, when I want to do it. No one tells me how I should dress,...
November 10, 2014 - 10:13pm
Missy Thomas: November is National Caregiver Awareness Month
Caregiving often takes many forms. If you provide things like transportation, housekeeping, personal care, financial support or other similar tasks to family, friends, neighbors, and/or loved ones, you are a Caregiver. According to the National Family Caregivers Association, family...
November 10, 2014 - 10:12pm
Sue Bruns: Small town cafes and the potato dumpling gang
In the past several weeks, I’ve made four trips to Fosston and East Grand Forks to supervise student teachers. One of the best perks about the trip is that it allows me time to try out small town cafés between stops. On my first trip, I selected the B-B Cafe in McIntosh, open...
November 10, 2014 - 10:11pm
November 9, 2014
Library Corner: Authors and stories abound at the Library
The hours of daylight may be getting shorter in November, but the library schedule of special events and services sure is a long one this month. At 10:30 a.m. Monday, we invite you to watch history come alive as illustrator Steve Stark combines art, history and presentation to...
November 9, 2014 - 12:23am
John Eggers: Let's go dancing
Here's a question that each candidate running for office should have been asked. "How would you make the world a better place?" Wouldn't that be a great question for each person to answer? What would you say? How would you make the world a better place? Thanks to Matt Harding,...
November 9, 2014 - 12:19am
November 8, 2014
Time to Give to the Max
What if your donation to United Way could be matched, making it worth twice the amount? This week it can! Donations to United Way of Bemidji Area through Give to the Max Day will be matched by an anonymous donor, up to $2,000. This Thursday, the Bemidji community is invited...
November 8, 2014 - 10:38pm
November 6, 2014
Helenruth Schuette: Gardeners prepare for winter’s rest
Helenruth Schuette Beltrami County Master Gardeners In the north, the harvest is over. Think about which garden goodies you and your family enjoyed most. Next spring, vow to be in better harmony with your harvest and plant these items. Look over new recipes this winter for your...
November 6, 2014 - 12:01am
November 2, 2014
Patrick Guilfoile: Why is cancer so uncommon in humans?
If you know the statistics about cancer, the title of the article probably strikes you as odd or just plain wrong. The fact that about 40 percent of people in the U.S. eventually develop some form of cancer seems to remove the disease from the “uncommon” category. Yet if you...
November 2, 2014 - 12:24am
John Eggers: Some deer camp jokes
Are you getting ready for deer camp? Have you prepared your list of things to take? Don’t forget your license and don’t forget to memorize a few deer camp jokes. If you don’t get your deer, you will get some good laughs — well, maybe. Lost In The Woods Two guys get lost...
November 2, 2014 - 12:22am
November 1, 2014
You can do it, too: Give to the Max
As the United Way campaign efforts begin to finalize, please be sure you have made your pledge or sent in your donation. The community campaign is truly that -- the community's campaign. Donating to United Way is one of your best opportunities to support the great work of this community's...
November 1, 2014 - 11:36pm
Fighting the urge to live in fear
On the darkest of nights, we try to prepare for them. We exercise caution, and with our senses heightened, scan from left to right, searching for any sign of them. When we finally feel at ease, get a good layout of the landscape, one pops out in front of us and halts. If we are...
November 1, 2014 - 11:36pm
October 28, 2014
Protecting deciduous trees, shrubs from winter damage
Minnesota's cold winters can damage deciduous trees and shrubs as well as the more obvious injuries to evergreens. Winter sun and wind can damage bark, branches and flower buds and prolonged cold can damage roots. One common injury is "sun scald," which is characterized by elongated...
October 28, 2014 - 11:56pm
October 26, 2014
John Eggers: Where are you going?
Albert Einstein was once traveling from Princeton on a train when the conductor came down the aisle, punching the tickets of every passenger. When he came to him, Einstein reached in his vest pocket. He couldn’t find his ticket, so he reached in his trouser pockets. It wasn’t...
October 26, 2014 - 12:43am