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Freedom Defenders Veterans Memorial sculpture honors service dogs
Candidate faces lawsuit for sawing garage in half in ongoing property dispute
Forged for fun: Buena Vista annual fall festival brings visitors near and far
Shopping made more mobile: Caroline's Cart, new shopping cart designed to help those with mobility issues, makes debut in Bemidji
Dayton, Johnson agree to debates
VOLLEYBALL: No. 22 Augustana fights off BSU upset bid in five set thriller
BSU golf: Sauer event raiseS $9,300 for BSU men's golf
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Despite solid offensive performance, BSU comeback falls short at Upper Iowa 47-30
COLLEGE SOCCER: Stram's goals lift BSU past U-Mary in OT
BOYS SOCCER: Bemidji blanks Brainerd 7-0
Sandra "Sandy" Malterud
James Robert Whitebird
Theodore Roman Anglesburg
Grayson James Waddell
When life deals you some tough cards...
BLANE KLEMEK: These birds know when it's time to move on
EDUCATION: Are you afraid of speaking in public?
VETERANS: CBO looking at possible VA benefit changes
Shop, collect for winter gift-giving
Under the water. . . and learning: Artist gives a new twist to old method for watercolor painting
Pioneer Previews: Studio honors Nelson with exhibit
Common Chords schedule
Pioneer Previews: Community Theater’s ‘On Golden Pond’ opens Friday
From concept to concerts: Long-planned Minnesota Orchestra residency is this week
A half-century of wilderness: 1964 federal law set stage for the second ‘W’ in BWCAW
Paul Nelson: Fall is a perfect time to target muskies
Blane Klemek: Oh, to be a bird for a day? Count me in
Paul Nelson: Boat control is important when fishing in the fall
Paul Nelson: Fish are constantly looking for abundant food sources
Baker 60th anniversary
Lausche celebrates 100th birthday
Jim Gaines: One in four Americans want their state to secede, but why?
Ken Kopocis: Clean water proposal aims to help farmers
Center keeps taking away more of our property taxes
Out-of-state contributions to candidate questioned
Claesson-Huseby works for the sake of the county
September 3, 2014
Cathy Peck: Renovate perennial beds now
Cathy Peck Beltrami County Master Gardeners Redesigning a perennial bed can be a challenge. The hard work can be less onerous by not tackling the whole thing, also saving work and money. Late summer is a great time to tackle the job. Here are reasons you may want to make changes. Some...
September 3, 2014 - 12:08am
August 31, 2014
Say what you will about the turkey vulture, they are majestic birds
Just a few days ago I enjoyed a tour of Mentor Prairie, a state wildlife management area near Mentor, Minn., with DNR Crookston area wildlife supervisor Ross Hier. Ross showed me a number of wildlife habitat projects that he annually conducts on the 2,144-acre WMA. As we drove...
August 31, 2014 - 12:47am
Patrick Guilfoile: Shocking facts about quiet reflection
When is the last time you’ve been alone with your thoughts, without any distractions? Whether a cell phone, computer, or television, many of our waking hours are spent being engaged or entertained by some type of screen. Without something to do, many of us feel bored or restless. Researchers...
August 31, 2014 - 12:46am
Finding success for the first-year teacher
In 1964, I walked into a classroom and taught for the first time. That was 50 years ago. The school was All Saints Parochial School in Madison Lake, Minn. I am proud to say that I am still teaching. It was my junior year at Mankato State College. My advisor told me about an elementary...
August 31, 2014 - 12:46am
August 30, 2014
Kelly Breviig: New laws help educate about sexual violence
A letter came to my house a few weeks ago from my husband’s employer. Curious about changes to his benefits, I quickly scanned the message and saw language about sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking. Wait, what? I read it again, this time more slowly. Employees would...
August 30, 2014 - 11:43pm
August 26, 2014
Thinking ahead: 2014 tasks to succeed in 2015
In spring, gardeners always imagine how good their landscapes, gardens and planters can look, especially when the seed catalogs and magazines present images of glowing successes. About this time of year, we come face-to-face with the reality. Sometimes we have achieved just the...
August 26, 2014 - 11:24pm
August 23, 2014
What's in Simon's backpack for school?
Don't you think that dogs should go to school? Think about it. If you have a dog and after they spent the summer swimming, digging out flowers, getting hair all over the house and chewing on shoes and socks, wouldn't it be nice to put them on a bus and just send them away for seven...
August 23, 2014 - 10:26pm
August 19, 2014
Selecting hardy lilies for your garden
Lilies provide an easy to grow, impressive display in your garden. By selecting bulbs that bloom from early to late-season, you can have lilies...
August 19, 2014 - 11:48pm
August 17, 2014
John Eggers: What teachers can learn from Robin Williams
When Robin Williams died, so did my favorite actor who played a teacher. Every year, I advise teachers to see “Dead Poet’s Society” before starting school. Even though it’s just a movie, it contains some poignant messages for teachers, which clarify the essence of teaching. In...
August 17, 2014 - 12:23am
August 13, 2014
Living life in the dirt
There are many intriguing relationships between what we grow in our gardens, farms and lawns and the complex web of simple life forms that live essentially entirely underground. One teaspoon of healthy soil contains 100 million to 1 billion individual bacteria, although the quantity...
August 13, 2014 - 2:13am
August 12, 2014
Evan Hazard: ‘. . . on a rainy Sunday afternoon’
Now in his ninth decade, this prof has witnessed many scientific changes. For me, the most notable have been our learning the structure and operation of DNA molecules, and that plate tectonics has driven continental drift for eons, planetary systems are common, and our 13 billion...
August 12, 2014 - 12:07am
Art Lee: Debs once a nationally known famous/infamous(?) politician
The tiny community of Debs remains unheralded for most of each year but that changes every 4th-of-July when it is no longer anonymous. Then Debs makes the newspapers and local TV all because of its special Parade. The little community gains notoriety and unknown folks ask the obvious...
August 12, 2014 - 12:06am
Sue Bruns: Picking raspberries: A contemplation on life
Shadow, the big black lab, dances at the promise of an overdue walk while Rusty, the little white dog, lags behind, not even feigning enthusiasm. At 17, Rusty is pretty deaf, doesn’t see well and shows signs of doggy dementia. Gary and I wait at the mailbox for her before crossing...
August 12, 2014 - 12:05am
August 6, 2014
The right soil for blueberries
Recently, I've had several questions about growing blueberries from folks who have already bought blueberry bushes and planted them. Ooops! These bushes require careful planning. Here's why. Blueberry plants need special growing conditions. They require acidic, well-drained soil...
August 6, 2014 - 12:20am
August 3, 2014
Do you have any Ball fruit jars?
Are you beginning to think of doing some canning? Have you counted your jars to make sure you have enough? It's this time of year when I think of a lady by the name of Emma Dorn who was known around town as the Ball Fruit Jar lady and for good reason. She had more than 15,000 jars...
August 3, 2014 - 12:20am