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From the Archives: March 5 in the Pioneer

What was printed on this day 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.

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10 years ago

March 5, 2012 -- Tim Ewert, a local trapper who also enjoys doing historical reenactments of fur traders from the early 1800s, said he has been waiting 50 years for the chance to trap a wolf. Since he was 12 years old, the Bemidji man said he has trapped a variety of animals, but called the chance to get a gray wolf “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

25 years ago

March 5, 1997 -- The Headwaters Science Center will kick off Women’s History Month 10 a.m. to noon Saturday by featuring two women as part of the Saturday Science Program. Featured will be Maria Mitchell, the first woman astronomer in the United States and Nancy D. Wallace, a member of the Comanche and Creek nations who holds an engineering degree.

50 years ago

March 5, 1972 -- Another snowmobile race was run on Sunday at the lakefront in Cass Lake with no injuries or major mishaps. The day ended with a novelty race with seven hardy drivers making three laps, during which they had to eat crackers, then whistle, drink a can of pop completely, run around a pickup truck and complete the final lap clockwise.

100 years ago

March 5, 1922 -- Elections of delegates to Beltrami county party conventions will be held Tuesday, March 14, and it is the first test of the new state primary election law. Indications are that much interest will be shown in this election and if proper interest is shown it is evident that each party will be represented by the candidates whom the majority of voters desire.

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