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For the past four years, Jerry Phillips (BHS class of 1964) and Larry Higgins (1961) have invited interested BHS athletes from the 1960s to get together and reminisce about the heydays of BHS basketball and other highlights of their high school careers.
Searching for your roots can take you to interesting places, shed light on family histories, and answer questions about when, how, and maybe even why things have happened as they did. Exploring history can give you a glimpse of what has made you who you are.
We face many challenges, but those challenges are also opportunities. It’s too late to have no regrets, but it’s not too late to turn around. We’ve got to stop traveling down the wrong road.
Even though the weather has not given us much cause to say, “Spring is here!” the re-emergence of smiles is another kind of spring — unrelated to season or weather, a rebirth marked by our resuming of “normal” activities, getting out and interacting.

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Recently, I visited Stephen, Minn., in the northwest corner of the state to do some work on a story I was writing.
The little pony-tailed girls who had started out playing on the boys’ Squirts teams have gone from new kids on the block to a league of their own and Minnesota State Hockey Championship contenders, a story as inspirational as watching the Olympics.
The extent to which Bemidji area women have broken ground and have gone on to compete internationally is mind-boggling.
Muriel Gilman's passion for physical fitness and athletic performance and her love of the sport have influenced countless skiers and greatly contributed to the growth and popularity of Nordic skiing in the Bemidji area.
This Thanksgiving, still in the midst of COVID, may or may not have been closer to normal than last year’s. But recognizing how much we have to be grateful for, whether we came together with friends and family or not, shouldn’t be limited to one day a year.
In spite of the fact that each Halloween was a little different from year to year, and a lot different from my own childhood Halloweens, I’m happy to say that both of my adult children continue to enjoy coming up with clever costumes and still enjoy the spirit of Halloween.

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I don’t know exactly how many cable channels we get, but there are many times when I flip through the options and NOTHING appeals to me.
About four days into preparing for a garage sale earlier this month, I remembered why, after each of my previous garage sales, I’d said I’d never do it again. Setting up is a lot of work, but this time was different.
The grandma I want to be is active, fun, loving, involved, but not interfering. I know there’s a balance to find. I want my grandson to want to hang out with me, to learn things, to explore, to share. I want to teach him things and learn from him.

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