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Conservation groups praise Senate farm bill
Conservation groups are praising the Farm Bill the U.S. Senate passed Monday for its strong conservation title. The Senate passed the version 66-27. The groups were especially pleased with the bills...
6/11/13 at 9:51 AM House bill would ‘re-couple’ conservation compliance and crop insurance 6/6/13 at 11:18 AM
Appeals court throws out petition seeking to stop Minnesota wolf season 5/28/13 at 10:56 AM
The Pioneer's front-page design recognized by Newseum
BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji Pioneerwas lauded for its front-page newspaper design today, being featured as one of Newseum's "Top Ten Front Pages" of the day. Newseumis a 250,000-square-foot museum ...
6/4/13 at 4:32 PM Forum Communications Co. announces 2013 Forum Forward class 4/12/13 at 1:24 PM
Matt Cory named next editor of The Pioneer of Bemidji, Minn. 3/27/13 at 10:09 PM
A Trip to the Mall of America: Apple Store vs. Microsoft Store
I took the light rail to the Mall of America on a whim on Sunday where I encountered an interesting sight. Walking along the second floor of the mall past the rotunda where Boy Scouts were racing thei...
6/3/13 at 9:29 AM
Shadows run and hide at Lahaina Noon
Notice anything odd about this photo? It was taken earlier this week in Honolulu, Hawaii. The sun is out - you can see that - but something's missing. Look around the bottom of the level ... hmm, wh...
5/29/13 at 1:08 PM Ripples in spacetime prove Einstein right again 4/25/13 at 1:51 PM
How to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse and transit of Venus 5/4/12 at 11:55 AM
Am I Too Broke to File Bankruptcy?
As a bankruptcy counselor, I often speak with clients who are knee-deep in debt, and running in crisis mode. They are considering filing bankruptcy, but are frustrated at the cost to retain an attorne...
5/3/13 at 11:01 AM Bankruptcy: Why timing is crucial to get a true fresh start 3/8/13 at 11:38 AM
Legislative notebook: Higher ed OK'd
By Danielle Killey Minnesota representatives approved increasing by $150 million spending on state colleges and universities. Higher education, perhaps more than any other area, has been neglected f...
4/25/13 at 7:38 PM Legislative notebook: Senators' message to U is to be accountable 4/18/13 at 9:18 AM
Hospital talks off; lawmakers still want Minnesota ownership required 4/10/13 at 7:11 PM
The basil is sprouting
In spite of the wintry weather outside (it's snowing again), we've got a little bit of spring in our kitchen; the basil is sprouting! You may remember that I signed up for the U of M Master Gardene...
4/17/13 at 7:34 AM Trip trinkets 3/6/13 at 8:53 AM
Cooking with cabbage 10/26/12 at 7:58 AM
Boy Scout Leadership Luncheon March 20th
After traveling thousands of miles over my first 100 days as the new Scout Executive of the Northern Lights Council, I can testify that I have seen great excitement about Scouting across our territory...
3/14/13 at 6:01 PM 2012 - A Year in Review 12/31/12 at 4:43 PM
BSA Merit Badge Sparks Interest for Future 11/16/12 at 5:20 PM
Review of "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman" by Robert K. Massie
By Kathleen Pohlig A masterpiece of narrative biography, this is the story of an obscure German princess who traveled to Russia at age 14 and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful an...
12/26/12 at 11:32 AM Review of "The Flight of Gemma Hardy" by Margot Livesey 12/17/12 at 11:29 AM
Review of "Angle of Declination" by Sally and Doug Mayfield 11/23/12 at 1:11 PM
Healthy Holiday Meal Makeovers
As I have stated in previous blogs such as Enjoy Thanksgiving without Colossal Calories, food should be enjoyed during special holiday meals. That being said, over indulgence can be a problem for many...
12/13/12 at 10:39 AM Are You Hydrated? 7/12/12 at 11:53 AM
Yogurt for Rover? Oh Yes! 4/26/12 at 3:31 PM
Christmas City of the North Parade
I have lived in Duluth for my entire life and attended the Christmas City of the North Parade almost every year. This year I had the opportunity to walk in the parade with my employer Northwood Childr...
11/17/12 at 9:51 AM
End of the garden?
Last night, we picked the last of what was in the garden.TM brought in the final honeydew melon and two green peppers. I picked about five cucumbers and maybe 10 tomatoes that were just stating to rip...
9/18/12 at 8:17 AM
"Wrath of the Titans" - Ep. 65
8/1/12 at 4:13 PM "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy Review! - Ep. 60 6/27/12 at 10:39 PM
Ep. 18 - "School of Rock" Review 8/24/11 at 10:15 AM
Beijing: Emperors and Communists
After a lazy Sunday in Beijing, it was time to get into the nitty-gritty and get me an eduvacation. Beijing is one of the most storied capitals around. Its most recent chapters have been written whil...
7/7/12 at 10:18 AM Beijing: On a Day of Worship 6/30/12 at 8:57 AM
What price for peace of mind?
The patient is eight years out from treatment for breast cancer and is doing well, but four times a year she insists on a blood test to check her inflammation levels. The test is pointless and has no...
7/3/12 at 12:30 PM Why I won't be watching 'Weight of the Nation' 5/14/12 at 11:08 AM
Nurturing rural health 5/6/11 at 2:26 PM