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Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
RLWD's Jesme earns state award
GigaZone now in Laporte, Becida and Solway
Christmas gift wrap fundraiser at mall
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
BHS wrestling in action at Brainerd
Glenn Arnold Conlon
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
November 21, 2016
Carl Baer: A nation of different minds but a common heart
How we say what we say is important. "Political Correctness," as it has evolved, has become a means of silencing the voices of others and, therefore, it is harmful to our liberty and to our unity, but kindness and consideration are not. Mutual respect is a gift we give each other...
November 21, 2016 - 11:03am
Don Kirchner: Hacksaw Ridge' pays tribute to war heroes
Well, I went to see the movie "Hacksaw Ridge." Unbelievable. I kept touching my arm, wondering why I'm here. For my father was in that battle, and I don't know how Dad made it through it. My father, George H. Kirchner, was in the 307th Infantry of the 77th Division on Okinawa. He...
November 21, 2016 - 10:32am
October 28, 2016
COMMENTARY: Why I resigned from the Republican Party
I resigned in June. Right in the middle of the presidential election, I walked away from my chairmanship in the Beltrami County GOP. I really didn’t want to resign. What I most wanted was to see our excellent legislative and Congressional Republican candidates across the finish...
October 28, 2016 - 8:45am
August 22, 2016
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
After my first seven eventful weeks as the new president of Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, this past Friday felt like a whole new beginning. It was Move-In Day at BSU, and a crowd of new freshmen were arriving at our residence halls with boxes in their arms...
August 22, 2016 - 6:07pm
July 30, 2016
Annie P. Claesson-Huseby: Knowledge is needed about ‘truth in sentencing’
Kofi Annan said that “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family.” As the Beltrami County Attorney, and perhaps more important, as the daughter of a retired elementary school teacher, I feel an obligation...
July 30, 2016 - 8:41pm
Matt Cory Column: A historic night for Tristen, even if he doesn’t know it yet
First off, this is not a column about politics or politicians or policies. It is not an endorsement of any one candidate or party. This column is about history. This column is about Tristen. Like millions of Americans, I watched Thursday night as Hillary Clinton officially became...
July 30, 2016 - 8:39pm
July 22, 2016
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
After hearing from citizens who believe Beltrami County is paying for road improvements that should be paid for by the Bemidji School District, it is time to clarify the role Beltrami County finds itself in. The Gene Dillon Elementary School project is not a decision that redounds...
July 22, 2016 - 7:46pm
May 31, 2016
Richard Hanson: Return to the bargaining table to protect Minnesota’s future
In July I am retiring after more than 40 years in higher education, 11 years as a president. Over the years I have had many opportunities to...
May 31, 2016 - 8:40am
April 25, 2016
MATT CORY COLUMN: BSU student's letter travels the world
Galway, Ireland, and Bemidji are separated by some 3,568 miles and that little body of water, the Atlantic Ocean. But they were connected Wednesday....
April 25, 2016 - 1:10pm
April 20, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to emergency personnel
We see you. Every single day. You are the sound of the pager tone at that restaurant telling us you are needed—we hear you. You are the...
April 20, 2016 - 2:08pm
April 18, 2016
Rita Albrecht: It's time for Legislature to deliver on transportation
In northern Minnesota, the birds are singing, the ice is thinning and the trees are starting to bud. Spring is arriving as expected. Unfortunately, in St. Paul, the expected is also happening: the Legislature is locked in its annual argument over how to fund our state's transportation...
April 18, 2016 - 4:23pm
February 4, 2016
Joseph Cotto: We could use Ed Koch now
Enough with the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Something else in the political realm demands our attention. It is an anniversary, the third since America lost one of its greatest leaders in modern times. Ed Koch was more than a politician. During his three-term tenure as...
February 4, 2016 - 11:23pm
Stanley Crouch: Trappings of the quick hero
Ted Cruz being victorious in the Iowa Republican caucus over the most famous billionaire in this country shook the ground, as if something almost magical not only took place, but took the place apart. It led Cruz to make a nearly rational victory address, Donald Trump to display his...
February 4, 2016 - 11:20pm
February 3, 2016
Byron York: Bigger problems ahead
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump’s supporters showed up at the Sheraton on Monday night fully expecting their man to win the Iowa caucuses. And why shouldn’t they? Trump had held a lead of varying sizes in 13 of the last 13 polls listed in the RealClearPolitics average of...
February 3, 2016 - 11:22pm
Bob Franken: 2016’s circular firing squad
It’s one of the rules of smart politics: “If your opponent is shooting himself in the foot, get out of the way.” It’s hard to know who said it first, but right now it’s become a Bernie Sanders mantra. While Hillary Clinton struggles with her email difficulties and, more...
February 3, 2016 - 11:14pm