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October 24, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
In our nation a majority vote puts people in various offices; do these officials have the right to do anything they please even if the majority of people oppose it? Is an issue deemed OK if there are enough votes for it? Do the number of votes determine right from wrong? Should we...
October 24, 2016 - 11:55pm
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
For the first time in more than half a century, Forum Communications Co. declines to endorse the Republican candidate for president of the United States. It does not follow, however, that the endorsement goes to the Democratic candidate. This year, we suggest none of the above is...
October 24, 2016 - 10:37am
August 8, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
Another Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival has come and gone, but even after 11 years, the excitement of this wonderful community event continues to soar. The dynasty of the HydraHeads also continues, with the team sponsored by Headwaters Canoe and Kayak winning its fourth straight...
August 8, 2016 - 5:00pm
August 1, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: The three ‘B’s’ of summer
Birchmont, Boats (Dragon) and Beltrami. The three “B’s” of summer. Bemidji has always been a summer town, of course, attracting thousands from all over the world each year to see the gorgeous northwoods at our doorstep. And these three B’s are the epitome of Bemidji. For the...
August 1, 2016 - 10:31pm
July 26, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
Once again, neighbors were helping neighbors after a severe thunderstorm moved through Bemidji. Reminiscent of the July 2012 windstorm, last Thursday’s early morning thunderstorm knocked down thousands of trees and knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses. Officials...
July 26, 2016 - 1:41pm
July 18, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
The revitalization of the area near the railroad tracks in downtown Bemidji will likely take a decade or longer. But you have to start somewhere. Local business owner Mitch Rautio’s ideas for the “rail corridor” or “rail district” are encouraging. Rautio, owner of the Keg...
July 18, 2016 - 7:28pm
June 27, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
The world needs more Jerrys. That was the consensus of many who read Rachel Newville’s story last week on Jerry Gregg. Not one to sit idly by, Jerry took it upon himself to help some of his neighbors along America Avenue by mowing their lawns. He also mows the lawn for another woman...
June 27, 2016 - 10:41pm
June 13, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Please, let love conquer hate
By Monday morning, the names started coming in. Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34. Stanley Almodovar III, 23. Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, 20. And the list kept growing by Monday afternoon: Kimberly Morris, 37. Eddie Jamoldroy Justice, 30. Darryl Roman Burt II, 29. Deonka Deidra Drayton, 32....
June 13, 2016 - 10:49pm
May 30, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Recognizing Bemidji’s businesses
The Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce should be commended for its recognition of outstanding individuals and businesses. The Chamber does that through its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon. The 12th such event occurred last week. Perhaps the most meaningful award presented each...
May 30, 2016 - 9:29pm
May 24, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: A session in need of repair
Before this year’s abbreviated session of the Legislature, the betting money was a comprehensive transportation funding plan would finally be passed. After all, it was the issue both Republicans and Democrats agreed should have been completed in the 2015 session. Well, all bets...
May 24, 2016 - 8:30am
May 16, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: It’s time to end the uncertainty
With only a week to go in this year’s Minnesota legislative session, there remains no clarity on this year’s bonding bill. Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL senators have proposed about $1.5 billion in spending for various public projects, including several with direct benefit to the Bemidji...
May 16, 2016 - 6:40pm
May 7, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blood screening helps you, community
During National Hospital Week May 8-14 you have an opportunity to do something good for yourself and for the children in our community. The Bemidji Rotary Club has teamed up with Sanford Health Bemidji to host our second annual Blood Screening Event on May 11, 12, and 13 from 7-10...
May 7, 2016 - 11:06pm
April 25, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Grade A for education in Bemidji
Bemidji is known for many things. Hockey. The Curling Capital of the U.S. Or simply as a regional medical, government and shopping center. And as such regional hub, it’s only fitting that Bemidji also is known for as an education center. But just being the largest community in a...
April 25, 2016 - 8:19pm
April 19, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: Response to search highlights unity
They showed up by ones and twos. They showed up in groups of four and five. The fact is, they showed. When word spread Saturday night that two young boys were missing in the rural Puposky area, the news hit social media like wildfire. When the official word came — at 3:07 a.m....
April 19, 2016 - 3:00pm
April 12, 2016
Pioneer Editorial: A simple, yet complex, decision
There are issues that are simple to understand, where it is easy to take a stand on one side or the other. But there are issues that are much more complex, which feature multiple layers and nuance. The recent Ralphie May controversy is not a simple issue. “Yes, it is,” you say:...
April 12, 2016 - 12:20am