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The White House correspondents' dinner breaks decades-old tradition by not featuring a comedian
CNN drops suit against White House after Jim Acosta's press pass is fully restored
Bemidji City Council candidate fined $500 for campaign violation
Red Lake man sentenced to nearly four years for domestic assault
Scientists stuffed balloons into dead wombats to learn why they poop cubes
Wild's Parise sets NHL mark for UND, Minnesota-raised players
Wild hope ‘good day off’ quells frustration of consecutive losses
After missing past three games, Vikings LB Anthony Barr insists ‘I’m playing’ vs. Packers
DNR confirms distemper in gray foxes, raccoons in area
Upper Red Lake walleye regulations continue for winter season
Avis Ann Bodahl
Patricia "Patty" Gail Hasbrouck
Erlin Ervin Schultz
Jacky Caroline Larison
Schlecht: Vote for a person, not a party, this Election Day and always
McFeely: New book about Thielen isn't fairy tale, but it could be
Report shows economic impact of ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness lights up the space around us
MASTER GARDENERS: No need to bring in the troops to fight fruit flies, fungus gnats
'Becoming' is 2018's fastest-selling book
MATTHEW LIEDKE ON FILM: 'First Reformed' is a melancholy masterpiece
Christmas in Bemidji 3.0: ‘Northwoods Winter’ CD features local artists
Swenson, Russell receive Artist Fellowship honors
Roy Clark, country star who hosted 'Hee Haw' variety show, dies at 85
DNR confirms distemper in gray foxes, raccoons in area
That’s some shot! Blackduck youth downs two deer with single shot
BLANE KLEMEK OUTDOORS: The debate on feeding deer continues
PAUL NELSON FISHING: No need to rush it when it comes to ice
Cross country ski enthusiasts get new home at base of Duluth’s Spirit Mountain
Regional gas prices drop in time for Thanksgiving
Chipotle reconsiders firing of Minnesota manager after receiving ‘additional information’
Minn. farm donates 36,000 pounds of potatoes for Thanksgiving food program
Pearson’s Candy locally owned again: Minneapolis firm acquires 109-year-old maker of the Salted Nut Roll
Businessman modeled his firm on Mayo Clinic, then gave $200 million for medical school
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Orlan And Linda Lauderbaugh
Daniel & Bonnie Grundmeier
Ray & Violet Suther
Brian & Debbie Solum
Commentary: I served under 8 commanders in chief. Trump doesn't grasp the role.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Voting matters, counting every vote does, too
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Pipeline replacement project has been well vetted
Veeder: A song for a new season
Hauser: What we leave behind
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June 25, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: Newspapers still top choice for news
Those who believe newspapers are becoming a relic of the past should update their thinking. Survey after survey shows that today’s local newspapers...
June 25, 2017 - 6:00am
May 31, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Looking to the future
Several local news items of the past few weeks featured a familiar theme. The future. For years, various health, wellness and sports enthusiasts have yearned for more facilities in Bemidji to meet their needs. This includes more ice rinks and playing fields, indoor and outdoor, as...
May 31, 2017 - 8:02am
May 26, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
I will soon be out fishing, not in the office thinking about fishing. The sun will descend toward the horizon creating a masterpiece that needs...
May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
April 14, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Take off automatic inflator for business taxes
Fair and balanced. No, this is not an editorial about a cable television network, which is itself making the news this week. Rather, we are talking about taxes. Specifically, property taxes and those paid by Minnesota businesses. In a recent visit to the Pioneer, Jim Pumarlo, director...
April 14, 2017 - 6:00am
February 28, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Growing in the right direction
Some cheers for the news events of the past week. Quickly becoming a focal point for entrepreneurship in Minnesota, the LaunchPad in Bemidji already is expanding and deserves a cheer. As part of the revamped Mayflower Building downtown, the LaunchPad helps startup business and entrepreneurs,...
February 28, 2017 - 9:15am
February 23, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Have an opinion to share with the community? We don't care if you are right, left, or right down the middle politically. We welcome all letters, and we print virtually all the local letters to the editor we receive, as long as they meet long-established criteria. Letters must be signed...
February 23, 2017 - 9:30am
February 14, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: A Water Carnival for everyone
When organizers moved the annual Water Carnival festival from near Paul and Babe downtown to the Sanford Center because of park reconstruction, there were immediate cries of foul, as many thought the downtown business district was being left behind. Now, after two years at the Sanford...
February 14, 2017 - 7:30am
February 7, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: A plan of action for police
On Wednesday, Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin released the department’s strategic plan for the next three years.
February 7, 2017 - 5:00am
January 31, 2017
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Sanford Bemidji solidly looks to the future
The Bemidji region continues to grow and one of the drivers of that is the availability of health care options to local and area residents.
January 31, 2017 - 11:18am
January 23, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Marchers take it to the streets
They came from all around the region. And the country. And the world. An estimated 4 million people took to the streets in some fashion on Saturday...
January 23, 2017 - 9:34pm
January 10, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Warming up to some good news in a cold week
The first week of January sure did deliver with some highs and lows. The lows were in the form of temperatures, as a winter deep freeze settled in for the Bemidji area. So, let’s concentrate on the highs, the good news of the past week. While it will be a different downtown Bemidji...
January 10, 2017 - 7:19am
January 3, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Move transportation funding into the fast lane
A universal you hear about government: fix the darn roads. Well, in Minnesota the past two years, legislators have failed their road test. Transportation funding has been a much discussed topic the past two legislative sessions. And it will be again when the session starts Tuesday,...
January 3, 2017 - 11:27am
November 21, 2016
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Respect the #BemidjiRespect movement
The #BemidjiRespect campaign started last week is definitely something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week in Bemidji. The initiative was...
November 21, 2016 - 6:48pm
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