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Growing insurance premiums frustrate farmers, self-employed: 'Paying $24,000 while praying no one gets really sick is a tough pill to swallow'
Simon says: Be superior again. Voter turnout in Minnesota was high for many reasons
Individual health insurance premiums soar
Not a boy’s club: Women-owned businesses grow in U.S., North Dakota
Minnesota salons react to new health and safety rules
FOOTBALL: After last-second loss to Sioux Falls, BSU ready for U-Mary
FOOTBALL: No. 6 Alexandria awaits BHS
Aerials compete in St. Paul
HOCKEY: Beaver women rally to top Syracuse
AREA FOOTBALL: Bagley beats Blackduck 49-0
Dorothy "Dot" Schocker
Susan Eileen Bessler
Alexander Carl (Shorty) Petersen
Dorothy Sunde Bishop
Ole "Buddie" Risland Sr.
MASTER GARDENERS: What ate my potatoes?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
Tigirlily to open for Justin Moore at Sanford Center
Monday Movie Report: Oscars Foreign Language Category adds first contenders
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
Rock-solid restoration: New Knutson Dam near Pennington unveiled
DNR to sell 40 northern Minnesota land parcels
Lake Bemidji State Park youth, muzzleloader hunts
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Cooling water temperatures pool the fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
MILESTONES: Cuperus-Howe engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a list of what Republicans believe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
March 11, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop mandatory boat, trailer inspections
I am a conservationist and promote the wise use of natural resources. I came up to northern Minnesota in the mid-1970s to go the college at BSU. I majored in biology and enjoyed the vast public lands that the Bemidji area offered. I learned to respect and manage the natural resources...
March 11, 2016 - 6:36pm
March 9, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lumberjacks are true hockey champions
Last week I was fortunate to attend yet another Minnesota state high school hockey tournament. Eight teams all dreaming of “winning” the state tournament. Just getting there (winning the sectional title) is a significant accomplishment, not achieved without exceptional talent,...
March 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
March 8, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Repeal state tax on Social Security income
I did a quick Google search to determine what states taxed Social Security income benefits. According to Kiplinger.com, Minnesota is in the top 10 least friendly states for retirees. Minnesota is just one of a handful that still tax their seniors’ Social Security income. I believe...
March 8, 2016 - 12:05am
March 5, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We stand with those who have no voice
The third Saturday of each month a group from St. Philip’s Church gathers in front of the Planned Parenthood office on Hannah Avenue to pray. We pray for the women and men who feel they have no choice but to use the services provided there. One service provided is the referral...
March 5, 2016 - 11:24pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need to replace caucuses with primary
Minnesota will have 93 votes (delegates) to assist in the final determination at the DFL National Convention. Here is the clincher: Only 77 of the 93 delegates will have to vote in the same proportion as occurred at the caucuses. The other 16 (almost 20 percent) are referred to as...
March 5, 2016 - 11:19pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Facing the many challenges of MS
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system, for which there is no cure. MS disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three...
March 5, 2016 - 11:11pm
February 27, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Attend a caucus, help shape the future
The Super Tuesday March 1 caucus will be more important than ever this year. If you have never attended a caucus or have attended before you should attend this year because the presidential preference poll this year will determine who Minnesota’s delegates will vote for at the national...
February 27, 2016 - 11:45pm
February 20, 2016
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Talk about your income inequality
As Donald Trump flies all over the country in his own 747 jetliner begging for votes, there are thousands of 5-year-old children all over the country who don’t have their very own tricycle to ride around the block. That’s income inequality, folks. Right here in our very own country....
February 20, 2016 - 11:41pm
February 17, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: May everyone in harm’s way be safe
Every day it is reported that another law enforcement officer was either killed or wounded in the line of duty. “Duty,” a word, understood by most, a lifestyle of a very few. Our freedoms are rights established by laws of man. Laws that are protected by men and women who carry...
February 17, 2016 - 11:50pm
February 15, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Initially, it’s difficult to come up with a choice for president
Have you figured out whom you are going to vote for president of the United States? I have done it four times. Unfortunately, I have come up with four different candidates. What a kettle of fish! So, I decided to apply extreme logic to this quandary and I think I finally have come...
February 15, 2016 - 9:57pm
February 6, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Knitting group spreads warmth in area
Stitch-N-Together, a knitting group, has supplied handmade blankets, caps, mittens, slippers, dish cloths, prayer shawls, layette sets and sweaters, to the VA, Pregnancy Centers, homeless shelters, benefits, churches, school children, mitten tree and giving trees. We are grateful...
February 6, 2016 - 11:29pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help available for child burn victims
As Burn Awareness Week is observed (Feb. 1-7) we must give extra thought to protecting our children from burns. The three major types of burns are from electrical, scalding and fire burns. We as adults must do our best to prevent the natural curiosity of children that cause a lot...
February 6, 2016 - 12:18am
February 4, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support shows like Wynonna at Sanford Center
I am not a big concert goer, but last week my wife and I saw Wynonna Judd at the Sanford Center. I can honestly say I had the time of my life because her show was nothing short of fantastic. The reason for writing this note is because I thought the crowd was rather poor, and without...
February 4, 2016 - 11:27pm
January 24, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Now is the time to invest in solar energy
It seems that the city of Bemidji is “strong and vibrant” according to Mayor Rita Albrecht. I was pleased to read in the Bemidji Pioneer (Jan. 20) that the city is doing so well on pushing for sustainability and efficient energy use. Implementing energy upgrades on city buildings...
January 24, 2016 - 12:01am
January 21, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Transfer station should be accessible
Why is the county considering building the new garbage transfer station out on Carr Lake Road? This would be the most inconvenient location in Beltrami County. Or are they trying to get more business from Hubbard County? Why wouldn’t the old garbage dump site on Anne Street or...
January 21, 2016 - 1:05am