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United Way wine, beer tasting event
Annual taco event Wednesday
Prince tribute concert scheduled at U.S. Bank Stadium
MLB weather: Crosby-Ironton graduate makes his way to the majors
Police seek information on injured kittens found on Blatnik Bridge
GOLF: Birchmont wraps up today with quality championship matchups
BSU signs apparel deal with BIG Athletics/adidas
BSU men’s golf honored for academics
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Anderson invited to Team USA camp
LEGION BASEBALL: Post 14 eliminated from state tourney
James "Jim" Hensel
Elaine "Becky" Chakov (Roholt)
Dale Clinton Smith, Sr.
Susan Marie Tibstra
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Off The Record Blog: Let’s analyze this trailer for ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’ book
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
FISH TALES: Callen Baird on Big Bass Lake
FISH TALES: Emma Hanson on Lake Winnie
FISH TALES: Becca Hanson on Lake Mary
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not so Minnesota Nice
Annie P. Claesson-Huseby: Knowledge is needed about ‘truth in sentencing’
Matt Cory Column: A historic night for Tristen, even if he doesn’t know it yet
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
January 7, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Top-level reporting
The article on Red Lake Nation and Enbridge (Jan. 3) was both informative and superb writing, regardless of on which side a person takes a stand. For a “small town” newspaper, the Pioneer is top level. Kristine Oppegaard Walker
January 7, 2016 - 12:24am
January 6, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Benefit showed that together we are better
Our families would like to thank the many people who have supported us, our granddaughter Everly, and her parents Erin and Brody Peterson. We continue to be amazed and blessed by the supportive presence of the many people in our lives. The “Bemidji Benefit For Everly” clearly...
January 6, 2016 - 12:59am
January 4, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: U.S. should develop an immigration policy that considers balance
The recent battle over immigration into our country seems to have brought out the “inner preacher” in some of our elected officials. We are told that not wanting to allow thousands of Syrian immigrants into our country is not in line with our American virtues. Candidates for office...
January 4, 2016 - 11:49pm
January 1, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Resolve to explore plant-based eating options
Once again, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions, particularly those to improve our diet and exercise routine. Although gun violence and traffic accidents remain the leading causes of death among young people, the most dangerous weapon for the rest of us is still our fork. Well...
January 1, 2016 - 2:00am
December 29, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We can solve gun violence issue if we try
This letter is short and to the point. Our government must do something about gun violence in our country. Every 16 minutes someone in the USA dies as the result of gun violence. Mass shootings are becoming common place events in our country. We must take on the NRA and create common...
December 29, 2015 - 12:56am
December 26, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thank you to all those who serve
Again I would like to express my gratitude toward our military and the men and women of law enforcement. These people put their lives on the line for us every day, and we need to pray for their safety. They need to know that we support them and appreciate the sacrifices that they...
December 26, 2015 - 12:59am
December 24, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need to fly ‘Old Glory’ with all the respect it deserves
I am a concerned, patriotic citizen, and have found troubling etiquette in regards to the flying of our American flag in the city of Bemidji. I have noted a few businesses that are flying the American flag in a torn or ragged state. This prompted me to stop in or call the places to...
December 24, 2015 - 12:54am
December 22, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Give safety goggles to show you care
As an ophthalmologist, I see plenty of eye injuries. Too many, in fact. Some may not be avoidable, but others can easily be prevented by wearing protective eye wear when performing high risk tasks such as grinding, sawing, and hammering. In the past two months, I have taken two men...
December 22, 2015 - 12:41am
December 19, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fighting tobacco addiction: We have more work to do
Minnesota is near the top of a state-by-state report breaking down how much states invest in their tobacco prevention and cessation services. The report found Minnesota ranks 12th in the nation, spending $21.5 million this year on fighting tobacco use. While this may sound impressive,...
December 19, 2015 - 2:11am
December 15, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Be mindful where you focus attention
As a psychology professor I often remind my students of a favorite saying of mine. “Be aware of what you focus your thoughts on as this is what you have decided to give power to in your life.” Now as I watch the constant coverage of a mass murder on television, I understand the...
December 15, 2015 - 12:01am
December 12, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s the state’s turn to fund road projects
Late last week, a significant transportation event occurred without a great deal of fanfare. On Dec. 6, President Obama signed into law a five-year federal transportation funding bill. It is called the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. It provides $281 billion...
December 12, 2015 - 11:50pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Anti-Islam not the same as anti-Muslim
Hopefully the staff at Bemidji State University knows the difference between being anti-Islam and anti-Muslim. A Muslim is a person that adheres to a faith. Islam is a collection of ideas and beliefs. In an intellectual environment, people should not be personally attacked. Beliefs,...
December 12, 2015 - 3:40am
December 11, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Incidents don’t represent Bemidji values
For the past three years we were fortunate to have called Bemidji our home, so it pained us when we read about the recent Islamophobia at BSU. You see, we are Muslims. My husband and I are both physicians, and our children attended St. Philip’s and Trinity Lutheran. We have a lot...
December 11, 2015 - 1:01am
December 9, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to thank public officials for their service
At this very festive time of the year I want to thank our City Council and County Commissioners for their hard work. We may not always agree with them, but they are hard-working, honest and decent people who are always open to our hopes and concerns. They deserve our thanks. So, may...
December 9, 2015 - 1:22am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No such thing as steel dumping problem
In regards to the opinion piece in Saturday’s (Dec 5) paper, the reason Amy Klobuchar can’t find a solution for the steel dumping problem is because there is no such thing as a steel dumping problem. The problem is competition. Any time you set artificially high wages and benefits,...
December 9, 2015 - 1:19am