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WOMEN'S HOCKEY; Ohio State stymies Bemidji State again, wins 2-1 as BSU skid hits 3 games
BOYS HOCKEY: Lumberjacks beat Brainerd 4-1, win seventh straight
WRESTLING: Maas wins second Big Bear title, three others take second
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Verna Maryen Nordby
Blanche E. Dennis
Blane Klemek: The moon of popping trees
Scotty Allison: The need for local Veterans Home continues
John Eggers: The Christmas coincidence
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Bemidji sings for the holidays
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 21
Pioneer Previews: Dregni reads perfect for holiday break
Meet the new class: Green Day, Lou Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Gothman wedding anniversary
Nyquist 90th birthday celebration
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Peter Hakim: U.S.-Cuba deal: What the two sides get out of the bargain
Peter Funt: Elizabeth Warren, don’t jump
Nat Hentoff: When will court trials begin on CIA torturers?
Danny Tyree: Empty seats at the Christmas table
Jim HIghtgower: Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics
November 15, 2014
Donald Kaul: How did we get here?
Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards.” Now, you know me — I wouldn’t say anything like that about the recent elections. It’s...
November 15, 2014 - 12:30am
November 13, 2014
Byron York: Obama tells GOP: My mandate is bigger than yours
President Obama did something extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, in his news conference immediately after the midterm elections: He claimed a mandate on behalf of voters who didn’t vote. “To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you,” the president said. “To...
November 13, 2014 - 10:59pm
William Durst: Obama and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
To call the grotesque drubbing suffered by the Democratic Party in the midterms monumental, is like referring to the surface of the sun as warm. The scene was so grisly, acutely sensitive Democrats (most of them) were forced to avert their eyes or risk anaphylactic shock. If you...
November 13, 2014 - 10:57pm
November 7, 2014
Michael Reagan: Riding the wave
A beautiful red tsunami swept across America Tuesday night. Liberal pollsters and liberal pundits on TV refused to see the Republican wave coming and still can’t believe it came. But the S.S. Obama and its cargo of bad ideas sank like a rock, dragging Captain Harry Reid and a...
opinion / commentary
November 7, 2014 - 10:40pm
Gene Lyons: Citizens United ruling resonates in midterm results
Look at it this way: At least the 2014 midterm elections are over. Maybe the most clueless pronouncement ever made by a U.S. Supreme Court justice was Anthony Kennedy’s comment in the 2010 Citizens United case arguing that unlimited “independent (campaign) expenditures, including...
opinion / commentary
November 7, 2014 - 10:38pm
November 6, 2014
BSU alums do well in election
BEMIDJI -- Several BSU alums fared well in Tuesday's election, school officials said in a release. Four BSU alumni won elections for Minnesota State Representative seats, three won races for Minnesota District Court judgeships and three won local elections in Bemidji and Beltrami...
November 6, 2014 - 11:27am
2014 Election: Room to grow; School Board members ponder next steps for project
BEMIDJI -- Members of the Bemidji School Board felt a mixture of relief, appreciation and excitement following the community’s votes Tuesday...
news / local
November 6, 2014 - 9:19am
November 5, 2014
2014 Election: Area roundup of local race results
Here's a look at local races in Beltrami and neighboring counties: Beltrami County Blackduck: Mayor: Daryl Lundberg (101), Rudy Patch (74), Write-in (5); City Council: Sam Christenson (149), Kris Stade (108), Write-in (3). School Board: Cynthia Nord (892), Christopher Henriksen...
November 5, 2014 - 5:53pm
UPDATED: Hancock retakes House 2A seat
BEMIDJI -- The race for House of Representatives District 2A covered familiar ground. Dave Hancock, R-Bemidji was in position to retake his House seat on Tuesday and defeat incumbent Roger Erickson, DFL-Baudette. Erickson won the seat from Hancock in 2012. At about 12:30 a.m.,...
November 5, 2014 - 4:02pm
November 1, 2014
Vote yes yes on schools
This is not a case of if you build it, they will come. They are already here. On Election Day this Tuesday, the Bemidji School District is asking residents to vote yes on two questions: one to issue $40 million in bonds to construct a new elementary school to serve the district's...
opinion / editorial
November 1, 2014 - 11:33pm
Democrats rally in Bemidji: Nolan, Erickson, Persell make push ahead of Tuesday election
BEMIDJI -- About 50 Democrats braved chilly winds coming off Lake Bemidji on Saturday to see U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, Lt. Gov. candidate Tina Smith and other DFL candidates give a rally in front of Paul and Babe. Nolan, who donned a Bemidji plaid scarf for the occasion, said afterward...
news / local
November 1, 2014 - 6:54pm
October 24, 2014
Actor Jon Hamm set to campaign with Franken in Duluth on Monday
DULUTH -- Actor Jon Hamm will join Sen. Al Franken at a get-out-the-vote rally in Duluth on Monday, Franken’s campaign announced Friday evening. The actor, best known for his role as Don Draper on the acclaimed cable TV show “Mad Men,” is set to appear with Franken at the...
news / region
October 24, 2014 - 7:32pm
October 19, 2014
Franken campaigns in Red Lake, White Earth
RED LAKE -- U.S. Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., along with Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., visited two northern Minnesota American Indian reservations on Sunday. In Red Lake on Sunday, Franken and Tester met with the Tribal Council, followed by a brief campaign meet-and-greet for Franken,...
October 19, 2014 - 7:09pm
October 15, 2014
Debate season in full swing
BEMIDJI -- With less than 20 days until the Nov. 4 election, a full plate of debates are slated in the coming weeks in Bemidji. The League of Women Voters has organized multiple debates over two days starting Tuesday at Bemidji City Hall. First up on Tuesday are debates for Beltrami...
news / local
October 15, 2014 - 11:55pm
September 19, 2014
Smith, Desjarlait in run-off for vacated Red Lake Tribal Council seat
BEMIDJI -- A run-off election will be scheduled to fill a vacancy on the Red Lake Tribal Council after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in Wednesday's special election, officials said Friday. The General Election Board has certified the results, with Robert...
news / region
September 19, 2014 - 10:30am