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The need for Narcan: As opioid overdoses increase, local law enforcement now also carry anti-heroin drug
LEECH LAKE: Vizenor finishes first week as Leech Lake College President
City Council to discuss Sanford Center legal issues
Someone Special Volunteers: Kendra Hirsch and Vicki Frisch
At home in Bemidji: Longtime NHL scout, executive Marshall Johnston retires; has called Bemidji home for 40 years
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Robert (Bob) J Voigt
Ken R. Trisco
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
Gary Robert Vanasse
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
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
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
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
October 14, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: Pushing back America’s darkness
Darkness abounds. Nonetheless wisdom beckons, reminding those who’ll listen to make the very best of the dark days we’re in rather than allowing these dark days to get the best of us. However, that’s not easy. Darkness is easier to adapt to than light. Here in Alaska, summer’s...
October 14, 2015 - 12:49am
August 5, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: The unanswered question
The progressive left has cannibalized the Democrat[ic] Party to the point that even its chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, can no longer differentiate between today’s democrat and a socialist. Or, if she can, she’s afraid to explain the difference, which is what likely happened...
August 5, 2015 - 11:50pm
November 27, 2014
Jim Hightower: Obama pardons two Republican turkeys
Thanksgiving — a time of grace and family sharing — will get an extra bit of grace from the White House this year. Just as the president has done for the last 25 years, Barack Obama granted clemency to two turkeys that otherwise could’ve become the main entrée for the First...
November 27, 2014 - 11:20pm
September 13, 2014
Will Durst: How they spent their summer
September is a grand month for traditions. Fresh pencils and tablets for the upcoming school year. The approach of fall as evidenced by the turning of the leaves. International Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th. The official start to the NFL season with the filing of the first...
September 13, 2014 - 10:53pm
July 25, 2014
Stanley Crouch: In the absence of logic
Things do not necessarily get more direct, but become simpler to understand, particularly when human drives shape the context. The intellectual lowball played by professional or volunteer bigots is a red herring that cannot be denied, because it remains an adolescent set of urges...
July 25, 2014 - 11:59pm
June 14, 2014
Michael Reagan: Dear Hillary: Run
Hillary, you go girl. Run as hard as you can for president. Play hardball to get your party’s nomination. Do whatever dirty party tricks it takes to knock off what’s-her-name up in Massachusetts, or what’s-his-name out in Montana. Compared to you, they’re a pair of minor...
June 14, 2014 - 12:05am
May 29, 2014
Bob Franken: Here’s the real American hustle
We’ve all seen the pharmaceutical ads on TV — you know, the ones that typically offer relief from something like, say, itchy elbows. Once you get past the narrative and the video, which shows the deep shame that anyone feels when scratching his elbow and introduces the blessed...
May 29, 2014 - 11:53pm
May 10, 2014
David Shribman: The long-term vs. the short-term
WASHINGTON — Ten days before he died, John F. Kennedy met in the White House for several hours with his political advisers. The 1964 campaign was taking shape — Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller were the leading Republican rivals — and the president was worrying about what...
May 10, 2014 - 10:39pm
April 23, 2014
Rick Jensen: Baseball icon joins the liberal echo chamber
Recently, Hank Aaron broke the hearts of millions of Republicans and conservatives who supported him and cheered him on in 1974 while racists threatened his life. USA Today quoted “The Hammer” in an interview as saying, “We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure,...
April 23, 2014 - 11:25pm
April 2, 2014
Dick Polman: Obamacare haters can’t handle the truth
If there’s one thing Republicans hate even more than health insurance for a growing number of Americans, it’s empirical evidence that Obamacare is insuring a growing number of Americans. As we hit the first enrollment deadline, the raw stats demonstrate that the health reform...
April 2, 2014 - 11:57pm
April 1, 2014
Tina Dupuy: A truce in moral superiority
The distinction of liberal or conservative often hinges on the association with the word “hypocrite.” To liberals, being a hypocrite is a mortal sin. There’s nothing worse than being accused of not living up to the standards you ascribe to. Hypocrite is a dirty word to call...
April 1, 2014 - 11:39pm
March 12, 2014
Jason Stanford: GOP goes nuclear
CPAC — the political convention that is to conservatives what ComicCon is to nerds — did not sort out the Republican field for 2016, but it did reveal something much scarier. Unlike most years when Republicans insist they should fight for ideals they never define, this time conservatives...
March 12, 2014 - 11:38pm
March 6, 2014
Diana West: We should be embarrassed by Bill Clinton
Finally, a headline of my dreams: “Rand Paul: Democrats Should Be ‘Embarrassed’ to Be Seen With Bill Clinton.” In fact, the headline is stronger than Sen. Paul’s actual statement — Democrats “ought to be a little embarrassed” — but I’ll gladly take it and extend...
March 6, 2014 - 11:40pm
March 5, 2014
Byron York: Amid distractions, sharp focus on economy could boost GOP
Most Americans think the economy is still bad and that President Obama is doing a poor job handling it. With unemployment at 6.6 percent, and only that low because millions of frustrated, jobless workers have left the labor force entirely, issues that consume media attention —...
March 5, 2014 - 11:50pm
February 15, 2014
Dick Polman: Rand Paul’s laughable Lewinsky obsession
Rand Paul wants to party like it’s 1998. The big question is why. America’s Ophthalmologist, who somehow sees himself as a credible presidential candidate, seems to think he can undercut Hillary Clinton by resurrecting her husband’s last-century sins. Six times in recent weeks,...
February 15, 2014 - 12:52am