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Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Cass County rollover injures 2
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
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