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Police: Minn. liquor store employee fatally shoots robber
Lawmaker says speaker tied to anti-Muslim groups shouldn’t hold talk at Capitol
MPR says Garrison Keillor wasn't fired for simply touching 'a woman's bare back'
Ramsey County jail in St. Paul no longer taking detainees
Former Moorhead man accused of killing cats may have tried to get another pet
Minnesota Duluth falls by a goal at Minnesota State-Mankato
BOYS BASKETBALL: Whiting leads BHS to win over Cards
SWIMMING: Bemidji falls at Fargo
Jacks gymnastics edged in DL
GIRLS HOCKEY: BHS drops 2-1 to DL
Hanna Johanna Rock
Eugene E. Holub
Arnold "Connie" Larson Jr.
Joseph Boyd Skerik
Commentary: Who wins, who loses in new tax package?
Warmer temps offer more time outdoors
How to care for amaryllis after flowering
Long-lived houseplants often become heirlooms
Passing the hat for a good cause
Neil Diamond says he has Parkinson's disease, will retire from touring
Oscar nominations 2018: 'The Shape of Water' leads with 13; 'Get Out' nominated for best picture
Around the Arts, January 21
Own the Stage: BHS show choir takes Grand Champion; annual dinner show coming up
Def Leppard, Journey coming to Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Fargo
Ski-for-all: This full-body workout on two sticks appeals to young and old
Paul Bunyan State Trail to close for bridge repairs in July
FISH TALES: Finn Claypool on Lake Bemidji
Beargrease adds second weekend of festivities
BLANE KLEMEK OUTDOORS: Learn the tricks to identify that bird
Delbert & Linda Olson
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mom cherished kind words from Pioneer readers
Commentary: Trump kept one campaign promise. The shutdown is proof.
Commentary: I will always miss my mom and dad
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Matrilineal culture among Indigenous people
A February without a full moon
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
March 4, 2014
Finalists chosen for IDEA Competition
BEMIDJI -- The sixth annual IDEA Competition will be held April 24 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Finalists were just announced for the event -- seven northwest Minnesota businesses will compete for one of three $10,000 cash awards to help advance their business idea. This year's...
March 4, 2014 - 8:59am
February 28, 2014
UPDATED: Minnesota surplus up to $1.2 billion
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota and national economies are growing and so is a state budget surplus, but an agreement about what to do with the surplus appears not to be growing so fast. A report released this morning shows the state has a $1.2 billion surplus, $408 million more...
February 28, 2014 - 9:37am
January 21, 2014
Starting year 6, does Obama finally own the economy?
For years, Republicans have marveled at President Obama’s success in blaming former President George W. Bush for the nation’s problems, particularly its economic problems. Now, as Obama begins his sixth year in office, that success may finally be coming to an end. Of course Obama...
January 21, 2014 - 10:47pm
September 26, 2013
Mark Johnson: Hunting season benefits Minnesota towns, small businesses
Hunting is embedded in Minnesota culture. Families, friends, and colleagues take advantage of deer and other hunting seasons together every fall. Memories made and traditions passed on are priceless, but hunting also benefits Minnesota in very concrete ways. It is important that...
September 26, 2013 - 12:05am
July 6, 2013
Is the price right? Councilors weigh multitude of factors in land sale decisions
BEMIDJI — This year has been a busy one for the city’s south shore redevelopment project. Already, city councilors have agreed to...
July 6, 2013 - 1:47am
May 8, 2013
Rural Minnesota less optimistic about jobs, economy
Bemidji, Minn. -- Rural Minnesotans are less optimistic about the economy than people in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, according to a new study by the Blandin Foundation. The Blandin Foundation's Rural Pulse survey, to be released today, found that while about 40 percent of...
May 8, 2013 - 9:49am
February 12, 2013
Small cities fight for bigger slice of economic development
By Al Edenloffm Forum News Service ALEXANDRIA – When it comes to economic development, cities in rural Minnesota aren’t getting their fair share, according to a new partnership.
February 12, 2013 - 9:15pm
January 4, 2013
Danny Tyree: The Wizard of Oz approach
On Jan. 1, nearly 1 million Americans in 10 states received a pay raise because of a hike in minimum wage — but the issue of state and federal minimum wage laws will not go away.
January 4, 2013 - 12:34am
January 1, 2013
House vote avoids cliff
by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation...
January 1, 2013 - 11:16pm
December 20, 2012
And now let us speak of the current lame-duck session of the 112th Congress. Daily we witness the death throes of the final assemblage of this particular group of elected representatives on Capitol Hill, and of course they’re spending these last precious moments together marshaling...
December 20, 2012 - 9:40pm
December 14, 2012
Home Depot helps Bemidji Community Food Shelf
Tom Batt and Amber Lepisto, Home Depot team members, help Brian Ingalls, Bemidji Community Food Shelf volunteer, install a new kitchen donated...
December 14, 2012 - 10:03pm
Fiscal cliff hits home: BSU professor says solving issue is imperative to economy’s future
By Molly Miron, Special to the Pioneer BEMIDJI – A Bemidji State University assistant professor said the country’s pending “fiscal cliff” is highly relevant to Bemidji area residents, and some small business owners said the government must focus on spending, not tax revenues....
December 14, 2012 - 3:10am
December 11, 2012
Rich Lowry: The Battle of Lansing
Michigan gave birth to the United Auto Workers. The union was founded at a convention in Detroit in 1935. After its famous sit-down strike in Flint, Mich., in 1937, the UAW won recognition by General Motors and, in the next several years, by Chrysler and Ford. It was the advent of...
December 11, 2012 - 9:43pm
December 6, 2012
Jim Hightower: Solving the Twinkie murder case
Remember the horrible murders in 1978 of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk?
December 6, 2012 - 5:22pm