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Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
A holiday on the beach: Beach Boys to perform hits, Christmas music at the Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 7
An everlasting tour comes to Bemidji: Martina McBride to highlight latest album of classic songs
Pioneer Previews: Winter joy, winter cold and winter fun
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
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Byron York: Obama opens fraud-ridden benefits program to illegal immigrants
Dick Polman: Thank Cruz for the Surgeon General the NRA hates
Pioneer Editorial: A tale of two buildings
Ron Paul: All I want for Christmas is a (real) government shutdown
Tina Dupuy: We’re a nation of laws
November 5, 2012
Fla. remains tough sell to end for Obama, Romney
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney alike, seemingly resistant to arguments that play well in Ohio, Colorado and other states. For all the talk of Florida leaning...
November 5, 2012 - 11:54am
Both sides on marriage amendment push for votes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Those on both sides of the marriage amendment ballot question in Minnesota are pushing for votes with Election Day right around the corner. After a long, costly campaign, Minnesotans will finally vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended...
November 5, 2012 - 11:53am
Final debate shows Bills, Klobuchar far apart
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's U.S. Senate debate, if it did nothing else, showed the political distance between the two candidates. Republican challenger Kurt Bills added distance between his views and those of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sunday night in their last face-to-face meeting of the...
November 5, 2012 - 8:16am
November 3, 2012
Better off 4 years later? A mixed bag of answers
It's a staple of every presidential election, a single question that puts the incumbent's record on trial and asks American voters to be the jurors. "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Ronald Reagan asked in 1980 at the end of a televised debate. The answer was his...
November 3, 2012 - 4:53pm
Group plans "vote no" campaign stop Saturday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI - A group pushing to convince voters to vote against a constitutional amendment defining marriage plans to make a swing through Bemidji on Saturday afternoon. Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing will joined by faith and community leaders for the “Minnesota Votes No” statewide get-out-the-vote...
news / local
November 3, 2012 - 1:39pm
At the end, Romney, Obama spar over voter revenge
MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama embarked Saturday on the final 72-hour haul of their long, grinding quest for victory, swatting at one another over what should motivate Americans to vote, which candidate they can...
November 3, 2012 - 1:23pm
November 2, 2012
Romney, Obama each get something in jobs report
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney each got new evidence to bolster his closing argument Friday from an economic report showing more job creation and an uptick in unemployment. With that final snapshot of the nation's economy before Election...
November 2, 2012 - 11:14am
November 1, 2012
Obama making up for lost time after storm hiatus
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in managing the federal response to the storm that battered the East Coast. The contours of the presidential race remain much the same, with Obama and Republican Mitt Romney locked in...
November 1, 2012 - 9:00am
October 31, 2012
Cravaack, Nolan reprise themes in last debate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan reprised their disagreements on Medicare, jobs and the effectiveness...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 3:21pm
Obama tours storm damage, Romney mutes rhetoric
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama got an up-close look at the devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, forsaking partisan campaigning days before the close election in favor of a disaster tour guided by the Republican governor of New Jersey. Rival Mitt...
October 31, 2012 - 3:17pm
Brad Pitt donates $100K for gay marriage effort
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states. The nation's largest gay rights group announced Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 11:46am
Candidate guilty of marijuana sales still in race
ST. CHARLES, Minn. (AP) — A mayoral candidate in Winona County admits his conviction for selling marijuana could "throw a few complications" into his campaign. Stephen Conlin says he's committed to his campaign for mayor of St. Charles. Conlin will be eligible to vote for himself...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 11:45am
October 30, 2012
Clinton rallies Minneapolis Democrats to get out the vote
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former President Bill Clinton rallied the Democratic faithful today on behalf of President Barack Obama, and the campaign used events in Minneapolis and Duluth to snare volunteers for the last week of campaign season. “I think Barack Obama has taken good care of this...
news / region
October 30, 2012 - 1:14pm
Candidates look for right time to resume campaign
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — The presidential candidates searched for the right moment to get back to politicking after superstorm Sandy's destructive interruption, with President Barack Obama monitoring relief efforts and Republican Mitt Romney struggling to strike the right tone. Romney...
October 30, 2012 - 10:03am
October 29, 2012
A week to go: Sandy disrupts presidential campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight days before the election, President Barack Obama switched from campaigner to hands-on commander of the federal response to Hurricane Sandy as the sprawling storm roared menacingly toward the Eastern Seaboard. Republican Mitt Romney scaled back his appearances...
October 29, 2012 - 6:12pm