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Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys
Moorhead settles police brutality claim for $12,000, admits no liability
Two found dead in house fire in northwest Minnesota
Lawyer, suspected of DUI and using phone while driving, arrested after SUV kills runner in St. Paul
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers drop playoff opener, 85-61
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Vikings fend off Bemidji State
American Legion Post 14 hosts bonspiel
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Margaret Ann Crowe
Susan Rene LaFontaine Portz West
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Tips for catching eelpout
Forest Service to host land meeting
Fish, game and trapping licenses expire Tuesday
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The world is changing, so must we
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: BHS bands do Bemidji proud
Letter to the Editor: BHS bands are class acts
Letter to the Editor: Let's learn from one another and respect differences
UPDATED: Bemidji police investigating shots fired at Enbridge building, no one hurt
February 1, 2017
Minnesota statehouse elections getting pricier
ST. PAUL — It takes big bucks to win — or lose — control of the Legislature. Candidates, their allies and opponents spent more than $31 million in 2016's battles in state House and Senate races, according to a Pioneer Press analysis of reports released Wednesday. The massive...
February 1, 2017 - 8:37pm
January 15, 2017
Letter to the editor: We can't mandate every voter be "informed"
The letter last week from Claude Sand (Jan. 11) needs to be addressed to clear up some confusion that the author holds.
January 15, 2017 - 6:00am
January 11, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: State shouldn’t allow same-day voter registration
Voting is one of the most important duties we have as citizens of the U.S. With that comes responsibility to know the issues before making a...
January 11, 2017 - 6:10am
January 9, 2017
SPECIAL ELECTION: Ravnikar seeks Ward 4 seat on Bemidji City Council
BEMIDJI—The filing period for the Bemidji City Council special election to fill its Ward 4 seat opened Monday and a candidate already has...
January 9, 2017 - 5:38pm
November 23, 2016
How to trump political disagreements before they ruin family holiday gathering
FARGO – Scott Hennen knows the politically charged statements we’ve seen all year on social media and heard around the water cooler won’t...
November 23, 2016 - 1:40pm
November 22, 2016
Can you tell the difference between real and fake news?
Let’s start with a news quiz: Which of the following stories is true? A. Donald Trump once told a magazine reporter if he ever ran for president...
November 22, 2016 - 4:21pm
November 10, 2016
Obama, Trump meeting ‘might have been at least a little less awkward than some might have expected’
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met on Thursday, Nov. 10, for the first time, setting aside the deep rancor...
November 10, 2016 - 5:31pm
October 18, 2016
Minnesota sees record one-day online voter registration
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota saw a record-breaking 73,478 voters pre-register online on Monday, Oct. 17, shattering the previous one-day record of...
October 18, 2016 - 4:15pm
August 9, 2016
Primary contests spotted through Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Turnout in Tuesday's Minnesota primary election likely will be spotty, as there are relatively few contests this year. The only statewide...
August 9, 2016 - 10:00pm
July 29, 2016
With few races, Minnesota primary turnout likely small
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans may be the best at turning out for general elections, but they have voted in shrinking numbers in primary elections. And there is not much on the Aug. 9 primary ballot to drive those numbers higher. That is too bad, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon...
July 29, 2016 - 11:00pm
July 11, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: VP criteria is different in this election
With the Republican and Democratic national conventions soon upon us, we will find out who the vice presidential picks will be. In the "olden" days, VPs were often picked to give regional representation. So if the presidential candidate was from New York, it would normally indicate...
July 11, 2016 - 9:43pm
May 30, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vene has proven to be a good public servant
When I think of a latter-day Horatio Alger success story, I am reminded of long-time Bemidji/Beltrami County resident Joe Vene. I am so pleased to have read that he's running for re-election to the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners.
May 30, 2016 - 10:44pm
November 11, 2014
Diana West: How the GOP establishment plans to steal your election
Almost every anti-establishment firebrand is the same. Elected to break the chokehold that Beltway elites have on the republic, they come to Washington with their constituents’ concerns foremost. They are eager to heave overboard the dead weight that sinks the balance of powers,...
November 11, 2014 - 11:34pm
November 10, 2014
Rich Lowry: A tired party
Election 2008 feels long ago. A Democratic Party that rode the Obama wave to historic congressional majorities is now saddled with a president who was the hot new thing six years ago. Its agenda tends to be picayune or pointless, and its new generation of leadership is the same...
November 10, 2014 - 11:40pm
Steve and Cokie Roberts: Getting things done
Which Republican party will show up on Capitol Hill in January, when the GOP assumes control of the Senate? Will it be the party of "yes," which takes responsibility for being part of the governing process? Or will it be the party of "no," which simply opposes anything President...
November 10, 2014 - 11:39pm