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Cristel B. Peterson
Scott Trevor Petersen
William (Bill) Robert Lamb
Thomas M. Gates
Analysis: Could Al Franken un-resign? Sure.
Retail curtails my workout at the mall
In matters of the heart, faith becomes real
Always cover Norfolk Island Pine after purchase
GENERATIONS: Tony Nicholson: An old-fashioned boy's Christmas
PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Inside and out
Around the Arts, December 17
These men thought they adopted a mini piglet until she became Esther the Wonder Pig, darling of the internet
BSO celebrates the season
The Force is strong with 'The Last Jedi,' critics say
Outdoors notebook: New MN regulations, ND dates set
Snowy owls head south
Resort workers keep Lake of the Woods winter fishing industry running smoothly
Tullibees continue to decline in Green Lake
Trout Unlimited to hold fly-tying class Dec. 14
Delbert & Linda Olson
Tom & Linda Peterson
Analysis: Could Al Franken un-resign? Sure.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s time for common sense in our country
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: When the lake is frozen over
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City seeking members for Sanford Center board, subcommittees
Commentary: It is risky to sell your soul to the devil
April 20, 2013
The topic is sensible control of firearms
I was skimming through the April 16 edition of the Pioneer and ran across an article by Steve and Cokie Roberts entitled, “What are we afraid of?” First of all I would like to commend the Robertses on their use of the right to free speech. I don’t think they understand how fragile...
April 20, 2013 - 1:41am
Donald Kaul: No progress to report on gun control
Yes, I know I said I wasn’t going to write any more columns on gun control, largely because the exercise is: 1. Futile. 2. A waste of time. 3. Unproductive. But with Congress taking up the issue again and Washington awash with hypocrisy amid rumors of progress, it is a time that...
April 20, 2013 - 1:38am
April 6, 2013
Gun rights supporters confront Rep. Nolan at Duluth meeting
DULUTH — U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan encountered a small collection of gun rights advocates on the sidewalk as he arrived at the Holiday Inn in downtown Duluth on Thursday morning to talk about his first three months back in Congress after a 32-year hiatus. The protesters waved signs proclaiming...
April 6, 2013 - 10:12pm
Amy Goodman: It’s time for majority to move
New federal gun-control legislation has been declared all but dead on arrival this week. Gridlock in the U.S. Senate, where a supermajority of 60 votes is needed to move most legislation these days, is proving to be an insuperable barrier to any meaningful change in the wake of the...
April 6, 2013 - 10:08pm
Rich Lowry: The great gun-control fizzle
Rarely has the political class whipped itself into a lather that has abated so quickly. After the Newtown, Conn., massacre, so many invested so much hope in President Barack Obama’s pledge to “use whatever power this office holds” to pass new gun-control laws. The president...
April 6, 2013 - 10:06pm
March 28, 2013
Gun control backers struggle to win some Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) — It would seem a lobbyist's dream: rounding up votes for a proposal backed by more than 8 in 10 people in polls. Yet, gun control supporters are struggling to win over moderate Democrats in their drive to push expanded background checks for firearms purchasers through...
March 28, 2013 - 8:50am
March 8, 2013
Local lawmakers discuss gun legislation
BEMIDJI – The state Legislature is split on how to address gun control, and it appears local legislators are as well. A bill garnering more than 70 co-sponsors from both parties was introduced in the Minnesota House on Wednesday that would improve the data used for background checks...
March 8, 2013 - 12:19am
March 7, 2013
Senate committee approves gun trafficking bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved stiff federal penalties for illegally trafficking guns. It's the first vote in Congress to curb firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school. The bill is sponsored by committee Chairman...
March 7, 2013 - 10:26am
March 6, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers unveil more modest gun plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A clear majority of the Minnesota House is backing a new plan to modestly revise the state's gun laws. Rep. Debra Hilstrom, a Brooklyn Center Democrat, unveiled on Wednesday a bill with 73 cosponsors from both parties. Her bill would tighten the state's current...
March 6, 2013 - 1:04pm
February 24, 2013
Minnesota Legislature: Reducing gun violence common goal
ST. PAUL – Something can be done about gun violence in Minnesota. Gun rights and gun control advocates generally agree on that point, but...
February 24, 2013 - 12:49am
February 22, 2013
State lawmakers propose gun access restrictions
ST. PAUL – Criminals would have a harder time getting guns and law enforcement would have more control over weapons permits in legislative...
February 22, 2013 - 11:40pm
Mental health concerns reach gun control hearing
ST. PAUL – Stricter regulations on gun purchases could discourage people dealing with mental illness from seeking treatment, some mental health...
February 22, 2013 - 2:26am
February 9, 2013
Canada could teach us a thing or two
Since we seem to be living in an ever-increasing violent society in the United States, I decided to take a look to our Canadian friends to see what’s going on there as regards gun violence. Based on 2006 crime figures, which tend to remain stable today, CBC News reports that the...
February 9, 2013 - 12:51am
February 6, 2013
Former FBI agent says assault rifles should be banned
ST. PAUL -- So-called assault weapons are nothing more than fancy hunting rifles, gun supporters told a Minnesota House committee today. A federal...
February 6, 2013 - 2:05pm
February 5, 2013
Legislative gun debate begins to overflow crowd
ST. PAUL - The two sides of Minnesota’s gun debate began laying out their arguments today during first of a series of legislative meetings.
February 5, 2013 - 1:20pm