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Knutson Dam Recreation Area temporarily closed
360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence lands large grant
Senior Surf computer training classes
Coauette joins Essentia Health in Fosston, Bagley
Park Rapids native races in Rio
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Aerials compete in St. Paul
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Dorothy "Dot" Schocker
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Alexander Carl (Shorty) Petersen
Dorothy Sunde Bishop
Ole "Buddie" Risland Sr.
MASTER GARDENERS: What ate my potatoes?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
Tigirlily to open for Justin Moore at Sanford Center
Monday Movie Report: Oscars Foreign Language Category adds first contenders
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
Rock-solid restoration: New Knutson Dam near Pennington unveiled
DNR to sell 40 northern Minnesota land parcels
Lake Bemidji State Park youth, muzzleloader hunts
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Cooling water temperatures pool the fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
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December 9, 2015
Susan Brown: Gun control won’t fix this
The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama assured Americans all was well and he knew “of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland” based “on the latest information I just received in the Situation Room.” A week later, in San Bernardino, Calif.,...
December 9, 2015 - 1:17am
September 11, 2014
Letter: Reader upset with Franken’s supports of gun ban
I must write you to let people know that Al Franken has voted in favor of a gun ban, supported by Obama, Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg and Dianne Feinstein. They want to take away our guns and Second Amendment. The want us like Australia. Well, this is America, the land of...
September 11, 2014 - 11:53pm
May 31, 2014
Michael Reagan: Mass murder knee-jerks in the anti-gun lobby
You all know who he is. But I’m not going to repeat the name of the 22-year-old crazy person who stabbed or shot six young people to death near the UC Santa Barbara campus last week. I’m not going to quote from his insane 137-page “manifesto,” either. It just spews his...
May 31, 2014 - 1:15am
May 1, 2014
House votes to keep guns away from domestic abusers
ST. PAUL — A compromise between gun supporters and those who want to protect domestic abuse victims won overwhelming approval in the House on Wednesday as representatives voted to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. “We know that the presence of a gun during a highly volatile...
May 1, 2014 - 12:27am
September 21, 2013
Michael Reagan: Idiots against guns
The Idiots Against Guns in the media and Congress overdid it this time. Not wanting to miss a chance to politicize a shooting tragedy, the anti-gun nuts went berserk Monday when news broke that a man had gone on a rampage at a Washington, D.C. naval base and killed 12 people. Long...
September 21, 2013 - 1:16am
September 17, 2013
Rich Lowry: It’s the billionaire vs. the plumber
Michael Bloomberg is the mayor of New York and a media mogul who weekends in Bermuda and whose net worth is an estimated $27 billion. Victor Head runs a plumbing business with his brother in Pueblo, Colo. The two clashed from a distance in the Colorado gun recalls, and Head...
September 17, 2013 - 12:37am
August 14, 2013
Minnesota Capitol security panel split over guns
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Members of a task force studying security at Minnesota's Capitol are split over the law that allows handguns in the building. The Advisory Committee on Capitol Security met Wednesday for a preliminary discussion of the issue. A second hearing to...
August 14, 2013 - 9:17am
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