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Republican wins recount, GOP gains Senate control
St. Cloud-based video company challenges state law on serving gay couples
St. Paul day care provider charged in infant’s car seat strangulation
Gov. Dayton: Session deadline? What deadline?
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GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Ray O. Carpenter
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Emma "Margaret" Treat
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
May 28, 2015
Joseph Cotto: Preventing amnesty gone wild
After several years on the back burner, talk about comprehensive immigration reform has finally returned. The last time a bipartisan consensus formed on the matter was in the U.S. Senate. Unfortunately, it was centered around a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens. Whether or...
May 28, 2015 - 11:31pm
November 20, 2014
Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of...
November 20, 2014 - 9:54pm
July 19, 2014
Bishop Michael J. Hoeppner: America must meet this human rights test
Our nation’s immigration system is broken. It is inconsistent, ineffective and does not serve the common good. On this point, people across the political spectrum are in agreement. The question is, what are we going to do about it, especially as thousands of children are coming...
July 19, 2014 - 10:33pm
April 18, 2014
Matt Mackowiak: Immigration reform may wait until 2017
Our immigration system is broken. Few would disagree. The political debate over immigration reform over the past decade has centered on legalization (also called amnesty) versus border security, and both sides are dug in. Liberals believe they cannot achieve their aim of the legalization...
April 18, 2014 - 12:28am
September 17, 2013
Byron York: Clock ticking, House immigration reform stuck in neutral
Remember the Gang of Seven? It's the House bipartisan immigration reform working group -- used to be the Gang of Eight before Republican Rep. Raul Labrador quit in frustration -- and it has been rumored for months to be on the verge of releasing a comprehensive reform bill. It still...
September 17, 2013 - 11:36pm
August 6, 2013
Doug Patton: Congress need more Steve Kings
First, a disclaimer: I love Steve King. Steve King is a good friend of mine and has been for a decade, ever since I was privileged to work for him during his first term in Congress. That said, I would defend him whether he was a friend or not. My hometown newspaper, the Omaha...
August 6, 2013 - 11:45pm
July 2, 2013
Byron York: Rubio’s immigration strategy worked brilliantly
In the end, immigration reform really was a done deal in the Senate. Debates come down to numbers on Capitol Hill, and the Gang of Eight reform team had the numbers. Needing 60 votes to overcome a filibuster, they started with the Senate’s 54 Democrats and then added the four...
July 2, 2013 - 11:39pm
June 26, 2013
Minnesota faith leaders to call for immigration reform
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Minnesota's Christian faith leaders are calling for compassionate immigration reform. The leaders plan to release a joint statement at a news conference Wednesday on the plaza of the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis. They plan to urge...
June 26, 2013 - 9:12am
April 30, 2013
Bryon York: Loopholes put many illegal immigrants on track to citizenship
Members of the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of Eight stress that under their new immigration plan, currently illegal immigrants will have to wait more than a decade before achieving citizenship. Newly legalized immigrants will be given a provisional status and "will have to stay in...
April 30, 2013 - 11:48pm
April 21, 2013
Rich Lowry: Sen. Chuck Schumer’s triumph
Everyone presumes that Sen. Chuck Schumer, the media-hungry Democrat from New York, wants to be the next Senate majority leader. His performance in the negotiations over the Gang of Eight immigration plan should bolster his case for an eventual promotion. Schumer has been at the...
April 21, 2013 - 12:02am
April 3, 2013
Bob Franken: The right fielders strike out
I think it was a dream: There I was at the Washington Nationals’ Opening Day as they started the season that naturally will end in a World Series victory. As we all know, that isn’t a dream. In the fantasy, though, since it was a home game, which of course means it was in Washington,...
April 3, 2013 - 11:48pm