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Klobuchar, Peterson go to bat for rural broadband
Nolan hears about Iron Range infrastructure challenges
Today, Keith Ellison may become DNC leader
World's oldest hockey player goes commercial
Busy time for the BFD: Bemidji Fire Department sees hectic but productive 2016
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji survives in Cloquet, 56-54
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Red Lake gets No. 1 seed in Section 8A playoffs
BHS swimmers advance at section meet
WRESTLING: Four Jacks move on to section finals
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers fall 3-1 in playoff opener
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
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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
Wishing loved one could let go of life should not bring guilty feelings
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February 17, 2015
Kathryn Lopez: Only love can unbreak your heart
Elizabeth Santorum was 17 years old when her sister Bella was born. In a new book, “Bella’s Gift,” that she wrote with her parents, Rick and Karen, she reflects on the uninformed view of love that she had before her youngest sister taught her something more. Santorum’s last...
February 17, 2015 - 12:31am
June 23, 2014
Kathryn Lopez: Marriage is what brought us here today
“All day long, some of them tended to the dying and to their burial, countless numbers with no one to care for them. Others gathered together, from all parts of the city, a multitude of those withered from famine, and distributed bread to them all.” At a recent event in Washington,...
June 23, 2014 - 11:04pm
December 9, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: What the pope is really saying
"The Pope loves everyone, rich and poor alike." It's safe to say that the above is not the most quoted line from the pope's most recent and most talked about essay, Evangelii Gaudium, which includes some pointed criticism of late capitalism. "If we don't love the poor, and do all...
December 9, 2013 - 10:41pm
October 28, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: We need a few good men in politics
“What matters?” It’s a question Charles Krauthammer, psychiatrist-turned-Pulitzer-winning columnist, asks in the first sentence of his new book, a memoir-ish collection. The book is called “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.” He explains...
October 28, 2013 - 10:59pm
October 22, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: A vision for the future
Sen. Mike Lee is a man to listen to. Washington, D.C., Congress and some Republican senators are not the most popular people in America today, but suspend your judgment for just a moment. Consider his indictment — of American politics and even conservatism — and his vision for...
October 22, 2013 - 12:27am
September 23, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: The pope’s real message
“Heal wounds, warm hearts.” That’s what one sinner said the Catholic Church needs to do in the world today. That sinner, as he describes himself, happened to be the pope. Every time Pope Francis makes headlines — praying with more than 3 million young people in Rio, writing...
September 23, 2013 - 11:13pm
August 27, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: Constriction of freedom
Our nation has “entered an age of post-constitutional soft tyranny.” Mark Levin, most known for being a talk-radio host and best-selling author but also the president of the Landmark Legal Foundation and a veteran of the Reagan Justice Department, makes this assertion in his new...
August 27, 2013 - 12:03am
August 12, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: Transformation through charitable work
SAN ANTONIO -- The talk of the Knights of Columbus convention here, which I attended as an invited speaker, were missionaries from the Philippines. The Marikina Valley Council in Luzon traveled by foot for an hour and a half, each way, to establish a relationship with an indigenous...
August 12, 2013 - 11:17pm
August 5, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: A new spin to an old message
"People won't remember what you said as much as how you made them feel." My friend Austen Ivereigh, co-founder of Catholic Voices in England (full disclosure: I am the director of the American branch), writes in his book, "How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice." Can...
August 5, 2013 - 11:11pm
July 2, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: A different type of inclusion
The scene was exotic enough to make an amateur photographer going for a walk instead sit down for the long haul. We were gathering on a grassy patch on the U.S. Capitol’s grounds. The first to arrive were Dominican friars and religious sisters in full habit. Monks and nuns in...
July 2, 2013 - 12:16am
June 25, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: Catholics must communicate better
I’ve been spending the better part of the last week among Catholics who communicate. They’re people of varied backgrounds and politics who love their church. We’re at the annual meeting of the Catholic Press Association, where I’ve been asked to speak a few times. But what...
June 25, 2013 - 12:09am
May 27, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: Light in the darkness
“Beauty draws the human heart and can help ennoble or tear down,” Ashley Crouch, an editor at a new magazine called Verily, tells me. I thought of her comment as I heard the story of a 94-year-old woman in Moore, Okla., who lost her home to the recent tornado that swept through...
May 27, 2013 - 11:02pm
April 30, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: Getting back to the basics in Texas
“Life is service to the end.” At the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the former president said this in a video lead-in to his live remarks. As most of the analysts on television news shows were talking about his “legacy” in the past tense, and former staff...
April 30, 2013 - 12:42am
April 23, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: Some real questions in evil’s wake
Martin Richard’s life ended as he waited at the Boston Marathon finish line on a local holiday. He was there to celebrate his dad’s victory with his family. Instead, he is dead and his family’s life is changed forever. When I heard that the 8-year-old victim of the marathon...
April 23, 2013 - 12:11am
April 8, 2013
Kathryn Lopez: Walk a Hutterite mile in their shoes
Have you noticed all the talk about the “inevitability” of same-sex marriage? Are you watching the second round of the “war on women” rhetoric hitting opponents of the president’s stance on abortion and health care? We need to take a deep breath and consider the consequences...
April 8, 2013 - 11:25pm