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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
Nurses ratify new contract with Sanford Bemidji
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
Bemidji Middle School assistant principal charged with 2 felonies
Raskob's game-winner sends UMD into region final
BSU baseball games rescheduled
SDSU soccer adds BSU's Janssen to staff
MEN'S HOCKEY: Former Beaver O’Connor signs with Walleye
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Ruth Arlene (Smith) Evarts
Donald S. Ness
Edward Locke Gallagher
MASTER GARDENERS: Garden seed planning starts now
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Time for a love story
DELGADO COLUMN: Native American graves and repatriation protection emerge once again
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What about kids that don't want to learn?
PRIME TIME: Children's Time on Sunday morning
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents 'Celtic Legends'
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spring is here, and open water isn't too far behind
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Some congratulations and thanks yous are in order
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Candidate thanks supporters, Ward 4
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
August 27, 2011
Nurses are too overloaded to provide adequate care
I ask the Bemidji community to support Sanford Nurses concerned about staffing issues. I had surgery two years ago in Bemidji. Pain pills failed to work for my pain, so I was admitted to the hospital. I asked for pain meds several times after surgery; however, I was told they could...
August 27, 2011 - 12:00am
February 17, 2011
Federal Education Dept. has done nothing for kids
I totally disagree with the federal government having a Department of Education. In my estimation it should be abolished. I retired as an elementary teacher in Northome in 1983. As of then certain programs were beginning through federal assistance. Also, the teacher unions were acquiring...
February 17, 2011 - 12:00am
Residential natural gas should be sales tax free
The Minnesota Revenue Department decimates: per Minnesota sales tax fact sheet number 157. "LP gas delivered to a residence is assumed to be for residential use and is not taxable on a year-round basis." "Natural gas or electricity sold for residential use is not taxable for billing...
February 17, 2011 - 12:00am
June 6, 2010
Must do better to curb illegal immigration entry
Immigration is an issue that needs our attention. The cost to us as Americans has been great. That cost includes a drain on our efforts to protect, not only our resources, but also the safety of our families, especially in concentrated areas of population.
June 6, 2010 - 12:00am
Republicans deceive in 'official' Census mailing
We got a letter in the mail the other day that had "Do Not Destroy Official Document" written in bold capital letters on the front. In more bold letters the envelope identified itself as "Census Document Registered To:" with my husband's name. I opened it thinking it was our census...
June 6, 2010 - 12:00am
April 22, 2010
Minnesota needs strong anti-bullying laws for kids
"It's just 'kids being kids.'" "It has always gone on." These are often the responses or excuses given for instances of bullying in our school systems. Recently, it was reported that a girl in Massachusetts committed suicide after being subjected to repeated bullying on school grounds....
April 22, 2010 - 12:00am
January 10, 2010
Letter To The Editor - Representatives not representing taxpayers
To the editor: To remedy the violations to our Constitution by our elected officials in Congress, the Senate, the Judicial and our state officials, "We The People," have completed 11 days deliberating, Nov. 11-21 at St. Charles, IL, on resolutions to construct instructions to our...
January 10, 2010 - 7:47am
December 17, 2009
City needs community development position
I applaud the City Council's decision last year to hire Community Development Director Rita Albrecht. It is obvious that despite the recession, Bemidji is still growing - setting sail. In light of the council's recent decision to drop the position, I have to ask who will be charting...
December 17, 2009 - 12:00am
December 16, 2009
Former Rep. Moe casts support for Rep. Kelliher
While I miss seeing so many of you on a regular basis, it's been nice to spend more time at home and getting to know my wife again. It's been troubling though to watch the continued troubles of the state budget. Wednesday's budget forecast was a sobering reminder that the challenges...
December 16, 2009 - 12:00am
November 4, 2009
Bemidji State fields an exciting football team
If you have been noticing the sounds of cowbells, air horns and duck calls during Saturday afternoons, you'll be pleased to know that it isn't the city of Bemidji being swarmed by animals or large ships; rather, it is the cheers of the devoted football fans cheering on the Bemidji...
November 4, 2009 - 12:00am
September 25, 2009
Time to focus on the real causes of family breakups
In reading the article about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America actions regarding the homosexual issue, I feel the need to reply. I am overwhelmed with the Christian church's misplaced concern with homosexuals. They are an extreme minority composing 1 to 2 percent of the population....
September 25, 2009 - 12:00am
August 26, 2009
Rep. Bachmann right to question Census Bureau
The Kool-Aid must not have been mixed very well before you wrote the editorial on July 2 attacking Rep. Bachmann for her concern about ACORN's involvement in the 2010 Census. A few facts that may cause some misconceptions: - The census has been under the control of the fairly politically...
August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
Bad behavior should be corrected of any race
I would also like to respond to Richard Peterson's letter. He started out so intelligently and when I reached the part where he started slamming native American people as a whole for the actions of an individual, I realized that there needs to be a Race Council of Northern Minnesota...
August 26, 2009 - 12:00am
August 21, 2009
Tea party 'socialism' calls are seriously misguided
The recent gatherings of Republicans and tea party people who have rallied under the banner, "freedom over socialism" are seriously misguided. Although this slogan is emotionally charged and obviously manipulative, it is fundamentally ridiculous. How is it that socialism is the nemesis...
August 21, 2009 - 12:00am
July 2, 2009
Evolution: Schools teach knowledge, not radicalism
I find the letter posted on June 19, "Product of teaching evolution: godless society" very absurd. Though the theory of evolution is just that, a "theory," it is very convincing based on science which more often than not, turns out to be fact. I have no personal prejudice against...
July 2, 2009 - 12:00am