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Minn. blames assisted living facility in resident's death
Mexicans see models of Trump's 'impenetrable' wall, and they're not impressed.
'This is very alarming!': Flying insects vanish from nature preserves
Cloquet City Council gives interim police chief the permanent job
Timberwolves drop season opener to Spurs
GIRLS SOCCER: Jacks ready for championship rematch
BOYS SOCCER: Jacks look to experience to help them repeat as section champs
Minnesota Lumberjacks take third at nationals
SOCCER: BSU ranked No. 2 in region
Norval Everett Oien
Edward M. Schmuch
Gilbert D. Bahr
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
He was the king of late night, but David Letterman doesn't miss it 'for a second'
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
Letters to the editor
September 2, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Writer hearing the beat of a different drummer?
King Oscar II, king of both Norway and Sweden at the same time (1872-1905), is in the conversation of who coined the phrase "If you are not a liberal at 25, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative at 35 you have no brain." Oscar's version was "A man who has not been a socialist...
September 2, 2017 - 1:06pm
August 21, 2017
Letter to the Editor: No place for Confederate flag in Bemidji
It is time to talk about the Confederate flags displayed in Bemidji. You have likely seen them. Defenders of that flag often hold the phrase “southern heritage!” up as a shield and as a justification for its display.
August 21, 2017 - 10:23am
August 19, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A far cry from the quest for equality
Recent comments from the White House suggest that the current occupant is not differentiating between spontaneous violence and an entrenched ideology of cruelly violent oppression. Spontaneous violence erupts from primitive brain structures that all people share (and also share with...
August 19, 2017 - 12:59pm
July 26, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Single-payer solution for America's health care dilemma
This affects all of us. We cannot keep paying the rising copayments, deductibles, payroll deductions, and outright insurance premiums that seem to define our healthcare system. Many skip doctor visits and prescriptions because money isn't available. Millions don't have any insurance...
July 26, 2017 - 6:56am
June 23, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Indeed, a new veterans home is a non-partisan issue
Mr. Erickson, In response to your letter in the Pioneer of Thursday, June 22, ("Veterans home project is a non-partisan issue") let me be clear:
June 23, 2017 - 6:00am
May 24, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grossell should spend time working to fund education for all
I am writing in response to the article about our local state Rep. Matt Grossell's comments about the Minnesota Department of Education's toolkit...
May 24, 2017 - 5:30am
May 11, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature must provide adequate funding for DNR
This is a follow-up to the letter to the editor I co-authored entitled "Regulatory agencies should move at the speed of commerce," (Page A4,...
May 11, 2017 - 7:30am
May 5, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Building houses for more bluebirds
There are two birds that are exclusively dependent on humans to create housing for them, bluebirds and martins.
May 5, 2017 - 1:07pm
May 2, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not kidding, invasive species are a real threat
I'm not kidding! ("Are you kidding me?," Page 4, April 28) I believe the intrusion of invasive species into our lakes and waterways is the biggest...
May 2, 2017 - 8:58am
April 30, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Ward 4 election, remember Lehmann's support of Sanford Center
Bemidji has a City Council election (Ward 4) on Tuesday. Being from the outlying north we don't get to participate, just suffer or benefit from...
April 30, 2017 - 9:00am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump's approach to North Korea rekindles global fears
I feel existential fear. My body feels the same, though less intense, as during the Cuban missile crisis when I was 11. I knew that Minneapolis, where I lived, would be mushroom soup should things go to hell: biggest mill town, major rail junction, Mississippi lock and dam, Control...
April 30, 2017 - 7:00am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to all who made March for Science a success
Thank you to the hundreds of marchers who supported the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22.
April 30, 2017 - 6:00am
April 22, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Minnesota Health Plan’ is a plan for all
I have recently retired and am grateful to have made it to Medicare having had good insurance through my spouse until now. However, the current...
April 22, 2017 - 10:44pm
April 20, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Celebrating Earth Day every day
As thousands across the U.S. get ready to protest environmental budget cuts for Earth Day, each of us can also help with our driving, our recycling...
April 20, 2017 - 9:00am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: TEDxBemidji team thanks community
On behalf of the entire TEDxBemidji team, thank you to our community for your support and engagement in our inaugural event. It takes community,...
April 20, 2017 - 8:00am