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COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Board to discuss jail renovations Tuesday
Court considering mental status of Bemidji murder suspect
Photo of the Day for Friday, March 7: Taking a rest
Ambassadors congratulate Urban Treasures
Ambassadors visit Headwaters Chiropractic Center
BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Lake wins Section 8A
SWIMMING: Gubbels, Yartz go to 100-yard freestyle final
TRACK AND FIELD: Hougen retires
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU confident despite underdog status (video)
Battling to the finish: Bemidji falls to St. Thomas in consolation game but fights to the end (photo gallery)
John Frank Falk
Elsie E. Grundmeier
David Dean Johnson
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day on the Hill this week
John Eggers: How can you help all kids graduate?
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
Don't let negativity sink your boat
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Off The Record Blog: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Goes Out On A High Note
Art briefs - Sunday March 1
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Ensemble's concert harkens to spring
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Art briefs - Sunday Feb. 22
A hefty turnout for the Northland Fat Bike Rally (photo gallery)
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: March a favorite time for many anglers
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: March is Minnesota FoodShare campaign
Tom Purcell: Overreaching in plain English
Eric Fisher and Dan Dorman: Workforce housing key to economic growth in Greater Minnesota
Joseph Cotto: Altruism no substitute for helping yourself
Joe Gandelman: Giuliani: America’s hack
December 20, 2012
Catholics still split by marriage amendment fight
By Sasha Aslanian, MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL – More than a month after Minnesota became the first state to defeat a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage, some Catholics say it’s time to acknowledge how divisive that effort was within the church. Among them is Kathleen...
December 20, 2012 - 10:09pm
December 11, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Vigorous debates on tap for Minnesota Late last week, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton provided an overview of his priorities for the next two years. The top goal for everyone will be enacting a two-year budget – but expect plenty of fireworks. The governor wants to deal with a projected...
opinion / editorial
December 11, 2012 - 12:43am
November 8, 2012
Marriage amendment supporters end losing streak, look ahead
By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They’d won every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by gay marriage supporters —...
November 8, 2012 - 12:12am
Beltrami County voters split on two amendments
BEMIDJI – Strong voter turnout at Beltrami County precincts led to results trickling in late Tuesday and early Wednesday. A look at the complete, unofficial tallies show local voters sided with nearly all of the candidates elected for federal offices. But Beltrami County voters...
news / local
November 8, 2012 - 12:07am
November 7, 2012
Fight isn’t over for gay marriage supporters
By PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage is history. The fight isn’t over for gay marriage supporters, though. The next logical step is the actual right to marry. Though the ban was defeated by voters...
November 7, 2012 - 11:38pm
‘Slippery slope’ argument inconsistent
I was appalled to open the Bemidji Pioneer on both Oct. 23 and Oct. 31 to read the letters to the editor written by Rev. Wurm and Mrs. Kittleson. As a faithful Christian and a proud member of the GLBTQIA community, I find the so called “slippery slope” argument highly offensive....
opinion / letters
November 7, 2012 - 11:15pm
November 2, 2012
Marriage amendment divisions run deep
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s hottest election topic continues to get hotter as Election Day nears. Whether to amend the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage has generated the most debate and most money this election season, and a Thursday night debate did nothing to pave over...
November 2, 2012 - 4:22am
Pro and con arguments on gay marriage
ST. PAUL — The basic argument about whether to pass a proposed constitutional amendment about marriage centers on whether same-sex marriages should be allowed. Even though passing the amendment would make no immediate change since Minnesota law already outlaws gay marriage, amendment...
November 2, 2012 - 4:07am
October 28, 2012
Disputes in gay-marriage states similar to Minnesota debate
ST. PAUL — Gay marriage remains divisive in states that allow it, with arguments that sound a lot like what Minnesotans are hearing as they consider a proposed constitutional amendment on the subject. Some see allowing gay marriages to be nothing more than allowing gays and lesbians...
October 28, 2012 - 1:13am
A look at issues surrounding marriage amendment
ST. PAUL — Minnesota voters will be asked in the Nov. 6 election whether they want to amend the state Constitution to define a marriage as between a man and a woman, effectively outlawing gay marriages. Here is a look at the issues: Process: The Minnesota Constitution is amended...
October 28, 2012 - 12:51am
Make sure you tell the whole story
“Fire. Fire.” That’s what Mr. Matt Wurm seems to be yelling in his letter to the editor (Oct. 23). What he forgot to add is he is Rev. Matt Wurm, and that all the things he mentions, like people marrying their children or group marriage or people marrying animals couldn’t...
opinion / letters
October 28, 2012 - 12:22am
October 25, 2012
Dayton rallies students, discusses election issues
BEMIDJI – Although he won’t be on the ballot again for another two years, Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday this year’s election will be...
news / local
October 25, 2012 - 12:34am
October 23, 2012
Election notebook: Libertarian presidential candidate against marriage amendment
ST. PAUL – The Libertarian Party presidential candidate opposes a proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage. “While different faiths may choose not to perform or recognize same-sex marriage, the government has no business deciding who should be allowed...
October 23, 2012 - 11:53pm
Love, commitment not the only factors
If two committed homosexuals truly love each other, why should any American in good conscience limit their freedom to marry? If a man and four women love each other and pledge themselves to one another, why should we exclude their desire for a polygamous marriage? If four men and...
opinion / letters
October 23, 2012 - 12:58am
October 21, 2012
Can’t change what God has established
My fellow Minnesotans – please stop and think and vote “yes” on the marriage amendment. The purpose of the amendment is to affirm what is common sense, right and already established. There are those who would like to expand the definition of marriage to include whomever you...
opinion / letters
October 21, 2012 - 12:10am