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Minnesota DNR appoints Albrecht as new Northwest Regional Director
There’s a new sheriff’s dog in town: K9 unit brings in Mac, a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois
HOUSING: State level processing continues for Westwood Acres residents
DNA results point to owner of severed fingers found in East Grand Forks
Crime report for Aug. 24
CROSS COUNTRY: BSU picked to finish 12th in NSIC
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji tops WHA
BOYS SOCCER: Lumberjacks blank Wolves
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MASTER GARDENERS: Slipping is not just for winter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The infinite nature of truth and reconciliation
John Eggers: Delight in the dog days of August
Patt Rall: Music is in the air in and around Bemidji
John Eggers: Helping Others Go For The Gold
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Punk’s Dead: SLC Punk 2’
Inspired and inspiring: Big Daddy Weave takes the stage tonight at Sanford Center
Art briefs: Sunday Aug. 21
Off The Record Blog: An Idiot’s Guide To Summerslam
Patt Rall: Pine Tones, Caige Jambor to perform in concerts today
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Caution needed to prevent spread of invasive species
DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
DNR survey finds Minnesota wolf population stable
Blane Klemek: Shrikes are some of the more fascinating birds out there
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Slower fall cooldown better for fishing
Lorraine Peck birthday
Edwina Batchelder birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reporters struggle to deal with Trump
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Survey is next step for Bemidji YMCA project
Faith Hensrud: Moving forward at BSU and NTC with a focus on student success
Pioneer Editorial: Clean, drain and dispose
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Creating smiles and memories
October 20, 2012
When did you decide to be straight?
To those who are “concerned for children,” please accept this personal example: My former son-in-law “came out” 17 years ago. Prior to his “coming out” he blessed me with two precious granddaughters. During the last 17 years he has continued to be a superb, loving parent...
October 20, 2012 - 2:47am
October 17, 2012
Vote ‘no’ for civil rights for everyone
To marriage amendment supporters: You are probably not a bad person; you probably have your reasons for voting “yes” on the marriage amendment. You probably are not hateful, mean and discriminatory or even a bigot, and you may even feel that what you are doing is the right thing....
October 17, 2012 - 11:51pm
October 16, 2012
Vote ‘no’ to keep the conversation open
I’m writing today in hopes of connecting with a few people who believe that they don’t know any gay people. Maybe, though, you know me. I’ve been with my fantastic boyfriend, Rob, for two and a half years now. Someday soon, we hope to get married. If the current marriage amendment...
October 16, 2012 - 12:52am
October 14, 2012
Pro-marriage amendment group rallies support
BEMIDJI – A few dozen people gathered Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion on the Lake Bemidji waterfront to rally support for the marriage amendment...
October 14, 2012 - 1:15am
A ‘no’ vote supports family strength
I have had the pleasure and good fortune of living in Bemidji for over 30 years. Together, my husband and I raised our five children here in the Minnesota north country. Several months ago, I was diagnosed with a form of ovarian cancer which resulted in extensive surgery and chemotherapy....
October 14, 2012 - 12:47am
October 12, 2012
Marriage amendment is teachable moment in schools
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's marriage amendment debate has seeped into school hallways, cafeterias and Twitter back-and-forth among students....
October 12, 2012 - 12:13pm
September 28, 2012
Facts, not fear: Voting no on marriage amendment won’t limit religious freedom
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela There are many unfounded fears about what would happen if the Minnesota “marriage amendment” is not passed. One of these fears...
September 28, 2012 - 12:58am
September 26, 2012
Veterans, military families form anti-amendment group
ST. PAUL – A group of military veterans and family members plan to fight a proposal to define marriage in the Minnesota Constitution that effectively bans gay marriages. Lori and Jeff Wilfahrt of Rosemount, whose gay son died in Afghanistan last year, joined Tuesday in announcing...
September 26, 2012 - 3:49am
September 18, 2012
We need to let others have freedoms, too
To the people of Bemidji and the surrounding area, I have these words: For our sakes, and for our freedom, we must vote “no.” There have been many letters in this paper concerning religion and the definition of the marriage amendment. If our argument is based in religion, we...
September 18, 2012 - 1:39am
August 28, 2012
Bemidji volunteers use phone lines to fight marriage amendment
BEMIDJI — With the 2012 elections just 68 days away, local volunteers continue to make calls in hopes of defeating the amendment that would...
August 28, 2012 - 9:33pm
High court gives GOP pair of amendment wins
By Don Davis, Forum Communications ST. PAUL — Minnesotans’ Nov. 6 ballots will show two proposed constitutional amendments with the titles the Republican-controlled Legislature wanted. Four of six Minnesota Supreme Court justices ruled Monday that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie...
August 28, 2012 - 12:10am
August 21, 2012
Those who sin will face God’s judgment
I have read with interest the letters to the editor and the news stories concerning the debate concerning same-sex-marriage. Of special interest to me was the letter from Marjorie Andersen (Aug. 8). I am also surprised at the statements that many people do not know that there are...
August 21, 2012 - 10:57pm
August 16, 2012
National group runs anti-marriage amendment TV ad
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A national group working to defeat the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in Minnesota is launching its first...
August 16, 2012 - 9:56am
August 15, 2012
Scripture could help the world today
I found the letter from Marjorie Anderson (Aug. 8) to be appalling. Everyone has a right to his or her opinion but no one (not even you, Marjorie) has the right to be mean and hurtful to another person. Your letter was just plain mean to Father Don Braukmann. Shame on you. Also, in...
August 15, 2012 - 10:36pm