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FAITH BRIEFS: 07/29/2016
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Park Rapids man charged with terroristic threats following disturbance at Burger King
Swimmer swept away in Red River believed safe, Grand Forks police say
Former Willmar teacher charged with assault
Vikings extend contract of head coach Zimmer
Sports physical blitz planned for Aug. 6
BHS player/parent meetings set for Aug. 3
YOUTH BASEBALL: Northern Heat planning fundraisers
GOLF: Match play underway at Birchmont
Susan Marie Tibstra
Ashley Jean Needham
Beverly J. Neadeau
Charlotte "Char" Clark
James "Jim" Sperling
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Off The Record Blog: Let’s analyze this trailer for ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’ book
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
April 8, 2013
Japan increasingly nervous about North Korea nukes
TOKYO (AP) — It's easy to write off North Korea's threats to strike the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile as bluster: it has never demonstrated the capability to deploy a missile that could reach the Pacific island of Guam, let alone the mainland U.S. But what about Japan?...
April 8, 2013 - 10:18am
April 1, 2013
Klobuchar, Walz tout bill to restore vets benefits
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Tim Walz are holding a Minneapolis press conference to discuss their legislation aimed at helping wrongly discharged military veterans restore their benefits. The federal lawmakers are talking about their push Monday...
April 1, 2013 - 9:32am
March 29, 2013
Military brief for March 31
Bagley grad finishes basic training SHEVLIN – Air Force Airman Allen Deshane graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core...
March 29, 2013 - 4:58pm
March 22, 2013
Scotty Allison: Interesting statistics on American Indian servicemembers
As I was gathering information for the Northern Minnesota Veterans Home Task Force, I discovered some interesting facts about American Indian service members. First, they serve at a higher rate and have a higher concentration of female servicemembers than all other servicemembers....
March 22, 2013 - 5:07pm
March 18, 2013
Fort Snelling buildings to become veterans housing
FORT SNELLING, Minn. (AP) — After decades of neglect, five old brick buildings at Fort Snelling that saw service from the Spanish-American War through World War II will be renovated into apartments for homeless veterans and their families. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs'...
March 18, 2013 - 5:41am
March 14, 2013
Northrop Grumman commits to drone tech park
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Northrop Grumman has committed to being the anchor tenant of a proposed unmanned aircraft systems technology park at Grand Forks Air Force Base, according to Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. They said Wednesday that the defense contractor, which...
March 14, 2013 - 9:01am
Defense pay cuts could affect 2,000-plus in N.D., Minn.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A proposed furlough of Defense Department employees could mean a 20 percent cut in pay for thousands of employees of Grand Forks Air Force Base and the North Dakota and Minnesota National Guards. The cuts would fall on roughly 300 civilian employees at the base,...
March 14, 2013 - 8:56am
March 1, 2013
NORAD may shed 24-hour alert sites in Va., Minn.
DENVER (AP) — NORAD is considering taking two of its 18 Air Force sites off 24-hour alert, saying it will save millions of dollars without compromising its ability to defend against 9/11-style attacks. A Government Accountability Office report released Thursday said the North American...
March 1, 2013 - 1:50pm
February 27, 2013
Lawmakers, vet groups panning Pentagon's new medal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The military's new medal for cyber warriors should get a demotion, according to veterans groups and lawmakers who say it shouldn't outrank such revered honors as the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. The Distinguished Warfare Medal, announced by the Defense Department...
February 27, 2013 - 4:35pm
February 22, 2013
Military News: Blackduck grad back from overseas
BLACKDUCK – Army Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Johnson has returned to the United States after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Johnson is a battalion communications team chief assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat...
February 22, 2013 - 4:13pm
February 12, 2013
North Korea conducts third controversial nuke test
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast,...
February 12, 2013 - 8:53am
Obama to announce 34K troops to be home in 1 year
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan...
February 12, 2013 - 8:50am
February 4, 2013
Diana West: Women fight, civilization loses
And so it came, the coup de grace. The final “barrier” to “opportunities” for women in combat is no more. With a stroke of their pens, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey decreed that no battlefield mission or military role is...
February 4, 2013 - 11:16pm
February 2, 2013
Deputy veterans affairs commissioner visits with task force
BEMIDJI – There’s currently no commitment to build a veterans home here, but there could be a need for one. That was the assessment of Mike Gallucci, the deputy commissioner of veterans health care at the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, at a Saturday morning meeting...
February 2, 2013 - 4:19pm
January 29, 2013
Franken nominates 2 BHS seniors
BEMIDJI – U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has nominated Nicholas Gubbels of Bemidji for admission to the U.S. Air Force Academy and Jacob Letson of Bemidji to the U.S. Naval Academy. Both are seniors at Bemidji High School. If chosen for an appointment by the academy, the two would...
January 29, 2013 - 5:18pm