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The perilous path to Canada for migrants shoves local Minn. officials onto front lines of debate
St. Paul 's first black mayor preps for Day 1
Trial looms in Duluth barroom dispute murder trial
Dayton, Fischbach keep it light over lunch
No drop-off for fall: Bemidji Community Food Shelf remains busy
Former Team USA star Krissy Wendell practices with Wild
New closer Fernando Rodney likes Twins' chances in 2018
One year after 'wake-up call,' Vikings' Michael Floyd says he's sober and maturing
Wild's Zach Parise: 'There's still a ways to go' before he plays
Marcus Georges-Hunt earned the chance to be in Timberwolves' rotation
Edwin Lawrence Johnson
Bill Donovan Hink
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GENERATIONS: Tony Nicholson: An old-fashioned boy's Christmas
SAM COOK: Help Bob give a kid the gift of wheels
No need to plan kindness this season
In matters of the heart, faith becomes real
Always cover Norfolk Island Pine after purchase
These men thought they adopted a mini piglet until she became Esther the Wonder Pig, darling of the internet
BSO celebrates the season
The Force is strong with 'The Last Jedi,' critics say
Dancing into Tradition: First City Dance Studio celebrates a decade of The Nutcracker
Around the Arts, December 10
Tullibees continue to decline in Green Lake
Trout Unlimited to hold fly-tying class Dec. 14
Rehabbed Grand Forks peregrine lands permanent home in Winnipeg
‘That evening hunt — that was worth the whole trip’
BRAD DOKKEN: Despite no deer, muzzleloader hunt offers more fun than frustration
Delbert & Linda Olson
Tom & Linda Peterson
Five myths about bitcoin
GENERATIONS: Evan Hazard: Bachelor cuisine, interrupted
GENERATIONS: Doug Lewandowski: Terminal irritation
GENERATIONS: Art Lee: When and how do you define a 'senior?'
GENERATIONS: Tony Nicholson: An old-fashioned boy's Christmas
April 14, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Take off automatic inflator for business taxes
Fair and balanced. No, this is not an editorial about a cable television network, which is itself making the news this week. Rather, we are talking about taxes. Specifically, property taxes and those paid by Minnesota businesses. In a recent visit to the Pioneer, Jim Pumarlo, director...
April 14, 2017 - 6:00am
March 31, 2017
Letter: Minnesota bill makes election data transparent
ST. PAUL—Public trust and confidence in our elections can only be attained if all election data is made available to citizens for inspection...
March 31, 2017 - 6:45am
March 30, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers: A bipartisan proposal to fight opioid abuse
ST. PAUL—Minnesota, like most states, is facing an opioid crisis. In 2016, Minnesota had a 20 percent increase over 2015 in opioid-related deaths. Hennepin County alone saw a 36 percent increase. To fully understand the rising rates of death, overdose and abuse, it's important...
March 30, 2017 - 10:02am
March 17, 2017
McFeely: Why Trump’s budget director is wrong about Meals On Wheels
President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, provided a window into the administration’s priorities Thursday when he was asked...
March 17, 2017 - 3:46pm
March 10, 2017
COMMENTARY: DNR commissioner: Minnesota parks need boost from users, taxpayers
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for the state parks and trails...
March 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
February 28, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Growing in the right direction
Some cheers for the news events of the past week. Quickly becoming a focal point for entrepreneurship in Minnesota, the LaunchPad in Bemidji already is expanding and deserves a cheer. As part of the revamped Mayflower Building downtown, the LaunchPad helps startup business and entrepreneurs,...
February 28, 2017 - 9:15am
February 23, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Have an opinion to share with the community? We don't care if you are right, left, or right down the middle politically. We welcome all letters, and we print virtually all the local letters to the editor we receive, as long as they meet long-established criteria. Letters must be signed...
February 23, 2017 - 9:30am
February 15, 2017
Letter: Travel ban hurts hiring of summer-camp Concordia Language Villages staff
Every summer, 20,000 young adults from around the world serve as camp counselors in thousands of camps across the United States. International...
February 15, 2017 - 1:23pm
Scott Hennen: GoFundMe's NoDAPL dollars put police in danger
Throughout the protests surrounding the Dakota Access pipeline in Morton County, N.D., many people have asked how these protesters are being...
February 15, 2017 - 10:29am
February 14, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: A Water Carnival for everyone
When organizers moved the annual Water Carnival festival from near Paul and Babe downtown to the Sanford Center because of park reconstruction, there were immediate cries of foul, as many thought the downtown business district was being left behind. Now, after two years at the Sanford...
February 14, 2017 - 7:30am
February 7, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: A plan of action for police
On Wednesday, Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin released the department’s strategic plan for the next three years.
February 7, 2017 - 5:00am
January 31, 2017
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Sanford Bemidji solidly looks to the future
The Bemidji region continues to grow and one of the drivers of that is the availability of health care options to local and area residents.
January 31, 2017 - 11:18am
January 23, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Marchers take it to the streets
They came from all around the region. And the country. And the world. An estimated 4 million people took to the streets in some fashion on Saturday...
January 23, 2017 - 9:34pm
January 10, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Warming up to some good news in a cold week
The first week of January sure did deliver with some highs and lows. The lows were in the form of temperatures, as a winter deep freeze settled in for the Bemidji area. So, let’s concentrate on the highs, the good news of the past week. While it will be a different downtown Bemidji...
January 10, 2017 - 7:19am
January 3, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Move transportation funding into the fast lane
A universal you hear about government: fix the darn roads. Well, in Minnesota the past two years, legislators have failed their road test. Transportation funding has been a much discussed topic the past two legislative sessions. And it will be again when the session starts Tuesday,...
January 3, 2017 - 11:27am