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A mini-Minion: City holds annual Bark ‘N’ Boo event at Nymore Dog Park
CITY: Bemidji's municipal liquor stores show slight uptick in net profits
The big chew: Goats deployed to eat invasive shrubs in Twin Cities park
Patrol still looking for hit-and-run driver who killed 85 year old woman
Minnesota pastor arrested on charges of possessing child porn
SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
August 17, 2015
Ada, Minn., woman says Trump was "pretty nice" during NYC jury duty
NEW YORK -- An Ada, Minn., native who reported to jury duty with Donald Trump here on Monday says the presidential candidate was "pretty nice"...
August 17, 2015 - 9:20pm
July 30, 2015
Jason Stanford: Are we a Kirk or Picard?
It’s a sign of the times that the dumbest answer in the presidential campaign so far yielded the deepest question. As usual, Ted Cruz started it. In an interview with New York Times Magazine, Cruz talked himself into this corner: “It is quite likely that Kirk is a Republican...
July 30, 2015 - 11:47pm
July 1, 2015
Tina Dupuy: Obamacare ruling is a GOP win
The dream of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney has now been realized. Their solution — their idea for universal health care has been passed by both houses, signed by the president and upheld twice now by the Supreme Court. Yes, they call it Obamacare....
July 1, 2015 - 11:52pm
June 9, 2015
Erickson to run for House in District 2A
BEMIDJI -- Roger Erickson, a former state representative, retired teacher and coach from Baudette, said Tuesday that he will seek the DFL party...
June 9, 2015 - 5:20pm
May 28, 2015
Tom Purcell: Journalism’s sorry state
I don’t know why everyone is so up in arms that alleged newsman George Stephanopoulos donated $75,000 to a private foundation co-owned and operated by a woman who hopes to be president. Georgie has been a partisan pit-chihuahua his entire career. The little guy cut his teeth managing...
May 28, 2015 - 12:08am
May 27, 2015
Dick Polman: How to cull the Republican herd
This is more daunting than a Rubik’s cube: How in the world do you fit as many as 18 Republican candidates on one debate stage? The GOP has no clue how to do it. At a party confab last weekend, a top official said, “I think there’s a consensus to cap it between nine and 12,”...
May 27, 2015 - 12:16am
May 23, 2015
Donald Kaul: Of course Jeb Bush would have invaded Iraq
Jeb Bush must have set some kind of record for political flip-flopping this month. “Knowing what we know now,” he was asked — that Saddam Hussein didn’t have any weapons of mass destruction, for example — “would you have authorized the invasion” of Iraq? “I would’ve,”...
May 23, 2015 - 12:51am
May 22, 2015
LEGISLATURE: Session 'brews' over in Bemidji: Area legislators take part in 'Pints & Politics' event
BEMIDJI—A few days removed from the end of the 2015 Legislature, three area politicians were back in session Thursday evening. This...
May 22, 2015 - 8:42am
May 21, 2015
‘Duct tape’ doesn’t work for roads: Advocates push for long-term transportation funding from St. Paul
BEMIDJI -- That pickup truck with the over-sized roll of duct tape you saw driving through Bemidji on Thursday morning? No, it wasn’t a...
May 21, 2015 - 7:35pm
Tina Dupuy: The Bush years: An explainer
Recently, Jeb Bush accidentally declared he’s running for president to reporters. He was supposed to say, “if I run” and instead said, “I’m running for president!” So now that it’s official, I feel it’s my duty to explain the Bush years to younger/amnesiac Americans...
May 21, 2015 - 12:12am
May 20, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: Open letter to Obama
Dear President Obama, I write this letter in response to your May 12 visit to Georgetown University where, in a so-called religious setting, you urged conservatives and liberals to unify to fight poverty. Helping those in need is a cause that touches the heart of God, so I was a...
May 20, 2015 - 12:15am
Donna Brazile: Stuck between party and priorities
For the past two decades, trade deals have been a contentious battleground between the presidential and Congressional wings of the Democratic Party. President Bill Clinton supported the North American Free Trade Agreement, a deal that many inside the party believed destroyed good...
May 20, 2015 - 12:11am
May 19, 2015
Shouts, confusion end Minnesota legislative session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature ended early today amid shouts of "crooks" and "shameful," with plenty of confusion mixed in, as lawmakers...
May 19, 2015 - 9:36am
May 16, 2015
Donald Kaul: Send in the clowns
Hardly a day goes by that another candidate doesn’t announce his or her intention to run for the presidency. One day it’s Carly Fiorina, the next it’s Mike Huckabee, Bernie Sanders, or Hillary Clinton, even. It’s like the circus — when the little car rolls into the center...
May 16, 2015 - 12:54am
May 13, 2015
Donna Brazile: History will be no guide for 2016 race
There are less than 80 weeks left until Election Day 2016. Political analysts are asking themselves whether or not Hillary Clinton can win another White House term for Democrats. They ask because holding the White House longer than eight years has happened only once since 1950, when...
May 13, 2015 - 11:38pm