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Crime report for Dec. 8
Just around the corner for Culver's: Owner excited to bring ‘Butterburgers’ to Bemidji
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Blackduck boys basketball a mix of youth, experience
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU skates to 1-1 draw with LSSU, wins first-ever shootout
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks fall short to Apollo
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Northern knocks off Bemidji State
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers fall flat in 88-61 loss
BHS wrestling in action at Brainerd
Glenn Arnold Conlon
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
May 21, 2015
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
May 12, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hancock's voting priorities are questionable
Rep. Dave Hancock recently voted to give 800 Minnesota estates a large tax cut, spending more than the state's projected budget surplus to primarily aid high-income individuals with assets greater than $5 million. Unfortunately, a significant amount of the value in these large...
May 12, 2015 - 11:50pm
Byron York: The crazy-big 2016 field
“As long as you’ve got enough money for gas, you can stay in the race,” says one veteran Iowa Republican operative of the sprawling 2016 presidential field. “It’s going to take a long time for this to play out.” Yes, there are tons of stories in the press about this or...
May 12, 2015 - 11:50pm
May 9, 2015
Worthy of our investment
This past Friday at the Sanford Center, more than 1,300 students from Northwest Technical College and Bemidji State University had the opportunity to receive degrees, diplomas and other credentials in front of their proud families and friends. They came from nearby towns such as Park...
May 9, 2015 - 10:39pm
May 7, 2015
Joseph Cotto: Tough times for Christian conservatives
These are tough days for Christian conservatives. While their voting bloc still merits appeal from Ted Cruz and Rick Santorum, the electoral power which it once enjoyed is history. Case in point: The recent uproar over Indiana’s legislation which allowed religious business owners...
May 7, 2015 - 1:46am
April 25, 2015
Donald Kaul: That whiff of hypocrisy
Baseball has spring training, football’s got its training camps. But for a political junkie like me, nothing compares with the opening of the presidential primary season. Some 19 candidates, give or take, recently swarmed a Republican forum in New Hampshire in search of a kind...
April 25, 2015 - 1:37am
April 23, 2015
Joseph Cotto: Remember the ‘B’ word
Things are looking up for Hillary Clinton. Her daughter, Chelsea, recently went through a high-profile pregnancy and gave birth to a celebration fit for major royalty. Bill has long-since reinvented himself as a human rights crusader and political science guru. The days of Monica...
April 23, 2015 - 11:37pm
April 21, 2015
Dick Polman: Christie has gone to pot
Amidst all the early GOP presidential jockeying, let’s check on our Jersey boy Chris Christie. Looks like the tough-love guv surfaced this week on a radio show and ranted about reefer madness. “Right now, we’ve got the states of Colorado and Washington (defying) federal law...
April 21, 2015 - 11:24pm
April 18, 2015
Franken talks mental health care crisis in Bemidji visit
BEMIDJI-- U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., heard Bemidji area officials describe a crisis: mentally ill people in Minnesota aren't getting proper...
April 18, 2015 - 3:41pm
Michael Reagan: Hillary for America? Why?
Hillary’s all in for 2016. Whoopee. She officially arrived Sunday — but not in the flesh. She announced her decision with a low-key tweet and a two-minute video featuring a diverse lineup of adorable Democrat voters, a sappy message about being “a champion of everyday Americans”...
April 18, 2015 - 12:53am