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11-year-old driving ATV in Becker County crashes, injuring nine children
Raised in Itasca State Park
Laporte Days held Aug. 12-13
Workshop focuses on trauma in schools
Coffee and Paint scheduled Wednesday
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
GOLF: Day two of 2016 Birchmont has lots of local flavor as women, masters take course
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
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
Hawley man sets state muskie record
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
January 20, 2016
Susan Stamper Brown: Obama and Iran: Strange bedfellows
We should be thankful the Obama administration is nearing its end. This year is bound to have its share of surprises and grandstanding from a president who seems more enamored by regimes like Iran than America. The administration relentlessly insists the Iranian regime can be trusted...
January 20, 2016 - 1:11am
December 11, 2015
Bob Franken: Lackluster from the Oval Office
Let’s just be honest: President Barack Obama was using the hallowed Oval Office setting to ignite the sparks of national confidence and unity. The speech Sunday night was a dud. Setting aside the dopey podium that destroyed the effect, the truth is that there is no national unity...
December 11, 2015 - 12:56am
November 28, 2015
Gene Lyons: What ever happened to the home of the brave?
So here’s my question: What ever happened to the land of the free and the home of the brave? A gang of French citizens resident in Belgium commits a terrorist atrocity in Paris, and it’s somehow President Obama’s fault. Americans didn’t used to freak out this way. The Paris...
November 28, 2015 - 11:12pm
November 18, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: ISIS is contained, President Obama?
The Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attack was well-coordinated with suicide bombings, grenade attacks, deadly shootings and hostage taking. As body counts rose, France’s borders closed and a state of emergency declared. Hours later, the Islamic State [ISIS] threatened it was just the first...
November 18, 2015 - 12:54am
September 23, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: Obama’s progressive overreach on clock kid
What’s a teacher to do if he sees a wired briefcase that looks like a homemade bomb in the classroom? Obviously not apply the Obama administration’s “If you see something, say something” rule. Nor should they follow the school’s zero tolerance policy to keep students safe,...
September 23, 2015 - 12:03am
September 9, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: Obama’s Alaska global warming field trip
President Obama told some whoppers the size of Mt. McKinley (I mean Denali) about global warming while he was here in Alaska. At a climate change conference in Anchorage, Obama attempted to scare the long-johns off Alaskans he obviously thinks are stupid when he predicted coming...
September 9, 2015 - 2:04am
September 2, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: Immigration and the Bible
People are tempted to blur moral lines when it comes to feel-good things like immigration. Last year, President Obama wanted us to support his views so desperately he pulled the Christianity card out of his back pocket, attempting to tie a moral equivalent to his immigration policies...
September 2, 2015 - 11:54pm
July 10, 2015
Dick Polman: Yet another freakout
Americans typically celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, fireworks, food, and flags. But alas, some people are incapable of swinging with the holiday spirit. I’m referring, of course, to the Obama haters. They never take a day off, and they’re constantly off their...
July 10, 2015 - 12:06am
July 4, 2015
Donald Kaul: Obama’s Amazing Grace
If Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech is the 20th century equivalent of Abraham Lincoln’s magnificent Second Inaugural — and I think it is — then what President Barack Obama gave us in Charleston, South Carolina is our century’s Gettysburg Address. He gave...
July 4, 2015 - 12:41am
May 21, 2015
Rick Jensen: Obama should release trade agreement details
President Obama is “personally” offended his own party refuses to allow him to “fast track” the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. Considering the details are hidden from everyone except select international insiders negotiating the fate of American workers,...
May 21, 2015 - 12:14am
March 25, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why Congress wrote that letter to Iran
Recently a group of Congressmen/women sent a letter to Iran cautioning them that agreements reached with the Obama Administration might be short lived. This is an entirely unprecedented action, it has never been done before. So why did they feel that such an action was necessary? Since...
March 25, 2015 - 11:27pm
Rick Jensen: Bibi reveals Obama’s hypocrisy
This is not the first time a U.S. president has worked to defeat a foreign leader. But it is extremely unusual that President Obama worked so hard to unseat the leader of a strong alley. While Obama railed against the Republicans inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
March 25, 2015 - 11:26pm
March 15, 2015
Rick Jensen: Obama blasts the middle class
How would you like a free refund of your last three years’ of taxes? A promise that you won’t have to pay any possible back taxes or penalty? Would you have any objection if the IRS chooses not to ask for income verification? No problem! But there’s only one catch. You must...
March 15, 2015 - 1:09am
February 25, 2015
Joe Guzzardi: Obama’s overreach
Comprehensive immigration reform’s first death knell sounded in 2012 when President Obama unilaterally removed some young adult aliens from deportation, rewarded them with Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), and issued them Social Security numbers. Called deferred action...
February 25, 2015 - 11:50pm
February 19, 2015
Georgie Anne Geyer: Religious comparisons at prayer breakfast are ill-timed
The last few years have not marked a high point for Christians across the world. In Iraq, entire Chaldean Catholic towns, dating from centuries ago, have been burned and destroyed by the Islamic State, or ISIS. In Syria, rare villages that still spoke the language of Christ, Aramaic,...
February 19, 2015 - 12:14am