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Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Cass County rollover injures 2
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Three BSU soccer players earn all-region honors
BSU lands 24 on Academic All-NSIC Team
Lumberjack gymnasts compete at Perham
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
September 26, 2016
Obama avoids pipeline comment but urges tribal sovereignty
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday, Sept. 26, avoided direct mention of a pipeline that has provoked high-profile protests from Native...
September 26, 2016 - 5:54pm
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