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Schoolcraft Winter Concert set for Dec. 15
Young Adult Book Club to meet
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
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Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Emma "Margaret" Treat
Mary M. Garber
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
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
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PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
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
March 28, 2014
Michael Reagan: Travels with the president of the United States
Come on guys, let’s start focusing on the important stuff like ObamaCare, Ukraine and winning the Senate. All this outrage in the conservative media about how much money it’s costing for Barack Obama’s trip to Belgium and for Michelle Obama’s travels to China is just a waste...
March 28, 2014 - 11:39pm
March 26, 2014
Rick Jensen: Obama policy keeping homeless people on the street
No one should be surprised that President Obama signed a Democratic Party bill that puts more homeless people in the streets. It just needs to be repealed. On May 20, 2009, President Obama reauthorized the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act...
March 26, 2014 - 11:35pm
February 15, 2014
Michael Reagan: Obamacare and work ethic
I was thinking of not doing a column this week. Now that the White House has told us we shouldn’t have to keep a full-time job because of health care, I thought I’d do just one column a month. I want to cut back my work hours so I can qualify for some of those federal subsidies...
February 15, 2014 - 12:54am
February 1, 2014
Michael Reagan: A sad commentary
I admit I dozed off once or twice. And for the first half-hour I thought I was watching a rerun of last year’s State of the Union address. But I hung in there and Tuesday night turned out to be one of President Obama’s funniest addresses yet. He didn’t tell any jokes, not...
February 1, 2014 - 12:34am
January 21, 2014
Starting year 6, does Obama finally own the economy?
For years, Republicans have marveled at President Obama’s success in blaming former President George W. Bush for the nation’s problems, particularly its economic problems. Now, as Obama begins his sixth year in office, that success may finally be coming to an end. Of course Obama...
January 21, 2014 - 10:47pm
January 16, 2014
Diana West: Will Obama turn out to be fall guy?
Excuse me while I defend President Obama. To be sure, this doesn’t happen often, if at all. But this Robert Gates story, whipping through Washington like wildfire, feels like smoke in our eyes. It all started with an article by Bob Woodward in The Washington Post about the former...
January 16, 2014 - 10:26pm
January 1, 2014
Tom Purcell: Obama channels Nixon
President Obama, despondent over his low poll numbers and the lack of trust many Americans have for him and his policies, did something drastic. He met with the psychic medium who once helped Hillary Clinton contact the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt. With the medium’s help, Obama...
January 1, 2014 - 10:58pm
November 9, 2013
Reihan Salam: Obama’s apology (of sorts) for his ‘keep your plan’ promise
Last week, President Barack Obama offered an apology (of sorts) to Americans who believed him when he repeatedly assured the public that anyone who liked their current health insurance plan could keep it under the Affordable Care Act. In an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC News, the...
November 9, 2013 - 11:14pm
October 23, 2013
Susan Stamper Brown: The worst is yet to come
Democrats have only one goal to accomplish between now and the 2014 elections: To paint Republicans as the bad guys. In doing so, they’ll win the 2014 elections, gain control of the House of Representatives, and as President Reagan once said, the rest of us will be spending “our...
October 23, 2013 - 12:19am
October 16, 2013
Doug Patton: Evidence Obama’s a thug, part II
Predictably, my column last week, which expressed my extreme displeasure at the images of World War II vets being barricaded from visiting their memorial on the National Mall, produced a flurry of reactions, both positive and negative. According to the latest Associated Press poll,...
October 16, 2013 - 11:52pm
September 17, 2013
Cookie & Steven V. Roberts; Why Obama failed on Syria
While a lot about Syria remains unsettled, one fact is clear: President Obama has failed to convince the public, and the Congress, that attacking the Assad regime is a good idea. The administration has generated a flood of briefings and hearings, speeches and interviews, tweets and...
September 17, 2013 - 12:35am
September 10, 2013
Diana West: Obama’s ‘credibility’ is not worth Americans dying for
I would like to pause for a moment as the United States weighs going to war to make the world safe for President Obama’s "credibility" to note that the Department of Defense announced the deaths of four American soldiers in separate incidents last week in Afghanistan. We...
September 10, 2013 - 11:19pm
September 7, 2013
Doug Patton: Most embarrassing president in my lifetime
Barack Obama is, without question, the most embarrassing president of my lifetime — and that is saying something, since my life so far has encompassed 12 presidencies, some of which have brought a lot of embarrassment to the nation. Even Richard Nixon, with his Watergate scandal,...
September 7, 2013 - 10:22pm
Amy Goodman: Obama and Putin: Time for diplomacy on Syria
"Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence." So said Pope Francis, addressing the crowd on Sunday in the Vatican City's St. Peter's Square. He was speaking about the crisis in Syria, as President Barack Obama ramped up a planned...
September 7, 2013 - 9:43pm
Letter: Self-proclaimed 'peacenik' approves of Syria strike
An open letter to my Congressional representatives: I am a long-time anti-war peacenik pacifist. I was against the Vietnam War, and I thought invading Afghanistan was a mistake. A more targeted, intelligent use of lethal force against those who attacked us on 9/11 would have been...
September 7, 2013 - 12:53am