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FAITH BRIEFS: 07/29/2016
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Park Rapids man charged with terroristic threats following disturbance at Burger King
Swimmer swept away in Red River believed safe, Grand Forks police say
Former Willmar teacher charged with assault
Vikings extend contract of head coach Zimmer
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
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
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
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
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
September 7, 2013
Michael Reagan: Presidential dithering
John Kerry put on quite a war dance in the Senate on Tuesday. The Secretary of State, backed up by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey, went before the Foreign Relations Committee to urge senators to support the newly drafted resolution giving President...
September 7, 2013 - 12:51am
August 30, 2013
Michael Reagan: Obama's Blundering Incompetence
I don't know who's more confused about Syria, President Obama or me. With his alleged use of poison gas against his own people, including women and children, Bashar al-Assad of Syria has crossed our president's famous red line -- again. But unlike the last time Assad crossed the president's...
August 30, 2013 - 11:14pm
August 14, 2013
Jan Ting: Was President Obama ever a ‘constitutional law professor?’
Matt Damon is only the latest among many current or former supporters of President Obama who has referred to him as a "constitutional law professor." But is that accurate? As a law professor myself, at least marginally tuned in to the gradations and sensitivities regarding...
August 14, 2013 - 12:40am
August 7, 2013
In rebuke, Obama cancels Moscow summit with Putin
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a rare diplomatic rebuke, President Barack Obama on Wednesday canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The decision reflected both U.S. anger over Russia's harboring of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and growing frustration...
August 7, 2013 - 10:03am
July 4, 2013
Nat Hentoff: What are the bounds of President Obama’s spying
No citizen is immune to the ceaseless dragnet surveillance by Barack Obama’s administration. Among the revelations of the president’s boundless surveillance, which also includes reporters’ phone records, is this report on how We The People thereby lose access to breaking...
July 4, 2013 - 9:48pm
June 27, 2013
Nat Hentoff: Our liberties can survive Obama
From back in our history, Ronald Reagan gave a very apposite warning to those of us insistent on protecting our self-governing republic: "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought...
June 27, 2013 - 11:10pm
June 18, 2013
Stanley Crouch: The eternal battle between doers and talkers
For years, I have talked with a group of academics and intelligent black people who despaired at the collective fate of the race. Seeing the black, brown beige and bone ethnic group as done for, doomed to swing in the evil winds of life, it was not unusual for them to complain. They...
June 18, 2013 - 11:37pm
June 15, 2013
Mike Reagan: A Father’s Day message for America
It’s no news to anyone that I disagree strongly with President Obama on just about any issue or policy position you can name. But I’m not the least bit uncomfortable saying I admire something about the president that transcends politics and makes him a role model for every...
June 15, 2013 - 12:11am
May 22, 2013
Tom Purcell: Scandal from the master, Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton, wearing a white toga and a crown of gold, sat in a garden while attractive women fed him grapes. President Obama, having just suffered the most devastating week of his presidency, sat nearby, seeking advice in the art of telling whoppers. Using the Socratic method of...
May 22, 2013 - 11:09pm
May 18, 2013
Joe Gandelman: Obama’s 2nd term curse
You might say that May 10, 2013 was when the "second term curse" officially struck President Barack Obama — and that May 13 was when it flattened him. Obama’s administration has been hit with a triple whammy blast from a massive political stun gun. May 10th was the day when...
May 18, 2013 - 9:29pm
May 15, 2013
Bob Franken: The stumbling presidency
The word "doofus" is in the dictionary. In mine, it’s defined as "a foolish or inept person." There are apparently some doofuses (doofi?) in the Internal Revenue Service. At least we hope the agents were only foolish or inept and nothing more sinister when they targeted conservative...
May 15, 2013 - 11:23pm
January 24, 2013
David Shribman: A speech invoking the past for the present and future
With a bow to the past, an arc toward the future and a steady eye on his place in history, Barack Obama opened his second term with a call to make the struggles of the middle class, the immigrant, the striving and the vulnerable the American cause in the second decade of the 21st...
January 24, 2013 - 12:40am
Susan Brown: Obama’s definition of liberty
Oh, how far-removed we are from what now seems like the “innocent” Bill Clinton days when all we had to worry about was the various definitions of the word “is”. And now, after watching President Obama’s second term inaugural address, it is clear we have a president who...
January 24, 2013 - 12:38am