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N.D. Sen. Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
Late ice for the lakes: As with last year, ice-in on area waters is later than usual
Crime report for Dec. 1
BHS girls hockey falls to Brainerd/LF
PREP BASKETBALL: Red Lake girls rout Blackduck 91-19
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Bemidji holds off Crosby-Ironton in home opener
BOYS BASKETBALL: Jacks look to capitalize off strong finish to last season
MEN'S HOCKEY: WCHA’s top teams prepare for weekend series as BSU faces Michigan Tech
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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?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
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
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
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
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What is doing the right thing?
September 15, 2016
Doors open, signs up: Beltrami County DFL and GOP open election headquarters
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County chapters of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Republican parties have opened up shop in Bemidji recently with the...
September 15, 2016 - 5:53pm
July 12, 2016
ELECTION 2016: Hinson's bid for seventh district brings campaign to Solway
SOLWAY—With the singing of classic American songs as bookends, congressional hopeful Amanda Lynn Hinson on Tuesday evening met with voters in Beltrami County to rally support ahead of the Aug. 9 Republican primary. The event, just south of Solway, was one of several scheduled...
July 12, 2016 - 9:42pm
April 13, 2016
ELECTION: Beltrami County GOP, DFL select delegates, pass platform resolutions
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Republican and Democratic-Farmer-Labor entities did their part in gearing up for the 2016 election this past weekend,...
April 13, 2016 - 11:22am
March 28, 2016
ELECTION: GOP picks District 2 roster: Two newcomers, incumbent will be on the ballot for Republicans
BAGLEY—A retired Clearwater County sheriff's deputy is hoping to keep the House District 2A seat for the Republicans in the state Legislature. Area Republican delegates gathered in Bagley on Monday night to endorse State District 2 Senate and House candidates for seats in the...
March 28, 2016 - 9:57pm
January 16, 2016
David M. Shribman: This rebellion in the Republican Party is different
Throughout most of the 20th century the Republican Party was a peaceable kingdom. Its roots were in farms and finance, its adherents the managerial class, small-business owners and members of Rotary and country clubs, its power centers the Eastern colleges, the Farm Bureau, Madison...
January 16, 2016 - 11:45pm
September 10, 2014
Joseph Cotto: ‘Hip-hop conservatism’ is a loss
It seems that the frenzy over Michael Brown’s death has finally subsided. Ever since the black eighteen-year-old was shot in a St. Louis suburb by white police officer Darren Wilson, mindlessness has ruled the day. Brown was unarmed when killed, shortly after he and a friend completed...
September 10, 2014 - 11:46pm
April 12, 2014
Michael Reagan:The talk radio party
So what does the tea party want this fall? A repeat of 2010, or a repeat of 2012? The tea party succeeded spectacularly in 2010. Its principled enthusiasm put Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives and, if the tea party hadn’t been so stupid in several races,...
April 12, 2014 - 2:01am
October 18, 2013
Michael Reagan: Weaker by the week
A lot of people are asking what the heck is wrong with the Republican Party. What isn’t? That’s no joke. Not for the GOP, not for the country. The party of Ronald Reagan is getting weaker by the week. Republican failure, Republican infighting, Republicans caving on their principles...
October 18, 2013 - 11:51pm
March 20, 2013
Bryon York: Don’t blame campaign aides for GOP’s woes
If there was any villain at the just-completed Conservative Political Action Conference, it was the generic figure of the Republican political consultant. Overpaid, unprincipled, always on the lookout for the next client — or easy mark — the consultants, to listen to a number...
March 20, 2013 - 10:00pm
February 6, 2013
Byron York: GOP aims to ease bloodshed in 2016 primary debates
“While we were playing footsie debating each other 22 times, they were spending $100 million on technology,” Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said recently, referring to his party’s rigorous debate schedule in the 2012 GOP presidential primary season. The...
February 6, 2013 - 1:10am
January 31, 2013
Joe Gandelman: Can the Republican Party rebrand itself?
Can the Republican Party rebrand itself after its big 2012 national election defeat, loss of growing demographic groups, and polls indicating many perceive it as out of touch and too extreme? The answer is yes. Will it? That answer is more iffy. There are signs of movement. Senate...
January 31, 2013 - 1:01am
January 25, 2013
Donald Kaul: Forget fake girlfriends; GOP has an imaginary president
The bizarre story of Manti Te’o, the Notre Dame football player, and his dying girlfriend gives new meaning to the term “fantasy football.” Te’o very nearly rode the heart-rending story of his tragic online romance into a Heisman Trophy (college football’s highest individual...
January 25, 2013 - 11:17pm
September 13, 2012
Joe Gandelman: The GOP’s new branding problem
ST. GEORGE, Utah — It stands on six acres, majestically 175 feet high, white against a bright blue Utah sky: the St. George Utah Temple, dedicated in 1877. It was a work of religious necessity and love by Mormon pioneers including Republican Party presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s...
September 13, 2012 - 12:57am