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Crime report for Oct. 26
Petition to appoint guardian for accused kidnapper denied
Man killed after contacting live wire following crash near Ely
Five arrested in Park Rapids drug buy
Pipeline protest setting tense, but quiet
SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
September 7, 2015
Rich Lowry: Ben Carson is a superior outsider
While Jeb Bush feuds with Donald Trump and others kowtow to him, only one candidate is seriously gaining on him. Ben Carson is now tied with Trump in one Iowa poll and is close in others. His rise suggests that it’s possible to catch the populist wave roiling Republican politics...
September 7, 2015 - 11:49pm
September 1, 2015
Rich Lowry: The GOP field that failed
The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. To paraphrase Bruce Springsteen, there’s 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the...
September 1, 2015 - 12:01am
August 25, 2015
Rich Lowry: Yes, pander to Trump on immigration
Donald Trump’s rise in the polls is inextricably linked to the issue of immigration. He probably wouldn’t have achieved liftoff without...
August 25, 2015 - 12:20am
August 10, 2015
Rich Lowry: The Iran deal is the new Obamacare
We’ve been here before. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said a while ago that an Iran deal would be the health-care bill of President Barack Obama’s second term, and he was right. Like Obamacare, the Iran deal represents an ideological fixation of the president’s;...
August 10, 2015 - 11:55pm
August 3, 2015
Rich Lowry: There is no accounting for taste
“Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” — African proverb On the ledger of global outrages, the killing of Cecil the lion outside of a Zimbabwe national park should barely register. What is the fate of one big...
August 3, 2015 - 10:41pm
July 27, 2015
Rich Lowry: The toxic worldview of Ta-Nehisi Coates
Moses gave us the Ten Commandments. Paul gave us the Epistles. And Ta-Nehisi gave us “Between the World and Me.” The new book by Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, in the form of a letter to his son, has been greeted with a rapturous reception that brooks no dissent. What everyone...
July 27, 2015 - 11:48pm
July 7, 2015
Rich Lowry: Sorry, but Donald Trump has a point
You are hardly a name-brand company if you haven’t dumped Donald Trump during the past seven days. NBC, Univision and Macy’s all have thrown The Donald under the bus, in the heaviest blow to schlock culture in this country since the cancellation of “Jersey Shore.” The carnage...
July 7, 2015 - 12:16am
June 29, 2015
Rich Lowry: An American triumph
It is telling that the South Carolina governor who called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state Capitol is a woman, an Indian-American — and a Republican. The rush to efface the Confederate symbol from the South in the wake of the Charleston...
June 29, 2015 - 10:36pm
June 22, 2015
Rich Lowry: Pope Francis goes off the rails
A quasi-religious movement now has a genuinely religious leader. The pope’s encyclical on the environment is being hailed for its embrace of science, although it is about as scientific as the Catholic hymnal. Pope Francis writes that Sister Earth “now cries out because of the...
June 22, 2015 - 11:54pm
June 15, 2015
Rich Lowry: Rubio’s money problems are fairly ordinary
The candidate treated most unfairly by The New York Times is a coveted slot in the Republican presidential field, and it is owned, at least for the time being, by Marco Rubio. The self-styled newspaper of record ran two stories about Rubio and his wife that were so laughably tendentious...
June 15, 2015 - 11:48pm
June 9, 2015
Rich Lowry: Devouring their own
Northwestern University professor Laura Kipnis didn’t set out to become a martyr to free speech when she wrote a spirited essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education pushing back against “sexual paranoia” on college campuses. To stir the pot, yes. But not to make an example...
June 9, 2015 - 12:05am
June 1, 2015
Rich Lowry: #someblacklivesdon’tmatter
Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is a lie. Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviously all lives matter. But the people who use it as a shibboleth don’t care about...
June 1, 2015 - 11:31pm
May 25, 2015
Rich Lowry: The rail fantasy
The Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the county’s infrastructure. They didn’t even wait to know what was the cause of the tragedy...
May 25, 2015 - 11:27pm
May 18, 2015
Rich Lowry: The first lady of microaggressions
Michelle Obama gave a commencement address at Tuskegee University that was a ringing call for the graduates not to be discouraged by her whining. Much of the first lady’s speech was what is right and proper for a Tuskegee commencement, drawing on the story of the determination...
May 18, 2015 - 11:19pm
May 11, 2015
Rich Lowry: Why won’t Pamela Geller shut up?
How dare Pamela Geller get targeted by terrorists bent on committing mass murder. That’s been the reaction of a portion of the opinion elite to news that Geller’s “Draw Muhammad” contest in Garland, Texas, was (unsuccessfully) assaulted by two heavily armed Muslim men in...
May 11, 2015 - 11:06pm