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'We're going to stand with them': Bemidji organization, others from community work to stop DAPL
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Ready for the burn
Polk County man assaults woman, holds her against her will for 11 hours, police say
Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers ousted late by Moorhead
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Dragons double up BSU
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers win, get five-point weekend
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji beats Apollo for first win
BHS wrestlers finish eighth at Brainerd
Eleanor Ann Breuer
Glenn Arnold Conlon
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
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
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
May 5, 2015
Rich Lowry: A Great Society failure
President Barack Obama responded to the Baltimore riots with a heartfelt bout of self-righteous hectoring. Supposedly, we all know what’s wrong with Baltimore and how to fix it, but don’t care enough. Not only is this attitude high handed, it rests on a flagrantly erroneous premise. President...
May 5, 2015 - 12:19am
April 27, 2015
Rich Lowry: A sucker by design
When Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks, the world should listen. He has a much keener sense of the direction of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program than the president of the United States, and is evidently much more forthright about it. When the Iranians and the United States...
April 27, 2015 - 11:48pm
April 21, 2015
Rich Lowry: Death as a taxable event
Prepare for the rise of the landed nobility. Democracy as we’ve known it was nice while it lasted, but House Republicans have signaled the beginning of its end with a vote to repeal the estate tax. Or so you would believe, based on the hysterics on the left over the proposed end...
April 21, 2015 - 12:16am
April 13, 2015
Rich Lowry: Rand Paul’s uncertain trumpet
Who would have thought back in 2010 when Rand Paul won election to the Senate as a libertarian champion that the first media blowup in a Paul presidential campaign wouldn’t be over his past support for privatizing Social Security, or his misgivings over the 1964 Civil Rights Act,...
April 13, 2015 - 11:37pm
April 7, 2015
Rich Lowry: Christianity created the modern world
Perhaps the most important event in Western history occurred on the road to Damascus, when Saul of Tarsus fell to the ground and converted from a persecutor of Christians to a believer himself. His writings as the Apostle Paul make him arguably, as Larry Siedentop writes in his new...
April 7, 2015 - 12:55am
March 31, 2015
Rich Lowry: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a hero for our time
Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she fits the role on multiple levels: She’s an escapee from an abusive patriarchy. She’s an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Netherlands. She’s a fierce advocate for women’s rights....
March 31, 2015 - 1:13am
March 24, 2015
Rich Lowry: Don’t confirm Loretta Lynch
An unanswerable question hangs over the nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general: Is Republican opposition to her more racist or sexist? As an African-American woman, Lynch represents a gloriously double-barreled opportunity to accuse Republicans of sub-rosa hatreds. The...
March 24, 2015 - 1:01am
March 16, 2015
Rich Lowry: Tom Cotton’s truth bomb
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton hasn’t been frog-marched from the Russell Senate Office Building — yet. To believe the Arkansan’s harshest critics, that’s only because felonious traitors don’t get the punishment they deserve. Cotton wrote an open letter to the leaders of Iran...
March 16, 2015 - 11:18pm
March 10, 2015
Rich Lowry: Return of the Clinton scandals
The grim forced march to a Hillary Clinton coronation just got a little grimmer. The Hillary email scandal — on top of the revelation of continuing foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while she was secretary of state — is a nice reminder for Democrats about what they are...
March 10, 2015 - 12:54am
March 3, 2015
Rich Lowry: A shameful witch hunt
Let the climate inquisition begin. The ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, Raul Grijalva of Arizona, has written to seven universities about seven researchers who harbor impure thoughts about climate change. One of the targets is Steven Hayward, an author and...
March 3, 2015 - 12:46am
February 23, 2015
Rich Lowry: Politics is something you learn by doing
Scott Walker belongs to an embattled minority that happens to be most of the population. The root of this paradox is that Walker is an outlier among the political class in not having graduated from college, at the same time that a solid two-thirds of the country lacks a four-year...
February 23, 2015 - 11:59pm
February 9, 2015
Rich Lowry: The return of evil
Where is Chris Kyle when you need him? The late hero of the movie “American Sniper” made no apology for killing as many members of al-Qaida in Iraq, the precursor of ISIS, as he could get in his rifle sights. After the burning alive of a captured Jordanian pilot, who would object...
February 9, 2015 - 10:30pm
February 2, 2015
Rich Lowry: The Kochs ride again
It was interesting while it lasted, but the 2016 election is officially “bought.” The purchasers are the Koch brothers, and the price, a cool $889 million. The news that the network organized by David and Charles Koch plans to spend roughly $900 million in the 2016 cycle has...
February 2, 2015 - 11:49pm
January 12, 2015
Rich Lowry: The crisis of free speech
The message of the Paris terrorists couldn’t have been clearer. They didn’t target the instruments of state power, the military or the police. They didn’t target the representatives of the state, its elected officials. They targeted cartoonists. They targeted, in other words,...
January 12, 2015 - 11:01pm
January 5, 2015
Rich Lowry: Year of the fainting couch
The fainting couch doesn’t have the same cachet it did in the 19th century, which is a shame, because it should be more in demand than at any time since the age of corsets and delicate sensibilities. To put it in Victorian terms, 2014 had a case of the vapors. It was all aflutter....
January 5, 2015 - 10:49pm