Skip to main content
Class at Seventh Day Adventist focuses on rest
Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival committee annual donations
Wynkoop honored with "Mr. Guitar" plaque
Leach Bros win annual Harvest Festival and Regional Master Chef Challenge
Lions donate to Headwaters School of Music
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers score three in the third but late rally not enough as UND wins 5-4
SOCCER: Norton and Nelson tally goals in 2-1 BSU win
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU falls to UMD in shootout
BOYS SOCCER: Jacks will face Mankato West in state quarterfinals
VOLLEYBALL: BHS goes 1-3 at Chaska Invite
Agnes "Peggy" Quick
Dennis G. "Denny" Preston
Kathleen H. Diederich
Linda Jo Nance
Agnes "Peggy" Quick
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
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
PATT RALL COLUMN: October brings us the Cruise and plenty to do
Studio Cruise 2016 artists
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
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening highs and lows in 2016
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
Letter to the editor: Clintons’ hearts are in right place
Letter to the editor: A perspective on the presidential election
Letter to the editor: All unborn lives matter
Letter to the editor: Joe Vene is a genuine leader
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Justices should impact your vote
July 4, 2015
Rich Lowry: The next gay marriage battle
Everyone knows where the debate over gay marriage is going next. Now that the Supreme Court has imposed its edict on the land, the question is whether religious institutions and people of faith will still be permitted to act on moral beliefs that the court has portrayed as bigoted...
July 4, 2015 - 12:45am
August 2, 2013
Same-sex marriage law goes into effect
BEMIDJI -- Candy and Mary Roberts-Salter have already had two wedding ceremonies in the 15 years they've been together. They had a small ceremony...
August 2, 2013 - 12:15am
May 14, 2013
Same-sex marriage facts
ST. PAUL — Here are highlights of the gay marriage issue in Minnesota: The law Minnesota law has restricted marriage to between men and women, but a bill the governor signed Tuesday evening allow "civil marriages" between any two people other than close family members. The...
May 14, 2013 - 11:24pm
Sen. LeRoy Stumpf was one of 3 DFLers to vote ‘no’ on gay marriage
ST. PAUL — Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, one of just three DFLers to vote Monday against legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota, said Tuesday the four-hour debate was heartfelt and moving but did not shake his longstanding belief that marriage should be between one man and...
May 14, 2013 - 11:18pm
May 9, 2013
Same-sex marriage opponents, supporters pack Capitol
ST. PAUL – Hundreds of people on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate stood side by side throughout the Minnesota Capitol waiting for the House’s decision Thursday. They found themselves next to people with opposite opinions on the controversial issue as they crowded...
May 9, 2013 - 6:44pm
Gay marriage talk includes money as historic vote nears
ST. PAUL — Most debate about today’s historic Minnesota House vote to allow same-sex marriage centers on religious and moral issues, but...
May 9, 2013 - 12:15am
March 30, 2013
Doug Patton: Will Roberts betray us again?
In the tortured justification for his vote to sustain Obamacare last summer, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts pointed to Congress’ authority to levy taxes — an argument not even put forward by its advocates. (They, in fact, had argued that it was not a tax.) As a direct...
March 30, 2013 - 9:33pm
March 26, 2013
Rich Lowry: Same-sex marriage by judicial fiat?
It is a sign of how far supporters of gay marriage have advanced that the term “opposite-sex marriage” — an infelicitous phrase that once would have been a confounding tautology — is now in common usage. They have all the momentum. The polls are swinging their way. They had...
March 26, 2013 - 10:50pm
March 19, 2013
Same-sex marriage legislation supported
I am writing to share my support for the recently introduced legislation, SF 925/HF 1054, which extends the freedom to marry to same-sex couples. Two summers ago, I married a wonderful man, and in doing so, I inherited a wonderful family. One of those family members is my husband’s...
March 19, 2013 - 11:19pm
December 11, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Vigorous debates on tap for Minnesota Late last week, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton provided an overview of his priorities for the next two years. The top goal for everyone will be enacting a two-year budget – but expect plenty of fireworks. The governor wants to deal with a projected...
December 11, 2012 - 12:43am
October 17, 2012
Vote ‘no’ for civil rights for everyone
To marriage amendment supporters: You are probably not a bad person; you probably have your reasons for voting “yes” on the marriage amendment. You probably are not hateful, mean and discriminatory or even a bigot, and you may even feel that what you are doing is the right thing....
October 17, 2012 - 11:51pm
October 16, 2012
Vote ‘no’ to keep the conversation open
I’m writing today in hopes of connecting with a few people who believe that they don’t know any gay people. Maybe, though, you know me. I’ve been with my fantastic boyfriend, Rob, for two and a half years now. Someday soon, we hope to get married. If the current marriage amendment...
October 16, 2012 - 12:52am