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Marijuana wax receiving increased attention from law enforcement
Crime report for March 24-26
Brother of alleged synthetic drug dealer plans to open smoke shop in Bemidji
Moderate Drought Conditions Continue
From Blackduck to Beijing: Former area resident Brandon Ferdig recounts his travels in new book, presentation
MEN'S HOCKEY: Former BSU defensman Prapavessis to sign with AHL Rochester
BASKETBALL: Bemidji hoops teams to move down to Class AAA
TRACK AND FIELD: Bagley/Fosston competes in the Paul Bunyan Classic
SOFTBALL: BSU sweeps Crookston in rare home game
Annual Chippewa Triathlon to be held June 13 in Cass Lake
Roger R. Aamold
Raymond A. Theisen
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
John Eggers: The winter adventures of Simon and Simone
Patrick Guilfoile: Does finger length point to agreeableness?
MOLLY MIRON COLUMN: One of the most difficult, but most honored times of my career
Welcome to the 'Thunder' dome: Celtic Thunder to hit the stage Tuesday
Pioneer Previews: Oxcars on tap today
Art briefs - Sunday March 22
Art briefs - Sunday March 15
An extravaganza of guests: BSU, Headwaters to host variety of musicians this week
READER PHOTO: Sundog in the afternoon
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Meltdown makes things tricky for ice anglers
Photo of the Day: Pussy Willows
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
Gerhardson birthday celebration
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why Congress wrote that letter to Iran
Rick Jensen: Bibi reveals Obama’s hypocrisy
Bob Franken: No voting, voting no
Byron York: As calls for more foreign workers, Senate hears of displaced Americans
Tina Dupuy: The anarcho-GOP
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 cementing their commitment to each other more than a decade ago and a larger wedding with family and friends a few years after that. And...
news / region
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...
opinion / commentary
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...
opinion / commentary
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...
opinion / letters
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...
opinion / editorial
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....
opinion / letters
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...
opinion / letters
October 16, 2012 - 12:52am