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TWO RIVERS: A guilty plea. . . and life goes on in Two Rivers (Conclusion)
Two killed in crash near Thief River Falls
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Proactivity and self on the road to truth and reconciliation
LEECH LAKE: Vizenor finishes first week as Leech Lake College President
City Council to discuss Sanford Center legal issues
At home in Bemidji: Longtime NHL scout, executive Marshall Johnston retires; has called Bemidji home for 40 years
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
Gary Robert Vanasse
Robert (Bob) J Voigt
Ken R. Trisco
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
July 15, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SCOTUS set the field even for all
The opinion of July 5 (Mark Peske, et al) is errant. The purpose of the Supreme Court of the United States is determining if federal and state legislation concur with the Constitution. The “ freedom to legislate … laws as seem good to us” may not conform to the Constitution:...
July 15, 2015 - 12:14am
July 8, 2015
Susan Stamper Brown: Love didn’t win
Oh, the injustice of five justices wearing black robes, so overwhelmingly endowed with special superpowers, they can read what’s not written and create sketchy laws out of thin air. They declared something as a fundamental right, though it can’t be backed by verbiage in the Constitution,...
July 8, 2015 - 11:30pm
Gene Lyons: Why the GOP has the First Amendment upside-down
One entertaining aspect of recent dramatic Supreme Court rulings was learning that the court’s high-minded intellectuals can be just as thin-skinned and spiteful as everybody else. Apparently, Justice Antonin Scalia was a law school Whiz Kid about 50 years and 50,000 cocktails ago,...
July 8, 2015 - 11:26pm
July 4, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Restore our nation to a true understanding of marriage
We, the undersigned, are grateful to God that we have been able to live as free men and women in these United States — a land where those who govern us do so only with the consent of the governed. And though we have the freedom to legislate such laws as seem good to us for our mutual...
July 4, 2015 - 10:42pm
July 1, 2015
Dick Polman: A great day in history
History was made last Friday, with the disposition of the most urgent civil rights issue of our time. The U.S. Supreme Court said things that gay Americans have longed to hear: “The court now holds that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry. No longer may...
July 1, 2015 - 12:15am
June 26, 2015
Same-sex ruling brings local praise, questions
BEMIDJI -- "This decision forces the country to recognize every person as equal," is how former Bemidji resident Cathy Perry described Friday's conclusion to the long fought battle of legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. In a 5-4 vote Friday, the United States Supreme Court...
June 26, 2015 - 6:32pm
March 12, 2015
Jim Hightower: America’s health care is under fire
Look out, the Supreme Court’s black-robed gang of far-right ideologues is rampaging again. The Supreme clan is firing potshots at the Affordable Care Act. Caught in the crossfire is the court’s own integrity, along with the health of millions of innocent bystanders. In an attempt...
March 12, 2015 - 11:56pm
October 15, 2014
Dick Polman: Supreme Court has screwed up politics
More secret money is being pumped into politics than ever before. For that ignominious milestone, we can thank Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and his four Republican-appointed pals. Here’s the kind of magic number that only fat cats and special interests could love: In...
October 15, 2014 - 11:36pm
July 31, 2014
Nat Hentoff: Government’s ultimate power
I have been reporting for years on the kinds of executions that led Justice Harry Blackmun to declare in a Feb.22, 1994, dissent (Callins v. Collins) that he would no longer vote for the death penalty: “The problem is that the inevitability of factual, legal and moral error gives...
July 31, 2014 - 12:19am
July 4, 2014
Michael Reagan: Getting Hobby Lobby right
Hillary Clinton called the Hobby Lobby decision “deeply disturbing.” The White House reacted like the world had just ended. Harry Reid promised that Democrats in Congress would “fight to preserve women’s access to contraceptive coverage and keep bosses out of the examination...
July 4, 2014 - 11:58pm
June 30, 2014
Supreme Court upholds firms' religious objections to contraception
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds...
June 30, 2014 - 11:02am
April 28, 2014
Rich Lowry: Sonia Sotomayor through the looking glass
All you really need to know about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's dissent in this week's affirmative-action case is that Attorney General Eric Holder praised it as "courageous." There's a strong presumption that whatever meets Holder's approval will be insipid or politically...
April 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
June 29, 2013
Doug Patton: America has ceased to be great, or good
As I listened to the convoluted legal gobbledygook passing for erudite Constitutional expertise from the United States Supreme Court as they attempted to justify same sex marriage, my mind was flooded with the haunting words of some of the great men of history. I thought of...
June 29, 2013 - 10:06pm
June 26, 2013
Minnesota Democrats praise gay marriage ruling
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats wasted no time to begin cheering the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this morning to reject a federal gay-marriage ban. The ruling follows Minnesota’s decision this spring to allow same-sex couples...
June 26, 2013 - 9:47am
May 7, 2013
Newspaper’s data access case hits Supreme Court
ROSEVILLE — The state Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case both sides say could have a significant impact on public data access. The case came before Minnesota’s highest court more than two years after Timberjay newspapers of Tower requested the details of a subcontract...
May 7, 2013 - 12:29am