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‘Dracula’ showing at the Library
Becida fish fry on Saturday
COURTS: Prosecution rests in Rossbach case
String time in Bemidji! Holiday lights going up around town
Former Watson, Minn., mayor admits guilt in breaking into current mayor’s home
GIRLS TENNIS: Kelm making BHS tennis history as she prepares for state singles tourney
FOOTBALL: Jacks hope to take momentum into Moorhead for section playoffs
PREP VOLLEYBALL: BHS to face Alexandria in section playoffs, other area playoff pairings revealed
SOCCER: BSU clinches home playoff match with win
FOOTBALL: BSU ninth in regional rankings
Jennifer Ann Garbett Waye
Agnes "Peggy" Quick
Dennis G. "Denny" Preston
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
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
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
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
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Clintons’ hearts are in right place
October 12, 2016
Supreme Court declines review of Duluth head shop owner’s synthetic drugs conviction
It was the last hope for Last Place. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the cases of three defendants who were convicted in...
October 12, 2016 - 12:14pm
September 25, 2016
COURTS: A Q&A about the court
On Sept. 15, Anne McKeig was sworn in as an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and became the first Native American woman to serve...
September 25, 2016 - 5:00am
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