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Father of five dies after 'senseless' weekend attack outside bar in Fargo
Redby woman connected to 11 burglaries sentenced
Mahnomen woman enters plea in stabbing case
BASEBALL: Bemidji holds off rival Brainerd
AUTO RACING: Racing season begins this weekend
GOLF: Bagley advances in Section 8A finals
TENNIS: Hokanson wins sub-section title
SOFTBALL: Bemidji splits, survives to play another day in Section 8-3A tournament
Barbara L (Whelan) Thompson
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Elizabeth "Liz" Marie Johnson
Dorothea "Dorothy" Ann Tjolsen
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John Eggers: A final exam for the graduates
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: After wet and cold week, fishing conditions should improve
Blane Klemek: The orchestra of springtime in the bird world
Scotty Allison: On Memorial Day, remember to take time to honor veterans
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Knowing your soil makes all the difference
Pioneer Previews: Music and 'Murder on the Nile' fill up the week
Monroe Crossing to perform in Little Falls
Soaring singers: Bemidji Chorale concert tonight before Carnegie Hall and NYC beckon
'Murder on the Nile' debuts Friday night
Proud to preserve Podipto: 70s-era Bemidji band's story on being signed, the Wrecking Crew and its new life on CD
MASTER GARDENERS: Try an organic weed-free gardening approach
'Are you looking at me?'
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Jigs and shiners have been the hot presentation for walleyes
Hunters can apply for elk hunting license for northwest Minnesota
Moen birthday celebration
Davis 80th birthday celebration
Johnson -Kelm engagement
Stratton birthday celebration
Byron York: Iraq war history ensares both Clinton and Bush
Bob Franken: Cramped staging the debates
Rick Jensen: Obama should release trade agreement details
Tina Dupuy: The Bush years: An explainer
Susan Stamper Brown: Open letter to Obama
March 26, 2014
Susan Brown: A case for voter ID
Recent actions taken by states to enhance the integrity of America’s electoral process by requiring voter ID cards, an idea that most Americans support, has caused quite a stir amongliberals. Author James Boyard once wrote, “Democracy must be something more than two wolves and...
opinion / commentary
March 26, 2014 - 12:28am
Some question tribal ID usability under amendment
BEMIDJI – In 2004, a massive “get out the vote” campaign was aimed at encouraging American Indians to get to the polls across a handful of states. In Minnesota, voter turnout on reservations increased by nearly 20 percentage points from the 2000 election. The report stemming...
news / local
October 26, 2012 - 12:04am
October 25, 2012
Dayton rallies students, discusses election issues
BEMIDJI – Although he won’t be on the ballot again for another two years, Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday this year’s election will be...
news / local
October 25, 2012 - 12:34am
October 17, 2012
Voter ID ensures integrity of elections
I am greatly disappointed with the Vote No for Voter ID folks who assert that requiring a photo ID to vote is somehow an undue hardship. It seems that folks could at least survive the “hardship” of obtaining a photo ID to help ensure the integrity of our voting process. I do believe...
opinion / letters
October 17, 2012 - 11:58pm
October 13, 2012
Lawmakers must fill in blanks if Minnesotans OK voter ID
ST. PAUL — Both sides in Minnesota’s voter photo identification debate try to paint pictures about how life would look if the requirement passes Nov. 6, but the real picture has yet to be painted. If voters approve the proposed constitutional amendment, state legislators will...
October 13, 2012 - 1:34am
A look at voter photo ID issues
ST. PAUL – Here are some issues related to a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Minnesota voters to produce photographic identification before casting ballots: Process: The Minnesota Constitution is amended when the Legislature passes a proposed amendment and a...
October 13, 2012 - 1:17am
September 30, 2012
Ritchie, auditors pan voter ID amendment as costly, unnecessary
By John Myers Forum Communications DULUTH – Most of the argument over whether Minnesota should require separate photo ID cards for people to vote has focused on how much voter fraud occurs in the state. Supporters of voter ID cards say the cards will stop widespread fraud. Opponents...
September 30, 2012 - 12:20am
September 29, 2012
Voter ID would be unfair to eldery, poor
I was visiting a friend in an assisted living facility several weeks ago. It happened to be primary election day. The staff at the facility did a marvelous job of getting the residents lined up to cast their votes. It was at the same time a sad and inspiring time. It was inspiring...
opinion / letters
September 29, 2012 - 2:10am