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When Paris suffered attacks that killed 17 last January — at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket — it responded with great class. Parisians filled the streets, locked arm-in-arm in solidarity against terrorism.
An unsurprising report from the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General found the impossible —that 6.5 million people age 112 or older have active social security numbers. Sen.
Are you an unsung hero? Do those you encounter not appreciate the “real” you?
A funny thing happened on the way to a news story: ABC and NBC were again distracted by friendly noise from fellow leftwing travelers. Sarah Palin, whose name is to liberals as flame is to moths, made public comments agreeing with tea partiers across America that Steve Scalise, the Republican House Majority Whip, is unfit to serve as the third most powerful Republican in Congress due to his associations with former David Duke operatives. While the loud and sustained voices from conservatives calling for Scalise to resign due to his fellowship with racists would surely be a mainstream politic
The United Way Holiday Gifts for Kids helped 912 youths receive a Christmas toy this season; toys were distributed Thursday at the National Guard Armory. (From left) Erin Schneider, representing Northwoods Coaltion of Battered Women, shopped for five children at the shelter on Thursday afternoon with the help of volunteer Debbi Lauderbaugh. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
Winter is definitely here and for walkers Kristy St. Pierre (left) and Laurie Pommerening, that meant breaking out their warm gear for their usual walk on Thursday morning. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
Jean Thorne (left) receives a lesson in sculpting in clay from Wanda Odegard, a local watercolor and metal sculpture artist who opened up her studio southwest of town for the 2014 Studio Cruise. The art cruise offers 26 local artist who will have their studios open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
Students Ben Hayden and Lindsay Iverson spent the warm Wednesday afternoon studying at Diamond Point Park. Expect more of the same today, as temperatures are forecast again to be in the mid 60s, according to the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks, N.D. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer
Forty years ago many Americans celebrated the demise of the imperial presidency with the resignation of Richard Nixon. Today, it is clear they celebrated too soon. Nixon’s view of presidential powers, summed up in his infamous statement that, “when the president does it that means it is not illegal,” is embraced by the majority of the political class.