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Commentary: Trump is dealmaker who can't seem to make deal
Trump takes aim at Pelosi amid stalled shutdown negotiations
Kamala Harris enters 2020 presidential race
Meteorologists, farmers, park rangers and hungry kids — many feel the brunt of the shutdown
The federal shutdown so far — what you need to know
As he was in Minnesota, Jamal Crawford depended on to lead Suns
Patriots outlast Chiefs in OT thriller to reach SB LIII
Rose buries buzzer-beater to lift Timberwolves past Suns
Lewandowski dominates again as Gophers are swept at Michigan State
Charlie Coyle switches positions again for Wild. What else is new?
Harlow E. Berg
Larry J. Merschman, Sr.
Patricia Ann Tiffany
Agnes Mae Skime
Hauser: Ready, set, grow, Part 1
Veeder: The way my grandpa sees the world
Bursack: Suffering parents' deaths can bring both sorrow and relief
Fielding Questions: Arborvitae shedding, water on violet leaves and forsythia for our region
Growing Together: Here's a great way to start more houseplants in 2019
Around the Arts, Jan. 20
A 'Game of Survival': Vocalmotive Dinner Show set for Friday-Sunday
Weaving hard work and history: Basket-makers rely on knowledge passed down over years
Around the Arts, Dec. 30
Major bug in Fortnite gave hackers access to millions of player accounts
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: You can help with the Great Backyard Bird Count
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Frigid temps came at a good time for ice anglers
BRAD DOKKEN: All systems go for 35th annual DL ice tourney
Couple builds life around mushing at remote Minnesota home
SnoBears a popular option for mobility-minded anglers in ND
Farmland rental rates holding steady but with exceptions
The world has loads of sustainable palm oil - but no one wants it
‘What's going on in the world’: Trade negotiations crucial for area agriculture
Shutdown undercuts the IRS, just in time for a particularly difficult tax season
Get a plan for nonproductive land: Solutions take time, but can be found
Place a Business Announcement
Carol E. Priest
Orlan And Linda Lauderbaugh
Daniel & Bonnie Grundmeier
Commentary: Trump says Democrats used to be for new border barriers. He's right.
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A very important question: Where's the bathroom?
Swift: Have you 'hygged' your home today? Practicing the Danish art of relaxation
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must support Indigenous youth as they work to protect the environment
Commentary: Why progressives should stop avoiding men's issues
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June 11, 2018
A wake-up call for new approaches to suicide prevention
This editorial appeared in Monday's, June 11, Washington Post. Days after the suicide of renowned fashion designer Kate Spade, chef and world-traveling TV storyteller Anthony Bourdain was found dead in a hotel room in France, another apparent suicide. Spade was 55, Bourdain was 61,...
June 11, 2018 - 7:49am
May 9, 2018
Commentary: I went back to the man who hit me. Why?
It's been a quarter-century, and I can still hear clearly the sound of my voice that night. It wavered with a plaintive, childish note as I spoke...
May 9, 2018 - 11:23pm
Their View: The U.S. Air Force's big enemy is its empty cockpits
The following editorial is from Bloomberg View. In late 2016, the Air Force realized it was facing a shortage of about 700 fighter pilots....
February 9, 2018 - 10:16am
October 25, 2017
PIONEER EDITORIAL: City stepped up to beautify downtown
Our quaint downtown Bemidji looked better than ever this summer thanks to a decision by the city and the Bemidji Downtown Alliance. The city’s...
October 25, 2017 - 12:12pm
September 23, 2017
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
Agriculturalists have only a few areas of universal agreement. We all like cooperative weather. We all dislike food waste. We all believe that nothing is more important than farm safety. The short list also includes, or should include, strong support for public-sector funding of...
September 23, 2017 - 8:08am
September 10, 2017
Weed presents a dangerous foe, must-win battle
Weeds have been a problem since crops were first cultivated. Farmers, on the front lines of the age-old battle, know all too well that weeds...
September 10, 2017 - 6:44pm
July 11, 2017
OTHER VIEWS: Comments ending; pipeline fight accelerating
There's plenty of opposition to Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project across northern Minnesota. Impassioned opposition. Ready-to-take-a-stand opposition. The sort of opposition seen last year over the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota perhaps.
July 11, 2017 - 11:32am
June 27, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have a splash at Water Carnival
As Nate Mathews also mentions on this page, summer is a busy time in Bemidji this year. There's multiple road construction projects underway,...
June 27, 2017 - 7:15am
June 25, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: Newspapers still top choice for news
Those who believe newspapers are becoming a relic of the past should update their thinking. Survey after survey shows that today’s local newspapers...
June 25, 2017 - 6:00am
May 31, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Looking to the future
Several local news items of the past few weeks featured a familiar theme. The future. For years, various health, wellness and sports enthusiasts have yearned for more facilities in Bemidji to meet their needs. This includes more ice rinks and playing fields, indoor and outdoor, as...
May 31, 2017 - 8:02am
May 26, 2017
GUEST EDITORIAL: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
I will soon be out fishing, not in the office thinking about fishing. The sun will descend toward the horizon creating a masterpiece that needs...
May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm
April 14, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Take off automatic inflator for business taxes
Fair and balanced. No, this is not an editorial about a cable television network, which is itself making the news this week. Rather, we are talking about taxes. Specifically, property taxes and those paid by Minnesota businesses. In a recent visit to the Pioneer, Jim Pumarlo, director...
April 14, 2017 - 6:00am
February 28, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Growing in the right direction
Some cheers for the news events of the past week. Quickly becoming a focal point for entrepreneurship in Minnesota, the LaunchPad in Bemidji already is expanding and deserves a cheer. As part of the revamped Mayflower Building downtown, the LaunchPad helps startup business and entrepreneurs,...
February 28, 2017 - 9:15am
February 23, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Have an opinion? Write us a letter
Have an opinion to share with the community? We don't care if you are right, left, or right down the middle politically. We welcome all letters, and we print virtually all the local letters to the editor we receive, as long as they meet long-established criteria. Letters must be signed...
February 23, 2017 - 9:30am
February 14, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: A Water Carnival for everyone
When organizers moved the annual Water Carnival festival from near Paul and Babe downtown to the Sanford Center because of park reconstruction, there were immediate cries of foul, as many thought the downtown business district was being left behind. Now, after two years at the Sanford...
February 14, 2017 - 7:30am