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August 5, 2018
State has $25 million earmarked for security, but schools need much more
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Education expects to award at least 50 schools up to $500,000 each this fall to improve building security and safety. The $25 million in school safety grants was included in the capital investment, or bonding bill, passed by the Minnesota...
August 5, 2018 - 5:42pm
June 3, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Violent video games, movies, music affect young minds
I feel that John Eggers' column from the May 27 Pioneer requires a response. Mr. Eggers makes claims that appear quite fantastic. I'd like to...
June 3, 2018 - 2:15pm
May 18, 2018
Minnesota leaders promise school safety funds
ST. PAUL — A deadly Texas school shooting has turned Minnesota safe school legislation into a top priority. The Friday, May 18, shooting...
May 18, 2018 - 7:45pm
April 13, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A little bit of knowledge can be dangerous
Since the killings in Florida, various groups have attempted to co-opt the tragedy for political gain. Give a politician just a little bit of...
April 13, 2018 - 10:30am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School shootings are not because of the AR-15
In response to Pamela Kelsey’s letter to the editor (April 8):
April 13, 2018 - 9:30am
April 8, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: School safety discussion needs to include talk of guns
I read with interest the article in The Pioneer from Friday (April 6) regarding the meeting for school safety in our area attended by our representatives....
April 8, 2018 - 12:10pm
April 6, 2018
Tackling school safety: Bemidji High School hosts forum on school violence issues
BEMIDJI—Seven Bemidji-area leaders tackled the causes of, and solutions to, school violence at a Bemidji High School forum on Thursday....
April 6, 2018 - 1:05pm
March 21, 2018
Health professionals say school safety includes them
ST. PAUL — Many students say gun restrictions can help keep them safer in schools, but the Minnesota legislative conversation on safe schools...
March 21, 2018 - 6:02pm
March 7, 2018
Thousands skip class to rally for gun control, school safety at Minn. Capitol
ST. PAUL—Students want gun control, and they want it now. That's what hundreds of students chanted as they marched (and sometimes ran)...
March 7, 2018 - 8:29pm
March 4, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: District staff should not only support walkout, but lead it
Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent Jim Hess is wrong.
March 4, 2018 - 4:05pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Students have much to learn by taking civic action
I am angered by the decision of school officials to cancel plans for a 17-minute Bemidji High School student walkout on March 14, to honor those...
March 4, 2018 - 2:35pm
March 2, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Properly conducted walkout would not be a disruption
In a Feb. 19 article in the Bemidji Pioneer titled “Walkout to protest gun violence canceled at BHS,” Superintendent Hess stated rationale for canceling the walkout was that “the need to address gun violence and school safety … does not give anyone the right to disrupt the...
March 2, 2018 - 11:15am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: None of us would trade the life of a child for a gun
In addition to the usual tired responses, the recent mass shooting provoked an outcry from young people themselves demanding that their government...
March 2, 2018 - 10:15am
January 11, 2014
Letter: Think about children’s safety when planning schools
When reading the article (Jan. 10) about best choice of location for a new school and the criteria used, I was struck by the thought, “How do we protect our best asset of the future?” Mr. Jim Hess has made some great points as to the location and its subsequent recreational capabilities,...
January 11, 2014 - 10:40pm
January 18, 2013
Mike Reagan: Ignoring the rational answer
What do Al Hunt of Bloomberg News, David Gregory of “Meet the Press” and President Obama have in common — besides their liberal politics? They all send their kids to Sidwell Friends School. With campuses in Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, Md., the highly selective private school...
January 18, 2013 - 11:55pm