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Penny Marshall, sitcom star who directed 'A League of Their Own,' dies at 75
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After Senate reports, Facebook and Twitter face wave of criticism
ND Natural Beef sends out final payments to producers eight years after federal agency stepped in
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The gifts for kids that keep on giving
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Allies, do not give up your power to be heard
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: BCA's role clarified in investigation process
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May 30, 2018
Pornography is a 'root cause' of school shootings, Republican congresswoman says
A Republican congresswoman from Tennessee blamed pornography - as well as a host of other cultural issues - for school shootings, during a recent...
May 30, 2018 - 7:35am
May 27, 2018
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Kids are not born to kill; they learn to kill from us
There have been at least 288 school shootings in the United States since 2009. This is 57 times more than the other six G7 (the world's 7 largest...
May 27, 2018 - 8:45am
April 22, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
The AR-15 was developed as a military weapon. Just because people use it for "sporting" does not negate the fact that it was designed to kill lots of people without the time-consuming process of actually aiming. How much of an advantage do you need over a deer? My freezer has lots...
April 22, 2018 - 7:03am
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 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 24, 2018
Commentary: How do we make a safe school setting?
I heard the other day about an active-shooter drill at a school in the Twin Cities, and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind.
March 24, 2018 - 6:55am
March 21, 2018
What happens to children who survive school shootings in America?
Thirteen at Columbine. Twenty-six at Sandy Hook. Seventeen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Over the past two decades, a handful of massacres that...
March 21, 2018 - 1:17pm
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
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
February 28, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: At some point each of us make take a stand
There is a point after which ordinary political discourse becomes an obscenity. Ad nauseam excuses by political game players become a witness...
February 28, 2018 - 12:04pm
February 25, 2018
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Now who will listen to Nikolas Cruz?
100 percent graduation rate A local movement is underway to ensure the area has a 100 percent high school graduation rate. Here's some tips on...
February 25, 2018 - 9:05am
February 23, 2018
Twins do their part to honor Stoneman Douglas shooting victims
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Pulling on the black-and-garnet cap of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as he headed out to warm up Friday afternoon made an impression on Twins pitcher Aaron Slegers. "That was extremely special," Slegers said after starting and working two scoreless...
February 23, 2018 - 7:56pm
February 22, 2018
Trump appears to back raising assault rifle age to 21, presses case for arming some teachers
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday doubled down on his idea of arming some teachers as a deterrent for school shootings and praised...
February 22, 2018 - 3:30pm