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US gas prices up 11 cents over past 2 weeks
Problems found at Minn. anhydrous ammonia plants
House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair
‘We did this together’ — Boys & Girls Club students create wall mural
Grateful homeowners thank Bemidji firefighters after Menahga blaze
Mix of Bemidji varsity, junior varsity players top Park Rapids
Bemidji places fifth in 36-hole tournament
Bemidji shoots low round of spring at Wadena
Blackduck celebrates renovation of Little League complex
Bemidji captures Sagedahl title
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Audra McDonald returns with new, personal CD
'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes
Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards
'Mad Men' Vincent Kartheiser finds a new role
Obama to host concert honoring Carole King
Fishing guide looks back on hosting Dayton
Blane Klemek: Orioles, too, are a sure sign of spring
Minnesota begins 2013 gypsy moth trapping program
Bemidji area lakes finally open and walleye fishing can begin
Fight to stop spread of Asian carp goes high tech
Joe Gandelman: Obama’s 2nd term curse
William A. Collins: Don’t fence me in with economic inequality
Phil Kerpen: Government can’t be trusted with our health
Not everything is a reportable crime
Mike Reagan: Obama’s parade of scandals
Patrick Guilfoile: Drink to their health, How fruit flies use alcohol to protect their young
Arland O. Fiske: The story of Helsinki’s ‘rock church’
John R. Eggers: Laughter makes the heart young
Master Gardener: Penstemon can offer season-long color
Over 40K customers lose power in MN, WI, IA
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Crews are working to repair electrical lines brought down by the heavy, wet snow that fell across parts of northern Iowa, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Xcel...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 2:01pm
House DFLer blasts speaker for dropping gun bill
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The DFL state representative who pushed expanded background checks for Minnesota gun buyers says he's disappointed with his fellow Democrat, House Speaker Paul Thissen (TEE'-sehn),...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 1:21pm
Boise mill to lay off 265 in International Falls
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Boise Inc. says it plans to lay off 265 paper workers at its plant in International Falls. The Mesabi Daily Newssays the company will idle...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 1:15pm
Upper Midwest schoolchildren get rare May snow day
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Schoolchildren in Minnesota and Wisconsin got a rare May snow day Thursday as a storm dropped up to 16 inches of sticky snow across a beleaguered region...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 1:13pm
May Day activists cheer state immigration laws
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As Congress debates the first national immigration overhaul in decades, a state-level push advancing rights for people in the U.S. illegally has picked up momentum across...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 1:11pm
Medical marijuana bill outlined, but debate waits
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Supporters of legalizing marijuana for medical use put their plan forward at Minnesota's Capitol on Thursday even though the major debate will wait until next...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 1:09pm
Storm dumps up to 15.5 inches in southeastern MN
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The calendar has flipped to May, but winter has made a return appearance to southeastern Minnesota where residents are digging out of an unseasonable dump of wet...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 10:50am
For 3, bomb suspect's friendship leads to charges
BOSTON (AP) — Just hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, authorities say he exchanged a series of text...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 10:31am
Legislature: Undocumented immigrants could get financial aid, in-state tuition
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators approved a plan that supporters say would bring the dream of attending college closer to reality for students like Deisy Rivera. "It will help me...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 12:34am
Legislative Notebook: Sunday liquor sales plan fails again
Legislative Notebook: Sunday liquor sales plan fails again ST. PAUL — Another year, another defeat for Sunday liquor sales. The Minnesota House voted 106-21 Wednesday to retain state law forbidding...
Thu, May 02, 2013 - 12:26am
Police and sheriff report for May 2
Police Report The Bemidji Police Department responded to the following calls: Theft 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, 1800 block of Anne Street Northwest. A theft from a vehicle was reported. 12:58 p.m...
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Thu, May 02, 2013 - 12:06am
Hand in hand to fight hunger: Saturday kids event at mall also will benefit food shelf
BEMIDJI — Families are invited to take part in a special event Saturday at Paul Bunyan Mall while also benefitting a local non-profit. The mall is hosting Kids Join Hands...
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Wed, May 01, 2013 - 8:09pm
'One for the bucket list' local bar owner wrecks dirtbike on Lake Bemidji
BEMIDJI — On a whim, local bar owner Karl Jacobson decided to take his dirtbike onto Lake Bemidji Wednesday afternoon. The joyride ended with a trip to the hospital and...
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Wed, May 01, 2013 - 7:17pm
Fugate’s to close store, automotive shop to remain open
BEMIDJ — This week’s flooding did not impact just the roads, but a local business, as well. Fugate’s Country Store, which has been in operation for five years, will soon...
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Wed, May 01, 2013 - 5:16pm
Senate looks at township aid
BEMIDJI —Ron Kinn isn’t sure how the Turtle River town board is going to compensate for the extra snowplowing costs from this winter season. “We’re just going to have to...
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Wed, May 01, 2013 - 4:52pm