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Democratic candidates for Congress have raised a record-shattering $1 billion this election

Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, arrives on Capitol Hill on Oct. 5. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Aaron P. Bernstein1 / 2
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Democratic candidates running for Congress this year collectively raised more than $1 billion for their campaigns - a record-shattering sum that highlights the party's zeal to retake the House and ...

Trump tries to protect Saudis as global outrage grows over suspected killing of Khashoggi

President Donald Trump displays posters as he talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. MUST CREDIT: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post1 / 3
Consular security personnel await forensic investigators outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 17, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg2 / 3
Forensic investigators arrive at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 17, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg3 / 3
WASHINGTON - As gruesome details of Jamal Khashoggi's alleged killing and dismemberment at the hands of Saudi operatives trickled into the public domain this week, calls sounded in capitals around ...

TEDx No. 2 is Thursday: Event will focus on ‘momentum’

BEMIDJI -- For the second time in Bemidji, an international idea sharing platform will receive a local spin. On Thursday afternoon into evening at the historic Chief Theater, a TEDxBemidji ...
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Senior Treasury employee charged with leaking documents related to Russia probe

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, 40. Handout from the Alexandria (Va.) Sheriff's Office
WASHINGTON - A senior Treasury Department employee was charged Wednesday with leaking to a reporter confidential government reports about the financial transactions of Trump associates and others under scrutiny in ...

'Her addiction stalked her and stole her': Heartbreaking obituary details 'darkness' of opioids

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There were 12 unforgettable days. Twelve days at home with her loved ones. Twelve days watching children's movies and chatting around the dinner table. Twelve days that Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir ...

Tickets on sale for Women United Tribute Awards

BEMIDJI -- In partnership with Bemidji Area Business Women and BSU, the United Way of Bemidji Area will hold the second Women United Tribute Awards Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 25, ...

BSU enrollment down 2 percent: More students are learning part-time

Students walk through the BSU campus on Tuesday afternoon. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer)
BEMIDJI -- Overall enrollment at Bemidji State University is about 2 percent lower than it was at this time last year.
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Joe Bowen covers education and health for the Bemidji Pioneer.

He is a Minneapolis native and a 2009 graduate of St. John's University. Before moving to Bemidji, Bowen covered education, local politics, crime, and everything in between for the Perham Focus in Perham, Minnesota, and Sun Newspapers in suburban Minneapolis.

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Northern Robotics championship in Bemidji on Oct. 27

BEMIDJI -- The Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference will host its second annual tournament championship on Oct. 27. Teams from Bemidji, Red Lake, Cass Lake-Bena, Kelliher, and Blackduck schools will be ...

Trump calls for 5 percent spending cut in some programs

President Donald Trump speaks at an economics meeting in Washington, D.C, on Oct. 17, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked every major cabinet agency to draw up proposals to cut its budget by 5 percent next year, adding he could grant some ...


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