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TWO RIVERS: A guilty plea. . . and life goes on in Two Rivers (Conclusion)
Two killed in crash near Thief River Falls
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Proactivity and self on the road to truth and reconciliation
LEECH LAKE: Vizenor finishes first week as Leech Lake College President
City Council to discuss Sanford Center legal issues
At home in Bemidji: Longtime NHL scout, executive Marshall Johnston retires; has called Bemidji home for 40 years
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji keeps rolling, tops Alexandria in sub-state playoffs
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Alexandria
Bemidji Extreme U12 soccer takes second at Bemidji Blowout
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Leonard "Larry" Mitberg
Gary Robert Vanasse
Robert (Bob) J Voigt
Ken R. Trisco
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
John Eggers: Who wants to be a cop?
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Big Trouble In Little China’
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Elk expansion in Northwestern Minnesota on hold
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This November, I’m voting for NOTA (none of the above)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lueth, Larson thanked for service
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Making music on the Mississippi
July 14, 2016
SENATOR FRANKEN: Franken’s staff hears investment struggles: Tour on infrastructure needs in Greater Minnesota brings politician aides to Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- According to Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, there are three pillars to prosperity in the United States: research and development, education and infrastructure. To ensure the last pillar stays strong, Franken has sent his staff to meet with local officials across Greater...
July 14, 2016 - 12:06pm
May 6, 2016
EDUCATION: The wait is over: Sens. Franken and Klobuchar visit Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school with federal dollars finally secure for new facility (W/ VIDEO)
BENA -- Uneven flooring, old ceilings and outdated classrooms in a makeshift high school were on display to elected officials at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig...
May 6, 2016 - 7:13pm
May 4, 2016
Franken, Klobuchar to visit Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school on Friday
BENA -- Minnesota U.S. Sens Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar plan to visit the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School on Friday. The visit from the senators is the first since nearly $12 million in federal funding was secured to rebuild the dilapidated school on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation....
May 4, 2016 - 6:09pm
February 26, 2016
Kelliher's Lutz travels to Washington, meets with congressional delegation
WASHINGTON -- Kelliher School Superintendent Tim Lutz is pictured with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., during his visit to Washington, D.C.,...
February 26, 2016 - 10:00am
April 18, 2015
Franken talks mental health care crisis in Bemidji visit
BEMIDJI-- U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., heard Bemidji area officials describe a crisis: mentally ill people in Minnesota aren't getting proper...
April 18, 2015 - 3:41pm
April 16, 2015
Franken to visit Bemidji, Bena on Saturday
BEMIDJI-- U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., will be in the Bemidji area Saturday to discuss health care in rural areas and to visit the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig...
April 16, 2015 - 6:38pm
January 28, 2015
Franken nominates Bemidji teen for U.S. Naval Academy
BEMIDJI -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has nominated Donald Letson of Bemidji for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy. If chosen for an appointment by the academy, Letson, son of Tom and Liz Letson, would be part of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 2019 and would enter the academy...
January 28, 2015 - 8:42am
November 5, 2014
Franken wins U.S. Senate seat more easily this time
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken is no laughing matter to Minnesota Republicans after winning his re-election contest Tuesday, and...
November 5, 2014 - 12:26am
October 28, 2014
McFadden visits Bemidji ahead of election next week
BEMIDJI -- GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Mike McFadden spent one of the final days of his campaign in the Northland on Monday as the 2014 election season draws to a close. About 30 people crowded in the PepperCorn Restaurant in Bemidji to hear the investment banker give a brief...
October 28, 2014 - 10:48am
October 24, 2014
Actor Jon Hamm set to campaign with Franken in Duluth on Monday
DULUTH -- Actor Jon Hamm will join Sen. Al Franken at a get-out-the-vote rally in Duluth on Monday, Franken’s campaign announced Friday evening. The actor, best known for his role as Don Draper on the acclaimed cable TV show “Mad Men,” is set to appear with Franken at the...
October 24, 2014 - 7:32pm
October 19, 2014
Franken campaigns in Red Lake, White Earth
RED LAKE -- U.S. Senator Al Franken, D-Minn., along with Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., visited two northern Minnesota American Indian reservations...
October 19, 2014 - 7:09pm
September 11, 2014
Letter: Reader upset with Franken’s supports of gun ban
I must write you to let people know that Al Franken has voted in favor of a gun ban, supported by Obama, Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg and Dianne Feinstein. They want to take away our guns and Second Amendment. The want us like Australia. Well, this is America, the land of...
September 11, 2014 - 11:53pm
August 30, 2014
Incumbent vs. newcomer partially defines race for U.S. Senate seat
FALCON HEIGHTS — Al Franken sat with a dozen St. Cloud workforce leaders to accept their thanks for working on a bill they say will help Minnesotans seeking jobs. Mike McFadden answered questions on a Twin Cities radio station at the Minnesota State Fair, while just out of his...
August 30, 2014 - 11:21pm
July 11, 2013
Franken has $3M in reserve for Minnesota Senate race
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Al Franken has added significantly to his campaign stockpile in the last three months, leaving him with $3 million in reserve as the 2014 Minnesota Senate race takes shape. Franken reported April-to-June figures on Thursday, during...
July 11, 2013 - 11:34am
June 18, 2013
Moderate Republican enters race against Franken
ST. PAUL -- A moderate Minnesota Republican known for his work on health care legislation plans a U.S. Senate campaign. State Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka Tuesday announced his intention to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken. “Minnesota needs a senator from Minnesota who has...
June 18, 2013 - 11:53am