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Community crusaders need support: Servants of Shelter program that helps homeless could suffer this winter without more participant churches
Investigation open into Cass County Sheriff's Office emails
'Wrapping' up at BSU: Volunteers prep U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree for long journey
VIDEO/PHOTO GALLERY: The tree to D.C.: Capitol Christmas Tree taken down in Chippewa National Forest
MEN’S HOCKEY: Arentz, O’Connor power BSU past Nanooks
PREP FOOTBALL: Lumberjacks back to state (photo gallery)
PREP FOOTBALL: Kelliher-Northome makes state tourney with 12-0 win in Section 7 9-man final
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU earns shootout win over Gophers
Cross country: Bemidji girls and boys teams compete in Saturday's state meet
Maxine Marie Anderson
J. Nell Torkelson
Charles D. Martin
Protecting deciduous trees, shrubs from winter damage
John Eggers: Where are you going?
Scotty Allison: Veterans Office seeks family correspondence
Tanya Hasbargen: Take time to invest in the community
Northland Stargazing: Three planets, some constellations, and two showers:
A confident conductor: Beverly Everett marks 10 years with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Pioneer Previews: Time to start thinking of Madrigal Dinner
Art briefs - Sunday Oct. 26
BSU Chamber singers prepare for concert
Gearing up for 'Glengarry': Local play based on famous writing, movie
Paul Nelson: Surface water temperatures drop in Bemidji area lakes
Blane Klemek: Pied-billed grebes are common throughout Minnesota
Paul Nelson: Anglers continue to catch fish in Bemidji area lakes
Blane Klemek: Animals sensing the world around them
Blane Klemek: Migrating birds in Minnesota
Elsie Gullicksrud birthday
Elvin Burnham birthday celebration
George Smith birthday celebration
Ruby Rockensock Ruzicka birthday celebration
Letter: Hancock supports public, private education
Letter: Retiring commissioner backs Winger
Letter: Not sure what ‘one of us’ really means
Letter: What exactly is a winning record?
Letter: Winger will take action to get results
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...
news / region
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 on Sunday. In Red Lake on Sunday, Franken and Tester met with the Tribal Council, followed by a brief campaign meet-and-greet for Franken,...
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...
opinion / letters
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...
news / region
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...
news / region
June 18, 2013 - 11:53am
June 10, 2013
State Sen. Ortman considering challenge to Franken
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Julianne Ortman says she is "seriously considering" a challenge to Sen. Al Franken next year. Ortman tells The Associated Press on Monday that it's a tough decision she'll make after discussions with her family and political...
news / region
June 10, 2013 - 3:30pm
May 22, 2013
Franken challenges Energy Department on high Minnesota gas prices
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken is blaming the recent spike in Minnesota gas prices in part on the Department of Energy’s decision to stop publishing refinery maintenance reports two years ago. The reports, authorized under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, were...
news / region
May 22, 2013 - 10:36am
May 7, 2013
Franken staff to visit Bemidji to talk college financial aid
BEMIDJI — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s staff will be in Bemidji on Thursday to host a college affordability resource night. Interested residents are invited to the forum at 6:30 p.m. at Bemidji High School. Dan Solomon, Franken’s Minnesota education adviser, will lead the...
news / education
May 7, 2013 - 4:01pm
February 6, 2013
Franken blasts USPS decision to halt Saturday mail service, blames House for inaction
WASHINGTON – One of the most outspoken advocates for rural mail delivery said the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to halt Saturday delivery is a disservice to Minnesotans. “I’m extremely disappointed that the Postal Service will be discontinuing Saturday delivery,” U.S. Sen....
February 6, 2013 - 2:39pm