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Legislators drop increased penalties for highway protesters in exchange for ban on undocumented immigrant driver's licenses
UPDATE: At least 19 dead in blast at Ariana Grande concert in British arena
State senator's father dies, but she's at work keeping one-vote majority for GOP
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence
Curry hits 36 as Golden State advances to NBA finals
Richard Pitino's message to Minnesota: 'We can really take the next step'
Nashville clinches first trip to Stanley Cup finals
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make the last day of school a good day
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VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Critical Race Theories: What are they all about?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Who is JFK?
PRIME TIME: Butterflies and beauties at the SAC
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
PATT RALL COLUMN: Spring flowers abound around the arts
BACM announces Summer Recital Series schedule
June First Friday at Gallery North
Summer concert series announced
FISH TALES: Gene Erickson on Cass Lake
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Squirrels are common but still fascinating creatures
FISHING: Gary Newell tournament Saturday
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Best walleye fishing still ahead of us
FISHING: Lake Bemidji lands college fishing national championship
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Mike McFeely: For Ailes, the goal was to turn back the clock
Hauser: When Jesus told his disciples they were to be salt, light
Pinke Post: The purpose of trophies in the box
Minding our Elders: Family caregiver needs recognition from siblings
Growing Together: Separating hardy from non-hardy when shopping trees and shrubs
January 30, 2017
Muslim ban reaches Minnesota as Trump order brings confusion
ST. PAUL—They were words a Muslim American certainly did not want to hear: "We deported your wife and kids." A few hours later, the message...
January 30, 2017 - 7:37pm
November 7, 2016
Franken, Larson stump for Clinton at UMD
DULUTH -- U.S. Sen. Al Franken isn’t taking anything for granted heading into the home stretch of the election, even though Richard Nixon was...
November 7, 2016 - 9:45am
September 14, 2016
Bill addressing Native American children closer to becoming law
WASHINGTON-- A bill that would create a commission to explore issues facing Native American children is closer to becoming law after unanimously...
September 14, 2016 - 11:40pm
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