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Blackduck School Board accepts principal’s resignation
UPDATED: Two injured after student opens fire at Colorado high school; officials say shooter takes own life
Crime report for Dec. 12
Bemidji fire calls for Dec. 12-13
Daily arrests for Dec. 12-13
MEN'S HOCKEY: Banged-up Beavers look to finish 2013 strong against Alaska
WRESTLING: Bemidji dominates Hibbing in home debut
BOYS HOCKEY: Bemidji falls in overtime again
Tonight's Bemidji wrestling meet with Hibbing starts at 6 p.m.
'An animal on the boards': Bemidji State forward Rosenbloom sets single-game school rebound record
Rodney Edwin Lof
J. Bruce Preece
Donald "Donny" Hedlund, Sr.
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
All Dressed up for ‘Downton Abbey’ screening
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
Local authors to sign books
Author plans talk on how Pearl Harbor hit small-town Minnesota
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Minnesota firearms deer harvest declines
Paul Nelson: Access to Bemidji area lakes difficult because of slush
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Climate change commentary full of distortions
Will Durst: The top 10 comedic news stories of 2013
Stanley Crouch: Art, aspiration and American dreamers
Rich Lowry: The war on inequality
Amy Goodman: Poverty wages in the land of plenty
Sue Bruns: Ah, those holiday traditions
Alice Collins: Christmas time is a time for joy, families
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater celebrates 10th year of performances
Art Lee: A tale in rhyme from a past Christmas time (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
Evan Hazard: An epiphany in G major and the music inside us
November 8, 2013
Local Indian leaders oppose ‘Redskins’ name as AIM leads protest in Minneapolis
BEMIDJI — As the American Indian Movement demonstrated Thursday evening in downtown Minneapolis against the Washington Redskins’ nickname...
November 8, 2013 - 12:20am
June 17, 2013
American Indian communities receive housing grants
BEMIDJI — Area American Indian communities will benefit from federal grants aimed at providing affordable housing. The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Housing Block Grant Program and can be used for a variety of housing...
news / local
June 17, 2013 - 5:31pm
May 15, 2013
Quirk in health law may affect some American Indians in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn't expected to hit many in Minnesota. People who identify as Native Americans must be a member of a federally...
news / region
May 15, 2013 - 1:02pm
February 28, 2013
American Indians must apply for share of settlement today
On the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation — Today is the deadline for American Indians and their descendants to take part in a $3.4 billion settlement with the federal government over the mismanagement of Indian land and money. In Minnesota, the settlement will distribute $57 million...
February 28, 2013 - 10:19pm
January 5, 2013
Sanford aims to improve American Indian health care
BEMIDJI – A patient is best served when she has a team of medical staff working in tandem to address all of her medical needs, says Dr. Valerie...
news / local
January 5, 2013 - 10:19pm
December 11, 2012
Winona LaDuke: Recovering from election drama
We just saw some $6 billion spent on the most expensive election in history. I’ve recovered from the drama, and I am trying to get my head straight. I thought I’d take this time to share some thoughts. After all, I certainly know what losing a national election is like … maybe...
opinion / commentary
December 11, 2012 - 12:13am
November 29, 2012
Native Nation Rebuilders named
BEMIDJI – Darrell Kingbird of the Red Lake Nation and Melinda Iverson of the White Earth Nation are among 17 individuals named to the fourth cohort of the Bush Foundation’s Native Nation Rebuilders Program. The five men and 12 women named to the program have experience in fields...
news / local
November 29, 2012 - 2:44am
November 28, 2012
Indian lawsuit ends, disbursements to begin by end of year
By MATT VOLZ, Associated Press HELENA, Mont. – After nearly 17 years of courtroom arguments, congressional negotiations and Indian Country bickering, hundreds of thousands of Native Americans could see the first payments of a $3.4 billion U.S. government settlement by the end of...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
October 26, 2012
Some question tribal ID usability under amendment
BEMIDJI – In 2004, a massive “get out the vote” campaign was aimed at encouraging American Indians to get to the polls across a handful of states. In Minnesota, voter turnout on reservations increased by nearly 20 percentage points from the 2000 election. The report stemming...
news / local
October 26, 2012 - 12:04am
October 17, 2012
Leech Lake Tribal College: Student talks to Franken about awareness for American Indian history, cultural trauma
As Tim Goodman lay in the hospital recovering from a gunshot, he pledged to make significant changes in his life. “I knew right then and there...
news / education
October 17, 2012 - 11:02pm