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Gord Downie, poet laureate of Canadian rock music, dies at 53
'Totally fabricated': Trump disputes congresswoman's depiction of his exchange with soldier's widow
Second judge rules against latest travel ban, saying Trump's own words show it was aimed at Muslims
Floating bog crumples docks on Minnesota lake
Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility, and spousal abuse
UMD hockey notebook: Deery bounces back in goal
CROSS COUNTRY: Hamrin makes herself at home as girls take 3rd, boys 2nd at Bemidji Invite
FOOTBALL: Jacks to host St. Cloud Tech in regular season finale
WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Langei named WCHA Rookie of the Week
SOCCER: Jacks advance after ‘emotional roller coaster’ win
Ruth Norene Van De Venter
Arnold "Butch" Dahl
Isabel (Perkins) Knudson
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Summer reflections from Lake Julia
GENERATIONS: A trip on the ‘Old Bay Line’
GENERATIONS: Milk snakes, fairy diddles and goatsuckers
GENERATIONS: Time to go to church -- and eat well
GENERATIONS: In defense of the ‘routine’
John Dunsworth, actor who played Jim Lahey on 'Trailer Park Boys,' dead at 71
PATT RALL COLUMN: Thanks abound at BSU concerts
Around the Arts, October 15
Rise and shine
Ben Affleck condemns Harvey Weinstein - then apologizes for groping an actress on MTV
MASTER GARDENERS: Do I have to?
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Fish on the move for fall
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Living with the ladybugs in Minnesota
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall care and pruning those shrubs and trees
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
Tom & Linda Peterson
Larry & Joyce Johnson
WORLD OF WINE: How to celebrate upcoming Champagne Day
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Commentary: The Democratic Party's obsession with Hollywood celebrities was bound to blow up
Commentary: The old obit man looks around
Imagine you're Princess Kate - it's awful and here's why
May 24, 2017
$1 billion, bipartisan Minnesota bonding bill for mostly construction projects ready to go
ST. PAUL—Minnesota likely will borrow nearly $1 billion to fix state buildings, build water treatment facilities, make railroad crossings...
May 24, 2017 - 6:34pm
May 16, 2017
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
ST. PAUL — A rookie Minnesota senator may have said it best in social media. "With less than a week left of legislative session, here's...
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
May 15, 2017
Minnesota House OKs increased female genital mutilation penalties
ST. PAUL—Protecting young Minnesota girls from what is known as female genital mutilation has gained strong state House support. "This...
May 15, 2017 - 8:20pm
May 1, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers move on budget, House shows bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislative negotiators powered through most of their proposed $46 billion, two-year budget Monday, May 1, afternoon and...
May 1, 2017 - 6:31pm
April 21, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Transportation funding may be on the move
ST. PAUL — Transportation funding is confusing and controversial, and Minnesota state leaders say vital. Democrats and Republicans have...
April 21, 2017 - 3:12pm
December 27, 2016
Don't bet on big 2017 Minnesota bonding bill
ST. PAUL—Billions of dollars in state public works construction projects are on hold, and no one knows if the Minnesota Legislature will...
December 27, 2016 - 6:17pm
August 31, 2016
Feeding students, fueling minds: Red Lake School District opens new cafeteria with good nutrition a top priority (W/ VIDEO)
RED LAKE -- A school district recognized nationally for its healthy lunch program will now be able to deliver meals to students in a state-of-the-art...
August 31, 2016 - 6:06pm
July 15, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Governor, leaders say they are near special session deal
ST. PAUL -- A special Minnesota legislative session to approve tax cuts, transportation projects and public works construction could happen in...
July 15, 2016 - 6:21pm
May 9, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Red Lake needs assistance, not resistance
I read the article (May 3) about the state funding bill, specifically regarding the public works budget. I appreciate what Sen. Scott Newman had to say about the issue regarding money for construction of a new Social Services building and a school building on the reservation here...
May 9, 2016 - 3:55pm
May 2, 2016
UPDATED: Minnesota Senate bonding wish list: $1.5 billion; Bemidji-area projects included in funding
ST. PAUL -- House and Senate leaders are far apart about how much to spend on public works projects. Nearly $1 billion apart. Minnesota Democratic...
May 2, 2016 - 6:12pm
August 26, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We need more 'bonding' between cultures
I found the Pioneer's Aug. 16 special section "Bemidji Bonds" to be quite interesting and informative. I hadn't realized there were so many people bonding together for fun activities—whether it be for sports, hobbies, the arts or simply chatting over a cup of coffee or sharing...
August 26, 2015 - 12:32am
January 15, 2010
Pawlenty wants to spend $685 million for 2010 public works projects
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to spend $315 million less to build and repair facilities around Minnesota than legislative leaders want. Republican Pawlenty this morning said he hopes lawmakers approve $685 million in public works spending, to be repaid by general tax dollars,...
January 15, 2010 - 12:38pm
March 11, 2009
Minnesota Legislature: Senators reject taking Twin Cities money
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators blasted an idea to take $95 million a year from Twin Cities transit programs to fund school bus programs around...
March 11, 2009 - 12:30am