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'We're going to stand with them': Bemidji organization, others from community work to stop DAPL
VIDEO & PHOTO GALLERY: Ready for the burn
Polk County man assaults woman, holds her against her will for 11 hours, police say
Bemidji Community Food Shelf to be closed Dec. 26
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers ousted late by Moorhead
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Dragons double up BSU
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers win, get five-point weekend
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji beats Apollo for first win
BHS wrestlers finish eighth at Brainerd
Eleanor Ann Breuer
Glenn Arnold Conlon
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDTIOR: Local pageant set apart from others
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
Dayton predicts new state program will add 5,000 jobs
ST. PAUL — A new statewide economic development program that replaces one strictly aimed at rural Minnesota provides state officials $24 million...
January 11, 2014 - 1:26am
December 27, 2013
Minn.'s Dayton prefers auto-boost to minimum wage
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota lawmakers debate raising the minimum wage, Gov. Mark Dayton says he prefers tying future increases to inflation. Dayton told The Associated Press on Friday that it would be "useful" to include an automatic escalator clause. The state has...
December 27, 2013 - 1:31pm
Dayton: medical cannabis issue needs collaboration
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he has urged supporters of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Minnesota to work with opponents in law enforcement if they want progress on the issue. Dayton repeatedly cites law enforcement concerns for his own opposition...
December 27, 2013 - 1:10pm
Dayton: MNsure getting better, challenges remain
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he believes progress has been made on fixing problems with Minnesota's health insurance marketplace but knows challenges remain. Dayton said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that he's keeping tabs on MNsure nine days...
December 27, 2013 - 1:06pm
December 19, 2013
Dayton: I'm ultimately responsible if MNsure fails
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton isn't saying if he asked for the resignation of Minnesota's health insurance exchange's director, but says he's ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the venture. Dayton was asked several times at a news conference Thursday...
December 19, 2013 - 12:47pm
High-level courtship yields Minn. engineering jobs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Canadian company that makes sophisticated heating and ventilation systems will locate a research facility in a Twin Cities suburb. A top executive from Price Industries joined Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday in announcing the project, which grew...
December 19, 2013 - 12:11pm
December 18, 2013
Mark Dayton: Economic growth generates budget surplus
The principal credit for Minnesota’s terrific budget forecast belongs to the people of Minnesota. We proved again that we have the best business innovators and the most productive workers anywhere. By working hard and working together, we turned a $6 billion deficit predicted just...
December 18, 2013 - 11:33pm
Dayton adds new top aide to Minn. staff
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new senior staff member will join the Minnesota governor's office after her current boss, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, completes his final term. A memo sent to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's staff says Jennifer O'Rourke will begin in early January as...
December 18, 2013 - 3:57pm
December 17, 2013
Minn. official to discuss 2 new trade offices
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The sites of two new Minnesota trade offices are being formally announced. The Department of Employment and Economic Development planned to reveal the locations on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the agency posted advertisements in the State Register seeking...
December 17, 2013 - 9:20am
December 12, 2013
New Minn. loan fund geared toward start-up firms
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has a new loan fund for start-up businesses that offers them up to $250,000 in interest-free help. Gov. Mark Dayton and his top economic development official described the Angel Loan Fund on Thursday. It is a supplement to a tax credit that...
December 12, 2013 - 11:22am
December 11, 2013
Dayton eyes $975 million in construction projects
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he is considering sending lawmakers a state construction bill of $975 million, which is substantially higher than prior expectations. Dayton met privately with key legislators involved in assembling the public...
December 11, 2013 - 12:26pm
December 10, 2013
Governor eases restrictions on propane transport
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has extended an executive order that loosens some restrictions on transporting propane in Minnesota because of a shortage of the gas. The order eases regulation of the hours that propane can be transported. Dayton's order says the state's...
December 10, 2013 - 9:54am
December 9, 2013
Dayton announces 2 Appeals Court vacancies
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he's seeking applications for two upcoming at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Appeals Court Judges Thomas Kalitowski and Terri Stoneburner are retiring, effective April 1. A news release from Dayton's office...
December 9, 2013 - 12:23pm
December 6, 2013
Dayton: Minn. flags at half-staff for Mandela
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is ordering flags at all state of Minnesota buildings to be flown at half-staff between now and sunset on Sunday in remembrance of Nelson Mandela. Dayton's proclamation, issued Friday, accompanies a similar order from President Barack...
December 6, 2013 - 3:42pm
December 5, 2013
Minn. officials predict $1 billion budget surplus
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota finance officials on Thursday predicted a budget surplus of more than $1 billion, a dramatic turn for a state coping with deficits for years. That estimate means the state can fully pay the remaining IOUs to public schools that piled up during...
December 5, 2013 - 10:10am