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READER PHOTOS: Lake life
UPDATED: Degrees of debris: Crews start picking up storm debris around town
Electric Avenue: Bemidji officials introduce charging station tech for electric car owners
Bear takes a break in Duluth family’s kiddie pool
21-year-old woman struck by lightning in south Moorhead
GOLF: Day two of 2016 Birchmont has lots of local flavor as women, masters take course
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji splits doubleheader with Grand Rapids in home finale
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU will play Gophers, Northern Iowa in exhibition games this season
AUTO RACING: Speedway returns from rainout weekend with big-money Blitz
‘You can’t get much better:’ 2016 Birchmont opens with solid weather for qualifying rounds
Charlotte "Char" Clark
James "Jim" Sperling
Charlotte "Char" Clark
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
January 11, 2014
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