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Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Cass County rollover injures 2
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
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
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Perseverance pays off
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
November 26, 2013
Dayton names broadband leader
ST. PAUL — Cook County’s information systems director will become the Minnesota Broadband Office executive director. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday named Danna MacKenzie to that post, charging her with the job of planning stateside broadband Internet efforts. She has worked in the...
November 26, 2013 - 7:26pm
November 21, 2013
Seifert enters governor's race
ST. PAUL -- Greater Minnesota’s gained a 2014 governor candidate today. Former state Rep. Marty Seifert of Marshall announced he is vying for the Republican nomination. He was widely expected to enter the race after losing the GOP endorsement to Tom Emmer...
November 21, 2013 - 9:01am
November 14, 2013
Dayton administration approves $300M for roads
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton's administration is directing $300 million into ten highway construction projects meant to break up bottlenecks and improve freight movement around the state. Dayton and Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle (ZELL'-ee) announced the...
November 14, 2013 - 3:06pm
Dayton: Obama did right thing on insurance plans
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he believes President Barack Obama made the right decision by letting insurance companies continue to offer consumers health plans that were set to be canceled under federal health care changes. Dayton says Thursday his fellow Democrat...
November 14, 2013 - 3:05pm
November 13, 2013
Dayton wants sex offender releases halted for now
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is directing his human services commissioner to halt provisional releases of Minnesota sex offenders until the Legislature has time to make changes to the state's legally embattled treatment program. Dayton is also suspending the planned...
November 13, 2013 - 1:18pm
November 8, 2013
GOP's Zellers backs AG in sex offender dispute
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The fate of a convicted rapist up for release from Minnesota's sex offender treatment program became a potential issue Friday in next year's governor's race. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, up for re-election next year, is at odds with his fellow Democrat,...
November 8, 2013 - 2:22pm
Gov. Dayton to kick off deer hunt in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is heading to Fergus Falls to help kick off the deer hunting season. The governor's office says nearly 500,000 Minnesota residents are expected to hunt deer this year. The season begins Saturday, but festivities begin Friday with...
November 8, 2013 - 9:03am
November 7, 2013
For 2nd time, Dayton backs Clinton for president
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is joining those urging former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to try for the presidency in 2016. Dayton on Thursday signed onto the "Ready for Hillary" group that is trying to lay the groundwork for a Clinton campaign....
November 7, 2013 - 1:42pm
Dayton hails black student progress on math tests
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Fourth-grade students in Minnesota scored at the top nationally in math and above the national average in reading, according to national test results released Thursday. The National Assessment of Education Progress, known as the "Nation's Report Card,"...
November 7, 2013 - 11:51am
October 22, 2013
Dayton to look into oil safety
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he will ask for a report about whether state regulators have done enough to protect Minnesotans from oil spills. In a wide-ranging session with reporters, he said in response to a Forum News Service question: “I can’t say what deficiencies...
October 22, 2013 - 7:33pm
August 26, 2013
Dayton appoints Albrecht to parks, trails commission
BEMIDJI — Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday appointed Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht to the new Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission. The commission was formed and funded through the Legislature as a way to ensure greater Minnesota has a say in how Legacy funds are...
August 26, 2013 - 11:57pm
April 8, 2013
Key parts of Dayton Bonding plan
ST. PAUL – Here are major areas where Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposes borrowing money to fund public works projects: — Capitol building restoration, $109 million — Capitol area parking facility, $15.7 million — Correction facility upgrades, $50.3 million — Rehabilitation...
April 8, 2013 - 11:09pm
Dayton bonding proposals range from small projects to fixing state Capitol
ST. PAUL – Minnesota would borrow money for relatively small projects, such as $775,000 to improve Clara City streets, to a massive one all Minnesotans would notice, like the planned $109 million Capitol building renovation, under the governor’s public works funding proposal....
April 8, 2013 - 11:04pm
March 25, 2013
Dayton hears about smoking border battle
MOORHEAD — Frank Orton made sure Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton understands problems he faces in competing against North Dakota stores. “Minnesota must not adopt a tax policy that makes our businesses unable to compete,” Orton wrote in a letter to Dayton in connection with a Monday...
March 25, 2013 - 11:14pm
March 18, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Health insurance marketplace only needs Dayton signature
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators approved 39-28 a health insurance marketplace along party lines Monday, leaving only Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature as the final step. Dayton is expected to sign the measure that would give Minnesotans a mostly Web-based place to buy health insurance,...
March 18, 2013 - 10:34pm