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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
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
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
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
March 6, 2014
Air pistol causes scare at UMD
DULUTH -- Police confiscated an air pistol and took two people into custody Thursday morning on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus. Police were called to UMD at 7:17 a.m. about two people with a gun near the Kirby Plaza. Duluth Police Department spokesman Jim Hansen said...
March 6, 2014 - 9:57am
February 28, 2014
No extension for public comment on PolyMet mine
DULUTH -- The public comment period for the proposed PolyMet copper mine and processing center near Hoyt Lakes will end March 13, after 90 days, state and federal agency officials said Thursday. Several environmental groups and others had petitioned the Minnesota Department...
February 28, 2014 - 9:09am
February 27, 2014
Possible record catch could land angler in trouble
By Sam Cook Forum News Service DULUTH — A potential ice fishing world-record lake trout caught by a northern Minnesota...
February 27, 2014 - 8:27am
February 14, 2014
More than 30 cars pile up on icy I-35 in Duluth
DULUTH -- At least 30 vehicles were involved in a crash in a tunnel on Interstate 35 in downtown Duluth on Thursday morning after a quick-moving...
February 14, 2014 - 8:12am
February 7, 2014
Man accused of selling heroin with child present in Duluth hotel
DULUTH -- Police arrested a man Thursday at a downtown Duluth hotel after he allegedly sold heroin while a 5-year-old girl was in the room. Carvell Nashun Robinson, 31, faces charges of second-degree sale of heroin and child endangerment. According to police, investigators from...
February 7, 2014 - 7:22pm
January 30, 2014
Schroeder wins Beargrease for second straight year
RICE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Minn. -- Nathan Schroeder of Chisholm won the 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon on Wednesday, arriving at the finish line in Rice Lake Township at 1:19 p.m. His closest competitor, Keith Aili of Ray, was about two hours behind. It’s a back-to-back...
January 30, 2014 - 9:56am
January 22, 2014
Duluth frostbite victim has fingers removed
ST. PAUL -- The 19-year-old University of Minnesota Duluth student found outside in subzero temperatures had surgery Tuesday to remove parts of her hands. Alyssa Lommel’s mother, Teri, wrote on her daughter’s Caring Bridge site Tuesday night that Lommel no longer is on the...
January 22, 2014 - 10:45am
January 15, 2014
Trampled by Turtles comes to Sanford Center
BEMIDJI -- Trampled by Turtles will perform at 8 p.m. March 28 at the Sanford Center Ballroom, 1111 Event Center Drive NE. Trampled by Turtles...
January 15, 2014 - 12:20pm
January 10, 2014
Second Duluth frostbite victim to have toes removed
DULUTH -- A frostbitten woman found Sunday in a Duluth alley will face surgery to remove her toes, according to her CaringBridge Web page. Erin Coons’ “left toes are dead (and) there’s no blood flowing to the tips of them. Her toes will be amputated,” wrote her sister,...
January 10, 2014 - 8:46am
Missing man’s body found in Lake Superior
DULUTH -- The St. Louis County Rescue Squad found a man’s body Thursday afternoon in Lake Superior. Duluth police received a call at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday about a missing 31-year-old Duluth man. They located an unoccupied vehicle belonging to the missing man at Brighton...
January 10, 2014 - 8:38am
December 26, 2013
Lawsuit alleges tot was burned on Duluth manhole cover
DULUTH -- Megan and Troy Brown were visiting Duluth for a relative’s wedding on Aug. 26, 2011, when they decided to stop on the Lakewalk for a photo in front of the Aerial Lift Bridge. It was then that their 2-year-old son, Jacob, tripped and fell on a scalding hot manhole cover...
December 26, 2013 - 8:42am
December 25, 2013
Student found in subzero cold is upgraded to fair condition
DULUTH -- The condition of a University of Minnesota Duluth student found unconscious in subzero cold Dec. 7 has been upgraded from critical to fair, hospital officials confirmed Tuesday. Alyssa Jo Lommel had been listed in critical condition Saturday. The UMD student was...
December 25, 2013 - 3:54pm
DNR chief leaning against more time for PolyMet review
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr said Tuesday he wasn’t likely to extend the public comment period on the environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper mine project near Hoyt Lakes. The DNR this month set a 90-day review...
December 25, 2013 - 3:53pm
December 19, 2013
Judge: Lawsuit to reclaim Duluth casino money can go forward
A decision issued by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday could spell new hope for the city of Duluth in its quest to reclaim about $6 million per year that it used to receive from video slot machines at the Fond-du-Luth Casino in downtown Duluth. U.S. District Judge...
December 19, 2013 - 2:48pm
December 12, 2013
UMD student found outside is still in critical condition
The condition of University of Minnesota Duluth sophomore Alyssa Lommel remains critical but stable at a hospital in St. Paul where she is being treated for severe frostbite and hypothermia. Lommel’s family reported on the Caring Bridge website Wednesday that she had an uneventful...
December 12, 2013 - 9:30am