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A mini-Minion: City holds annual Bark ‘N’ Boo event at Nymore Dog Park
CITY: Bemidji's municipal liquor stores show slight uptick in net profits
The big chew: Goats deployed to eat invasive shrubs in Twin Cities park
Patrol still looking for hit-and-run driver who killed 85 year old woman
Minnesota pastor arrested on charges of possessing child porn
SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
June 11, 2015
E-cig poisonings of children under 5 on rise in Minnesota
Minnesota has seen a jump in the number of children poisoned by e-cigarettes and their liquid refillables, the Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday. From 2013 to 2014, the number of e-cigarette and e-liquid poisonings among Minnesota children 5 and younger rose 35 percent...
June 11, 2015 - 10:35am
February 27, 2014
E-cigarette regulation bill begins to move in Legislature
ST. PAUL — Electronic cigarettes would not be available to youths under a bill the Minnesota House is considering, but a provision that would...
February 27, 2014 - 12:46am
November 30, 2013
Letter: County board needs to show strong leadership
Are e-cigarettes harmful or helpful? That is the question that faces the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners. They will vote on amending the current tobacco ordinance to include e-cigarettes. This is an important vote for the county but also for the whole state as Beltrami County...
November 30, 2013 - 1:22am
November 28, 2013
Store selling e-cigarettes to open in downtown Fargo
Dave Olson Forum News Service FARGO — A chain of stores that began selling electronic cigarettes in the Twin Cities in April is setting up a shop in downtown Fargo. Bill Boldenow said he plans to open his Infinite Vapor store at 68 Broadway by Friday, but if that doesn’t happen,...
November 28, 2013 - 11:46pm
November 20, 2013
Vaping debated, Beltrami County Board votes 3-2 to revise tobacco ordinances
BEMIDJI — Proponents and opponents of vaping from Bemidji, Big Lake, Bagley and Mankato were among the crowd that filled the commissioners...
November 20, 2013 - 1:06am
November 18, 2013
BEMIDJI CITY COUNCIL: E-cigs sales amendment passes 4-3
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council narrowly passed an amendment Monday that adds the sale of electronic cigarettes to its existing ordinance...
November 18, 2013 - 10:06pm
November 5, 2013
Beltrami County Board: County moving forward with vaping ban
BEMIDJI — Vaping in Beltrami County may be going up in smoke before it gets off the ground. Beltrami County commissioners reviewed two proposed changes involving tobacco licensing and smoke free public places at Tuesday’s board meeting. Beltrami County Attorney Tim Faver...
November 5, 2013 - 11:34pm
E-cigs issue sparks public debate: Amendment to require license for e-cigarettes sales, prohibit sales to minors
BEMIDJI — Townspeople filled City Hall Monday to speak on the issue of e-cigarettes facing the Bemidji City Council. They were participating...
November 5, 2013 - 12:35am
November 1, 2013
Need to take common-sense reasons to regulate e-cigarettes
There are common-sense reasons to regulate the use of e-cigarettes in our communities. One that stands out for me is the very same reason we no longer allow traditional smoking in public spaces — potentially hazardous chemicals that impact health. Currently, we do not know the...
November 1, 2013 - 12:05am
October 23, 2013
E-cigarette column used information disputed by other sources
In response to the commentary by the American Lung Association about e-cigarettes in Sunday’s paper, I realize the ingredients in these products need to be regulated to ensure FDA approved ingredients are used. The e-cig industry has been self-regulating itself to use such ingredients....
October 23, 2013 - 12:22am
October 21, 2013
Council scrutinizes e-cig sales
BEMIDJI — An expansion of the city’s ordinance regulating the sale of tobacco to include e-cigarettes had its first public trial...
October 21, 2013 - 10:37pm
October 19, 2013
Ross P. Lanzafame and Harold Wimmer: E-cigarettes need regulatory oversight
E-cigarette use among middle school children has doubled in just one year. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that e-cigarette use also doubled among high school students in one year, and that 1 in 10 high school students have used an e-cigarette....
October 19, 2013 - 10:55pm
Darth vaper or flavor savior? Bemidji businessman fighting to keep vaping lounge
BEMIDJI — As autumn inches closer to winter and raindrops become snowflakes, it won’t be long before we can see our breath when we exhale...
October 19, 2013 - 12:23am
October 16, 2013
Beltrami County Commissioners tackle issue of e-cigarettes, seek comment from community
BEMIDJI — Vaping, it’s all the rage. Literally, people are outraged at the newest nicotine ingestion technique. Beltrami County commissioners will hear how ignited or vapid the public feels on the topic in the next few weeks. The board unanimously voted to initiate a three reading...
October 16, 2013 - 1:00am
September 24, 2013
40 AGs urge tight regulation of
BOSTON (AP) — Forty attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday urging the agency to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products. The letter, co-sponsored by Massachusetts...
September 24, 2013 - 1:49pm