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In death reunited: 75 years after Pearl Harbor attack, Anderson brothers of Dilworth, Minn., will rest together in USS Arizona
Blizzard warning continues Tuesday night
Federal appeals court overturns award against Essar
Tribe chair pleads with protesters to return home for winter
ND oil pipeline shut down after ‘significant’ spill in creek
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks ‘flip’ the script, beat Hibbing
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
Bruce Robert Smith
Margaret Emma Treat
Ray O. Carpenter
Emma "Margaret" Treat
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
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: 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 29, 2016
Greater Minnesota struggling economically, data shows worst-hit areas cast ballots for Trump
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans confused by claims that the state is struggling economically only need to look outside the Twin Cities. And they should...
November 29, 2016 - 1:30pm
November 24, 2016
In rural Minnesota, residents facing economic challenges, opportunities
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesotans are happy, to a point. They are optimistic, to a point. They see local jobs available, to a point. "It is kind...
November 24, 2016 - 2:15pm
October 10, 2016
Minnesota revenues below forecast
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenue for the past three months was $97 million below expectations.That is a 2.1 percent drop, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday, Oct. 10. All major taxes were below what earlier was expected. Still, the state collected nearly $4.5 billion...
October 10, 2016 - 6:15pm
August 15, 2016
Study: Minnesota’s economy ‘average’ at best
ST. PAUL -- While Minnesotans like to believe we’re above average, a new study shows the state’s economy has been average, at best, over the last 15 years, and leading indicators are pointing downward for the future. Those are among the findings in a comprehensive report released...
August 15, 2016 - 9:30pm
May 13, 2016
Reeling in the fish. . . and the dollars: Fishing opener has tremendous economic impact
BEMIDJI -- For the first time since the ice melted away, Lake Bemidji and surrounding waters will once again become a lively scene as boats and...
May 13, 2016 - 4:31pm
November 27, 2015
Patricia Jesperson: Private-sector Rx for workforce woes
Our state’s workforce shortage — anticipated for years based on demographics and now accelerating due to our stronger economy — has arrived in every community and in every industry. Employers of all sizes and types are challenged to find qualified talent. Lack of housing aggravates...
November 27, 2015 - 12:54am
September 2, 2015
Joe Guzzardi: American worker besieged from all sides
San Jose Chiapa is a small municipality in southern Mexico, population about 9,000. But it could soon become Mexico’s mini-version of Detroit. Automakers like Ford, General Motors and Nissan are flocking to Mexico. Audi has just completed construction on a $1.3 billion factory...
September 2, 2015 - 12:30am
March 6, 2015
The arts equal dollars: Arts and cultural events have more than a $3 million impact in region
BEMIDJI -- Sheila Smith, executive director of Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, visited Bemidji on Thursday to deliver the news, something that those in the arts community already suspected: their creative efforts add to the economy. Smith spoke about the new survey, conducted by...
March 6, 2015 - 12:09pm
Eric Fisher and Dan Dorman: Workforce housing key to economic growth in Greater Minnesota
Eric Fisher and Dan Dorman Recognizing an opportunity to expand, agricultural equipment manufacturer AGCO conducted a study in 2010 to explore where that growth should occur. Ultimately, it decided to expand North American tractor production in the community where it had resided...
March 6, 2015 - 1:29am
January 7, 2015
Hundreds pack Sandpiper hearing in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Roughly 500 people attended a hearing in Bemidji that may help decide the fate of the Sandpiper crude oil pipeline planned to cross...
January 7, 2015 - 8:20pm
August 6, 2014
Byron York: The economy still matters most
As a news story, the economy has been overshadowed lately by war abroad, a border crisis at home, and the escalating fight between President Obama and congressional Republicans on a variety of fronts. But in the long run of presidential politics, the economy is still pretty much...
August 6, 2014 - 11:30pm
July 14, 2014
Letter: Minimum wage increase is a win-win
Despite the claims that increasing the minimum wage would hurt the economy, the exact opposite is true for everyone, including businesses. Doing even the most basic math, there are 28 million people who would get a $3 per hour raise. That means $84 million per hour that will be returned...
July 14, 2014 - 11:12pm
June 28, 2014
Michael Reagan: The Obamification of America
Who’s that gray-haired old guy in the Oval Office? What happened to the hopeful young man who promised all those great things in 2008? What’s happened to America under Barack Obama? Our economy is still mired in a recession he still blames on George W. Bush. We’ve got 100...
June 28, 2014 - 12:26am
June 26, 2014
Obama tries to put upbeat face on his record during Minnesota visit
Bill Salisbury St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS —With Washington bogged down in partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama came to the Twin...
June 26, 2014 - 11:50pm
May 6, 2014
Jan Ting: Does immigration contribute to stagnant wages?
As always, when the Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report for April was released on Friday, the White House and hopeful pundits reported it with optimism. Jobs increased by 288,000. The unemployment rate fell from 6.7percent in March to 6.3 percent. So does that mean the recession...
May 6, 2014 - 11:50pm