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John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon start returning to Lake County
Man pleads guilty after court granted new murder trial
Leaf peepers, this might be your best weekend to see fall colors in Minnesota
Serratore named 'outstanding community builder'
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Aerials compete in St. Paul
HOCKEY: Beaver women rally to top Syracuse
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MASTER GARDENERS: What ate my potatoes?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
Tigirlily to open for Justin Moore at Sanford Center
Monday Movie Report: Oscars Foreign Language Category adds first contenders
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
Rock-solid restoration: New Knutson Dam near Pennington unveiled
DNR to sell 40 northern Minnesota land parcels
Lake Bemidji State Park youth, muzzleloader hunts
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Cooling water temperatures pool the fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
MILESTONES: Cuperus-Howe engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
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
March 5, 2014
Byron York: Amid distractions, sharp focus on economy could boost GOP
Most Americans think the economy is still bad and that President Obama is doing a poor job handling it. With unemployment at 6.6 percent, and only that low because millions of frustrated, jobless workers have left the labor force entirely, issues that consume media attention —...
March 5, 2014 - 11:50pm
March 4, 2014
Finalists chosen for IDEA Competition
BEMIDJI -- The sixth annual IDEA Competition will be held April 24 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Finalists were just announced for the event -- seven northwest Minnesota businesses will compete for one of three $10,000 cash awards to help advance their business idea. This year's...
March 4, 2014 - 8:59am
February 28, 2014
UPDATED: Minnesota surplus up to $1.2 billion
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota and national economies are growing and so is a state budget surplus, but an agreement about what to do with the surplus appears not to be growing so fast. A report released this morning shows the state has a $1.2 billion surplus, $408 million more...
February 28, 2014 - 9:37am