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Clear-plastic noise-barrier walls brighten neighborhoods along Twin Cities-area interstates
Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91
Around the arts, Sunday, Aug. 20
B.A.R.C. graduates two teams
Woman traverses 4 continents, 33 countries in lifetime to watch 7 total solar ecplises
Team USA rides early wave to Solheim Cup repeat
WNBA: Lynx fall to Liberty at MSG
Twins hall inductee Michael Cuddyer on umpires, chemistry, Byron Buxton
Berrios, Twins shut out Diamondbacks
Busch dominates for ninth NASCAR Xfinity win at Bristol
William J. Sliney
Edith M. Allen
Pearl Rose Keenan
Anna "Ann" Prince
Vivian Delgado column: The goal of environmental peace throughout the world
John Eggers column: Combating drugs and violence: the drop-out connection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The eclipse is more than meets the eye
MASTER GARDENERS: What's (achoo!) blooming?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Stupid human happenings always seem to happen
Patt Rall column: Sod House Theater holds a sobering production
'Super Troopers 2' lands spring 2018 release date
Finally! Daniel Craig confirms he'll return as James Bond
Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film
Mississippi Music moves indoors on Wednesday
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Temperatures fluctuate, and so does the bite
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Grosbeaks: Distinctive, colorful, musical and social
MASTER GARDENERS: Look for the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: So many lakes, so many fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Blue jays are true Minnesotans all year long
Jeff & Becky Musburger
Joe & Sissy Neft
You're only as strong as your weakest LinkedIn profile
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bringing the Democratic party back to its roots
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A far cry from the quest for equality
Incontinence shouldn't block people from seeking medical help
January 27, 2017
Bemidji shares its story: Twin Cities magazine gets the word out on Minnesota’s best kept secret
BEMIDJI—When Greater Bemidji Economic Development Director Dave Hengel meets with people who've either never been to the city or haven't...
January 27, 2017 - 5:16pm
January 6, 2017
BUSINESS: A gem of a store to close: Kelsey’s Jewelry owners ready for retirement
BEMIDJI—In 42 years of business in downtown Bemidji, Kelsey's Jewelry never lost its luster. With the married couple who own the establishment...
January 6, 2017 - 7:02pm
December 27, 2016
BUSINESS: A neighborhood stop and shop
BEMIDJI—Residents strolling down Bemidji Avenue and BSU students making their way to and from campus have a new place to stop and pick...
December 27, 2016 - 12:13am
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