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First-generation college-bound student wins Philando Castile scholarship
Warrant mix-up may yield settlement
Twin Cities Pride: Unmarked squad will still lead Pride parade, but officers can march
Dayton agrees to fund Legislature until October, as court case continues
Kvalvog family raises reward to $100,000 for information on crash that killed their two teenage sons
Polanco homers, Twins blank Indians
Lynx bounce back from 1st loss, drub Mystics
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Butler acquisition send Wolves' ticket sales soaring
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A legacy of Native American boxing
PATT RALL COLUMN: Life in the fast lane in Bemidji
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Staying cool in the good ol' days
PRIME TIME: Summer is hopping in and around the SAC
PRIME TIME: Blessed by a power outage
'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' opens Wednesday
Church Musicians recital by Beth Hendricks, Philip Hermann
Great American Story contest deadline approaches
A busy summer ahead for the BHS marching band
Robert "One-Man" Johnson to perform at Farm by the Lake
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Water temperatures stall in the area
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Gully'-gee, there's a lot of gulls out there
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Try prevention instead of treatment
FISH TALES: Jim Fleck on Upper Red Lake
Woods in the works: Newest state forest undergoing development in Cass County
Janice and Edward Beil
Ron and Carol Carpenter celebrate 50 years!
PRIME TIME: The lure of loud mufflers
Are rhubarb and tomatoes fruits or vegetables?
Kindness is Contagious: Little black dresses bring joy during trials
From Russia With Love: A story of Facebook and frustration
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Indeed, a new veterans home is a non-partisan issue
Port: The NRA needs to speak out on Philando Castille
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
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