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WOMEN'S HOCKEY; Ohio State stymies Bemidji State again, wins 2-1 as BSU skid hits 3 games
BOYS HOCKEY: Lumberjacks beat Brainerd 4-1, win seventh straight
WRESTLING: Maas wins second Big Bear title, three others take second
GIRLS HOCKEY: Brainerd scores late to beat Bemidji
GYMNASTICS: Bemidji third at Davies Invite
Verna Maryen Nordby
Blanche E. Dennis
Blane Klemek: The moon of popping trees
Scotty Allison: The need for local Veterans Home continues
John Eggers: The Christmas coincidence
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Bemidji sings for the holidays
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 21
Pioneer Previews: Dregni reads perfect for holiday break
Meet the new class: Green Day, Lou Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Gothman wedding anniversary
Nyquist 90th birthday celebration
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Peter Hakim: U.S.-Cuba deal: What the two sides get out of the bargain
Peter Funt: Elizabeth Warren, don’t jump
Nat Hentoff: When will court trials begin on CIA torturers?
Danny Tyree: Empty seats at the Christmas table
Jim HIghtgower: Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics
September 13, 2012
State’s poverty rate remains stable
By Elizabeth Dunbar and Brandt Williams, MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL – New census data showing Minnesota’s median household income improving by 10 percent from 2010 to 2011 may not be accurate, the state’s demographer said this week. Median household income was $57,820 in 2011...
September 13, 2012 - 11:19pm
September 5, 2012
Tina Dupuy: Trickle-down economics is a pyramid scheme
A few years ago, I had a friend who didn’t want anyone to know she was going to therapy. Instead, she would announce at her place of business she was leaving to attend her Amway meeting. At one point I had to inform her, “You know that doesn’t make you look any less crazy, right?”...
opinion / commentary
September 5, 2012 - 1:16am
September 3, 2012
The cost of putting food on the table
By Christopher Bjorke, Forum Communications The banana could be considered a minor miracle of global trade. Every day of the year, even in winter, a shopper in Grand Forks can purchase fruit grown in the tropics and shipped thousands of miles to be sold during the short period before...
news / region
September 3, 2012 - 9:18pm
Steve and Cokie Roberts: Race card, class card
TAMPA, Fla. — Two buzzwords are dominating the presidential campaign: middle class. In speeches, ads and interviews, both parties are saying virtually the same thing to this key audience: We’re your friends, and the other guys are not. The tagline for a commercial sponsored by...
opinion / commentary
September 3, 2012 - 9:06pm
August 16, 2012
Survey: Minnesota, North Dakota will be among best places to live in 2032
By Marino Eccher, Forum Communications FARGO – Twenty years from now, cars will fly, your iPhone will double as your au pair, and the “Spiderman” trilogy with be on its 12th reboot. And Minnesota and North Dakota will be among the top five states to live in, according to a...
August 16, 2012 - 12:04am
June 30, 2012
2012 Annual Report: The race for people and jobs
BEMIDJI - The word "change" has virtually become a buzzword. Not just for Bemidji and Beltrami County. It's on the tip of the tongue for everyone who talks about virtually any substantial subject matter: politics, government, health care, business, economics and communications,...
news / business / local
June 30, 2012 - 12:00am
October 6, 2009
Spend a little, save a lot: Lawmakers look at cheap ways to end poverty
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators face a dilemma: Can they spend money from a tight budget to eliminate poverty by 2020? If they spend money now, said Rep. Carlos Mariani, DFL-St. Paul, more people would go to work and the state's economy would improve. But since lawmakers are not...
news / local /
October 6, 2009 - 12:00am
June 5, 2009
Nortech Systems to shutter Iowa plant
June 5, 2009 (FinancialWire) -- Nortech Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: NSYS) (Current Market Cap: US$7.69 Mil.) said it will close its electronics manufacturing services facility in Garner, Iowa, by early August 2009. The closure will impact 57 hourly and salaried employees. The company purchased...
June 5, 2009 - 2:48pm
May 14, 2009
Chrysler seeks to close dealerships, but Bemidji dealership remains strong
Chrysler wants to break contracts with 789 of the 3,188 dealerships nationwide, including 19 in Minnesota. But Bemidji Chrysler and Park Rapids Chrysler owned by Jim Fankhanel of Bemidji are in no danger. "We've been having a great year," Fankhanel said. "We plan to continue serving...
news / local
May 14, 2009 - 1:09pm
March 4, 2009
Minnesota economy continues to falter
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's economy appears to be mirroring the national one, with employment expected to near 10 percent. "We think it is going to be a slow recovery," Minnesota State Economist Tom Stinson said Tuesday, with the state not fully recovered until 2012. Stinson said the...
March 4, 2009 - 1:05am