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State lifts poultry exhibition ban
Tear gas used in Victoria’s Secret theft in Woodbury
Teen, 18, says he accidentally shot, killed friend, 17, in Itasca County
Former Willmar teacher to serve 3 years in prison for sexual relationship with student
Snow on the way, messy roads expected
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL: Despite 11-point loss, Bemidji takes plenty of positives
BEAVERS: Best named NSIC North player of the week
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Beaver men hold on in NSIC opener in Crookston
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John Eggers: You know it’s winter in Minnesota when...
Patt Rall Column: Let's all be thankful, no matter how small the blessing
Cyndi Fenske: December is a busy month at the Bemidji Public Library
Sacred substances: Food as our way to give thanks
John Eggers: ‘Over the River and Through the Woods’
OFF THE RECORD Review: ‘Fargo’ Season Two, Episode Eight: Loplop
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Blane Klemek: Minnesota owls are hunters of the night
Bemidji second-grader lands 55-inch muskie during birthday trip
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: It's safe to go shopping, but not ice fishing
Blane Klemek: Once swarming the prairies, bison are still a sight to behold
Rare bird spotted in Minnesota, last sighting reported 21 years ago
Pioneer Editorial: The lights are still on in Bemidji
Rich Lowry: Grateful for what they hate
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Why is Trump still winning?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Amendment purpose was to prevent national denomination
Rick Jensen: Clinton, Trump and political choice
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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