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Klander joins BSU Foundation staff in Twin Cities
The law is black and white, but it's easy for teen dating to slip into illegal status in shades of gray
Shepherd named manager at RiverWood Bank
UPS honors Thompson
Carlson earns customer service honor
AXEMEN: After QB Owens leaves to play baseball, backup White, WR Balentine will pick up slack this week at Green Bay
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud, North Dakota all move on to regional finals
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Scanlan named USCHO national coach of the year
INDOOR FOOTBALL: After slow start, Axemen running back Kalokoh starting to crank it up
MEN'S HOCKEY: Former BSU defensman Prapavessis to sign with AHL Rochester
Russell Eugene Michalek
Laurie Jean Hanson
Raymond A. Theisen
James "Jim" Earl Hannigan
Ervin A. Jacobson
Blane Klemek: Ruffed grouse are the drummers of the woods
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: How best to protect the pollinators
John Eggers: The winter adventures of Simon and Simone
Patrick Guilfoile: Does finger length point to agreeableness?
MOLLY MIRON COLUMN: One of the most difficult, but most honored times of my career
Welcome to the 'Thunder' dome: Celtic Thunder to hit the stage Tuesday
Pioneer Previews: Oxcars on tap today
Art briefs - Sunday March 22
Art briefs - Sunday March 15
An extravaganza of guests: BSU, Headwaters to host variety of musicians this week
READER PHOTO: Sundog in the afternoon
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Don't give up on ice fishing season just yet
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Meltdown makes things tricky for ice anglers
Photo of the Day: Pussy Willows
Blane Klemek: The northern cardinal is indeed a popular bird
Gerhardson birthday celebration
Michael Reagan: Republicans versus Republicans
Georgie Anne Geyer: Democracy still has a chance in Tunisia
Danny Tyree: It’s not a war on Easter, but...
Will Durst: A Bush, Clinton rematch?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why Congress wrote that letter to Iran
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