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Participants take part in 2014 Relay for Life
BDA proposes "sober permit" for downtown parking rules; Council to discuss exemption to controversial regulations Monday
Fire activity picks up in June
Court report: Sentencings for July 7
Capitol Chatter: Renewable fuels group blasts big oil
GOLF: Registrations being accepted for Fairchild Memorial on Aug. 25
BASEBALL: Bemidji Legion splits games at Gopher Classic
Legion baseball: Bemidji wins opener at Gopher Classic
Beaver hockey: Schedule excites Serratore, Beavers
BASEBALL: Local players to take part in All-Star festivities
Leo Frank Desjarlait Sr. "Waasa'Inini-Far Away Man"
Larry Michael St. Peter
Troy Darrick Hargreaves
Anna Lynn Myer
Delores J. Wendt
When the pretty flowers take over
Ann Daley: The story of three lovely muses and one saintly old man
Marilyn Heltzer: Celebrating the Fourth of July with friends and family
Diane Engel: Class reunion: Words of terror or opportunity?
Sue Bruns: A pretty perfect birthday
Music is back at Buena Vista; Well-known ski area brings back music festival for second year
Plays and music round out the holiday weekend
Art briefs - Sunday July 6
Spellcheck: To 'Bee' or not to 'Bee' -- Tony Award-winning play next up for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Walk this way: Once again, Sculpture Walk brings in new art to Bemidji (with interactive map)
More boaters ticketed for invasive species violations
Paul Nelson: Surface water in Bemidji area lakes finally nears 70 degrees
Hunting: North Dakota spring pheasant population numbers on the rise
Hunting: North Dakota waterfowl numbers increase
Kasdan -Grimes wedding
Johnson birthday celebration
Oslin birthday celebration
Stai Anniversary celebration
Letter: Dupuy got her facts wrong on Catholics
Joe Gandelman: Is America’s political center out to lunch?
David Wise: Making enemies out of allies, and for what?
Letter: Foolish decision on smoking at the events center
Michael Reagan: Stinking border politics
November 6, 2012
No surprise: Klobuchar takes U.S. Senate victory, other House seats projected
ST. PAUL -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar breezed to an easy re-election victory Tuesday and most U.S. House members from Minnesota won. However, some House races remained close late Tuesday, with one in the northeastern quarter of Minnesota likely not to be decided until Wednesday....
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November 6, 2012 - 10:22pm
Obama wins Minnesota, state maintains Dem streak
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Barack Obama has won Minnesota, maintaining the state's long streak of supporting Democrats for president even after Republicans made a last-minute play for the state. Democrats have taken Minnesota in every presidential election since 1976. Republicans...
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November 6, 2012 - 10:08pm
Obama projected to win Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota went for President Barack Obama for the second time. While, pre-election polls offered conflicting views about whether Minnesota was in play in the presidential election, news organizations called Minnesota for the incumbent less than an hour after polls closed....
November 6, 2012 - 9:31pm
Exit poll shows economy still the top concern
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with...
November 6, 2012 - 5:47pm
Beltrami County begins casting ballots as polls open
BEMIDJI - Election workers greeted a steady stream of voters early today at polling sites throughout the area, with several sites seeing large early turnouts. The first voter arrived about 6:25 a.m. at Northwest Technical College, the polling site for Ward 5., well in advance of the...
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November 6, 2012 - 2:21pm
November 5, 2012
History shows Democrats can count on Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has historically been a place a Democratic presidential nominee could count on. Through presidential landslides and squeakers, the party's nominee has won the state in every presidential election since 1976. The Democratic streak is unmatched anywhere...
November 5, 2012 - 11:56am
Fla. remains tough sell to end for Obama, Romney
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney alike, seemingly resistant to arguments that play well in Ohio, Colorado and other states. For all the talk of Florida leaning...
November 5, 2012 - 11:54am
Both sides on marriage amendment push for votes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Those on both sides of the marriage amendment ballot question in Minnesota are pushing for votes with Election Day right around the corner. After a long, costly campaign, Minnesotans will finally vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended...
November 5, 2012 - 11:53am
Final debate shows Bills, Klobuchar far apart
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's U.S. Senate debate, if it did nothing else, showed the political distance between the two candidates. Republican challenger Kurt Bills added distance between his views and those of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sunday night in their last face-to-face meeting of the...
November 5, 2012 - 8:16am
November 3, 2012
Better off 4 years later? A mixed bag of answers
It's a staple of every presidential election, a single question that puts the incumbent's record on trial and asks American voters to be the jurors. "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Ronald Reagan asked in 1980 at the end of a televised debate. The answer was his...
November 3, 2012 - 4:53pm
Group plans "vote no" campaign stop Saturday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI - A group pushing to convince voters to vote against a constitutional amendment defining marriage plans to make a swing through Bemidji on Saturday afternoon. Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing will joined by faith and community leaders for the “Minnesota Votes No” statewide get-out-the-vote...
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November 3, 2012 - 1:39pm
At the end, Romney, Obama spar over voter revenge
MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama embarked Saturday on the final 72-hour haul of their long, grinding quest for victory, swatting at one another over what should motivate Americans to vote, which candidate they can...
November 3, 2012 - 1:23pm
November 2, 2012
Romney, Obama each get something in jobs report
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney each got new evidence to bolster his closing argument Friday from an economic report showing more job creation and an uptick in unemployment. With that final snapshot of the nation's economy before Election...
November 2, 2012 - 11:14am
November 1, 2012
Obama making up for lost time after storm hiatus
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in managing the federal response to the storm that battered the East Coast. The contours of the presidential race remain much the same, with Obama and Republican Mitt Romney locked in...
November 1, 2012 - 9:00am
October 31, 2012
Cravaack, Nolan reprise themes in last debate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan reprised their disagreements on Medicare, jobs and the effectiveness...
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October 31, 2012 - 3:21pm