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31st Annual Woodcarvers Festival draws a crowd
Ziegler to take over Blackduck basketball program
New Minnesota laws include way to fight synthetic drugs
Laporte looks for its own trailhead on Paul Bunyan State Trail
One in custody after burglary, assault
GOLF: Wiltse, Gilman, Sauer, McEnroe reach Senior semifinals at Birchmont (photo gallery)
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State lands Prowler pair for 2015
BIRCHMONT: Foss outlasts Dale in Men’s Championship division as match play begins
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Tough schedule awaits BSU in 2014-15
Marie Pauline Anderson
Jared Robert Nash
Mark A. Stennes
Mary Ellen Johnson
Building those boulevard gardens
John Eggers: Old advice is good advice: Use your brain
Patrick Guilfoile: Are our friends really family?
Blane Klemek: Several species of swallows thrive in Minnesota
What's new at the Beltrami County Fair Horticulture Area
Drummers attend camp
It's a hard knock life for Annie; Classic play rounds out Paul Bunyan Playhouse season
Art briefs - Sunday July 27
'Northern Bass' should be caught at Lake Bemidji State Park
‘Fargo’ Season 2 will be set in 1979, executive producer says
Minnesota scales back deer hunt: Most areas in and around Bemidji will be in lottery zones
Paul Nelson: Weeds are maturing, spreading in Bemidji area lakes
Hunting: DNR officials set 2014 wolf target harvest at 250 animals
Paul Nelson: Anglers switch to summer patterns on Bemidji area lakes
Single zebra mussel confirmed in Green Lake
Kimmes anniversary celebrations
Bryon York: Back to the future for death penalty?
Danny Tyree: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at 75: Memories and might-haves
Jim Hightower: Perry imperils his own roadshow
Lueken's legacy helps food shelf program
Claesson-Huseby has impressive record
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...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 3:21pm
Obama tours storm damage, Romney mutes rhetoric
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama got an up-close look at the devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, forsaking partisan campaigning days before the close election in favor of a disaster tour guided by the Republican governor of New Jersey. Rival Mitt...
October 31, 2012 - 3:17pm
Brad Pitt donates $100K for gay marriage effort
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states. The nation's largest gay rights group announced Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 11:46am
Candidate guilty of marijuana sales still in race
ST. CHARLES, Minn. (AP) — A mayoral candidate in Winona County admits his conviction for selling marijuana could "throw a few complications" into his campaign. Stephen Conlin says he's committed to his campaign for mayor of St. Charles. Conlin will be eligible to vote for himself...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 11:45am
October 30, 2012
Clinton rallies Minneapolis Democrats to get out the vote
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former President Bill Clinton rallied the Democratic faithful today on behalf of President Barack Obama, and the campaign used events in Minneapolis and Duluth to snare volunteers for the last week of campaign season. “I think Barack Obama has taken good care of this...
news / region
October 30, 2012 - 1:14pm
Candidates look for right time to resume campaign
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — The presidential candidates searched for the right moment to get back to politicking after superstorm Sandy's destructive interruption, with President Barack Obama monitoring relief efforts and Republican Mitt Romney struggling to strike the right tone. Romney...
October 30, 2012 - 10:03am
October 29, 2012
A week to go: Sandy disrupts presidential campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight days before the election, President Barack Obama switched from campaigner to hands-on commander of the federal response to Hurricane Sandy as the sprawling storm roared menacingly toward the Eastern Seaboard. Republican Mitt Romney scaled back his appearances...
October 29, 2012 - 6:12pm
Clinton to campaign in Fargo, Duluth
ST. PAUL -- Former President Bill Clinton plans campaign stops in Minnesota Tuesday after appearing in Fargo, N.D., tonight. President Barack Obama’s campaign said details about Clinton’s visit would be released later, but he is expected to be in the Twin Cities and Duluth. There...
news / region
October 29, 2012 - 11:38am
October 25, 2012
Signs vandalized at St. Philip’s
BEMIDJI – More than 30 signs supporting the marriage amendment were removed and damaged late Wednesday or early Thursday morning from outside St. Philip’s Church in Bemidji. Robb Naylor, the parish captain for the marriage amendment, said the signs were taken down and shredded....
news / local
October 25, 2012 - 4:01pm
October 22, 2012
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg gives to Minn. gay marriage ban foes
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $125,000 to defeat the constitutional gay marriage ban on Minnesota's November ballot. Bloomberg announced the donation Monday on his website. He's made similarly large donations in three other states where the...
October 22, 2012 - 1:48pm
5 things to watch for in the presidential debate
Five things to watch for when President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney debate foreign policy Monday night: 1. THE TIEBREAKER:...
October 22, 2012 - 12:43pm
Candidates seek foreign policy edge in 3rd debate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Still neck-and-neck after all these months, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney head into their third and final debate with each man eager to project an aura of personal strength and leadership while raising doubts about the steadiness and foreign policy credentials of...
October 22, 2012 - 12:14pm
October 20, 2012
Unions shift political might to state, local races
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws that could undermine bargaining rights, make it harder to organize or reduce their political muscle. Labor leaders say their top goal...
October 20, 2012 - 2:50pm