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Truck tips over
Burglars prepare pot of coffee, leave with nothing
Crime report for Dec. 10-11
Woman killed in truck-train collision in Morris, Minn.
Bemidji fire calls for Dec. 10-11
Area boys basketball preview: Blackduck buys into what coaches are doing
Area girls basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena appears to be willing to improve
Area high schools: Mustangs will have to compensate for lack of size
Area wrestling preview: Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena continues ascent
Area boys basketball preview: Cass Lake-Bena should generate excitement
Richard "Rick" Edward Fairbanks
Carl Harry Gehrke
James Wolfe Bredon
Nancy Kathleen Bill
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
All Dressed up for ‘Downton Abbey’ screening
Pioneer Previews for Dec. 8: Music, music, everywhere for today, week
Local authors to sign books
Author plans talk on how Pearl Harbor hit small-town Minnesota
Blane Klemek: How animals survive the chilly winter months
Paul Nelson: Heavy snow hampers development of ice on Bemidji area lakes
Trumpeter swans shot near Detroit Lakes; DNR seeks public’s help
Blane Klemek: Do bears hibernate? The truth about outdoor myths
Paul Nelson: Ice fishing season has arrived for Bemidji area anglers
Rich Lowry: The war on inequality
Amy Goodman: Poverty wages in the land of plenty
Pioneer VIiewpoints: The task at hand for NTC
Kathryn Lopez: What the pope is really saying
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Giving the gift of stories
Sue Bruns: Ah, those holiday traditions
Alice Collins: Christmas time is a time for joy, families
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater celebrates 10th year of performances
Art Lee: A tale in rhyme from a past Christmas time (with apologies to Edgar Allen Poe)
Evan Hazard: An epiphany in G major and the music inside us
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
October 18, 2012
House tea party icons face re-election challenges
RAMSEY, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's tendency to cause a ruckus on Capitol Hill made her a tea party sensation. Her bulging...
October 18, 2012 - 3:13pm
October 17, 2012
Candidates fan out after combative debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Fresh off an intently combative debate, President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and their running mates are taking their tuned-up fight to the precious few battleground states where the election is still up for grabs with just 20 days to go. In the...
October 17, 2012 - 9:59am
October 12, 2012
Romney, White House spar over Libya attacks
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Friday accused the vice president of "doubling down on denial" over the deadly invasion at the U.S. Consulate in Libya, leaving the White House to defend its handling of the attack that killed its ambassador and...
October 12, 2012 - 12:16pm
Bachmann notches $4.5M for Minn. election bid
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has scooped up another $4.5 million for her Minnesota re-election campaign and entered the stretch run with a healthy amount in reserve. Bachmann's fundraising for the three months ending Sept. 30 is the latest big figure she...
October 12, 2012 - 12:11pm
October 11, 2012
Traditional marriage and amendment rally
BEMIDJI – A rally for traditional marriage and support for the upcoming Minnesota marriage amendment will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. A praise and worship session and speech from Pastor Brad Brandon of the Minnesota for Marriage campaign will comprise the event. For further...
news / local
October 11, 2012 - 5:22pm
Cravaack has $1.1M for final push in Minn.'s 8th
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack says he started October with $1.1 million in the bank for the final weeks of a tough race against Democrat Rick Nolan. Cravaack's campaign reported its fundraising totals for the latest quarter on Thursday, ahead of Monday's filing...
October 11, 2012 - 1:06pm
October 9, 2012
Cravaack, Nolan meet in 1st debate in Minn.'s 8th
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack faces Democratic challenger Rick Nolan for the first time on a debate stage in Minnesota's most watched House race. Tuesday's debate in Duluth is the first of three between the first-term incumbent and Nolan, a former congressman....
October 9, 2012 - 8:15am
October 6, 2012
Romney, Obama show rural issues differences
ST. PAUL — Questionnaires and other sources provide a glimpse into what President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney think about rural issues since they seldom discuss the topic on the campaign trail. In short, a Romney surrogate said the Republican presidential...
October 6, 2012 - 2:30am