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Martina McBride to perform at Sanford Center
Testing the limits: School Board says revamping mandated state and federal testing systems is a top priority
Kade: Times Square(d): Bemidji youth to be featured in Times Square video presentation
Bemidji City Council, Red Lake Tribal Council meet
CITY COUNCIL: The pot thickens; Group proposes to start hydroponic medical marijuana farm in Bemidji
UPDATED: Vikings say Peterson will play Sunday
Girls soccer: Bemidji belts West Ottertail 8-0
Pat Miller: This week at BHS - Boys soccer team puts perfect record on the line
FOOTBALL: BSU offense sputters in home opener, Sioux Falls wins in rout
Fishing: Braten, Swenson team for Cabela's MWC championship
Melba Vienna Rockensock
Kimberly Ann Beaulieu
John Eggers: Who do you encourage in this world?
Patrick Guilfoile: Malaria, mosquitoes and fatal attraction
Consider cover crops
Art Lee: The demolition of ‘a fine old lady’ — a historical landmark gone (alas?)
Sue Bruns: The thing about dogs…
From concept to concerts: Long-planned Minnesota Orchestra residency is this week
Common Chords schedule
Pioneer Previews: Community Theater’s ‘On Golden Pond’ opens Friday
Artist works on mural
The Beach Boys officially coming to Bemidji
A half-century of wilderness: 1964 federal law set stage for the second ‘W’ in BWCAW
Blane Klemek: Oh, to be a bird for a day? Count me in
Paul Nelson: Boat control is important when fishing in the fall
Paul Nelson: Fish are constantly looking for abundant food sources
Paul Nelson: Slower presentations are effective as summer turns to fall
Letter: Jumpsuit, hood took BSU protest too far
Letter: Comic encourages children to smoke
Rich Lowry: Where’s the strategy to defeat ISIS?
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: The health of democracy
Pioneer Editorial: AIS find is all too common
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...
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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
October 4, 2012
GOP senators accuse Ritchie of misleading about amendment
ST. PAUL - Two Republican state senators today filed paperwork alleging Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has misled Minnesotans about a proposed constitutional amendment to require voters to show photographic identification. Sens. Scott Newman of Hutchinson and Mike Parry of Waseca...
October 4, 2012 - 2:04pm
October 3, 2012
House candidates focus on economy, jobs
BEMIDJI – Discussion over how to grow the local economy took center stage in a debate between candidates for the state House 2B seat. Brita Sailer, a DFLer who represented the district in the House from 2005 to 2010, will face Steve Green, R-Fosston, in November’s election. Sailer...
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October 3, 2012 - 3:48pm
October 1, 2012
League of Women Voters sets forums
BEMIDJI – The League of Women Voters Bemidji will sponsor candidate forums this month. The public is invited to attend and submit written questions to the candidates. Candidates for Beltrami County Commission and Bemidji Area School District will have a forum Oct. 16. Candidates...
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October 1, 2012 - 3:22pm