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COURTS: Prosecution rests in Rossbach case
String time in Bemidji! Holiday lights going up around town
Former Watson, Minn., mayor admits guilt in breaking into current mayor’s home
Crime report for Oct. 21-23
Financial investigation at Sanford Center continues
October 18, 2016
Minnesota sees record one-day online voter registration
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota saw a record-breaking 73,478 voters pre-register online on Monday, Oct. 17, shattering the previous one-day record of...
October 18, 2016 - 4:15pm
August 9, 2016
Primary contests spotted through Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Turnout in Tuesday's Minnesota primary election likely will be spotty, as there are relatively few contests this year. The only statewide...
August 9, 2016 - 10:00pm
July 29, 2016
With few races, Minnesota primary turnout likely small
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans may be the best at turning out for general elections, but they have voted in shrinking numbers in primary elections. And there is not much on the Aug. 9 primary ballot to drive those numbers higher. That is too bad, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon...
July 29, 2016 - 11:00pm
July 11, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: VP criteria is different in this election
With the Republican and Democratic national conventions soon upon us, we will find out who the vice presidential picks will be. In the "olden" days, VPs were often picked to give regional representation. So if the presidential candidate was from New York, it would normally indicate...
July 11, 2016 - 9:43pm
May 30, 2016
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vene has proven to be a good public servant
When I think of a latter-day Horatio Alger success story, I am reminded of long-time Bemidji/Beltrami County resident Joe Vene. I am so pleased to have read that he's running for re-election to the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners.
May 30, 2016 - 10:44pm
November 11, 2014
Diana West: How the GOP establishment plans to steal your election
Almost every anti-establishment firebrand is the same. Elected to break the chokehold that Beltway elites have on the republic, they come to Washington with their constituents’ concerns foremost. They are eager to heave overboard the dead weight that sinks the balance of powers,...
November 11, 2014 - 11:34pm
November 10, 2014
Rich Lowry: A tired party
Election 2008 feels long ago. A Democratic Party that rode the Obama wave to historic congressional majorities is now saddled with a president who was the hot new thing six years ago. Its agenda tends to be picayune or pointless, and its new generation of leadership is the same...
November 10, 2014 - 11:40pm
Steve and Cokie Roberts: Getting things done
Which Republican party will show up on Capitol Hill in January, when the GOP assumes control of the Senate? Will it be the party of "yes," which takes responsibility for being part of the governing process? Or will it be the party of "no," which simply opposes anything President...
November 10, 2014 - 11:39pm
November 5, 2014
Peterson defeats Westrom in U.S. House race
DETROIT LAKES — Longtime U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Minn., defeated Torrey Westrom, a Republican state senator, in the race for the U.S....
November 5, 2014 - 1:29am
October 28, 2014
8th Congressional District candidates battle down the stretch
DULUTH — On South Street, below the Duluth Labor Temple, Rick Nolan stepped off a coach bus dubbed the “Middle Class Express” on Tuesday. The incumbent 8th District Congressman was greeted by an enthusiastic group of Democratic campaign volunteers, and a stiff lake wind in his...
October 28, 2014 - 9:00pm
October 24, 2014
Bemidji mayor: Albrecht, Prince face off again at BHS debate
BEMIDJI— Mayoral candidates Rita Albrecht and Jorge Prince weighed in on city issues like redevelopment and the upcoming referendum Thursday for their second debate in three days. Bemidji High School students in Jeff Aas’ AP U.S. Government and Politics class conducted the debate...
October 24, 2014 - 12:22am
Letter: Party agenda shouldn’t trump constituents
Dave Hancock is no friend of people with disabilities. I remember when Dave previously held the office he is again running for. During his term, the state shut down for over a month. Here in Bemidji, 22 developmentally disabled adults, many living on their own, were left without support...
October 24, 2014 - 12:00am
October 23, 2014
House debate starts soft, then intensifies
BEMIDJI -- Candidates from two races for the Minnesota Legislature took part in a forum Wednesday at City Hall that started slow, but escalated quickly. In the House District 2A race, candidates Roger Erickson, DFL-Baudette, and GOP challenger Dave Hancock faced off against each...
October 23, 2014 - 12:36am
October 22, 2014
Public packs political forum; Issues include homelessness, city improvements
BEMIDJI -- A packed City Hall audience of about 75 people got a chance on Tuesday to see key stances on issues ranging from homelessness to public...
October 22, 2014 - 12:34am
October 21, 2014
Candidates hit homestretch in 8th District race
DULUTH — Eagerly awaiting the 8th District congressional race that had come to her doorstep, Dena Monaghan sat eating lemon wedges from a sandwich baggie last week at Duluth’s Rainbow Senior Center. “One bag of lemons a day,” she said, lamenting the price of her fruit. “Sixty-nine...
October 21, 2014 - 10:02pm