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Witnesses and residents recount Superior refinery explosion
Refinery blast injures at least 11; fire still burning as evacuation continues
Combating fake news: Panel of Fargo media experts discuss the landscape of today's media
Senate debates voluminous budget bill that includes little spending
Audit finds Minnesota preschool programs ‘complex and fragmented’
Browns get QB, Giants select RB Barkley to open NFL draft
TRACK AND FIELD: Baklund breaks BSU hammer throw record
Famestad, Krause named BSU Athletes of the Year
BASEBALL: Jacks dominate home opener with 15-0 win over Hibbing
SOFTBALL: Wind causes woes in 11-9 Bemidji loss
Jennifer Lynn Lovering
Virginia L. Pollard
The trout don't know how lucky they are
Wild Mushroom Crostini recipe can be tailored to occasion
MASTER GARDENERS: Plant winter squash. . . for next winter!
COMMENTARY: Why we won't take a break from learning
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Ever so adaptable are the American crows
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail comes to area this weekend
BSO presents concert series finale Sunday
'Scandal' is over, but here are 10 things we'll remember from this crazy show
Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ became an EDM star with hits 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up'
'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
The trout don't know how lucky they are
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
'Owl' in a day's work!
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
Shirley (Mayer) Klosterman
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
Time to respond to reader feedback
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
February 16, 2018
Fire destroys dairy barn filled with animals in northern Minn.
MOTLEY, Minn.—It was a horrific scene no farmer ever wants to see—a barn filled with animals being destroyed by a fire. Early Friday...
February 16, 2018 - 6:35pm
December 28, 2017
Firefighters who've developed PTSD helping others learn to help themselves
After a 24-year career in the fire service, Eric Fessenden has a memory bank of the grisly calls he answered. He's pulled bloated bodies out...
December 28, 2017 - 8:57pm
August 31, 2017
Klobuchar stops in Alexandria on tour to track firefighter cancer rates
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Jamie Schaffran, 41, of Brandon, Minn., died two years ago after a difficult six-month battle with lung cancer. He...
August 31, 2017 - 3:22pm
August 23, 2017
Firefighters saved some piglets from a blaze; then they ate them as sausages
Way back in February, a band of English firefighters rescued 18 baby pigs and two sows from a burning barn. Grateful farm manager Rachel Rivers...
August 23, 2017 - 9:35pm
June 8, 2017
A hidden danger for firefighters: Cancer
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—Firefighters face something just as dangerous as flames and smoke. Cancer. The International Association of Firefighters...
June 8, 2017 - 4:21pm
June 29, 2016
Northern Black Hills fire only 5 percent contained
SPEARFISH, S.D. -- About 470 firefighters from Alaska to Michigan are fighting a pesky fire in the northwestern Black Hills near Spearfish that...
June 29, 2016 - 6:58pm
September 17, 2015
Brainerd considers eliminating full-time firefighters
BRAINERD, Minn. — Brainerd is considering restructuring its fire department, saving almost $266,000 a year by eliminating full-time firefighter...
September 17, 2015 - 4:13pm
October 11, 2014
City Council: Special street assessments in store for Sherman Drive
BEMIDJI -- A special street assessment system may be put in place for the 2015 round of the Bemidji's annual renewal project. The plans are to repave Sherman Drive Northeast and pave two gravel side streets, White Birch Avenue Northeast and Piper Drive Northeast, near where the...
October 11, 2014 - 10:51pm
June 5, 2014
Arsons vex Cass Lake police, firefighters
John Enger MPR News 91.3 FM Cass Lake — Tim Reiplinger woke in the early morning hours one day last summer to hear his phone ringing and his neighbor on the line, yelling that Reiplinger’s boathouse was on fire. Reiplinger sprinted from his home, hoping to save his possessions....
June 5, 2014 - 11:43pm
March 19, 2014
Legislature: Panel moves toward oil disaster preparedness
ST. PAUL — Plans to train first responders such as firefighters to battle oil disasters are gaining traction in the Minnesota Legislature. “It takes just one of these trains at the wrong place at the wrong time for a catastrophe,” Rep. Jim Newberger, R-Becker, told fellow members...
March 19, 2014 - 11:57pm
June 17, 2013
Illegal burn results in neighbor’s garage catching fire
BEMIDJI — An illegal burning of one homeowner’s allergy irritants covering his lawn resulted in his neighbor’s garage catching fire Sunday evening. Bemidji firefighters were called to the 7700 block of Hunter Drive Northeast, on the north side of Lake Bemidji, at 5:33 p.m....
June 17, 2013 - 1:35pm
December 8, 2012
Firefighters helped company survive
On Thanksgiving Day firefighters from Bemidji, Blackduck and Cass Lake missed their turkey dinners to fight a terrific fire at the Birchwood Color Center on the north end of Bemidji. We were tenants in that building for 18½ years. Much of the building was completely destroyed. Due...
December 8, 2012 - 10:52pm