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Joy for the Christmas season
Kat's cats: Local bookstore serves as foster home for Beltrami Humane Society cats
Cass Lake man enters guilty plea in shooting
Richmond woman pleads not guilty to burglary
More newspapers take the Lutefisk Challenge
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers host Ohio State to open second half
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU ends 2014 at Crookston
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji downs East Grand Forks for first win
WRESTLING: Bemidji takes down Grand Rapids
SKIING: Bemidji finishes in the middle at Mt. Itasca
Evert Bernhard Wickstrom
Timothy Wayne Goodman
Blane Klemek: Keeping the prairie alive along the Red River Basin
John Eggers: The Christmas Cookie Lady
Patrick Guilfoile: A kiss may not be just a kiss
Jane Furuseth: Readers Theater volunteers encourage the love of reading
Doug Lewandowski: Becoming our parents
A holiday on the beach: Beach Boys to perform hits, Christmas music at the Sanford Center
Pioneer Previews: Music for the holidays — and the food shelf
Art briefs - Sunday Dec. 7
An everlasting tour comes to Bemidji: Martina McBride to highlight latest album of classic songs
Pioneer Previews: Winter joy, winter cold and winter fun
Blane Klemek: Some stories about animal surprises
Blane Klemek: Great ideas for keeping birdfeeders squirrel-free
Blane Klemek: Birds of a feather. . .
Quick 100th birthday celebration
Russell birthday celebration
Jenkauski birthday celebration
Niskanen birthday celebration
Nat Hentoff: When will court trials begin on CIA torturers?
Danny Tyree: Empty seats at the Christmas table
Jim HIghtgower: Chris Christie’s pork barrel politics
Byron York: Obama opens fraud-ridden benefits program to illegal immigrants
Dick Polman: Thank Cruz for the Surgeon General the NRA hates
February 25, 2014
Tina Dupuy: Don’t like food stamps? Raise the minimum wage
Say you’re philosophically opposed to food stamps. Let’s say you feel better about yourself by calling those who’ve hit hard times freeloading parasites. Suppose the very idea someone somewhere may be cheating the system is enough for you to support snatching all subsidized...
opinion / commentary
February 25, 2014 - 11:32pm
November 18, 2013
Food stamp help reduced in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who receive food stamps will receive less education than in the past because of federal budget cuts. The University of Minnesota Extension announced Monday that it must reduce the number of staff members in the food stamp education program due to...
news / region
November 18, 2013 - 8:18pm
July 20, 2013
Food stamp advocates worry about cuts to program
Julie Siple MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — Supporters of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — food stamps — worry that a heated debate underway in Washington could end with big cuts to the program when Congress considers changes to the program later this year. The...
July 20, 2013 - 10:14pm
U.S. House votes down farm bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House rejected a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill Thursday that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them. Those cuts weren't deep enough for many Republicans...
June 20, 2013 - 1:13pm
June 18, 2013
Food stamps take center stage in farm bill debate
ST. PAUL — Food stamps are at the same time the biggest hurdle to enacting federal farm policy and a necessary part of passing the farm bill. Discussion about cutting spending for the program to feed poor Americans dominated Tuesday as three days of U.S. House debate began...
June 18, 2013 - 11:52pm
December 22, 2012
Food stamp debate divides health, hunger advocates
By Julie Siple MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL – Should food stamp recipients be allowed to use their benefits to purchase soda and junk food? Currently, it’s legal to buy soft drinks, chips, and cookies using food stamps, as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But...
December 22, 2012 - 12:53am
November 13, 2012
Religious leaders trying to eat for a week on a food stamp budget
By Julie Siplem MPR News 91.3 FM MINNEAPOLIS — Could you eat on a food stamp budget? About a dozen Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders in Minnesota are joining others across the country this week to find out by spending $31.50 a week on food, the average food stamp benefit in the...
news / region
November 13, 2012 - 12:05am