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Freedom Defenders Veterans Memorial sculpture honors service dogs
Forged for fun: Buena Vista annual fall festival brings visitors near and far
Shopping made more mobile: Caroline's Cart, new shopping cart designed to help those with mobility issues, makes debut in Bemidji
Dayton, Johnson agree to debates
School Board to meet Tuesday on taxes, referendum
VOLLEYBALL: No. 22 Augustana fights off BSU upset bid in five set thriller
BSU golf: Sauer event raiseS $9,300 for BSU men's golf
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Despite solid offensive performance, BSU comeback falls short at Upper Iowa 47-30
COLLEGE SOCCER: Stram's goals lift BSU past U-Mary in OT
BOYS SOCCER: Bemidji blanks Brainerd 7-0
Sandra "Sandy" Malterud
James Robert Whitebird
Theodore Roman Anglesburg
Grayson James Waddell
When life deals you some tough cards...
BLANE KLEMEK: These birds know when it's time to move on
EDUCATION: Are you afraid of speaking in public?
VETERANS: CBO looking at possible VA benefit changes
Shop, collect for winter gift-giving
Under the water. . . and learning: Artist gives a new twist to old method for watercolor painting
Pioneer Previews: Studio honors Nelson with exhibit
Common Chords schedule
Pioneer Previews: Community Theater’s ‘On Golden Pond’ opens Friday
From concept to concerts: Long-planned Minnesota Orchestra residency is this week
A half-century of wilderness: 1964 federal law set stage for the second ‘W’ in BWCAW
Paul Nelson: Fall is a perfect time to target muskies
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
Baker 60th anniversary
Lausche celebrates 100th birthday
Jim Gaines: One in four Americans want their state to secede, but why?
Ken Kopocis: Clean water proposal aims to help farmers
Center keeps taking away more of our property taxes
Out-of-state contributions to candidate questioned
Claesson-Huseby works for the sake of the county
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