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Pedestrian struck by 2 light-rail trains in Twin Cities
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Motorist dies week after crashing into State Patrol squad
She said she was sexually assaulted by a state trooper. His camera footage shows otherwise
NDSU gets nod to raise money for new ag center, indoor athletic practice facility
Celtics clamp down on Cavs, take 3-2 series edge
Caps blank Lightning, return to finals after 20 years
Fowles' double-double leads Lynx past Wings
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers add All-American transfer
BSU hockey programs meet APR standards
Cindy Marie Swedberg
John David Langston
Leland Joseph Kupcho
M. Jeanne Erickson
Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Are you in need of some old jokes?
Commentary: Safety spout fuels colorful encounter in the boonies
What do all the pine cones mean on transplanted spruce?
Dead or alive perennials, and how to tell
Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
High heels can have health effects far beyond the feet
Barack and Michelle Obama are becoming television and film producers for Netflix
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding attracted more American viewers than Prince William's
Around the Arts, May 20
Wyoming may legalize trophy hunting of grizzly bears for the first time in 40 years
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The surprises and wonder of the outdoors
PAUL NELSON FISHING: As waters warm up, so should the bite
Expensive fishing electronics require proper touch
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Area veteran says he’s suffering consequences of antimalarial drug prescribed during 148th Fighter Wing deployment
After late start, growers pleased with progress so far
Shortage of truckers starting to cause prices to rise
'A pretty powerful thing': Sanford rolling out new genetic test in primary care clinics
Insuring against online attacks: Coupled with improved security, insurance can help companies manage cyber risk
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Barb & Rick
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: One could question writer’s reason for defending AR-15
MASTER GARDENERS: Pollinators not limited to the bees or butterflies
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The term 'water protectors' is about much more than protests
Commentary: Lead yourself well at every age
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March 29, 2018
Minn. House Republicans want $50M for school security, mental health
ST. PAUL—Minnesota House Republicans want to spend $50 million to help make schools safer from violence. The plan, announced Thursday,...
March 29, 2018 - 6:53pm
March 27, 2018
Dayton pushes for permanent pre-k funding bump
ST. PAUL—Governor Mark Dayton is pushing Minnesota legislators to solidify a pre-kindergarten funding increase. Included in Dayton's supplemental...
March 27, 2018 - 9:18pm
March 8, 2018
UMN wants another $10M to freeze in-state tuition
ST. PAUL—The University of Minnesota will ask the Legislature for an extra $10 million to finance a tuition freeze next year for Minnesota residents at all of its campuses. The two-year budget lawmakers adopted last year awarded the university $658.7 million in base funding...
March 8, 2018 - 6:15pm
January 30, 2018
Strained for mental health services, counties push for more state money
BEMIDJI -- Under the strain of a mental health care system that needs more beds and other capacity, county officials want state lawmakers to...
January 30, 2018 - 1:18pm
January 25, 2018
Community health centers at risk of layoffs, closing without federal funding
DULUTH—Some of Minnesota's community health centers will start making cuts in early February if Congress hasn't resolved federal funding...
January 25, 2018 - 5:19pm
January 23, 2018
Schumer has rescinded offer to Trump on border wall funding
WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat has withdrawn an offer that would allow President Donald Trump to fulfill a signature campaign pledge:...
January 23, 2018 - 1:33pm
April 30, 2017
Congressional talks yield deal to fund government through September
WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government funded through the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30, a senior congressional aide said on Sunda, April 30. The House of Representatives...
April 30, 2017 - 9:17pm
April 19, 2017
'Everything is learning': Minnesota districts with free pre-K say its boon for kids, parents
ADA, Minn. — Fresh off a post-lunch nap, the 4- and 5-year-olds in Dawn Tinjum's pre-kindergarten class at Ada-Borup Elementary School...
April 19, 2017 - 7:42pm
January 1, 2017
COMMENTARY: State budget holds keys to college success
This Tuesday's start to the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature has me thinking not about the state budget or prospects for bond funding, but about the nearly 6,000 students at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. Don't misunderstand me. The budget that...
January 1, 2017 - 12:15am
June 6, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Tax cuts, public works funding futures dark
ST. PAUL -- Legislation that could give tax breaks to a majority of Minnesotans appeared to be on a slow-motion slide to its death Monday, perhaps...
June 6, 2016 - 3:48pm
April 18, 2016
Rita Albrecht: It's time for Legislature to deliver on transportation
In northern Minnesota, the birds are singing, the ice is thinning and the trees are starting to bud. Spring is arriving as expected. Unfortunately, in St. Paul, the expected is also happening: the Legislature is locked in its annual argument over how to fund our state's transportation...
April 18, 2016 - 4:23pm
April 12, 2016
EDUCATION: School district talks program cuts, staffing changes
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji school district has money problems that will require staff and program reductions over the next few years, district officials said Monday. The special meeting of the School Board focused primarily on the district's financial standing—namely a stubborn...
April 12, 2016 - 11:11am
April 20, 2015
EDUCATION: Pre-K program spared in School District reductions
BEMIDJI -- As debate continues at the State Capitol over funding for early-childhood education, the Bemidji School Board itself considered whether to continue its decades-long, pre-kindergarten program, K-1. The School Board on Monday approved more than $1.6 million in program...
April 20, 2015 - 10:57pm
February 12, 2015
Bob Lord: A tax cut for tax cheats
If the most frequently dialed federal agency in America can’t even answer two-thirds of the millions of phone calls it gets, should the government cut its budget? Congress thinks so. That agency is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). And lawmakers have hacked at its budget yet...
February 12, 2015 - 12:02am
May 21, 2013
Bemidji to receive more LGA next year
BEMIDJI —City councilors agree that having more Local Government Aid dollars flow from the state to Bemidji is a good thing. But how it...
May 21, 2013 - 6:00pm