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Great Indoors: Dessert imposters make April Fools fun
Missing 13-year-old found safe in North Dakota
At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Andersen to play in World Deaf Ice Hockey Championships
BSU Youth Football Clinic set for April 21
BSU softball doubleheader moved to Bemidji
UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Bemidji programs react to women's hockey, swimming cuts at UND
Kathleen "Kitty" Ann Tverberg
Thomas Michael Hutchins
Tanya Jean Kingbird
Robert Harold Ray, Jr.
PATT RALL COLUMN: Puppets by professionals for 'Dragonsong'
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Helping Native youth find success in schools
LIBRARY CORNER: Opportunities abound in April at the library
MASTER GARDENERS: Garden seed planning starts now
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Time for a love story
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
100 and counting: Latest BCT production will be 100th stage show directed by Mary Knox-Johnson
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Picking that perfect garden spot
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Spring is here, and open water isn't too far behind
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to the Beavers for a wonderful season this year
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
'Bright sadness' describes Lenten journey at Fargo church
Letter: Let’s review the facts on the shutdown
Linda Bertrand in a letter to the editor (Oct. 24) implied that by sticking to party principles I had supported the state shutdown, cut off services to 22 Bemidji developmentally disabled and offered only a hand off policy to possible solutions. Let’s review the facts: The Legislature...
October 30, 2014 - 12:20am
September 12, 2014
Dayton visits Bemidji: Responds to Johnson jab on unions
BEMIDJI — Following a private conference with local forestry officials and timber industry representatives Friday morning at the Sanford Center, Gov. Mark Dayton visited the Pioneer offices to discuss a range of issues facing Minnesota. Dayton’s opponent, Hennepin County Commissioner...
September 12, 2014 - 11:48pm
May 10, 2014
House, Dayton put Minnesota closer to medical marijuana
ST. PAUL —Friday was a good day for Jeremy Pauling and others who long have worked to make medical marijuana legal in Minnesota. An overwhelming...
May 10, 2014 - 12:23am
May 1, 2014
State of the State: Greater Minnesota gets Dayton shout-out
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton focused much of his State of the State speech Wednesday night on greater Minnesota,...
May 1, 2014 - 12:32am
March 28, 2014
Letter: What’s really behind this tax relief package?
Recent media coverage has highlighted the “tax cutting frenzy” being debated by Gov. Dayton and DFL Legislators. The tax cut proposal being debated would provide a tax relief package totaling approximately $500 million. Unfortunately, most of the media coverage fails to convey...
March 28, 2014 - 11:44pm
March 27, 2014
Parents go after Dayton marijuana stance
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Parents of suffering children used an emotional Wednesday news conference to blame Gov. Mark Dayton for killing a bill they would allow them to use marijuana to ease children’s seizures. A Woodbury parent said the governor should “put...
March 27, 2014 - 12:00am
March 18, 2014
Senate tax bill arrives after Dayton lobs stalling complaint
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL —Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday used his first public appearance since Feb. 8 to accuse fellow Democrats who lead the Senate of stalling a tax-cut bill until they won approval for a new Senate office building. An hour and a half later,...
March 18, 2014 - 11:52pm
March 15, 2014
Letter: Medical marijuana might be the answer for some
I’m living with a woman (my wife of 35 years) who suffers from intractable pain due to a broken pelvis. We have tried everything, even non-traditional medicine, to relieve some of her pain. We thought medical marijuana would be worth a try. So we wonder what the problem is in approving...
March 15, 2014 - 11:53pm
March 14, 2014
Dayton: Marijuana available for medical uses, but illegal
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who want marijuana to ease pain and deal with other medical conditions can already get it, Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday. However, he quickly added, buying pot on the street is illegal, and he does not endorse it. In a conference call with reporters, he...
March 14, 2014 - 1:02am
March 6, 2014
Dayton would keep surplus spending to $162 million
ST. PAUL — A $1.2 billion budget surplus does not mean massive new state spending. Gov. Mark Dayton made that clear Thursday when he unveiled his plan for election-year budget changes: About half of the projected surplus would go to tax cuts, $162 million would be spent on what...
March 6, 2014 - 11:59pm
February 27, 2014
Dayton, House DFL want to repeal $600 million in taxes
Tom Scheck MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton and Democrats in the Minnesota House plan to repeal several taxes that were enacted under their leadership less than a year ago. In 2013, Dayton signed a tax bill into law that raised taxes by $2.1 billion over two years....
February 27, 2014 - 12:39am
February 25, 2014
Dayton considers adding cash to public works bill
ST. PAUL — Using Minnesota’s budget surplus to expand the number of public works projects, ranging from repairing the Capitol to updating college buildings, is being considered, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday as the Legislature began its 2014 session. Dayton said he received $3...
February 25, 2014 - 11:17pm
February 22, 2014
Dayton works at home after hip surgery
ST. PAUL — Hip surgery will crimp Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s style as the state Legislature convenes for the year Tuesday. In his first three years in office, Dayton frequently met with rank-and-file legislators from both parties about a great many issues. But since his Feb....
February 22, 2014 - 11:53pm
January 30, 2014
Dayton plans hip surgery
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to have surgery on a hip that has been giving him trouble for months. The governor announced Tuesday his surgery will be at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Feb 6. It is expected to take about an hour, and he will wear a brace for up to three...
January 30, 2014 - 12:02am
January 25, 2014
Dayton hears students’ voices at Duluth education forum
Alysee Shelton Forum News Service DULUTH — For all that Minnesota higher education has going for it, what it lacks is resources. That’s the message Gov. Mark Dayton gave Friday at a student-oriented forum at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Students and professors from...
January 25, 2014 - 12:46am