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Minnesota firefighter sues city and fire chief, alleging anti-gay bias
Trump says 'major, major' conflict with N.Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy
Minnesota farmers worried buffer law will cost money, threaten property rights
An officer's office: How cars are a driving force behind police work
Time for TAD: BSU holds TAD Talks program
Browns make DE Garrett top pick, Bears bag QB Trubisky
The church of baseball: Bemidji native, former major leaguer Hickerson has fascinating past combining sport with ministry
Weather causes more sports schedule changes
Report: Browns plan to pick DE Garrett No. 1 overall
SPORTS: Weather causes more BHS, BSU schedule changes
Phyllis E. Neff
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Kathleen Lynn Paul
Willow Skye Forsberg
Frances Eula Oslin
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: John's No. 1 List for Bemidji
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: What is that weed?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you know your Twins?
Khloe Kardashian sued after sharing photo of herself on Instagram
ESPN layoffs: A list of which employees have been fired
'Expo'-sure to the arts: Group to host first-ever Arts Expo on Saturday
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Growing beans from seed to harvest
Up a tree!
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Finding your favorite gardening tools
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A leader or a partisan pawn?
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Minnesota Health Plan’ is a plan for all
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
January 17, 2014
Subpar soil spoils south shore land deal
BEMIDJI -- Polluted soil conditions have led the developers of a potential south shore apartment building to back out of a land deal with the...
January 17, 2014 - 7:29pm
January 15, 2014
Dayton suggests $986 million construction borrowing; BSU renovations included in recommendation
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state to borrow $986 million for construction projects across Minnesota, ranging from renovating a theater in the northeast to continuing a water project in the southwest, from expanding a civic center in the southeast to building a wellness...
January 15, 2014 - 12:51pm
January 13, 2014
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council discusses appointment powers
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council on Monday discussed a possible rule change that may limit its power to appoint replacements when spots on...
January 13, 2014 - 8:13pm
January 8, 2014
County plans habitat conservation for Gold-winged Warbler
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Natural Resource Management department is working on a plan with the American Bird Conservancy on an alder regeneration wildlife habitat project to improve habitat for Golden-winged Warblers in Three Island Park. The project could begin as soon as February. “The...
January 8, 2014 - 8:03pm
January 7, 2014
Sumner saves senior meals program in Grygla
BEMIDJI -- A program administered by Lutheran Social Services to provide meals to senior citizens out of the Lions Club/Community Center in Grygla was dropped for 2014. Commissioner Tim Sumner became aware the three-meal a week service contract came to an end on Jan. 1. “The citizens...
January 7, 2014 - 8:37pm
VIDEO: Muller sworn in as Emergency Management Director
BEMIDJI -- The passing of a gavel and a metaphorical torch highlighted Tuesday’s Beltrami County Commissioners meeting. Commissioner Richard Anderson (District 3) relinquished the title of chairman to Jim Lucachick (District 5) and Chris Muller was sworn in as the new Emergency...
January 7, 2014 - 8:30pm
January 6, 2014
City cracks down on errant wing-lovers; parking at new restaurant causes stir
BEMIDJI -- The recently opened Buffalo Wild Wings has created a wild west of a parking situation, according to city officials. Craig Gray,...
January 6, 2014 - 9:52pm
December 27, 2013
Special election announced in Blackduck; City to vote in March on split liquor, Sunday liquor
BLACKDUCK — The Blackduck City Council passed a motion to hold a special election regarding liquor licensing and regulation within the city at their regular meeting Dec. 11. Citizens will vote March 11 to determine whether Blackduck will become a “split liquor” city and if...
December 27, 2013 - 12:02am
December 23, 2013
Dayton campaign pays for travel to Bemidji on state plane in 2012
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton's campaign paid for most of a flight on a state airplane flight to Bemidji and International Falls last year that took the governor and a campaign aide to two campaign events and one official meeting, his office reported on Monday. The...
December 23, 2013 - 3:35pm
December 22, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Ventura plans Web-based ‘Off the Grid’ show
ST. PAUL — Jesse Ventura is like a boomerang: He keeps coming back. The independent former Minnesota governor’s next venture is on www.ora.tv...
December 22, 2013 - 12:02am
December 18, 2013
Beltrami County ends 2013 with accomplishment recap
BEMIDJI -- Commissioners wrapped up 2013’s final meeting with a recap of the county’s accomplishments and an unofficially tabled fire department debate. Beltrami County Board Chairman Richard Anderson highlighted the county’s accomplishments for 2013 including: road improvement...
December 18, 2013 - 8:20pm
U.S. Senate passes budget deal, focus shifts to spending
By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed a two-year budget deal on Wednesday to ease automatic spending cuts and reduce the risk of a government shutdown, but fights were already breaking out over how to implement the budget pact. By...
December 18, 2013 - 6:16pm
Dayton adds new top aide to Minn. staff
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new senior staff member will join the Minnesota governor's office after her current boss, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, completes his final term. A memo sent to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's staff says Jennifer O'Rourke will begin in early January as...
December 18, 2013 - 3:57pm
December 17, 2013
Sen. Saxhaug and Reps. Persell and Erickson hear commissioners' concerns
BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County Commissioners have started planning for the 2014 legislative session before 2013 comes to a close. Senator Tom Saxhaug (DFL-District 2) and Representatives John Persell (DFL-District 5A) and Roger Erickson (DFL-District 2A) joined commissioners to discuss...
December 17, 2013 - 9:19pm
Melbye out as judge in annexation case
BEMIDJI — Beltrami District Judge John Melbye will no longer be presiding over the annexation lawsuit between Bemidji Township and the city of Bemidji, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Northern Township was brought into the lawsuit by Melbye earlier this month. Last...
December 17, 2013 - 8:54pm