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Minnesota heroin dealer found guilty in first of 4 deaths
Residents of halfway house found two men dead from overdoses - their drug counselors
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
Fans gather to celebrate Dylan’s 75th birthday at his childhood home in Duluth
All smiles: Paul Bunyan Communications hosts annual fish fry (video, photos)
Vikings still don't know if Bridgewater will ever play in NFL again
Bemidji lacrosse in action
Twins' Hughes may not miss many games
AMATEUR BASEBALL: Blue Ox win season opener
A family tradition: Three generations of racers still competing at Bemidji Speedway
Beverley Ann Wagner
Vernon Vanden Berg
Zachary Lee Aurand
Knute C. Naastad
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make the last day of school a good day
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Bemidji is ‘Home Sweet Home’ for the birds
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Critical Race Theories: What are they all about?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Who is JFK?
PRIME TIME: Butterflies and beauties at the SAC
REVIEW: ‘Fargo’ Season Three, Episode Six: The Lord Of No Mercy
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
PATT RALL COLUMN: Spring flowers abound around the arts
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Rain gardens offer many advantages
FISH TALES: Gene Erickson on Cass Lake
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Squirrels are common but still fascinating creatures
FISHING: Gary Newell tournament Saturday
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Best walleye fishing still ahead of us
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Grossell should spend time working to fund education for all
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: First responders deserve our thanks
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
December 17, 2013
Minn. official to discuss 2 new trade offices
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The sites of two new Minnesota trade offices are being formally announced. The Department of Employment and Economic Development planned to reveal the locations on Tuesday. Earlier this month, the agency posted advertisements in the State Register seeking...
December 17, 2013 - 9:20am
December 11, 2013
Dayton eyes $975 million in construction projects
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he is considering sending lawmakers a state construction bill of $975 million, which is substantially higher than prior expectations. Dayton met privately with key legislators involved in assembling the public...
December 11, 2013 - 12:26pm
City to residents: What should we do with south shore?
BEMIDJI -- To find out how much work and money residents want the city to put into a new park planned for the south shore of Lake Bemidji, the city is sending out more than 3,000 surveys asking Bemidjians what specific features they would want. "It'll be interesting," said Marcia...
December 11, 2013 - 12:32am
December 9, 2013
Dayton announces 2 Appeals Court vacancies
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he's seeking applications for two upcoming at-large vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Appeals Court Judges Thomas Kalitowski and Terri Stoneburner are retiring, effective April 1. A news release from Dayton's office...
December 9, 2013 - 12:23pm
December 3, 2013
Beltrami County Commissioners approve nicotine-free vaping
BEMIDJI -- Nicotine-free sampling at vaping shops is legal in Beltrami County. In a unanimous vote, commissioners compromised on and passed revisions to the tobacco ordinances that were previously written in a way that would make sampling of vaping liquid at Northern Vapes,...
December 3, 2013 - 7:54pm
December 2, 2013
Annexation talks break down
BEMIDJI --- Representatives of the city of Bemidji as well as from Bemidji and Northern Townships met Monday at Bemidji Town Hall in Bemidji Township to talk about joint planning and annexation, but the discussion quickly devolved into an argument. At one point, Northern...
December 2, 2013 - 8:33pm
A ‘tipping point’: School board considers new building options
BEMIDJI -- Having exhausted its options for adding classroom space by relocating programs and reopening the kindergarten center, Bemidji Area Schools is beginning to confront its long-term facilities challenges. “We have reached a tipping point regarding elementary enrollment...
December 2, 2013 - 8:30pm
November 20, 2013
Minn. gets federal OK for $58M to aid vulnerable
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota has received approval from the federal government to direct $58 million over four years into services meant to help senior citizens and people with disabilities in their homes. The Department of Human Services announced the federal approval...
November 20, 2013 - 1:17pm
November 18, 2013
BEMIDJI CITY COUNCIL: E-cigs sales amendment passes 4-3
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council narrowly passed an amendment Monday that adds the sale of electronic cigarettes to its existing ordinance...
November 18, 2013 - 10:06pm
Mayor, legislators sing praises of state aid bump
BEMIDJI -- Myron Frans, Minnesota’s revenue commissioner, stopped in Bemidji on Monday to showcase the city and Beltrami County as examples...
November 18, 2013 - 8:25pm
October 4, 2013
Take a stand against incompetent government
The incompetence of government has reached epic levels, leaving millions of hapless Americans holding the bag. People are angry, but in all honesty we did this to ourselves. We voted these geniuses into office, all of us. Look around, we all did this together. We have two...
October 4, 2013 - 12:11am
October 3, 2013
Tom Purcell: Is government too big?
Q: Is the government too big and powerful? Does a one-legged duck swim in circles? A: Ah, yes, you speak of a recent Gallup survey that found 60 percent of Americans think the federal government has too much power — a full percentage point higher than the previous high recorded...
October 3, 2013 - 11:51pm
September 20, 2013
House passes bill to kill Obamacare, avert government shutdown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation to fund federal agencies from October 1 to December 15 while also derailing the healthcare law known as "Obamacare," ignoring warnings from Democrats that they will kill the Republican initiative. In...
September 20, 2013 - 12:07pm
July 8, 2013
Bemidji, townships to meet: Wednesday meeting to discuss mediation will be closed
BEMIDJI -- It appears representatives from the city of Bemidji and the two townships involved in an annexation agreement will meet Wednesday night. But what specifically will be discussed remains unclear, and likely will remain that way for those standing outside of the closed-door...
July 8, 2013 - 10:34pm
Capitol construction disruption about to begin
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota state Capitol grounds is about to look more like a construction site than the people's house as some wonder if planners...
July 8, 2013 - 7:31pm