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UPDATED: Bemidji police investigating shots fired at Enbridge building, no one hurt
Officers cleared in Hibbing shooting
A gathering for respect
Benson man charged with faking cancer treatments, swindling $60K
Upset at Trump, Mexico voices 'worry and irritation' to U.S. envoys
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher admits to vomiting nearly every time before taking the mound
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers drop playoff opener, 85-61
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Vikings fend off Bemidji State
American Legion Post 14 hosts bonspiel
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
Margaret Ann Crowe
Susan Rene LaFontaine Portz West
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Tips for catching eelpout
Forest Service to host land meeting
Fish, game and trapping licenses expire Tuesday
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The world is changing, so must we
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: BHS bands do Bemidji proud
Letter to the Editor: BHS bands are class acts
Letter to the Editor: Let's learn from one another and respect differences
December 27, 2013
Dayton: medical cannabis issue needs collaboration
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he has urged supporters of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Minnesota to work with opponents in law enforcement if they want progress on the issue. Dayton repeatedly cites law enforcement concerns for his own opposition...
December 27, 2013 - 1:10pm
December 19, 2013
Dayton: I'm ultimately responsible if MNsure fails
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton isn't saying if he asked for the resignation of Minnesota's health insurance exchange's director, but says he's ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the venture. Dayton was asked several times at a news conference Thursday...
December 19, 2013 - 12:47pm
December 12, 2013
Security experts identify MNsure vulnerability
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Internet security experts have identified flaws in Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace that they say could compromise sensitive consumer data. The MNsure website is vulnerable to "rogue access points," Minnesota Public Radio reported Thursday....
December 12, 2013 - 10:24am
December 9, 2013
New kind of dental profession slowly takes root
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new kind of dental profession is slowly taking root in underserved parts of Minnesota where dentists are scarce. Minnesota has licensed 28 dental therapists over the past two years. They perform many basic procedures that previously only a dentist could...
December 9, 2013 - 11:18am
December 6, 2013
Minn. nurses board moves to step up sanctions
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The regulatory board for Minnesota nurses has voted to speed up its disciplinary process and seek authority from the Legislature to investigate and impose tougher sanctions. Thursday's actions follow a series of Minneapolis Star Tribune reports revealing...
December 6, 2013 - 12:29pm
12-year-old collapses during basketball game
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy collapsed during a basketball game at a Baxter school and later died. Police were called to Forestview Middle School about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday where the boy from Grand Rapids was playing in a 7th grade basketball game and collapsed. Medical...
December 6, 2013 - 12:27pm
December 4, 2013
MNsure signups grow from October to November
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nearly 25,000 Minnesotans have signed up for health insurance through MNsure with the start of coverage now less than a month away. MNsure, the state's health insurance exchange, is releasing its latest enrollment figures on Wednesday. They show enrollment...
December 4, 2013 - 12:44pm
November 28, 2013
Keeping holidays joyful for families affected by Alzheimer’s
Pamela Knudson Forum News Service GRAND FORKS, N.D. —A time of festivities and celebration, the holidays pose special challenges for people with Alzheimer’s disease and those who are caring for them. When planning family events, “focus on what is safe, manageable and meaningful...
November 28, 2013 - 11:42pm
November 27, 2013
Minn. insurance officials work to correct errors
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state is double checking MNsure coverage applications of at least 30,000 Minnesota residents who may have been given incorrect information about their eligibility for public health programs or federal tax credits. Deputy Human Services Commissioner...
November 27, 2013 - 9:51am
November 20, 2013
Stowaway, 9, to remain away from Minn. home
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 9-year-old boy who hopped a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas last month won't return to his home yet. A brief hearing was held Wednesday on a child protection petition. Those attending agreed it would be best for the Minneapolis boy to remain in outside...
November 20, 2013 - 2:17pm
November 18, 2013
Minn. insurance companies oppose Obama's extension
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's largest private insurance companies are opposing President Barack Obama's plan to let people keep existing insurance for at least a year under his health care law. The Minnesota Council of Health Plans explained the opposition in letters Monday...
November 18, 2013 - 3:20pm
Deal would send cord blood to Missouri
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is finalizing an agreement with a blood bank in Missouri that would give parents the option of donating their baby's umbilical cord blood, a source of lifesaving stem cells. Even though the university has been a pioneering center...
November 18, 2013 - 2:04pm
Minnesota lawmakers take on sex offender program
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Senate committee is holding a hearing on the legally imperiled Minnesota Sex Offenders Program. The Judiciary Committee convenes Monday morning at the Capitol. They're scheduled to talk about an issue that's likely to be a contentious one...
November 18, 2013 - 9:02am
November 15, 2013
MNsure debuts 3 new 'Paul and Babe' TV ads
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Paul and Babe are back in new TV ads from Minnesota's health insurance exchange. MNsure, the state portal for delivering federal health insurance changes, has been employing mythical Minnesota icons Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in a series of spots...
November 15, 2013 - 2:14pm
November 14, 2013
Change to health law has unclear Minn. impact
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state Department of Commerce says it's not immediately clear how a revision to the federal health law will play out in Minnesota. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that insurance companies could keep offering consumers plans that were to be...
November 14, 2013 - 12:28pm