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Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
On hand for Holidays by Hand
Community coordinator for Girl Scouts needed
Saturday Science on Dec. 17 features Christmas favorites
Peacemaker Resources lands grant
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
Red Lake boys basketball defeats Blackduck 99-31
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU wins overtime thriller over Duluth
High school hoops teams make themselves at home at Sanford Center
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: UMD holds off Beavers
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
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