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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Park Rapids man charged with soliciting child for sex
COUNTY: Beltrami County revising shoreland policy
Crime report for March 21
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
FOOTBALL: BSU begins spring with holes to fill at O-line, receiver
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
UMD seniors seeking redemption
Emily Jean Ostlund
David Allen Staples
Lorraine Elsie Day
Christopher Paul Yarger
Eleanor "Lucky" Kirkpatrick
MASTER GARDENERS: Garden seed planning starts now
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Time for a love story
DELGADO COLUMN: Native American graves and repatriation protection emerge once again
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What about kids that don't want to learn?
PRIME TIME: Children's Time on Sunday morning
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents 'Celtic Legends'
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
Catch-and-release walleye season for Mille Lacs Lake again this year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Reassess ice conditions every day and make safe decisions
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Few other birds as interesting as the pileated woodpecker
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Almost time to get off the ice (and clean up as you go)
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Hoops on Hops: Delve into the wide range of beer books
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Candidate thanks supporters, Ward 4
Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
COMMENTARY: Enbridge: We remain committed to protecting the environment
June 1, 2015
Bemidji ranked No. 74 in Top 100 Most Livable Small Towns
Bemidji is ranked No. 74 on the Top 100 Most Livable Small Towns in America, according to an annual report by Livability.com. More than 12,000...
June 1, 2015 - 12:31pm
May 30, 2015
Whitbeck joins Sanford Bemidji
BEMIDJI—Dr. Matthew Whitbeck recently joined Sanford Bemidji Heart & Vascular Center as a full-time interventional cardiologist and peripheral...
May 30, 2015 - 7:45pm
April 20, 2015
VETERANS' COLUMN: Net worth removed for medical eligibility
The Veterans Administration has eliminated net worth as a consideration when determining eligibility for VA health care and patient co-payment...
April 20, 2015 - 9:06am
March 4, 2015
‘He stole our hearts’: Benefit for Junior is Sunday in Cass Lake
CASS LAKE -- A benefit for the family of a 4-year-old boy who died in January while awaiting a new heart will go on this weekend, despite the...
March 4, 2015 - 7:26pm
March 3, 2015
City to offer Safe Sitter babysitting program in April
BEMIDJI -- The city of Bemidji’s Parks and Recreation Department has become a registered Safe Sitter teaching site and is offering the training for children 11 years of age and older. Classes will be offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays from April 7 to April 28 at the Public...
March 3, 2015 - 6:34pm
February 28, 2015
Don't let negativity sink your boat
It has been said that "an entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you." I have to admit that in the past few weeks, my boat has sprung a leak. When calls...
February 28, 2015 - 11:35pm
February 24, 2015
Charitable trust gives funds to North Dakota State for Indian health scholarships
FARGO -- The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded North Dakota State University $750,000 to create the first endowed scholarship fund in the nation for graduate students in American Indian public health. The state of North Dakota has provided an additional...
February 24, 2015 - 9:24am
February 19, 2015
MNsure falls short of another enrollment goal
By David Montgomery St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s health insurance exchange fell short of another enrollment deadline this year, though MNsure’s user experience appeared to be greatly improved from its rocky 2013 debut. Just over 60,000 people signed...
February 19, 2015 - 8:35am
October 25, 2014
Jim Hightower: Walmart plans change on health care
Gosh, time flies when it’s pushed along by a jet stream of greed. It seems like only yesterday that Walmart announced, with much self-congratulatory fanfare, that the super-rich retailing colossus wasn’t a scrooge after all. Indeed, while the world’s largest purveyor of stuff...
October 25, 2014 - 11:04pm
October 11, 2014
Becoming experts in emergencies: Local doctor was at the forefront of certifying emergency room physicians in the U.S.
BEMIDJI -- Dr. Richard Stennes, a local emergency room doctor, recently sat beside his friend and colleague, an ER doctor himself, the first...
October 11, 2014 - 12:16am
September 15, 2014
CITY COUNCIL: The pot thickens; Group proposes to start hydroponic medical marijuana farm in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji may be home to an indoor medical cannabis farm as soon as summer if a potential application is approved by the state. A group from Bemidji plans to apply to the Minnesota Department of Health to become one of two locations in Minnesota where marijuana...
September 15, 2014 - 10:07pm
August 9, 2014
A thank you to those who don't hear it enough
I didn't know Scott Patrick. But I've had a hard time shaking him from my thoughts the past week. Patrick was the Mendota Heights, Minn., police officer who was killed last week after making a routine traffic stop in West St. Paul. His funeral was Wednesday, attended by about...
August 9, 2014 - 2:24pm
July 16, 2014
Leech Lake reservation receives $1 million in grants for new assisted care facility
CASS LAKE -- Plans for a new assisted care facility in Cass Lake are starting to become reality. Leech Lake tribal officials announced Tuesday they had received a $1 million grant for the construction of a new Elder Assisted Care Facility in Cass Lake. The grant came from the Shakopee...
July 16, 2014 - 12:16am
June 3, 2014
Bringing more smiles to youth: Partnership looks to improve dental services
BEMIDJI -- A partnership between the Northern Dental Access Center and Evergreen Youth and Family Services is resulting in increased dental services...
June 3, 2014 - 6:11pm