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Paint the town green: Bemidji celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with annual block-long parade
Results from Township Tuesday in the Bemidji area
Shuffling Shamrocks! (Photos)
A place to call home: Kent and Shantel Dudley open their arms to children with special needs
Rural Equity Project having a say in St. Paul: Groups hope to make a difference for rural Minnesotans
COLUMN: UMBC's upset proves March does it best
NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Loyola maintains magical run to go to Sweet 16
St. Paul Saints, the ultimate underdogs, glad to cut $10K check after 'impossible' March Madness upset
'Cressey University' gave Twins an inside track on revamped roster
Park Rapids alum leads Northeastern to Hockey East title, NCAAs
Darren Harvey Benais Sr.
Amy Lynn Dow
Dennis Theodore Weber
Brian B. Eide
Hope for fighting deadly impatiens disease
An Irish "pi" for any day of the week
It turns out I am 'that' mom
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: It could happen to anybody
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Are you a believer?
CBS tentatively sets March 25 for airing '60 Minutes' interview with Stormy Daniels
Publicist for Matt Damon squashes rumor saying he was moving to Australia because of Trump
'American Idol' contestant was 'uncomfortable,' but says Katy Perry's kiss wasn't harassment
Netflix's 'The Crown' paid lead actress Claire Foy less than supporting actor Matt Smith
Hubert de Givenchy, French clothing designer who transformed Audrey Hepburn into a style legend, dies at 91
Outdoor report: March fishing heating up on Lake of the Woods
Elk surveys mailed to 8,500 homes as Fond du Lac Band effort inches toward reintroduction
DNR to discuss Winnie changes
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Fish houses should be off by March 19
Snowmobiles, walleyes and fish of a lifetime on Lake of the Woods
Dennis & Joyce Sjoquist
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
What to look for on plant descriptions
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Enbridge seeks opportunities to work with tribes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Company has been a trusted neighbor and partner
An economics class taught me about gender and income inequality
Commentary: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
March 24, 2017
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
NEW YORK - Planned Parenthood, the national health organization that would have lost federal funding under sweeping healthcare overhaul legislation,...
March 24, 2017 - 7:34pm
March 19, 2017
Republicans revamp U.S. health bill, boost benefits to older Americans
WASHINGTON - U.S. House Republicans are working on changes to their healthcare overhaul bill to provide more generous tax credits for older Americans...
March 19, 2017 - 1:46pm
March 14, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Concerned citizens will keep an eye on Bliss’ voting record
I attended the coffee meeting with Rep. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington, on Feb. 17 and I read his letter to the editor on Feb. 24 in the Pioneer in...
March 14, 2017 - 10:52am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t cut Title 1 funding
Right now, if you read national news, you will find out how the republicans are busy taking apart the affordable healthcare bill known as Obamacare...
March 14, 2017 - 7:38am
March 7, 2017
Trump endorses House Republican healthcare plan, obstacles remain
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a plan by Republican lawmakers to replace the Obamacare healthcare statute that faces obstacles...
March 7, 2017 - 11:58am
February 26, 2017
Trump to unveil health care plan details Tuesday
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Sunday he will offer details on how he would like to overhaul President Barack Obama's signature...
February 26, 2017 - 9:55pm
October 27, 2016
HEALTH CARE: Ideas on the table: GOP, Dayton both express need for action
BEMIDJI—With premium increases projected to hit Minnesotans who buy insurance on the individual market, officials on Thursday from both sides of the aisle shared their concerns and solutions. A group of legislators and state government candidates met in Bemidji to host a town...
October 27, 2016 - 9:35pm
September 24, 2016
Community Health Workers to gather at NTC
BEMIDJI—Community Health Workers from across Minnesota will gather at Northwest Technical College for the inaugural Rural Community Health Worker Conference. The one-day conference will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 on campus. The conference is meant for employers of Community Health...
September 24, 2016 - 5:15am
February 19, 2016
HEALTHCARE: Sanford Bemidji reports increase in adverse health events
BEMIDJI—Sanford Bemidji Medical Center last year reported a spike in adverse health events, but hospital officials say the numbers don't necessarily illustrate the quality of treatment here. The Minnesota Department of Health each year compiles records from every hospital in...
February 19, 2016 - 6:49pm
January 26, 2016
Nermoe to lead Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota
BEMIDJI—Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota has named Bryan Nermoe its new president. Nermoe has served as interim president since November...
January 26, 2016 - 10:46am
April 23, 2014
Bob Franken: Healthcare politics — not so fast
Just to be clear, I may have been wrong. Of course, that’s nothing new for a political commentator, although usually we don’t have to admit we were mistaken. In fact, I may get in trouble with my governing professional body for even suggesting that I might have blown it. Happily,...
April 23, 2014 - 11:20pm
December 30, 2013
Deadline nears for Minn. health plan sign-ups
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just two shopping days left for Minnesota health insurance shoppers who expect to have coverage as the new year starts. Tuesday is the final day to enroll for a plan through the state's health insurance exchange, known as MNsure. The deadline had been...
December 30, 2013 - 9:07am
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 22, 2013
MNsure 'navigators' charged with spreading word
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Standing at the front of a small classroom on the fourth floor of St. Paul's library, Maureen O'Connell attempted to...
November 22, 2013 - 11:43am
November 7, 2013
Audit: numerous factors aided MNsure data breach
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's legislative auditor says leaders of the state's new health insurance exchange could have done more to prevent the disclosure of Social Security numbers of about 1,600 insurance agents. The auditor released its inquiry Thursday into the September...
November 7, 2013 - 3:37pm