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Seahawks' Lynch: 'I'm here so I won't get fined'
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Darlene (Jacobs) Buchanan
John William Friesen
Selma "Sally" Pattison
Kathleen D. "Kathy" Eisenzimmer
Vera Chiodini Boyle
JOHN EGGERS: Can ESP help us learn?
BLANE KLEMEK: On the track of the black-backed woodpecker
PATRICK GUILFOILE: Bad luck and cancer
LIBRARY CORNER: Keep calm and read on!
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
VIDEO: Chinese band visits Bemidji area this week
PIONEER PREVIEWS: The right time to write for Valentine's Day
'Rewind' and move forward: Vocalmotive celebrates 20 years (video/photo gallery)
Pioneer Previews: Valentine's Day on our minds already
Art briefs - Sunday Jan. 18
Outdoors Sports Show at Sanford Center
Aylesworth 40th wedding anniversary
Jim Hightower: Finally, some common sense on medical marijuana
Bob Franken: Pete and the pope
Heidi Omerza: It’s time for the Legislature to step up for Greater Minnesota
Pioneer Viewpoints: More clear air in Minnesota
Steve and Cokie Roberts: The right to be ordinary
July 22, 2014
Ventura defamation case goes to jury
Marino Eccher St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — It would take 11 witnesses and a decorated Navy SEAL lying under oath for jurors to side with Jesse Ventura in his defamation case against Chris Kyle, defense attorneys said Tuesday. Ventura’s lawyers argued the accounts of those...
July 22, 2014 - 11:39pm
July 12, 2014
Jesse Ventura takes stand: Denies being in bar fight with Navy SEAL sniper-turned-author
Marino Eccher St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — On the witness stand in his defamation trial against a former Navy SEAL sniper-turned-author, Jesse Ventura had no shortage of things to expound upon: his high school football team, his T-shirt collection, Johnny Depp’s beard,...
July 12, 2014 - 1:42am
July 11, 2014
Jesse Ventura trial: Publicist said bar fight story helped book sales; author tried to downplay it
Marino Eccher St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — Within weeks of its debut, “American Sniper” was in the upper echelons of the New York Times Best Seller list and flying off store shelves faster than Chris Kyle or his publishers had thought possible. Something else was catching...
July 11, 2014 - 12:10am
July 9, 2014
Jesse Ventura’s lawyer says ‘American Sniper’ incident never happened
Marino Eccher St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — “Jesse Ventura,” the voice in the taped interview asked Chris Kyle. “What was that all about?” The question was from Jim DeFelice, a co-author of Kyle’s best-selling book. The former Navy SEAL sniper responded with a now-familiar...
July 9, 2014 - 11:43am
October 17, 2013
Ventura won't be sanctioned in court case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal magistrate judge says he won't sanction former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura for failing to turn over his military service records. Ventura is suing the widow of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who claimed in a book that he punched a man in a bar...
news / region
October 17, 2013 - 11:10am
October 7, 2013
Ventura's new cause: Government shutdown petition
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has compared the federal government shutdown to an act of terrorism and he's pushing a petition for people to voice their displeasure. Ventura's online petition had hundreds of signatures as of Monday morning....
news / region
October 7, 2013 - 11:11am
Ventura: Job offers dried up after sniper's memoir
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A newly unsealed deposition from Jesse Ventura shows that the former Minnesota governor was complaining about difficulty finding work after a Navy SEAL published a book he claims defamed him. Ventura is suing the estate of Chris Kyle, a former sniper...
news / region
August 7, 2013 - 11:11am
June 1, 2013
Ventura dangles idea of 2016 presidential bid
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just back from his part-time home in Mexico, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura dangled the idea Friday that he could run for the U.S. presidency in 2016. Ventura eagerly volunteered the possibility while at Minnesota's Capitol — and pushed back against...
news / region
June 1, 2013 - 12:22pm
August 30, 2012
Ventura's attorneys say SEAL's book is fabrication
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorneys for Jesse Ventura say an ex-Navy SEAL's account of a bar fight involving the former Minnesota governor is "a complete fabrication." Ventura is suing Chris Kyle in federal court in St. Paul. The former pro wrestler-turned-politician says a claim in...
August 30, 2012 - 9:18am
August 29, 2012
Writer's attorney says Ventura claim deficient
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The attorney for a former Navy SEAL who wrote about Jesse Ventura in a memoir says a defamation claim by the former Minnesota governor is legally deficient. Ventura filed the defamation lawsuit in January. He's upset over how author Chris Kyle portrayed a...
August 29, 2012 - 8:40am