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Witnesses and residents recount Superior refinery explosion
Refinery blast injures at least 11; fire still burning as evacuation continues
Combating fake news: Panel of Fargo media experts discuss the landscape of today's media
Senate debates voluminous budget bill that includes little spending
Audit finds Minnesota preschool programs ‘complex and fragmented’
Browns get QB, Giants select RB Barkley to open NFL draft
TRACK AND FIELD: Baklund breaks BSU hammer throw record
Famestad, Krause named BSU Athletes of the Year
BASEBALL: Jacks dominate home opener with 15-0 win over Hibbing
SOFTBALL: Wind causes woes in 11-9 Bemidji loss
Jennifer Lynn Lovering
Virginia L. Pollard
The trout don't know how lucky they are
Wild Mushroom Crostini recipe can be tailored to occasion
MASTER GARDENERS: Plant winter squash. . . for next winter!
COMMENTARY: Why we won't take a break from learning
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Ever so adaptable are the American crows
Pine to Prairie Fiber Arts Trail comes to area this weekend
BSO presents concert series finale Sunday
'Scandal' is over, but here are 10 things we'll remember from this crazy show
Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ became an EDM star with hits 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up'
'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
The trout don't know how lucky they are
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
'Owl' in a day's work!
Craftsman makes a wake building kayaks and canoes
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
Shirley (Mayer) Klosterman
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
Time to respond to reader feedback
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
April 12, 2018
Laporte woman injured in rollover crash
BEMIDJI TOWNSHIP—A Laporte woman escaped serious injuries Wednesday morning in a rollover crash on U.S. Highway 2 in Beltrami County. According...
April 12, 2018 - 11:52am
SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: Area baseball teams preparing for new season
CASS LAKE -- The Cass Lake-Bena baseball team is gearing up for the 2018 season with a new skipper at the helm. Blue Olson is taking over as...
April 12, 2018 - 10:19am
SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: Area softball teams gearing up for spring
Flyers hoping for successful encoreBAGLEY -- The Bagley softball team is fresh off an 11-win improvement and its first winning season since 2012,...
April 12, 2018 - 10:18am
March 6, 2018
BOYS BASKETBALL: Clearbrook-Gonvick advances in 8A, Laporte falls in 5A
The Clearbrook-Gonvick boys basketball team advanced out of the Section 8A East play-in game with an 80-30 win over Lake of the Woods on Tuesday night. The eighth-seeded Bears will progress in the tournament bracket to face top-seeded Cass Lake-Bena in the 8A East quarterfinals. That...
March 6, 2018 - 10:33pm
March 5, 2018
Weather causes area basketball postponements
A slate of high school basketball games scheduled for Monday were postponed due to the winter storm affecting the region. Section 8A boys basketball “pigtail” games scheduled for Monday have been postponed until Tuesday. That includes Clearbrook-Gonvick’s home game against Lake...
March 5, 2018 - 9:10pm
Laporte school plans community talent show
LAPORTE -- The Laporte Community Talent Show will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 23, in the Laporte School Commons, 315 Main St. W. Students and adults will compete with an act music, drama, comedy, dance or variety, a press release said. Two $50 grand prizes will be awarded,...
March 5, 2018 - 7:51pm
March 2, 2018
Faith briefs, March 2
Businessmen's fellowship to meet March 3 BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship America will meet at 8 a.m. on Saturday,...
March 2, 2018 - 8:32am
February 27, 2018
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Area hoops kick off postseason
BLACKDUCK -- The Blackduck High School girls basketball team topped Goodridge/Grygla-Gatzke 50-41 in Blackduck Tuesday, keeping the Drakes alive after the Section 8A play-in game matchup. No. 8 Blackduck (5-22) took a 23-11 lead into halftime, limiting the No. 9 Chargers (2-25) in...
February 27, 2018 - 10:17pm
February 26, 2018
RACING: Snow plowed in time for races
LAPORTE -- With heavy snow overnight the Garfield Lake Ice racer snow plows put in extra duty to get the track in shape for Sunday’s races....
February 26, 2018 - 10:41pm
January 20, 2018
Laporte's Mastin named Outstanding Ag in Classroom Teacher
LAPORTE—Laporte teacher Amy Mastin has a passion for connecting her students with growing healthy food. She started a community garden at the school in the spring of 2015 when she was teaching fifth graders and now is exploring the concept of a school greenhouse. Her efforts...
January 20, 2018 - 3:10pm
July 16, 2017
Ag in the Classroom stops in Laporte
The Ag in the Classroom statewide tour bus recently stopped at Laporte Community School gardens. Teachers, administrators and Minnesota farmers...
July 16, 2017 - 9:15am
April 17, 2017
Laporte man sentenced for theft
WALKER -- A Laporte man will spend no time in prison for fraudulently receiving more than $92,000. Trevor Jon Lindahl, 49, was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison, according to a release from the Cass County Attorney’s Office, but all of the time was stayed. Lindahl will not...
April 17, 2017 - 8:08pm
March 5, 2017
Students in the News, March 5
Local students named at U of M MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL—Several local students have been named to the 2016 fall semester dean's list at the...
March 5, 2017 - 12:15pm
March 4, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Charlie's parents got it right
A recent incident reminded me of when "way back in the day" could apply to the majority of American people. Almost any man or woman can become...
March 4, 2017 - 7:30am
February 13, 2017
Singer Gaelyn Lea to perform in Laporte
LAPORTE—Gaelynn Lea is set to perform her soulful, haunting brand of Irish and original folk music at Laporte Public School next week....
February 13, 2017 - 7:11pm