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Wounded Warrior Project to benefit from WinnieFEST 2015: Music festival and sportsman’s show in Bena this weekend
BSU Community Appreciation Day
“Hunger In Your Community” lunch event
VFW pancake breakfast in Kelliher
PREP FOOTBALL: Bemidji familiarizing itself with St. Cloud Tech for week 3 matchup
VOLLEYBALL: Laporte picks up four-set win over Northome/Kelliher
PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Laporte drops back to JV schedule
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji dominates Detroit Lakes for first win
SOCCER: Bemidji ends two-game losing streak with 3-0 shutout at Detroit Lakes
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Wade Allen Jenkauski
Richard Allen Baird
Scotty Allison: More than 3,600 veterans call Beltrami County home
MASTER GARDENERS: Time for some work, and for some reflection
Cyndi Fenske: School is back and the library is the place to be
John Eggers: Simon’s summer vacation report
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: Algol, planets, and Aldebaran eclipsed
PIONEER PREVIEWS: The wild West and so much more for the arts scene
Art briefs - Sunday Aug. 30
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PIONEER PREVIEWS: Arts scene ramps up as BSU returns
Ada, Minn., woman says Trump was "pretty nice" during NYC jury duty
Blane Klemek: Some thoughts on great gray owls
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Angling stays hot, like the weather
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Roller coaster weather continues
Man admits to poaching multiple deer at wildlife refuge
Blane Klemek: No duck sounds quite like the ruddy duck
Tom Purcell: Preparing for the worst with our out of control debt
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: Prisoners strike a win against solitary confinement
Susan Stamper Brown: Immigration and the Bible
Dick Polman: Will Biden ‘feel the tingle?’
Joe Guzzardi: American worker besieged from all sides
February 28, 2013
State's projected deficit at $627 million, less than earlier forecast
ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state’s budget over the next three...
News / region
February 28, 2013 - 9:44am
Saxhaug named to heritage council
BEMIDJI – State Senator Tom Saxhaug, DFL – Grand Rapids, has been named the majority member on the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC). This marks Saxhaug’s second time being appointed to the council. The LSOHC consists of eight public members and four legislative...
News / local
February 28, 2013 - 8:11am
February 26, 2013
Lawmakers consider doubling Minnesota tourism budget
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s resorts, government and residents would benefit from a larger tourism marketing effort, supporters of a bill to double...
February 26, 2013 - 9:36pm
Legislative Notebook: Lawmakers want to increase elderly funding
ST. PAUL – A proposal to increase Minnesota long-term care funding could help elder care as baby boomers prepare to retire, supporters say,...
February 26, 2013 - 9:18pm
David Olson:Dayton’s budget sorely lacking
Gov. Mark Dayton portrays his budget as transparent, free of gimmicks and protecting middle-class Minnesotans. Look closely, however, and his plan is lacking on all counts. The shortcomings are most glaring in the sales tax on business-to-business transactions. The proposal is part...
opinion / commentary
February 26, 2013 - 9:05pm
Social media tests bounds of Minn. meeting law
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — If a majority of members on a city council zing messages back and forth on Facebook, Twitter or another social media platform, is that considered an official government meeting? Not if a bill starting its travel through the Minnesota Legislature prevails....
News / region
February 26, 2013 - 9:19am
February 25, 2013
Sunday liquor sales stalled
ST. PAUL – Minnesotans must loudly demand that lawmakers approve Sunday alcohol sales if the proposal has a chance to pass, its Senate sponsor says. Sen. Roger Reinert, DFL-Duluth, said the House is not going to consider a Sunday sales bill this year, so he will not pursue it unless...
February 25, 2013 - 11:21pm
Lawmakers start debate over Minn.'s minimum wage
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — From a small tick up to a big bump, Minnesota lawmakers anxious to boost the state's minimum wage start making their case to colleagues this week. A Minnesota House panel opens its discussion of a probable hike to the floor wage Monday by reviewing presentations...
News / region
February 25, 2013 - 8:21am
February 22, 2013
Changes coming for trucking industry
DETROIT LAKES – If Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed budget passes, the trucking industry in Minnesota will be looking at some sizeable changes. Minnesota Trucking Association President John Hausladen spoke to trucking company owners and staff in the Detroit Lakes area Tuesday, telling...
February 22, 2013 - 2:02am
February 20, 2013
Senate panel studies expanded Minn. voting window
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill to open Minnesota voting booths two weeks before an election and allow voting on weekends is raising constitutional questions. A Senate elections committee debated Wednesday whether it would violate Minnesota's constitutional clause designating one...
News / region
February 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
Younger children featured in budget plan
ST. PAUL – Adding money to early childhood education and all-day kindergarten programs, as Gov. Mark Dayton suggests, is important to Minnesota’s future, the state House education finance leader says. “Those two programs really pay dividends into the future,” Rep. Paul Marquart,...
February 20, 2013 - 12:41am
February 19, 2013
Sand mining testimony fractured
ST. PAUL – Sand mined in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin opens up cracks between rocks so oil and gas can be removed from the...
February 19, 2013 - 7:33pm
Minn. lawmakers revisit teacher test requirement
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Some Minnesota lawmakers want to repeal a state law passed last year that requires all Minnesota teachers pass a reading, writing and math test to get a teaching license. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill last February after it won nearly unanimous support...
News / education
February 19, 2013 - 3:14pm
Animal advocates rally at Minn. Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota animal lovers who back a bill to tighten state regulations for professional dog and cat breeders are rallying at the Capitol. The Tuesday afternoon event is sponsored by a coalition of state humane societies and other groups that fight animal mistreatment....
News / region
February 19, 2013 - 10:35am
February 14, 2013
Hundreds at Capitol rally want gay marriage
ST. PAUL – Three mothers of gay men joined hundreds of others in the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday with one goal. “It’s important that...
February 14, 2013 - 11:41pm