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Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as Trump's next secretary of state
The Daily 202: Michael Cohen will take the Fifth. Trump has said innocent people don't do that.
UPDATE: 20 injured after oil refinery explosion near Duluth
Prosecutors quickly cite Trump's TV comments to help make case on Cohen files
Trump delays release of some JFK files until 2021, bowing to national security concerns
Report: QB Mayfield expected to go No. 1 to Browns
Rockets close out Wolves with third-quarter surge
BASEBALL: Beavers, U-Mary capture comeback wins in split
SOFTBALL: Final inning outburst dooms BSU in sweep to UMD
GIRLS GOLF: Bemidji opens second in Moorhead
Virginia L. Pollard
Alfred James Benais
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
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
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
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
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
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 24, 2018
DFL demands GOP farm group change name, logo
ST. PAUL — Rural Republican Minnesota House members wanted to make the point that Democrats often ignore farmers. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor...
April 24, 2018 - 6:10pm
April 23, 2018
Legislative roundup: MN House votes to dump wild rice water rules
ST. PAUL — Scientific and cultural discussions overlapped as the Minnesota House approved a bill to start over on water regulations protecting...
April 23, 2018 - 4:29pm
April 20, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Pawlenty and his money back in politics
ST. PAUL — Tim Pawlenty could change almost everything in 2018 Minnesota politics. Or voters may consider him a politician of the past...
April 20, 2018 - 1:36pm
April 18, 2018
Governor skeptical about vet home proposal; Bemidji-area legislators, veterans support plan
ST. PAUL—A GOP House plan to fund new veterans homes in the state—including one in Bemidji—would tap excess funds from U.S....
April 18, 2018 - 5:23pm
April 17, 2018
House plan calls for Bemidji veterans home
ST. PAUL—A House committee said Tuesday that the state should use excess funds from the Vikings stadium account to build three veterans...
April 17, 2018 - 8:10pm
April 13, 2018
Facing 3 million digital attacks daily, Minnesota government plans increased cybersecurity
ST. PAUL—Three million times each day, hackers probe the state of Minnesota's computer systems, which house everything from state workers' social security numbers to driver's license data for millions of residents. And the state isn't doing enough to guard against it, top IT...
April 13, 2018 - 6:50pm
April 12, 2018
House GOP rolls out updated budget plan: Differences with Dayton could spell chaotic session end
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans released a supplemental budget plan Thursday, April 12, that they say continues on the theme of tax cuts and "common sense" spending they set last year. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, called 2017: "the most productive legislative session...
April 12, 2018 - 9:00pm
April 11, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Providers should have input on day care policies
When the current rules were put into effect that govern day care, I had the privilege of sitting in on a statewide board that went to the Legislature...
April 11, 2018 - 8:15am
April 9, 2018
Lawmakers look at increased penalties for attacking police
ST. PAUL — Tensions have ramped up in the past couple of years between law enforcement officers and some communities they serve. Some states...
April 9, 2018 - 3:19pm
April 7, 2018
What should lawmakers consider when rewriting tax policy? Five experts give their perspectives
ST. PAUL — When it comes to taxes, almost everyone has an opinion on who should pay more and who should get a cut. As the Minnesota Legislature prepares to debate the best way to align the state's tax code with recent federal changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Pioneer...
April 7, 2018 - 6:30pm
A tax battle is brewing at the state Capitol: If lawmakers don’t change tax code, thousands of Minnesotans would pay more under new federal law
ST. PAUL — When the Minnesota Legislature returns from spring break, political mud season will begin with lawmakers having just six weeks to find agreement on how to rewrite the state's tax code. That would be tricky anytime, but it's even more complex this year with the entire...
April 7, 2018 - 6:28pm
March 30, 2018
School, health, city advocates threatened by Minn. road funding plan
ST. PAUL—No one argues about one aspect of a proposed change to the Minnesota Constitution. "If it goes forward, it will affect every single...
March 30, 2018 - 5:20pm
Capitol Chatter: Legislature on break before home stretch
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Legislature has left the building. Lawmakers started their traditional Easter-Passover break on Good Friday, set...
March 30, 2018 - 2:28pm
March 29, 2018
Deep divisions surface in Minnesota Senate over Medicaid work requirement
ST. PAUL—Shauna Reitmeier sat at a Minnesota Senate committee table telling lawmakers the bill they were considering would hurt mentally...
March 29, 2018 - 9:10pm
March 25, 2018
Who should pay? Duluth, other Minnesota districts advocate for changes in how special education expenses are covered
DULUTH — School districts throughout Minnesota have spent years dealing with a delicate issue: an obligation to help pay for the needs...
March 25, 2018 - 6:05am