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2014 Legislature: Minimum wage, bonding and fixes expected
Legislative notebook: Voters will determine how lawmaker pay is decided
Legislature spares libraries from legacy cuts
Police and fire report for May 22
Beltrami County Board: Sentence to Service gets funding
Weather delays make for busy Wednesday of prep sports
TENNIS: Bemidji falls to Moorhead 4-3 in section opener
Bemidji Speedway season begins during Memorial Day Weekend
Bemidji area softball teams begins playoffs
Bemidji Blue Ox opens season with win over Staples
Geroge Herbert Hill, Jr.
Edith Edie Hill
Gilberto Santa Rosa leads 'Forever Tango' to B'way
Eminem's publisher sues Facebook over song usage
Audra McDonald returns with new, personal CD
'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes
Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards
Fishing guide looks back on hosting Dayton
Blane Klemek: Orioles, too, are a sure sign of spring
Minnesota begins 2013 gypsy moth trapping program
Bemidji area lakes finally open and walleye fishing can begin
Fight to stop spread of Asian carp goes high tech
Nat Hentoff: At last, justice for locked-in juveniles?
Tina Dupuy: Complicated week for conservatives
Volunteer committee turns over last of pledges for event center
Pioneer Viewpoints: Lending a hand during difficult times
Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Assaulting our core values
Wally Peck: New veggies gardeners can try
Patrick Guilfoile: Drink to their health, How fruit flies use alcohol to protect their young
Arland O. Fiske: The story of Helsinki’s ‘rock church’
John R. Eggers: Laughter makes the heart young
Master Gardener: Penstemon can offer season-long color
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 its state support told a House committee. Rep...
Tue, Feb 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, but overall state budget questions threaten its...
Tue, Feb 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...
opinion / commentary
Tue, Feb 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...
news / region
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 - 9:19am
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...
Mon, Feb 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...
news / region
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 - 8:21am
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...
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 - 2:02am
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...
news / region
Wed, Feb 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...
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 - 12:41am
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 ground in places such as...
Tue, Feb 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...
news / education
Tue, Feb 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...
news / region
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - 10:35am
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 they be treated equally,” Mabel Galvin...
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 - 11:41pm
Legislative Notebook: Bills would keep toxic chemicals away from children
ST. PAUL — A revived movement to keep Minnesota children safe from toxic chemicals is beginning in the Legislature. Three bills are aimed at removing chemicals such as formaldehyde and...
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 - 11:40pm
Coalition seeks $9.50 Minnesota minimum wage
ST. PAUL – A coalition of children’s groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota’s poor would benefit from a higher minimum wage, more state child care support and a tax...
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 - 1:41am