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Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders, employees
Hunter host opportunities for the Governor's deer hunting opener
Pack For School program
Sons of Norway Lodge annual picnic Thursday
‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ comes to Blackduck on Aug. 15
GOLF: New bunkers, large field and five returning champs for this year's Birchmont
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji Post 14 season comes to an end
CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL: Bemidji Northern Heat takes fifth at Midwest Plains tourney
LEGION BASEBALL: Anderson pitches complete game as Bemidji tops TRF in Sub-State tourney
CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL: Northern Heat goes 1-1 on day two of Midwest Plains Regional tournament
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Gordon Earl Hicks Sr.
John Eggers: Will you leave a trail?
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: New Horizons visits Pluto on Bastille Day
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Strawberry renovation begins now
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Learning from the first teachers
Scotty Allison: VA pension, other programs, available to help
First City Singers 'on a mission': Senior group seeking members to carry on a musical tradition
Pioneer Previews: The soothing sounds of music
You can come home again: Accomplished singer/performer Matt Goinz returns to lend a hand in PBP final show of the season
Art briefs - Sunday July 26
Off The Record Blog: Here is the trailer for the second season of ‘Fargo’
Blane Klemek: Coyotes are interesting animals that are both revered and despised
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: As muskies begin to bite, please handle them with care
Waterfleas found in Lake Vermillion
Blane Klemek: The distinctive songs and calls of the eastern towhee
Family Moments: Bessie Moller Barrington and Lillian Shuman
Rick Jensen: Why the media loves Trump
Jack Hitt: Don’t tear down Confederate monuments, do this instead
Michael Reagan: No outrage from environmentalists about pot?
Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan: A Cuban flag flies again
Phil Kerpen: Senate could destroy your car’s trade-in value
May 22, 2013
Updated: City to receive $750,000 from Legislature for Paul Bunyan, Library parks
BEMIDJI —The city’s plans for redeveloping Paul Bunyan and Library parks will receive a huge boost from the state Legislature. Legislators...
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May 22, 2013 - 2:09pm
Dayton signs $15.7 billion education bill
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed an education package that boosts spending on schools and scales back high-stakes testing. Dayton and Democratic legislators on Wednesday celebrated the $15.7 billion bill, which is about $485 million more than the...
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May 22, 2013 - 12:14pm
May 21, 2013
Bemidji to receive more LGA next year
BEMIDJI —City councilors agree that having more Local Government Aid dollars flow from the state to Bemidji is a good thing. But how it...
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May 21, 2013 - 6:00pm
May 20, 2013
Capitol, flooding, veterans, disaster end legislative session
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature decided to renovate the state Capitol building, help communities fight floods, give veterans a new facility and provide disaster assistance Monday night as it ended its 2013 session. Some votes were pending press time, but legislative leaders...
May 20, 2013 - 10:51pm
Legislative Notebook: Farmers await clarity on how tax bill affects them
ST. PAUL — Farmers are not sure how much more they will be taxed after the Democratic-controlled Legislature adopted a $2 billion tax increase. It appears farmers will pay sales tax on fertilizer stored in facilities they do not own and on equipment repair, but not parts. Rural...
May 20, 2013 - 8:57pm
Saxhaug: Progress made on veterans home proposal
BEMIDJI — Despite little being written into law this session on the Bemidji veterans home proposal, Sen. Tom Saxhaug said Monday progress has been made. The state government finance bill, which was set to be voted on Monday before the Legislature adjourned at midnight, did not...
May 20, 2013 - 8:54pm
House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations. Faced with a midnight constitutional...
May 20, 2013 - 9:17am
May 18, 2013
Conference committee rejects Bemidji hospitality tax
BEMIDJI – The city of Bemidji’s hopes for a hospitality tax were effectively dashed Friday night at the State Capitol. After months of...
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May 18, 2013 - 12:25am
May 16, 2013
Smokers may help fund Vikings stadium construction
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative tax negotiators tentatively approved a plan today to use cigarette tax increase funds and close corporate tax...
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May 16, 2013 - 1:03pm
May 14, 2013
Key Minn. tax proposals to be finalized this week
ST. PAUL - Ten Minnesota lawmakers must decide exactly how to raise about $2 billion for the state, and they have plenty of work to do before...
May 14, 2013 - 9:32pm
May 13, 2013
Minnesota senators ‘vote for love’
ST. PAUL — Love and marriage soon will go together for Minnesota gays like they do for straight couples. “Vote yes for love,” Minnesota Sen. Scott Dibble told his colleagues Monday. Enough senators agreed and gave the Minneapolis Democrat his wish of a Minnesota that allows...
May 13, 2013 - 9:51pm
May 9, 2013
Same-sex marriage opponents, supporters pack Capitol
ST. PAUL – Hundreds of people on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate stood side by side throughout the Minnesota Capitol waiting for the House’s decision Thursday. They found themselves next to people with opposite opinions on the controversial issue as they crowded...
May 9, 2013 - 6:44pm
Gay marriage bill passes House with help of local legislators
BEMIDJI — A historic vote to legalize gay marriage passed the state House Thursday afternoon with two local DFL legislators — Reps. John Persell of Bemidji and Roger Erickson of Baudette —voting yes. Persell delivered a passionate speech on the House floor during the debate,...
May 9, 2013 - 4:05pm
May 7, 2013
Newspaper’s data access case hits Supreme Court
ROSEVILLE — The state Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case both sides say could have a significant impact on public data access. The case came before Minnesota’s highest court more than two years after Timberjay newspapers of Tower requested the details of a subcontract...
May 7, 2013 - 12:29am
May 6, 2013
N.D. mom who pushed DUI bill, cited for DUI
BOTTINEAU, N.D. – The mother of two boys killed by a drunken driver last summer was cited for driving under the influence after rolling her car last weekend, just days after she and her husband stood behind Gov. Jack Dalrymple as he signed a bill strengthening the state’s impaired...
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May 6, 2013 - 9:48pm