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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
Douglas William Needham
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
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