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Police arrest protesters outside governor’s home
Wisconsin police officer admits to using police resources for nearly 100 sexual encounters
Chisholm man dies in crash involving two semis
AUTO RACING: Speedway returns from rainout weekend with big-money Blitz
‘You can’t get much better:’ 2016 Birchmont opens with solid weather for qualifying rounds
BASEBALL: Bemidji Centaurs win sub-state, head to Legion state tourney
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU reveals 2016-17 schedule
GOLF: Birchmont even bigger this year with more than 300 set to compete
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MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
Patt Rall: Summer events continue in Bemidji
Don’t leave home without Iowa: ‘Leaving Iowa’ debuts Wednesday for Paul Bunyan Playhouse
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Blane Klemek: Nests are nearly as fascinating as the birds themselves
Blane Klemek: Observing bird songs of the seasons
Hawley man sets state muskie record
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
July 25, 2016
Higher minimum wage, new laws begin August 1 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50...
19 hours 37 min ago
July 15, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Governor, leaders say they are near special session deal
ST. PAUL -- A special Minnesota legislative session to approve tax cuts, transportation projects and public works construction could happen in...
July 15, 2016 - 6:21pm
July 13, 2016
Minnesota water buffer maps released
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers may not need to install as many mandated buffer strips as originally thought, but it still will cost millions...
July 13, 2016 - 10:26am
June 15, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Possible Minn. special session remains out of focus over issues, logistics
ST. PAUL -- The most positive description of a high-level Wednesday meeting to set up a Minnesota special legislative session was that it "it...
June 15, 2016 - 6:18pm
April 25, 2016
Buffer changes become law
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Monday legislation that clarifies a law enacted last year requiring buffer strips around water. He also signed a bill that allows governments to donate some surplus equipment to nonprofit organizations. The buffer change exempts...
April 25, 2016 - 3:48pm
March 11, 2016
Bemidji's business success mentioned in Gov. Dayton's state address
ST. PAUL—During his State of the State address Wednesday evening, Gov. Mark Dayton mentioned Bemidji as an example of the state's potential...
March 11, 2016 - 7:23pm
June 26, 2015
Minnesota No. 1 for business, Bemidji follows trend: Locals say city falls in line with state on education, quality of life
BEMIDJI -- The financial news agency CNBC rated Minnesota as "America's Top State for Business" this week and local officials said Bemidji shares the trend. In the study, which CNBC has conducted annually since 2007, Minnesota won the top spot, beating second-place Texas and improving...
June 26, 2015 - 6:45pm
Minnesota governor, leaders want short special session soon
ST. PAUL -- It was fitting that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt stood by a grandfather clock Tuesday after they began...
May 26, 2015 - 7:25pm
May 21, 2015
Funding dispute forces state education layoff notices
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's education funding dispute means more than 800 state education workers will begin receiving layoff notices June 1. Gov....
May 21, 2015 - 10:15am
May 19, 2015
Legislative overtime session may be full
ST. PAUL—Minnesota lawmakers could debate issues ranging from education to private accountants in a special session this spring or summer. It...
May 19, 2015 - 6:33pm
May 14, 2015
Bird flu infects Minnesota budget talks
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota poultry farmers found themselves in the midst of political bickering Wednesday as high-level negotiators pushed time limits for resolving Democrat-Republican state budget differences. Rep. David Bly, D-Northfield, asked the House to debate a bill providing...
May 14, 2015 - 12:12pm
April 15, 2015
DNR wants more green for trees: Officials tout Dayton proposal for more forestry money
BEMIDJI-- Officials from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Forestry Division on Wednesday promoted an idea from Gov. Mark Dayton to add $2 million a year to the division’s $24 million annual budget over the next biennium. Forrest Boe, head of the DNR’s Forestry...
April 15, 2015 - 7:23pm
March 27, 2015
Dayton wants to get tough on poachers
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday a get-tough proposal against poachers who illegally take game and fish in Minnesota, including longer license revocations and a new felony-level crime. Dayton cited several high-profile poaching incidents in recent months as the push...
March 27, 2015 - 7:06pm
February 19, 2015
Governor, lawmakers, reach deal on commissioner pay raises
By Rachel E. Stassen-Berger St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to a deal to nick...
February 19, 2015 - 2:18pm
February 18, 2015
Bemidji, area projects included in Dayton transportation project list
BEMIDJI -- On Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton announced his 10-year, $6 billion transportation plan that included 607 projects to upgrade the state's roads and bridges, which includes several area projects. Dayton broke with a long-standing tradition that governors not release a list...
February 18, 2015 - 6:20pm