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Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Cass County rollover injures 2
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
November 18, 2013
Dayton switches on health plans
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton changed his mind Monday about whether Minnesotans should be able to keep their existing health insurance plans. Last week, Dayton praised fellow Democratic President Barack Obama for his effort to allow Americans to keep their current policies,...
November 18, 2013 - 8:17pm
August 8, 2013
Special session could dump ag tax
By Don Davis Forum News Service REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. -- Gov. Mark Dayton says he is willing to overturn a new sales tax on farm implement repair when the Legislature next month meets to appropriate money for disaster relief. Dayton told reporters after he spoke at Farmfest...
August 8, 2013 - 1:43pm
Minnesota governor alarmed by Vikings owner legal woes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is urging an authority overseeing the new Vikings stadium to take extra precautions as it finalizes an agreement with the team's New Jersey-based owners given their legal woes back home. In a statement Dayton's office circulated...
August 8, 2013 - 10:47am
August 6, 2013
Dayton: More must be done to keep kids in school
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (AP) — After spending the last year focused on improving the financial stability of Minnesota public schools, Gov. Mark Dayton shifted the conversation Tuesday to boosting graduation rates and reading proficiency for younger learners. Dayton challenged...
August 6, 2013 - 9:12am
August 1, 2013
Dayton considers special session
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton's office confirmed Thursday it is in talks with Minnesota legislative leaders on a special session to provide disaster aid to communities hit by severe storms. "The governor's office has reached out to the four legislative leaders...
August 1, 2013 - 2:42pm
July 17, 2013
Dayton speaks at Midwest legislative conference
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is speaking to hundreds of state legislators from the Midwest as they gather in St. Paul for a conference. The Midwestern Legislative Conference wraps up its yearly gathering on Wednesday. The conference kicked off Sunday with meetings...
July 17, 2013 - 10:01am
June 25, 2013
Minnesota officials mark state's role at Gettysburg
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A contingent of 90 Civil War buffs, elected officials and others from Minnesota is headed to Pennsylvania to help...
June 25, 2013 - 9:27am
June 19, 2013
Minnesota to open trade office in Germany
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says the state will open a European trade office in Germany to promote exports and foreign investment back in Minnesota. Dayton's administration announced the new outpost while the governor was traveling in Germany as part of a 10-day...
June 19, 2013 - 1:35pm
Poll indicates Dayton's approval rating is up
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A newspaper's poll published Wednesday shows strong support for Gov. Mark Dayton with more than half of Minnesotans surveyed happy with his performance. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll shows 57 percent of adults surveyed think Dayton is doing a good...
June 19, 2013 - 10:47am
May 22, 2013
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...
May 22, 2013 - 12:14pm
May 14, 2013
Gov. Dayton issues emergency executive order, providing funds to fight wildfires
MINNEAPOLIS - Citing extreme weather conditions that have sparked 25 wildfires across the state, Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday issued an emergency executive order providing assistance to battle the blazes. According to a release, the order will assist the Minnesota Interagency Fire...
May 14, 2013 - 8:05pm
Gay couples ready for married rights
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s gay community never has known such joy. That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front...
May 14, 2013 - 6:04pm
April 30, 2013
Dayton admonishes Shakopee town hall audience
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is calling members of a Shakopee audience “rude” and “juvenile” after a raucous town hall meeting....
April 30, 2013 - 12:58pm
April 8, 2013
Dayton proposes $750 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton says 21,000 people would get jobs if the Legislature funds his $750 million public works project proposal. The Democratic governor said he emphasized projects that are ready to begin. They would be funded by the state selling bonds. The biggest Dayton...
April 8, 2013 - 1:05pm
March 18, 2013
Dayton to travel state to make case for his budget
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton will travel the state starting this week to make the case for his budget, beginning with a town hall meeting Wednesday in Duluth, his office announced Sunday. The events are free and open to the public. Additional dates and sites will be announced...
March 18, 2013 - 5:39am