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Tasked with tackling trafficking: Local task force forms to help combat human trafficking
How will it end? Experts weigh in on possible outcomes of Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Two killed in head-on crash near MSP Airport
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
On hand for Holidays by Hand
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big run lifts Red Lake past Fosston
BOYS BASKETBALL: Warriors run past Greyhounds
Lumberjack gymnasts compete at Perham
WRESTLING: Bemidji, other area teams compete at Olson Memorial Tournament
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Huskies top BSU men, 98-95
Robert (Bob) Kamrowski
Vivian D. Bye
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
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?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
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
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
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
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
April 10, 2013
10 accused of poaching, marketing hundreds of thousands of dollars of walleye from Red Lake, Leech Lake reservations
MINNEAPOLIS – Federal prosecutors have filed indictments against 10 people accused with illegally poaching and marketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in walleye and other protected fish on the Red Lake and Leech Lake Indian reservations. The four indictments charge each of the...
April 10, 2013 - 1:47pm
April 8, 2013
Minn. airport worker charged with stealing guns
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis airport employee is accused of stealing weapons and hundreds of other items from passengers' checked luggage. Twenty-three-year-old David Vang of St. Paul is charged with 11 felony counts, including 10 counts of theft of a firearm. Charges issued...
April 8, 2013 - 4:38pm
Twin Cities volunteers help with Fargo sandbags
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The city of Fargo is getting help from other states in its quest to fill a million sandbags to prepare for expected spring flooding. Volunteers from the Headwaters Relief organization in Minneapolis-St. Paul were among the workers last week when Fargo kicked off...
April 8, 2013 - 7:38am
3 in critical condition in deadly interstate crash in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least three of the five people who survived an interstate crash that killed three others in Minneapolis are in critical condition. The eight were in a minivan that overturned on Interstate 94 Sunday afternoon. The State Patrol says occupants of two other vehicles...
April 8, 2013 - 7:36am
March 28, 2013
Minn. shooting victim: expand background checks
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis and a man injured in the September mass shooting in town are calling on Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen to help pass a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales. John Souter was expected Thursday morning to join Mayor R.T. Rybak...
March 28, 2013 - 8:45am
March 14, 2013
Target buys 2 online kitchenware businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is adding to its plate in the world of cooking. The Minneapolis-based discounter announced an agreement Thursday to buy Chef's Catalog and assets of Cooking.com in two separate transactions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Chef's Catalog, founded in 1979,...
March 14, 2013 - 12:57pm
March 1, 2013
Man convicted of stabbing 2 park police officers in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of ambushing and stabbing two Minneapolis park police officers has been convicted of attempted murder. Prosecutors say 39-year-old Marsenior Johnson lured the officers to Minnehaha Parkway last August with a fake 911 call that he had been robbed,...
March 1, 2013 - 12:55pm
February 25, 2013
Twin Cities security guards prepared to strike
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About 2,000 Twin Cities area security guards are preparing for a one-day strike sometime this week. Service Employees International Union members gathered Sunday to learn more about the status of the talks and to review a tentative deal reached for last week for...
February 25, 2013 - 8:20am
February 8, 2013
Minneapolis police officer charged with sex abuse
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis police officer used the Internet to prey on at least four girls, telling one 14-year-old that he "likes girls your age," according to a criminal complaint filed Friday. Bradley James Schnickel, 32, plied a 13-year-old girl with vodka last year and had sex...
February 8, 2013 - 4:40pm
February 4, 2013
Obama: Americans need to push for gun violence solution
By Danielle Killey, Forum News Service MINNEAPOLIS – President Barack Obama says citizens must make their opinions heard on gun violence issues...
February 4, 2013 - 10:45pm
Mayor: Minneapolis can handle another Super Bowl
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis says a new Minnesota Vikings stadium puts the city in a position to host another Super Bowl. Mayor...
February 4, 2013 - 8:27am
January 30, 2013
Obama making first trip to pitch for gun proposals, plans Minneapolis visit Monday
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to Minneapolis Monday to pitch his proposals for reducing gun violence. It will be the president's first trip outside of Washington centered on the gun proposals, which include a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition...
January 30, 2013 - 6:08pm
January 11, 2013
Minn. activist's dad admits to bumping prosecutor
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Minnesota activist's father has pleaded guilty in Iowa to bumping a federal prosecutor in anger after his son was sent to prison for animal enterprise terrorism. Timothy DeMuth of Minneapolis pleaded guilty Thursday to obstructing Assistant U.S. Attorney...
January 11, 2013 - 11:13am
January 9, 2013
Work to start on US Pond Hockey tent, rinks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The site of the eighth annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships is about to start taking shape in Minneapolis. Construction is scheduled to begin Wednesday on the giant warming tent and 26 rinks on Lake Nokomis. Work will continue through Saturday. The U.S. Pond...
January 9, 2013 - 8:36am
January 8, 2013
10 arrested as federal agents search Sparboe Farms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota egg producer searched by federal homeland security agents on Tuesday says it complies with federal immigration laws. The statement from Sparboe Farms in Litchfield comes hours after authorities announced that 10 people had been arrested there on administrative...
January 8, 2013 - 6:04pm