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Like it or not, Civil War art is going back on governor office walls
Christmas lights tour scheduled
Holiday movie night at the Library
Goodman retirement celebration
Christian Women's luncheon meeting
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
WRESTLING: Bemidji falls to Perham, Thief River Falls
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
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
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
January 15, 2014
Dayton suggests $986 million construction borrowing; BSU renovations included in recommendation
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants the state to borrow $986 million for construction projects across Minnesota, ranging from renovating a theater in the northeast to continuing a water project in the southwest, from expanding a civic center in the southeast to building a wellness...
January 15, 2014 - 12:51pm
January 14, 2014
Prettner Solon won't return on Dayton ticket
Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Yvonne Prettner Solon plans to return home to Duluth a year from now after announcing today that she will not be Gov. Mark Dayton's running mate again. The psychologist and former state senator said she will leave state government when her term expires...
January 14, 2014 - 10:30am
January 6, 2014
Thousands of pigs killed in southwest Minnesota hog farm fire
HARDWICK, Minn. – A fire at a southwest Minnesota hog farm Sunday killed about 3,700 sows and many piglets. Fire departments from eight different counties responded to a fire at New Horizon Farms near Hardwick in Rock County at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The facility represents...
January 6, 2014 - 8:24pm
January 1, 2014
Search continues for missing man in central Minnesota
FOLEY, Minn. -- The search for missing Cottage Grove native Jamie Wylie in central Minnesota stretched into a third week with no sight of him. Wylie, 31, was last seen at a friend’s house in St. Cloud on Dec. 9. Relatives reported him missing Dec. 15. “We are continuing...
January 1, 2014 - 3:55pm
Explosion, fire at Minneapolis apartment building injures 13, 6 critically
By Will Ashenmacher and Nick Woltman St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS - An apparent explosion Wednesday resulted in an early-morning fire...
January 1, 2014 - 3:50pm
Bemidji man arrested after $16,000 worth of meth found in car near Motley
LITTLE FALLS — A Bemidji man was arrested Monday for possession of Methamphetamine near Motley, according to the Morrison County Sheriff Office. The Brainerd Dispatch reported that a sheriff deputy was on routine patrol on Highway 10 in the Motley Township when he saw a minor...
January 1, 2014 - 2:36pm
December 30, 2013
New estimate shows Minn. population tops 5.4M
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Feeling a bit more crowded around town? That's because more people are calling Minnesota home. A new estimate released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows the state's population is still climbing. By the bureau's estimate, there were now 5,420,380...
December 30, 2013 - 11:56am
December 23, 2013
Red Wing Shoe recalls thousands of work boots
RED WING, Minn. -- Red Wing Shoe Co. is recalling thousands of work boots in the United States and Canada after a problem was found with the steel toecap. The cap in the boots “could fail to protect the wearer’s feet in an impact,” according to the Consumer Product...
December 23, 2013 - 9:55am
Transportation to VA hospitals available for northwest Minnesota veterans
ST. PAUL -- The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota is providing northwest Minnesota veterans free transportation to and from Veterans Affairs medical centers in St. Cloud and Fargo. The group is operating three Ford Flex seven-passenger vans for any veteran in need...
December 23, 2013 - 9:53am
December 20, 2013
MNsure extends sign-up deadline to Dec. 31
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans buying insurance online through the state's new Web site have more time to purchase health insurance. New MNsure Chief Executive Officer Scott Leitz said today that the new deadline will be Dec. 31, which will give insurance buyers a chance...
December 20, 2013 - 12:29pm
December 18, 2013
Mark Dayton: Economic growth generates budget surplus
The principal credit for Minnesota’s terrific budget forecast belongs to the people of Minnesota. We proved again that we have the best business innovators and the most productive workers anywhere. By working hard and working together, we turned a $6 billion deficit predicted just...
December 18, 2013 - 11:33pm
December 17, 2013
St. Paul-Minneapolis archbishop temporarily steps aside after boy's allegations
ST. PAUL -- The St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic archbishop today removed himself temporarily from public ministry after he was accused of inappropriately touching a boy in 2009. The archdiocese said it learned of the allegations against Archbishop John Nienstedt last weekend....
December 17, 2013 - 11:31am
New Vikings football stadium loses out to Florida for 2017 college championship
Tampa, Fla., beat Minneapolis to host the third college football playoff championship game in 2017. The College Football Playoff organization leader said that the Florida city has a good facility, but Executive Director Bill Hancock did not mention that it also has better January...
December 17, 2013 - 10:57am
December 16, 2013
Pine City school locked down
PINE CITY, Minn. -- Students in Pine City High School were locked in their building Monday morning after a report of a student leaving home with a rifle, shotgun and ammunition. The lockdown ended at 1:18 p.m. when Principal Terry Anderson posted a message on the school's...
December 16, 2013 - 7:50pm
UPDATED: Wisconsin man killed in car-truck collision near Barnesville
BARNESVILLE, Minn. – The driver of a pickup truck was killed in a collision with a semitrailer Monday morning near Barnesville in western Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash happened about 4:20 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94, the patrol...
December 16, 2013 - 11:34am