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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
December 4, 2013
Finland, Minn., man killed in snowmobile accident
FINLAND, Minn. -- A 32-year-old Finland man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a snowmobile accident, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office reported. Authorities received a report of the accident on Hefflefinger Road west of Finland at 1:25 p.m. The victim was transported...
December 4, 2013 - 8:33am
December 3, 2013
Fargo man killed in collision with truck near St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – One Fargo man was killed and another injured in a car crash on Interstate 94 near here Monday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, an eastbound tractor-trailer jackknifed across the median of I-94 and the tractor part of the semi came...
December 3, 2013 - 1:10pm
November 30, 2013
Man dead after vehicle rollover near Ada, Minn.
ADA, Minn. – A 23-year-old man died early Saturday morning in a vehicle rollover about 5 miles east of here on Highway 200. Kirk F. Skaurud of Gary was ejected from the 2007 Chevy Silverado, which was traveling eastbound when it left the roadway after 2 a.m. The pickup...
November 30, 2013 - 1:01pm
November 28, 2013
U of M student says men tried to abduct her
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota student says two men tried to abduct her when she was walking alone near campus. The woman told police she was on University Avenue near TCF Bank Stadium early Wednesday when two men pulled up in a dark blue sedan. The passenger...
November 28, 2013 - 3:52pm
November 21, 2013
UPDATED: 5 kids unresponsive after car lands in Minnesota pond
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A car veered off a rain-slicked highway ramp in suburban Minneapolis early Thursday, landing in a nearby holding...
November 21, 2013 - 9:18am
November 20, 2013
Grove City man accused of assault, ramming vehicle
GROVE CITY — A Grove City man faces assault and property damage charges for allegedly assaulting a man Tuesday along U.S. Highway 12 near Grove City. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, William Richard Dugan, 57, parked his vehicle across the driving lanes of the...
November 20, 2013 - 7:14pm
Minnesota deer hunt down 6 percent
Windy, rainy hunting weather on weekends, fewer deer and fewer doe permits have combined to push hunters’ success down for Minnesota’s firearm deer season. Hunters shot 128,814 deer through Sunday, the second weekend of the firearms season, down 6 percent from last year, according...
November 20, 2013 - 7:13pm
Burglars break into 3 Fosston businesses
FOSSTON, Minn. -- Three businesses in Fosston, Minn., were hit by burglars over the weekend. The burglaries, which occurred sometime overnight Sunday, were reported at the Fosston Dairy Queen, Fosston Cenex Station and the Fosston Tri-Co-op, according to a report from the Polk...
November 20, 2013 - 8:52am
November 19, 2013
Minnesota adds 500 waters to impaired list
By John Myers Forum News Service DULUTH -- It’s not that Minnesota’s waters are more polluted every year. It’s that every year, the state looks at more lakes and rivers, it finds more that have pollution problems. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency this year...
November 19, 2013 - 9:01am
November 18, 2013
Food stamp help reduced in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who receive food stamps will receive less education than in the past because of federal budget cuts. The University of Minnesota Extension announced Monday that it must reduce the number of staff members in the food stamp education program due to...
November 18, 2013 - 8:18pm
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
November 14, 2013
Minnesota not clear about Obamacare changes impact
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials are trying to determine whether President Barack Obama’s Thursday health care changes will affect the state. “The Minnesota Department of Commerce is closely working with state and federal...
November 14, 2013 - 12:48pm
November 7, 2013
St. Paul hosts state conference on climate change
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Transportation planners, public health officials and others are meeting in St. Paul to talk about climate change and how it's affecting Minnesota. Minnesota Public Radio News reports organizers expect more than 200 people at the sold-out conference, which...
November 7, 2013 - 9:03am
October 24, 2013
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State ready for Golden Gopher challenges
BEMIDJI — The Minnesota women’s hockey team hasn’t conceded a point in more than a year. The Golden Gophers, two-time defending national champions and overwhelming No. 1 in the national polls, have won 55 straight games. They’re currently 6-0-0 overall and 4-0-0 in Western...
October 24, 2013 - 10:41pm
October 21, 2013
Speed limit on two western Minnesota highways increased to 60
By Wendy Reuer Forum News Service MOORHEAD, Minn. – Commuters on Highway 75 will soon be able to travel a little bit faster. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is raising the speed limit of state Highway 75 from 55 mph to 60 mph. The entire road,...
October 21, 2013 - 9:23pm