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Man who stole from wealthy Minnesota philanthropist sent to prison
Federal judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applicants
Federal lawsuit hopes to change way state, county 'unfairly' take away children --especially in black families
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Central Minn. man dies after vehicle he was driving loses control, rolls
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'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
Second-annual Celebration channels Prince's vibe at Paisley Park studios
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
'Owl' in a day's work!
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
Time to respond to reader feedback
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
August 2, 2016
Minnesota House candidate accuses opponent of not disclosing financial contributions
FOSSTON, Minn. -- The race between two Democratic candidates for the Minnesota District 1B House seat continues to heat up, now with allegations of breaking campaign finance laws. On July 28, Erwin Rud submitted a complaint to the state Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board...
August 2, 2016 - 6:30pm
July 12, 2016
POLITICS: House 2A candidate Loud responds to battery claims from 1980s divorce
BEMIDJI—A divorce ruling more than 30 years ago involving Minnesota House District 2A DFL candidate Jerald "Jerry" Loud stating that he "battered" his ex-wife surfaced Tuesday. The Star Tribune reported that during a divorce trial in 1984, Judge Terrance Holter granted Loud's...
July 12, 2016 - 6:31pm
September 29, 2015
GOP wants Minnesota to join EPA challenge
ST. PAUL -- Forty-four Republican Minnesota House members signed a letter Tuesday asking state Attorney General Lori Swanson and Gov. Mark Dayton to challenge the federal Clean Power Plan that would cut utility carbon emissions by more than 40 percent in 2030. The GOP lawmakers...
September 29, 2015 - 2:10pm
April 21, 2015
More money, but no full tuition freeze in Minnesota legislation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate-passed legislation would increase state-run college and university spending slightly more than the House wants, but neither bill contains the money college officials seek to freeze all tuition. "It is my strongest intention that they do keep tuition...
April 21, 2015 - 9:11am
April 17, 2015
Experts say bird flu likely to be around for years
ST. PAUL -- The federal government has spent up to $30 million battling a new strain of flu that resulted in more than 1.6 million Minnesota turkey deaths and experts warn that the issue could go on up to five more years. "This is something we may have to live with for a number...
April 17, 2015 - 1:28pm
October 24, 2014
Letter: Party agenda shouldn’t trump constituents
Dave Hancock is no friend of people with disabilities. I remember when Dave previously held the office he is again running for. During his term, the state shut down for over a month. Here in Bemidji, 22 developmentally disabled adults, many living on their own, were left without support...
October 24, 2014 - 12:00am
October 18, 2014
Letter: Listen to the candidates, not the ads
I’m sure that many listeners to radio and TV ads during this current campaign season are tired of hearing the same ads over and over, ad nauseam. I’ve heard far more than I care to listen to. But what is more disturbing than the frequency and redundancy is the duplicitous nature...
October 18, 2014 - 11:14pm
Letter: Hancock aligned with Republican ideology
Dave Hancock, running again after losing his bid for re-election two years ago to Roger Erickson, has aligned himself with the Republican Party ideology and tea party agenda to gut health care, Medicare and Social Security programs, so the “anti-Hancock” ad is fair. He’ll deny...
October 18, 2014 - 11:03pm
April 16, 2014
DFL legislators talk bonding at BSU; Thissen says spending cap likely to change
Zach Kayser firstname.lastname@example.org BEMIDJI — Minnesota Speaker of the House Paul Thissen highlighted BSU’s $13.79 million request for...
April 16, 2014 - 11:42pm
April 5, 2014
Minnesota Legislature: House goes for property tax breaks
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL —The Minnesota House wants to cut taxes $103 million more than the state already has this year, with half of the relief coming in property taxes. A bill representatives passed 125-0 Friday adds to $443 million in tax cuts already approved. The...
April 5, 2014 - 2:04am
April 3, 2014
House budget bill leans toward greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Much of the money in the Minnesota House’s plan to tweak the state’s two-year budget would go to greater Minnesota. “We focused on rural Minnesota and greater Minnesota,” House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, D-St. Paul, said, because many rural parts of the state...
April 3, 2014 - 11:47pm
March 1, 2014
Roger Erickson: House opens legislative session with tax cut proposal
This past week, I returned to the Capitol in St.
March 1, 2014 - 10:49pm
February 27, 2014
Dayton, House DFL want to repeal $600 million in taxes
Tom Scheck MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton and Democrats in the Minnesota House plan to repeal several taxes that were enacted under their leadership less than a year ago. In 2013, Dayton signed a tax bill into law that raised taxes by $2.1 billion over two years....
February 27, 2014 - 12:39am
May 9, 2013
Gay marriage talk includes money as historic vote nears
ST. PAUL — Most debate about today’s historic Minnesota House vote to allow same-sex marriage centers on religious and moral issues, but...
May 9, 2013 - 12:15am
April 25, 2013
Minnesota House approves tax plan
ST. PAUL – Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one thing: The House tax plan raises a lot of money. “It’s a large increase,...
April 25, 2013 - 12:23am