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Red Lake basketball team heads for state tourney
Investigation on-going in Red Lake councilman’s death
Nurses, hospital to revive contract talks; Sixth negotiation session set for today
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Motorcyclist killed after hitting I-394 pothole at 100-plus mph
PREP BASKETBALL: Pressure defense has powered Red Lake’s late-season win streak; return to state
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clearbrook-Gonvick upsets Red Lake 70-66
BSU SPORTS ROUNDUP: Braun earns NSIC player of the week, Beavers start 3-1
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Pat Miller: This Week at Bemidji High School - Spring sports programs hope that spring is truly on the way
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Arts Briefs for March 9, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Bohemia on tap at First Lutheran
It’s music for Mike: Longtime Bemidji resident, teacher, performer, now brings his talents to promoting, producing shows
Arts of the Anishinaabe: Exhibit opens at Watermark Art Center
Decision on sulfate wild rice limit, and where it will be enforced, could be year away
Blane Klemek: Watch out for those Northern flying squirrels
Frozen lakes, deep winter take a toll on wildlife
Fishing: Annual kids' perch derby is Sunday
Paul Nelson: Late-ice patterns develop when snow, ice begin to melt
Byron York: Christie avoids hard truths in speech to conservatives
Jason Stanford: GOP goes nuclear
Letter to editor on biodiesel was unfounded
Letter: Reflect on the liberties we Americans enjoy
Susan Brown: IRS scandal: Nothing to see here...
Wally Peck/Master Gardener: Wood ashes for the garden
Missy Thomas: Caregiving: When to call for help
Arland O. Fiske: The historic Tingvoll church in western Norway
Art Lee: Snowbirds talk snow to southern disbelievers
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March 1, 2014
Roger Erickson: House opens legislative session with tax cut proposal
This past week, I returned to the Capitol in St. Paul to start a new legislative session in the House of Representatives. In our first week alone, we approved $20 million in heating assistance and proposed $500 million in tax cuts for families and businesses across Minnesota. The...
opinion / commentary
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, but it has to happen,” said Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth. “Somebody has to step up to the plate, be a leader and make the tough...
April 25, 2013 - 12:23am
April 23, 2013
House education bill about more than education
ST. PAUL — A debate about education funding goes beyond helping individual students: There is widespread agreement that a better education system would help the economy. However, there is less agreement about how to achieve those improvements. Rep. Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, tied...
April 23, 2013 - 11:32pm
April 10, 2013
House DFL legislation wants to set school goals
ST. PAUL — Goals of 100 percent high school graduation, every third-grader being able to read, ending an achievement gap and all students being ready for careers or college after graduation are lofty, but House Democrats say their sights are set on those accomplishments by 2017....
April 10, 2013 - 12:07am
March 12, 2013
Lawmakers consider stricter penalties on prosecutor attacks
ST. PAUL – Prosecutors should not be threatened, Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstromsaid, and a bill Minnesota lawmakers are considering could help prevent that. Telling a House committee his own life was threatened last year, Backstrom said Tuesday that people facing charges...
March 12, 2013 - 11:48pm
January 15, 2013
Votes, interactions will do the talking
Last week I began my first term as State Representative (District 2A), and I’m excited to get to work right away. I’ll have a great opportunity to work on issues that affect every corner of our district. As part of the Agriculture Policy, Education Policy, and Environment, Natural...
opinion / letters
January 15, 2013 - 11:22pm
Let’s keep partisanship out of this debate
Every two years voters go to the polls to elect 134 members to the Minnesota House of Representatives. The outcome of each election cycle determines which party has the majority of members, leadership responsibilities and determination of priorities. This most recent election changed...
opinion / letters
January 15, 2013 - 11:19pm
January 11, 2013
Erickson’s vote bad for rural Minnesota
As a representative from rural Minnesota, you’d think Rep. Roger Erickson might actually vote with rural Minnesota’s best interests in mind. Think again. On the first day of the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Erickson allowed a Minneapolis environmentalist to take control of funding...
opinion / letters
January 11, 2013 - 11:56pm
November 17, 2012
House Speaker-designate releases committees, chairmen
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House released a list of committee chairmen Friday dominated by Minneapolis and St. Paul lawmakers. House Speaker-designate Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, announced that urban representatives will lead 13 of the 28 committees. Suburban Twin Cities legislators...
November 17, 2012 - 1:30am