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Faith Briefs for 12/20/2013
Judge: Lawsuit to reclaim Duluth casino money can go forward
Crime report for Dec. 18-19
Bemidji fire calls for Dec. 17-19
Daily arrests for Dec. 18-19
Native Olympic hero: Boucha book details highs, lows of Ojibwe NHL, Olympic star
HOCKEY: Serratore commits to play for uncle at Air Force Academy
AREA ROUNDUP: Area wrestling teams ready for Big Bear Tournament
Bemidji State's Marinaccio gets one-game suspension from WCHA
BOYS HOCKEY: BHS rally falls short against East Grand Forks
J. Bruce Preece
Darwin David Smith Sr.
Judy Elizabeth Wind
Christmas and choirs: Music legend Kenny Rogers performs at the Sanford Center with a little help from student singers
‘Vent’ allows for voices: BHS teacher pens book about teenage angst
KISS, Nirvana among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Musical, theater events still dominate the scene
A rebirth with an old-fashioned show
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Paul Nelson: Dangerous ice conditions continue to pose problems for Bemidji area anlgers
Blane Klemek: Brrrrrr. How do wildlife do it?
Minnesota firearms deer harvest declines
Paul Nelson: Access to Bemidji area lakes difficult because of slush
Mark Dayton: Economic growth generates budget surplus
Joe Guzzardi: Zuckerberg’s immigration investment
Letter: Nothing like the gratitude of a rescue animal
Gene Lyons: Picking fights over religion
Rich Lowry: A manufactured ADHD epidemic
Marilyn Heltzer: Change is the name of the game
Ask a Trooper: Handicapped parking answers
Jason Ogaard: The technology of driving safe
Arland O. Fiske:
Patrick Guilfoile: To avoid dementia, learn a second language
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