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As state wants DNA from families of the missing, retired cop remembers the first to come forward
CL-B school board approves stripped-down referendum option
Movie Night in the Park returns Saturday with a double feature
Muslim tirade gone viral thrusts Fargo into nation's culture debate
Dilworth police seek help finding family of man found dead outside Walmart
Ila Borders returns to Duluth, 20 years after she opened pro baseball's door to women
Defending champs move on at Birchmont, men’s co-medalist Menton making a splash in debut
This could be final training camp for Vikings' Terence Newman, Joe Berger
Bridgewater to talk for first time about injury, won't practice for now
Awkward double switch catches Molitor off-guard
Esther Charlette Klug Woods
Duane Joseph Delaney
Bernice May Dow
Richard H. Jorstad
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Can we obtain a 'perfect Union'?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The world needs outlandish schools
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The natural laws are all around us
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Simon and Simone have a summer activity director. . .me!
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: How to enjoy the best Fourth of July ever
All that Jazz! Charmin Michelle with Sam Miltich and Clearwater Hot Club take the stage for Mississippi Music
Angelina Jolie opens up on life after Brad Pitt and recent diagnosis
'Simpsons' creator heads to Netflix with adult comedy
Justin Bieber reportedly ‘over it,’ cancels stadium tour, including U.S. Bank Stadium show
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
MASTER GARDENERS: If only a wall worked in the garden
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Smart and friendly: Meet the gray jays
Stressed out: Minnesota scientists dive deep to learn why walleye are stressed
MASTER GARDENERS: The cut-flower pathway
FISH TALES: Al Shervold on Upper Red Lake
Joe & Sissy Neft
Brett & Sadie Bahr
Vern and Mary Lathe
Doug and Pat Tangborn
Great grilling: Soy Basted Pork Chops an easy summer meal
Hoops on Hops: All about wheat beer, styles, stories and summer
Trust us, there is logic behind wine pricing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New cancer center a testament to entire community
Letter to the Editor: Single-payer solution for America's health care dilemma
May 22, 2017
Minnesota budget talks go on behind closed doors, as legislators plan to work past midnight deadline to get work done
ST. PAUL—The last day of a Minnesota legislative session traditionally is marked by frantic activity, fiery debates and last-minute deal-making....
May 22, 2017 - 10:39pm
As hours tick down, Minnesota budget work continues, but special session may be needed
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature is dragging its feet toward a mandatory midnight adjournment of the regular session Monday with much of...
May 22, 2017 - 2:55pm
May 21, 2017
Demands fall, final budget nears
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are dragging themselves toward their Monday finish line, making what Lt. Gov. Tina Smith called "slow, steady progress" on completing a two-year $46 billion state budget. To get it done, Democrats will have to let go of some of their demands for...
May 21, 2017 - 9:46pm
GOP lawmakers object to ‘toolkit’ for transgender students: Legislators say resources could be better spent elsewhere
BEMIDJI -- Some Bemidji-area lawmakers object to a draft of the state’s new “toolkit” for school districts to address K-12 students who are transgender or do not conform to the gender binary.
May 21, 2017 - 6:00am
May 18, 2017
This state Capitol turkey has feathers
ST. PAUL — Think what you may of Minnesota lawmakers. There's actually only one bona fide turkey at the Capitol. A real wild turkey. It's...
May 18, 2017 - 8:45pm
May 17, 2017
Minnesota House rejects $800 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislation funding public works projects ranging from repairing college roofs to helping cities build water treatment...
May 17, 2017 - 10:41pm
May 15, 2017
Lawmakers hope teacher licensing changes enough to win Gov. Dayton's support
ST. PAUL—Members of a joint House and Senate committee made some last-minute changes Monday to a bill overhauling how Minnesota licenses educators in hopes it's enough of a compromise to win the signature of Gov. Mark Dayton. "I think if the governor does not sign this he doesn't...
May 15, 2017 - 9:08pm
May 11, 2017
Dayton vetoes two abortion-related bills
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, that would have banned Medicaid or any other state-funded...
May 11, 2017 - 4:43pm
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature must provide adequate funding for DNR
This is a follow-up to the letter to the editor I co-authored entitled "Regulatory agencies should move at the speed of commerce," (Page A4,...
May 11, 2017 - 7:30am
April 24, 2017
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
ST. PAUL—In 2011 and 2012, Republican lawmakers passed bills to require abortion providers be licensed and to block state health programs...
April 24, 2017 - 10:08pm
April 16, 2017
LEGISLATURE: Higher ed bills would give less than BSU hopes
BEMIDJI—A bill winding its way through the state Legislature would give Bemidji State University and other Minnesota State schools less than a third of the funding increase they hoped for. The Minnesota State college and university system—formerly "MNSCU"—asked for...
April 16, 2017 - 8:19am
April 13, 2017
BSU may have to hike student fees
BEMIDJI—Bemidji State students might pay more for school next year. Administrators there are considering 3 percent bumps to room and board...
April 13, 2017 - 8:03pm
April 11, 2017
Minnesota top official says GOP cuts would deeply hurt mental health care
BAXTER—A top Minnesota official visited Baxter Tuesday to discuss the rural mental health crisis—and to decry proposed Republican...
April 11, 2017 - 9:41pm
House Speaker, local GOP legislators give session report
BEMIDJI -- A trio of Republican Minnesota legislators including House Speaker Kurt Daudt visited Bemidji on Tuesday. Joining Daudt for a discussion...
April 11, 2017 - 7:08pm
April 9, 2017
Who should pick road projects? MnDOT, lawmakers clash over 'earmarks'
ST. PAUL—As Minnesota leaders debate how much new money to put toward the state's roads, they're also fighting about a related issue: who...
April 9, 2017 - 5:32pm