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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
Mechanical failure to blame for ethanol plant fire
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
MEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State opens best-of-three WCHA playoffs at Ferris State
Pat Miller: This Week at Bemidji High School - Spring sports programs hope that spring is truly on the way
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Donald "Dudie" May, Jr.
‘Fargo’ brings crime to Bemidji, eh?
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
Sue Bruns: Word play: Ever get your merds wixed up? I mean, words mixed up?
February 26, 2014
Bemidji area legislators look ahead to new session
BEMIDJI —A $13.8 million bonding request from BSU and a proposal to raise the state minimum wage are on the front burner for Bemidji-area legislators...
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February 26, 2014 - 12:02am
February 25, 2014
Minnesota legislators begin work with propane aid, tax cut talk
ST. PAUL — Providing financial aid to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating bills in this polar vortex of a winter came first as the state Legislature launched its 2014 session Tuesday, with work also beginning on an effort to cut $600 million in taxes. The session’s opening...
February 25, 2014 - 11:59pm
Dayton considers adding cash to public works bill
ST. PAUL — Using Minnesota’s budget surplus to expand the number of public works projects, ranging from repairing the Capitol to updating college buildings, is being considered, Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday as the Legislature began its 2014 session. Dayton said he received $3...
February 25, 2014 - 11:17pm
February 22, 2014
Variety of topics expected during legislative session
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — The 2014 Minnesota Legislature gathers Tuesday in a short session that should feature financing public works projects, but it take up of a lot of issues. Bonding Gov. Mark Dayton proposes spending about $1 billion on new construction and...
February 22, 2014 - 11:52pm
Capitol Chatter: MNsure supporters see improvement
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — MNsure rolled out commercials with real people talking about how the state-run health insurance marketplace helped them. And a key MNsure supporter promoted a study showing that Minnesota policies are less expensive than in other states. It...
February 22, 2014 - 11:34pm
February 21, 2014
Judge tells Legislature to act on sex offender treatment program
ST. PAUL — A federal judge is putting pressure on the Minnesota Legislature to change how the state deals with some sex offenders. On Thursday, five days before the Minnesota Legislature is to convene for its 2014 session, Judge Donovan Frank wrote in a ruling that state lawmakers...
February 21, 2014 - 12:09am
Medical marijuana supporters plan new tack in Legislature
Tim Pugmire MPR News 91.3 FM St. Paul — Supporters of Legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota are considering a new approach for the 2014 session, and the potential changes are winning the backing of some law enforcement groups. State Rep. Carly Melin, the chief...
February 21, 2014 - 12:05am
February 19, 2014
Emergency responders ask lawmakers to help with crude oil concerns
ST. PAUL — Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways...
February 19, 2014 - 11:31pm
February 18, 2014
Coalition proposes 5 percent fuel sales tax
ST. PAUL — A proposal to increase Minnesota fuel taxes by the equivalent of 15 cents a gallon is similar to a proposal that lawmakers may consider...
February 18, 2014 - 11:54pm
February 15, 2014
Roger Erickson: A lot of work needs to be done this Legislative session
In a couple weeks, the Legislature will return to the Capitol to begin a new legislative session. Since our budget was passed into law last summer, Minnesota has continued to do well. After significant investments in education and job creation, Minnesota’s economy has been steadily...
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February 15, 2014 - 11:21pm
Capitol Chatter: Lawmaker on offensive on PolyMet mining issue
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Rep. Andrew Falk went on the attack when a PolyMet Mining Corp. official appeared in a House committee. The normally quiet Murdock Democrat made it clear that he was upset that PolyMet Vice President Brad Moore would not...
February 15, 2014 - 11:05pm
Ag tax relief highlight of Minnesota speaker's rural initiatives
ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesotans’ ears will be burning when state legislators return to the Capitol Feb. 25 for their 2014 session. House Speaker Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, promises a variety of greater Minnesota issues will be debated, especially a provision to lower ever-increasing...
February 15, 2014 - 1:06am
Minnesota House Speaker pledges no 2014 mining bills
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House speaker will not allow any legislation to pass this year setting an amount PolyMet Mining Corp. should set aside to fix environmental damage done by its proposed copper-nickel mine. “We are not taking up any legislation related to mining, one way...
February 15, 2014 - 1:02am
February 14, 2014
DFL lawmakers aim to fill budget reserve
Tim Pugmire MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s rainy-day fund could get a major boost this year if the state’s next economic forecast still shows a budget surplus when it’s released later this month. The fund sits at $661 million currently, slightly above what state...
February 14, 2014 - 12:23am
February 12, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers seek oil transportation fee for safety programs
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Improved crude oil safety measures should be funded by charging 0.01 cent per gallon on all crude transported in Minnesota, the state Legislature’s transportation finance chairmen said Wednesday. “This particular oil is especially volatile...
February 12, 2014 - 11:48pm