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COURTS: Prosecution rests in Rossbach case
String time in Bemidji! Holiday lights going up around town
Former Watson, Minn., mayor admits guilt in breaking into current mayor’s home
Crime report for Oct. 21-23
Financial investigation at Sanford Center continues
GIRLS TENNIS: Kelm making BHS tennis history as she prepares for state singles tourney
FOOTBALL: Jacks hope to take momentum into Moorhead for section playoffs
PREP VOLLEYBALL: BHS to face Alexandria in section playoffs, other area playoff pairings revealed
SOCCER: BSU clinches home playoff match with win
FOOTBALL: BSU ninth in regional rankings
Jennifer Ann Garbett Waye
Agnes "Peggy" Quick
Dennis G. "Denny" Preston
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Clintons’ hearts are in right place
September 30, 2014
GOVERNMENT: City plans to raise water rates for big users
BEMIDJI -- Water rates are set to increase next year for the top 10 percent of water users in Bemidji, following a unanimous City Council vote Monday. The city's 2014 water rules say every user pays the same fee rate: $3.35 per 1,000 gallons of water that goes through the meter. The...
September 30, 2014 - 5:10pm
September 20, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar report: Propane shortage costs Minnesotans
ST. PAUL — It was cold last winter, really cold. Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive. The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane — as well as farmers, businesses and others that use it — felt to crunch...
September 20, 2014 - 11:01pm
August 30, 2014
Capiitol Chatter: GOP criticizes, Franken apologizes
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s election opponent is trying to make a campaign issue out of a video shot two years ago showing the senator holding two traffic cones to his chest, apparently to imitate a woman’s breasts. “It was a thoughtless moment and I regret it,” Democrat...
August 30, 2014 - 11:18pm
August 23, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota House races get noticed
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Two U.S. House races in Minnesota are getting far more national attention than usual. ABC News lists House district campaigns across the northern and western parts of the state as two of the five most interesting races in the country. ABC’s...
August 23, 2014 - 11:11pm
MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE: State Senate forms task force aimed at rural communities
ST. PAUL-- The Minnesota Senate has formed a bipartisan legislative task force specifically for Greater Minnesota issues, senators announced Friday. Sens. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids and Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, unveiled the eight-member Rural Task Force, designed to identify...
August 23, 2014 - 12:46am
August 16, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Politicians fake news sites
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL —Some political organizations are setting up websites that look like they are run by news organizations, but instead of objective news they deliver heavy doses of partisan propaganda. The National Republican Congressional Committee is one...
August 16, 2014 - 11:23pm
August 9, 2014
Capitol Chatter: McFadden’s Chinese steel comment at Farmfest thrown back at him by Democrats
Don Davis Forum News Service REDWOOD FALLS — Republicans have courted Minnesota Iron Range voters by strongly supporting proposed copper-nickel mines as a new way to make money from the land. In recent months, GOP candidates have made visit after visit to the normally Democratic...
August 9, 2014 - 11:11pm
July 26, 2014
Capitol Chatter: White House touts new rural investment fund
ST. PAUL —The Obama administration says it is trying to connect people with money to those in rural America who need funds. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a former Iowa governor, announced that the administration is setting up a $10 billion fund to jump-start investments...
July 26, 2014 - 11:12pm
July 19, 2014
Capitol Chatter: U.S. House races bring in money, too
ST. PAUL — Everyone knew that U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden will run rich campaigns if they face off in November, as expected, but a couple of mostly rural U.S. House races involve more money than usual. Northern and east-central Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District...
July 19, 2014 - 10:40pm
July 12, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Renewable fuels group blasts big oil
ST. PAUL —The Renewable Fuels Association says major oil companies strong-arm retailers that sell gasoline under their brand names to avoid using any more plant-based ethanol than legally necessary. Independent gasoline stations are four to six times more likely to sell higher...
July 12, 2014 - 10:37pm
July 5, 2014
Capitol Chatter: It’s truckers vs. farmers on biodiesel mandate
ST. PAUL — Adding something to a petroleum-based fuel always has been controversial, so it should be no surprise that soybean-based biodiesel brings disputes. “It’s blatantly unfair and costly to the trucking industry,” President John Hausladen of the Minnesota Trucking Association...
July 5, 2014 - 10:57pm
June 28, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Greater Minnesota cities’ group leads in lobbying costs
ST. PAUL —An organization representing greater Minnesota cities continues to lead spending of local government lobbying groups. State Auditor Rebecca Otto’s office reports that the latest information, for 2013, shows the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities spent $835,674 on...
June 28, 2014 - 11:00pm
June 25, 2014
New Minnesota budget helps rural schools
ST. PAUL — A revised two-year Minnesota state budget that starts Tuesday is good news, rural education advocates say. Rich suburban school districts have done well at raising residents’ taxes to improve their budgets, and the state has done a good job of boosting urban districts’...
June 25, 2014 - 11:30pm
June 11, 2014
Paul Marquart: A great session for Greater Minnesota
We face unique economic challenges in Greater Minnesota that are too often ignored by our policymakers in the State Capitol. But these last two years were different. The Minnesota State Legislature has just completed the 2014 session and these were excellent sessions for us in Greater...
June 11, 2014 - 11:41pm
June 7, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota primary to be different
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans seldom duke it out in primary elections, but the Aug. 12 vote features a pair of GOP contests worth watching. In the Republican U.S. Senate race, unlikely party endorsee Mike McFadden will face Jim Abeler, who received...
June 7, 2014 - 10:51pm