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MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE: State Senate forms task force aimed at rural communities
Lee joins WSN funding department
Sandwick joins EAPC
Research ongoing in Northern Long Eared Bat debate: Inclusion on endangered species list will impact logging industry
GIRLS SOCCER: Bemidji girls open season with win over Little Falls
BOYS SOCCER: Offense paves the way as Bemidji stops Flyers 4-3
TENNIS: Bemidji girls remain undefeated
SWIMMING: Bemidji girls 5th in Willmar Invitational
BSU breaking through?: After seasons of struggling, Beaver volleyball hope to show their growth this year
Charlie Wilman Kuhn
Eldon Loren Dietel, Jr.
Edward Allen Thompson
Selecting hardy lilies for your garden
John Eggers: What teachers can learn from Robin Williams
Living life in the dirt
Evan Hazard: ‘. . . on a rainy Sunday afternoon’
Art Lee: Debs once a nationally known famous/infamous(?) politician
Make some friends at Sesame Street Live
Country music duo Love and Theft to perform in Bemidji
Pioneer Previews: Small-town and Scandinavia on the stage
Local singer films music video in Bemidji
Pioneer Previews: Wooden Nichols to perform the hits
Hunting: Minnesota waterfowl seasons open Sept. 27
Paul Nelson: Fish in Bemidji area lakes adjust to fall conditions
Blane Klemek: Nighthawks perfectly built for their lifestyle
Paul Nelson: A variety of sinkers can be used to help catch walleyes
Governor to host Bemidji events on opening deer season weekend
David M. Shribman: Where is the GOP heir apparent?
Letter: Local DAV chapter completes another successful year
Tom Purcell: When government teleworkers don’t work from home
Dick Polman: ‘Reefer Madness’ reprised
Letter: Vikings urged to do the right thing
May 1, 2014
House votes to keep guns away from domestic abusers
ST. PAUL — A compromise between gun supporters and those who want to protect domestic abuse victims won overwhelming approval in the House on Wednesday as representatives voted to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. “We know that the presence of a gun during a highly volatile...
May 1, 2014 - 12:27am
April 29, 2014
House OKs bill to phase out part-time peace officers
Mike Cook Session Daily ST. PAUL — There are 175 licensed part-time peace officers in Minnesota and a bill awaiting Senate consideration would ensure that number never increases. The House on Monday passed 97-26 the bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies from hiring...
April 29, 2014 - 11:33pm
April 26, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Swanson urges clarifying get-out-of-jail-free provision
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators have carried what popularly is known as get-out-of-jail-free cards since the 1980s, with the understanding that showing the card would prevent them from being arrested for crimes when the Legislature is in session. State Attorney General Lori Swanson...
April 26, 2014 - 11:12pm
April 19, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Marijuana issue remains clouded at Legislature
ST. PAUL — News from the past few days is sure to enter into Minnesota legislative debate as some lawmakers push to allow marijuana use by children with seizures and people suffering severe pain. Perhaps the most discussed topic will be a new study news agency covered: “Young,...
April 19, 2014 - 11:27pm
April 12, 2014
Legislature takes break with much done, much left
ST. PAUL —The looks on Minnesota legislators’ faces before they began a holiday break told the story: They are tired. The 201 legislators put in long hours the past couple of weeks debating and initially passing pretty much every major bill of the 2014 session, often going well...
April 12, 2014 - 11:30pm
Capitol Chatter: GOP offered bonding deal before bullying, wage votes
ST. PAUL — Republicans passionately fought an anti-bullying bill that the Democrat-controlled House passed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, after a nearly 12-hour debate. GOP representatives said the proposal to require school districts to implement strong bullying policies,...
April 12, 2014 - 11:15pm
Legislature finishes some issues, several left for after break
ST. PAUL — The 2014 Minnesota Legislature is on an Easter-Passover recess, due to return April 22 to take up a number of unresolved issues. Many of the major issues have passed at least one house of the Legislature, some have passed both houses in differing forms so negotiations...
April 12, 2014 - 11:13pm
April 11, 2014
Minimum wage set to rise; Dayton expected to sign legislation after House passes bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s minimum wage is about to rise. After the House passed 71-60 a higher minimum wage Thursday, it heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who is expected to sign it into law. “I think this is a great trade off, minimum wage for a better life for a great many people...
April 11, 2014 - 12:24am
Legislature clarifies farmer market requirements
Charley Shaw Session Daily ST. PAUL —Minnesota’s food safety laws would be specifically tailored to address farmers markets under a bill headed to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, and Sen. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, was passed 129-0 by the...
April 11, 2014 - 12:17am
Senate passes second tax bill, different from House measure
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate on Thursday approved a second tax-cut bill that pretty much matches the total dollar number of tax breaks representatives approved earlier, but the two chambers go different routes to get there. Senators voted 57-6 for their $100 million tax-break...
April 11, 2014 - 12:13am
April 10, 2014
Dayton signs anti-bullying bill
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton put pen on paper 15 hours after final legislative approval of an anti-bullying bill, enacting a new law requiring schools to have bullying prevention policies and providing guidance about how they would be written. Dayton signed the bill...
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April 10, 2014 - 11:41am
April 9, 2014
Dayton signs anti-bullying bill
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton put pen on paper 15 hours after final legislative approval of an anti-bullying bill, enacting a new law requiring schools to have bullying prevention policies and providing guidance about how they would be written. Dayton signed the bill late Wednesday...
April 9, 2014 - 11:56pm
Minnesota Senate approves $9.50 minimum wage
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Supporters of raising the state minimum wage say a bill senators passed Wednesday would boost 357,000 Minnesotans’ pay. The measure that passed 35-31 would raise the wage floor to $9.50 an hour at large businesses in three years. The...
April 9, 2014 - 11:26pm
House passes women’s economic aid
ST. PAUL — The fight to close Minnesota’s gender pay gap passed a major hurdle Wednesday when the state House passed the Women’s Economic Security Act. Supporters said the bill that passed 106-24 would advance their cause by requiring many businesses dealing with the state...
April 9, 2014 - 11:19pm
House votes to fight synthetic drugs
ST. PAUL — Minnesota representatives sent a strong message against synthetic drugs Wednesday, unanimously passing a bill to give a state agency more authority over them. “If you are not seeing this in your community, it is because you are not looking hard enough,” Rep. Erik...
April 9, 2014 - 11:15pm