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Reed’s earns recognition
FOOTBALL: Bemidji rolls past Sartell in battle of unbeatens
FOOTBALL: Beavers look for first win against high-powered Upper Iowa
BOYS SOCCER: Bemidji thumps Hibbing 7-0
BEAVERS ROUNDUP: Grenier named BSU women's hockey captain
TENNIS: Bemidji improves to 13-1 with win over Thief River Falls
Theodore Roman Anglesburg
Grayson James Waddell
Melba Vienna (Beighley) Rockensock
Shop, collect for winter gift-giving
John Eggers: Who do you encourage in this world?
Patrick Guilfoile: Malaria, mosquitoes and fatal attraction
Consider cover crops
Art Lee: The demolition of ‘a fine old lady’ — a historical landmark gone (alas?)
From concept to concerts: Long-planned Minnesota Orchestra residency is this week
Common Chords schedule
Pioneer Previews: Community Theater’s ‘On Golden Pond’ opens Friday
Artist works on mural
The Beach Boys officially coming to Bemidji
A half-century of wilderness: 1964 federal law set stage for the second ‘W’ in BWCAW
Paul Nelson: Fall is a perfect time to target muskies
Blane Klemek: Oh, to be a bird for a day? Count me in
Paul Nelson: Boat control is important when fishing in the fall
Paul Nelson: Fish are constantly looking for abundant food sources
Out-of-state contributions to candidate questioned
Claesson-Huseby works for the sake of the county
Michael Reagan Piling on the NFL
Gene Lyons: Theater of war unavoidable
Letter: A gentle man with a teacher’s heart
April 9, 2014
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
Minnesota House House could take medical marijuana vote
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesota state legislators could face a decision this legislative session about whether to approve marijuana for medical use, even though a medical marijuana bill is stalled in the House. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, plans to offer...
April 9, 2014 - 12:22am
Minnesota Senate OKs $209 million budget addition
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators want to tack $209 million onto a $39 billion, two-year budget that state leaders enacted a year ago. They also want to see how North Dakota’s oil boom is affecting Minnesota. The Senate voted 37-27 Tuesday night to increase spending for many programs,...
April 9, 2014 - 12:12am
April 5, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Does anti-bullying bill bully schools?
ST. PAUL — Republicans say that an anti-bullying bill actually increases bullying. They say that the bill senators passed Thursday bullies school districts by handing them an unfunded mandate. Sen. Dave Osmek, R-Mound, said the bill delivers one main message: “In St. Paul, we...
April 5, 2014 - 10:30pm
April 3, 2014
Bill to close gender pay gap advances in Legislature
ST. PAUL — Minnesota women on average are paid 80 percent of wages men receive, and women who own businesses earn just 60 percent of male entrepreneurs. Bills to help close that gender pay gap are nearing votes in the Minnesota House and Senate. The House Ways and Means Committee...
April 3, 2014 - 12:22am
March 29, 2014
Letter: DNR puts the wolf’s future in jeopardy
The hunting season imposed on wolves so soon after they were removed from the endangered species list has caused great controversy and misunderstanding of the role of the wolf in our ecology. When I attended last week’s DNR meeting held with deer hunters, I witnessed why the DNR...
opinion / letters
March 29, 2014 - 11:01pm
Capitol Chatter: Medical marijuana keeps producing controversy
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Medical marijuana is a story that is not going away. A bill to legalize the plant to help people with extreme pain and children with seizures stalled, and Gov. Mark Dayton said he could not sign a medical marijuana bill if it did not have...
March 29, 2014 - 10:25pm
March 28, 2014
News analysis: The art of building a bill
ST. PAUL — You can just see the commercial: “State Rep. Michael Beard refused to vote for a bill giving Minnesota’s transportation system a much-needed $50 million boost.” Such commercials deliver only part of the story. Apart from being part of campaigns, the advertisements...
March 28, 2014 - 11:51pm
March 27, 2014
Parents go after Dayton marijuana stance
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Parents of suffering children used an emotional Wednesday news conference to blame Gov. Mark Dayton for killing a bill they would allow them to use marijuana to ease children’s seizures. A Woodbury parent said the governor should “put...
March 27, 2014 - 12:00am
March 26, 2014
Tears flow on both sides of payday loan debate at state Legislature
ST. PAUL — Tears flowed freely Wednesday as senators debated what normally is a rather dry issue: loans. Some people cried because it appeared lawmakers wanted to end short-term “payday loans.” Others cried because they blamed their loans for financial problems. The Senate...
March 26, 2014 - 11:44pm
Better communications latest Minnesota response to oil transportation
ST. PAUL — North Dakota oil is a regular discussion item around the Minnesota Legislature, with improving communications among oil transportation companies, public safety officials and state government the latest topic. Primarily, lawmakers have concentrated on how to deal with...
March 26, 2014 - 1:15am
Dayton delivers dim diagnosis for medical marijuana bill
Tom Scheck MPR New 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — The prospects that the Minnesota lawmakers will pass medical marijuana legislation this session appear to be fading. Gov. Mark Dayton said today his proposal to study one type of medical marijuana has been rejected by those who want broader...
March 26, 2014 - 12:55am
Feds plan to expand Clean Water Act enforcement
ST. PAUL — Federal clean-water policy has become as muddy over the years as some of the waters is was written to clean up, but on Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a change that could give government regulators clear authority over millions of acres of wetlands...
March 26, 2014 - 12:52am
March 22, 2014
Capitol Chatter: A taxing week at the Legislature
ST. PAUL — Legislative deadline weeks always are hectic, usually produce heated debates and sometimes result in major action. Count the past week as one that wrapped together all three. Deadline weeks, it should be explained, are those in which some bills must pass out of committees...
March 22, 2014 - 11:15pm