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UPDATE: Charges: Itasca County homicide victim was beheaded, stabbed
Police seek DNA analysis in Willmar armed robbery
Scammer accidentally picks Douglas County attorney as victim, gets nowhere
Bayfield County girl found dead after apparent ATV crash
Superior man accused of threatening judge
Setting an example: Oshkiimaajitahdah summer camps showcase Native American athletes in Red Lake
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji splits with Detroit Lakes
BASEBALL: Blue Ox dominant in win over Park Rapids
TENNIS: Multiple Bemidji players win championships in Grand Forks
AUTO RACING: Wreck-filled day at the Speedway
Anthony (Tony) James Kloehn
Winnifred Rae Koslucher
Edward (Eddie) Eugene Daken
John "Jack" Allen Katzenmeyer
Karen Rose Rhea Wittner
John Eggers: Why were you born?
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: June weed of the month: Common tansy
John Eggers: What did your father teach you?
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Lakes cooler than usual as summer approaches
BELTRAMI COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS: Sedums: Minimum maintenance plants
REVIEW: ‘The Shallows’ is a thrilling story of survival
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Bring It On’
Watch for 'Night Watch': BHS Marching Band again scoring well with summer show (w/ video)
Arts Briefs: BSO presents 'Legendary Voices,' First Friday open house at Gallery North and more
Patt Rall: Schlichting debuts her 'First Lady Mysteries' series
Final voting underway to name International Wolf Center pups
Blane Klemek: Two low profile birds: The sora rail and Virginia rail
Chippewa National Forest schedules summer programs
Chippewa National Forest receives national ‘Rise to the Future Award’
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Summer solstice means lots of fish are feeding
Albert Theisen birthday
Karsten Verke birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: The world needs more Jerrys
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Story on workshop was small minded
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature's inaction is unacceptable
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rotary Club, community thanked for inclusive playground
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Palliative care bill reduces suffering, improves quality of life
May 15, 2014
Minnesota Legislature: Smartphone ‘kill switch’ required
ST. PAUL — Minnesota smartphones next year must include a way to disable them when stolen. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Wednesday requiring mobile telephone companies to include “kill switches” on smartphones and connected tablets sold beginning July 1, 2015. This...
May 15, 2014 - 12:05am
Minnesota Legislature: Bonding bill due in House, but GOP balks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican support for the statewide construction...
May 15, 2014 - 12:02am
May 14, 2014
Minnesota Legislature: Oil safety provisions avoid pipelines
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of considering a bill that would help prevent oil train disasters and respond better if they occur, but the bill includes nothing about pipeline safety. That does not sit well with Gov. Mark Dayton and House Transportation Finance...
May 14, 2014 - 11:49pm
May 10, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Sunday sales an evergreen issue
ST. PAUL — Rod Skoe doesn’t understand why Sunday drinkers can’t plan ahead. Roger Reinert doesn’t understand why the state puts Minnesota liquor stores at a disadvantage to those in Wisconsin. The two Democratic state senators usually vote alike, but are on different sides...
May 10, 2014 - 10:50pm
House, Dayton put Minnesota closer to medical marijuana
ST. PAUL —Friday was a good day for Jeremy Pauling and others who long have worked to make medical marijuana legal in Minnesota. An overwhelming...
May 10, 2014 - 12:23am
May 9, 2014
The Minnesota Legislature’s end is near
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House takes up medical marijuana today in what could be a debate lasting well into the night, while pieces fall into place on tax and spending bills as the Minnesota Legislature nears the end of its 2014 session. Debate on the much-discussed proposal to...
May 9, 2014 - 5:20pm
Negotiators agree to new type of ‘Jesse checks’
ST. PAUL — Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week. Lawmakers from both parties hailed the agreement Thursday, saying...
May 9, 2014 - 5:03pm
May 7, 2014
Minnesota Senate OKs medical marijuana
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts from the plant for medical uses. Meanwhile, state representatives prepared to debate the issue as early...
May 7, 2014 - 12:01am
May 5, 2014
Growlers taken out of alcohol bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota supporters of Sunday alcohol sales are growling today. The Senate Taxes Committee Monday removed a provision from an overall alcohol bill to allow the sale of growlers on Sundays. Growlers, refillable beer containers, would have been allowed to...
May 5, 2014 - 8:14pm
May 2, 2014
Minnesota medical marijuana plan set to advance
ST. PAUL — Amelia Weaver gets a legislative hearing for her eighth birthday today. Her parents, Josh and Angie of Hibbing, hope it is a happy...
May 2, 2014 - 12:02am
May 1, 2014
State of the State: Greater Minnesota gets Dayton shout-out
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton focused much of his State of the State speech Wednesday night on greater Minnesota,...
May 1, 2014 - 12:32am
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