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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Can we obtain a 'perfect Union'?
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Arts briefs, Sunday, July 23
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MASTER GARDENERS: The cut-flower pathway
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Letter to the Editor: Single-payer solution for America's health care dilemma
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Minnesota OKs health insurance premium relief, and here’s what you need to know
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton signed health insurance premium relief into law Thursday night, mere hours after it passed the House of Representatives 108-19 and the Senate 47-19. Now as many as 120,000 Minnesotans could start seeing big drops on their health insurance premiums: around...
January 26, 2017 - 9:41pm
January 25, 2017
Compromise reached to provide health insurance premium relief in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are about to approve relief for 120,000 Minnesotans facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums. Both chambers of the state Legislature are likely to pass the relief bill Thursday, after a joint committee of lawmakers approved a compromise Wednesday...
January 25, 2017 - 11:00pm
Plenty of progress to be made: As need remains, Beltrami County officials renew efforts for veterans living facility in Bemidji
BEMIDJI—The Beltrami County Veterans Task Force convened for a meeting Wednesday night to primarily renew the call for a living facility...
January 25, 2017 - 8:09pm
A new direction for Northern Dental Access Center expansion: Officials pull back on bonding request, opting for a different plan
BEMIDJI -- Officials of the Northern Dental Access Center are ending a lobbying effort for state funds through bonding legislation and are opting for a different facility expansion plan.
January 25, 2017 - 6:20pm
January 21, 2017
Two injured as transit bus crashes into house
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. - Two people were injured and a house was significantly damaged when a bus crashed into a house in Columbia Heights late Friday afternoon. Fire Chief Gary Gorman said the owner of the house was sitting in his living room around 5 p.m. Friday when the Anoka...
January 21, 2017 - 7:56pm
January 20, 2017
Real ID bill passes first test in Minnesota House, but access at issue
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans — and many of the lawmakers who represent them — generally want the state to make its driver’s licenses valid for airplane travel and other federal purposes before next year. But, like last year, the way the Legislature wants to adopt the federal Real...
January 20, 2017 - 5:36pm
January 19, 2017
Minnesota House passes $300 million in health insurance premium relief for 120,000
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s top leaders seem on the brink of a deal to bring health insurance premium relief to as many as 120,000 Minnesotans....
January 19, 2017 - 10:30pm
January 16, 2017
What's the holdup on Minnesota $300 million health insurance premium relief?
ST. PAUL—If both Republicans and Democrats agree that the state should pass $300 million in relief for Minnesotans struggling to pay their health insurance, why is it taking months to pass it? Part of the dispute reflects genuine disagreements about the best way to deliver 25...
January 16, 2017 - 11:44am
January 5, 2017
A focus on 'the big three': Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities to focus on transportation, taxes and bonding in 2017
BEMIDJI—The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities are ready for another legislative session in St. Paul with the hope of accomplishing...
January 5, 2017 - 7:45pm
Dayton proposes $1.5 billion bonding bill; BSU, Red Lake projects included
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton is bringing back a public works funding bill much like he offered last year, proposing to spend $1.5 billion on projects ranging from water treatment plants to fixing college buildings. “These projects have a direct economic benefit,” the governor...
January 5, 2017 - 8:12am
January 3, 2017
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Move transportation funding into the fast lane
A universal you hear about government: fix the darn roads. Well, in Minnesota the past two years, legislators have failed their road test. Transportation funding has been a much discussed topic the past two legislative sessions. And it will be again when the session starts Tuesday,...
January 3, 2017 - 11:27am
January 1, 2017
COMMENTARY: State budget holds keys to college success
This Tuesday's start to the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature has me thinking not about the state budget or prospects for bond funding, but about the nearly 6,000 students at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. Don't misunderstand me. The budget that...
January 1, 2017 - 12:15am
December 30, 2016
ELECTIONS: Local GOP, DFL leaders optimistic about new primary change
BEMIDJI—As of Sunday, Minnesota will have a primary structure to coincide with its caucus system in determining presidential candidates,...
December 30, 2016 - 5:09pm
December 28, 2016
Local legislators appointed to a variety of committees
BEMIDJI—State GOP leaders appointed the Bemidji area's newly-elected legislators to a variety of committees at the capital ahead of the 2017 legislative session, which convenes next week. The Republican house and senate caucuses appointed District 2 and 5 Senators-Elect Paul...
December 28, 2016 - 6:50pm
December 20, 2016
Officials introduced to new delegation: Commissioners share the needs of Beltrami County with recently elected legislators
BEMIDJI -- Three newly elected state legislators met Tuesday with the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners to find out what causes they need to carry to St. Paul next year. The legislators present at the meeting included District 5 Sen.-elect Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids; District...
December 20, 2016 - 9:44pm