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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Common sense actions can help keep the public safe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Commentary goes beyond theater of the absurd
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
April 20, 2018
Dayton, GOP at odds over tax plan as health care for working poor levy is sticking point
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republicans say Gov. Mark Dayton needs to drop a proposal to continue a tax that pays for health care for the working poor...
April 20, 2018 - 10:29am
April 11, 2018
Minnesota legislative bill puts focus on crimes against Native American women
ST. PAUL—She was the last woman to bring her personal story before the House public safety committee Wednesday — a story she said she never uttered in public before. Mysti Babineau, of St. Paul, spoke of how she was put into foster care, raped at the age of 9, forced to...
April 11, 2018 - 6:53pm
Minnesota GOP senators propose mental health initiatives
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Republicans said Wednesday they will advance a package of mental health initiatives that would boost funding for...
April 11, 2018 - 5:54pm
March 28, 2018
Does your boat insurance cover your family? You might be surprised.
ST. PAUL—When Twin Cities TV reporter Courtney Godfrey lost part of her leg in a boating accident over the summer, she assumed the boat owner's insurance policy would help. But she quickly learned the boat's liability policy excluded her. Because the boat was owned by her husband....
March 28, 2018 - 7:10pm
Minn. legislator apologizes for posts about Florida student protesters
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, issued an apology Wednesday for a series of Facebook posts that appeared to compare...
March 28, 2018 - 6:13pm
March 27, 2018
Minn. lawmaker draws criticism for Facebook posts about Parkland students
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state Rep. Mary Franson was accused this week of comparing the Florida high school students who led the March for Our...
March 27, 2018 - 9:42pm
March 25, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's let the transportation task force do its work
I just want to take a moment to clarify a March 23 letter to the Pioneer which mentioned my name in relation to regional transportation planning....
March 25, 2018 - 8:48am
March 23, 2018
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's get the Highway 371 four-lane project completed
State Highway 371 from Little Falls to Bemidji is the main corridor to a nine-county region in north-central Minnesota bordering Canada on the north and Little Falls on the south. Safety, commerce and economic stimulus are reasons to finish the 55-mile leg of the 125-mile highway....
March 23, 2018 - 7:11am
March 21, 2018
Bemidji makes push for Veterans Home, BSU learning center and highway expansion at Capitol Day
ST. PAUL—Three familiar topics were featured at the 13th annual Bemidji Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, with the proposed veterans home...
March 21, 2018 - 5:17pm
March 20, 2018
Bemidjians to promote a number of matters at annual trip to state Capitol
BEMIDJI—A bus will leave Bemidji Wednesday morning before sunrise, with numerous passengers dressed in plaid. The destination is St. Paul,...
March 20, 2018 - 3:18pm
March 19, 2018
Anti-pipeline video game sparks bill over Minn. arts legacy funds
ST. PAUL—How much control should government bureaucrats have over what's created with state money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund under the Minnesota Legacy Amendment? State Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, thinks there needs to be more oversight after a Michigan State...
March 19, 2018 - 11:10pm
Students seeking gun-control measures stall Minn. legislative committee
ST. PAUL -- Twin Cities high school students calling for gun control shut down a Minnesota Senate committee hearing Monday, March 19. The group,...
March 19, 2018 - 4:49pm
March 17, 2018
Rural Equity Project having a say in St. Paul: Groups hope to make a difference for rural Minnesotans
BEMIDJI—A group of statewide organizations have joined forces for a project they hope will increase the quality of life for rural Minnesotans....
March 17, 2018 - 3:55pm
March 16, 2018
St. Paul Saints seek state minimum wage exemption, saying salary cap threatens operations
ST. PAUL—The owners of the St. Paul Saints are seeking an exemption from having to pay its players Minnesota's minimum wage. Noting league...
March 16, 2018 - 10:12am
March 13, 2018
Rate Minn. schools like restaurants? Parents want simplicity, teachers warn success is complex
ST. PAUL—Minnesota collects a bunch of information about students' academic performance, but state leaders mostly agree they don't do...
March 13, 2018 - 9:22pm