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Minnesota congressman pressed about Trump at spirited but mostly civil town hall forum
Man charged with third-degree murder in Moorhead meth overdose death
GOP increases moves to boost punishment for highway protests
Suburban Twin Cities nightclub shut down in wake of shooting where 5 injured
Former Minnesota legislative leaders together again, this time as university regents
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Beavers drop playoff opener, 85-61
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Vikings fend off Bemidji State
American Legion Post 14 hosts bonspiel
Timberwolves' Thibodeau hasn't found trade he likes 'at this point'
CURLING: U.S. men drop to 5-3 at World Junior Championships
Margaret Ann Crowe
Susan Rene LaFontaine Portz West
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fishing continues to be spotty for most species
Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Letter to the Editor: BHS bands are class acts
Letter to the Editor: Let's learn from one another and respect differences
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
February 19, 2017
Minnesota Legislature: Tax cuts almost a cinch, but who gets them?
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans are almost certain to get tax relief this year. With a $1.4 billion surplus in the state treasury, Gov. Mark Dayton...
February 19, 2017 - 8:15pm
February 17, 2017
Capital talk over coffee: Reps. Bliss and Grossell discuss legislative matters with constituents in downtown Bemidji
BEMIDJI—A large crowd greeted local Legislators Matt Bliss, R-Pennington and Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, in downtown Bemidji Friday to...
February 17, 2017 - 9:32pm
February 16, 2017
LEGISLATURE: Reps Grossell, Bliss co-author veterans home bill
ST. PAULL—Local legislators in the Minnesota House of Representatives have partnered on a new push for a veterans home in Bemidji. District...
February 16, 2017 - 5:35pm
February 15, 2017
Minnesota Republican lawmakers target transgender health insurance coverage
ST. PAUL -- A bill introduced Monday in the Minnesota House of Representatives would free health insurance companies from having to cover gender...
February 15, 2017 - 4:04pm
February 5, 2017
GOVERNMENT: A boost in LGA could go a long way for Bemidji
BEMIDJI—The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is hoping that state Legislature takes a look at the past this session to help improve...
February 5, 2017 - 6:03am
January 30, 2017
Northern Minnesota legislators introduce ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill
BRAINERD, Minn. -- Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature recently introduced a “Stand Your Ground” bill that would make it easier for gun owners to legally kill someone in self-defense. Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, introduced Senate File 292 in the Senate, but the original...
January 30, 2017 - 9:04pm
January 28, 2017
After Dayton's medical scares, he seeks return to normalcy
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton is ready for the Capitol to return to its normal level of bickering, chaos and policy after telling the state...
January 28, 2017 - 5:13pm
January 26, 2017
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