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Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments
Death of 3-year-old Hubbard County girl under investigation
Garage sale set for May 6
Asylum seekers fleeing U.S. finding cold comfort in Canadian courts
The church of baseball: Bemidji native, former major leaguer Hickerson has fascinating past combining sport with ministry
Twins miss out on sweep of Rangers, as Santiago mourns
Wild ponder long-term contracts for Granlund, Neiderreiter
Vikings will look again to have success outside first round
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Phyllis E. Neff
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Kathleen Lynn Paul
Willow Skye Forsberg
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: John's No. 1 List for Bemidji
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: What is that weed?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you know your Twins?
'Expo'-sure to the arts: Group to host first-ever Arts Expo on Saturday
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
First Friday Fest at Rail River
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Growing beans from seed to harvest
Up a tree!
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Finding your favorite gardening tools
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Quam: My promotion coincided with the death of my 16-year-old nephew
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A leader or a partisan pawn?
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Minnesota Health Plan’ is a plan for all
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
February 5, 2014
Straw poll lays groundwork for campaigns
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Straw polls seldom accurately predict who will win an election months away, but Minnesota Republican activists who cast votes during Tuesday night’s precinct caucuses did not vote in vain. Republicans on Tuesday sent a message that they...
February 5, 2014 - 11:29pm
February 1, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Collin Peterson re-election decision pending
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL —Being a vital cog in passing a major U.S. House bill generally is an exhilarating experience. But for U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, passing the farm bill may have been less excitement and more relief. “Today, after nearly four years of work,...
February 1, 2014 - 10:28pm
October 19, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar praises bipartisan group’s shutdown involvement
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar rose to become one of the most sought-after political talking heads in recent weeks. The Minnesota Democrat appeared on numerous cable television and radio news shows and in newspaper stories as part of a bipartisan 14-senator group that helped...
October 19, 2013 - 11:02pm
October 12, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Both sides remember Grams
ST. PAUL — Rod Grams, wearing a blue plaid shirt and blue jeans, stepped onto a shiny new tractor to make his entrance into the 2000 Minnesota Republican state convention. It was one of the most memorable entrances at a state political convention. Grams’ ride lasted...
October 12, 2013 - 10:10pm
October 2, 2013
State looks to lay off federally paid workers
ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials are trying to decide when to send layoff notices to state employees whose pay comes from the federal government. "We are not in a position that we can fill gaps created by that political breakdown," said Tina Smith, the governor’s chief of...
October 2, 2013 - 11:32pm
September 7, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Vikings’ financial report due soon
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans should know a bit more about the Vikings’ ability to pay their share of a new stadium in coming days. However, don’t expect to know how much the Wilf family is worth or learn specifics about their finances. "We expect this report to be finalized...
September 7, 2013 - 10:13pm
August 31, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Politicians roll with fair punches
FALCON HEIGHTS — The Minnesota State Fair is a place for political leaders to offer their ideas, and occasionally to suffer a few punches,...
August 31, 2013 - 10:31pm
August 4, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Westboro leader says picketing is ‘too late’ to save U.S.
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Timothy Phelps says it would be better for members of his Topeka, Kansas, Westboro Baptist Church if they stopped traveling the country to warn Americans that homosexuality is a sin. "The end of the world is near," the son...
August 4, 2013 - 12:35am
July 20, 2013
State Sen. Ingebrigtsen weighs run for governor
By Al Edenloff Forum News Service ALEXANDRIA — Gov. Bill Ingebrigtsen? State Sen. Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, is contemplating the idea. His name has been popping up in political circles as a possible contender for challenging DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014. When...
July 20, 2013 - 10:07pm
Capitol Chatter: Governor hopeful Johnson tries different budget approach
ST. PAUL — Jeff Johnson does not want his budget message to sound like "me, too" when competing with other Minnesota Republican governor candidates. If other candidates appear to be running on the 2011 budget Republicans passed when they controlled the Legislature, that...
July 20, 2013 - 10:02pm
Minnesota Notebook : Judge considers unionization of home childcare workers
ST. PAUL — A federal judge is considering whether a union organizing effort should continue among Minnesota’s home childcare workers. Judge Michael Davis Thursday heard the state defend the law and opponents say the unionization movement should be halted. The 2013 Legislature...
July 20, 2013 - 9:58pm
July 13, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Peterson sounds down, but no 2014 decision
ST. PAUL — Talk to U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and he sounds down. The western Minnesota Democrat uses words like "lunacy" and "stupid" to describe Republican actions on the farm bill, setting federal farm program for the next five years. Republicans did not work with him...
July 13, 2013 - 10:51pm
July 6, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Farm groups keep on farm bill pressure
ST. PAUL — A coalition of 532 organizations is putting pressure on the U.S. House to pass a farm bill. "This important legislation supports our nation’s farmers, ranchers, forest owners, food security, natural resources and wildlife habitats, rural communities and the...
July 6, 2013 - 10:30pm
July 4, 2013
2014 election: DFL vs. GOP state budgets
ST. PAUL — Pay attention to the Minnesota state budget: There will be a test. The test comes Nov. 4, 2014, the next general election....
July 4, 2013 - 10:19pm
June 29, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Wellstone would have been ‘so proud’ of marriage ruling
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone seldom took votes he later regretted, but his sons said that he would have liked to change one in...
June 29, 2013 - 10:11pm