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Crime report for June 27
Man found drowned in Itasca County lake
Dayton names first American Indian justice: White Earth descendent and Federal Dam native to join Minnesota high court
New Minnesota license plate option up for vote
Man dies in rollover crash near Motley
AUTO RACING: Wreck-filled day at the Speedway
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji one-hits Dilworth to win consolation crown
TRAP SHOOTING: Jacks take third in state
LEGION BASEBALL: Bemidji finishes Grand Rapids tourney 3-1
VFW BASEBALL: Bemidji rebounds with win in Perham
Anthony (Tony) James Kloehn
Thomas "Tom" Stanton Solberg
Dale A. Fischer
Bert Eugene Stevens
Marvin Bruce Myhre
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
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
‘Red, White and Tuna’ play opens Wednesday at The Chief Theater
READER PHOTOS: Bears in Bemidji
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
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
June 22, 2013
Capitol Notebook: Political bedfellows defeat farm bill in House
ST. PAUL — Strange political bedfellows who disagree on about everything combined to slap down the U.S. House farm bill. Republicans who want a smaller federal budget and Democrats who want more money spent on food stamps joined in the 234-195 defeat. It is something being...
June 22, 2013 - 10:11pm
June 1, 2013
Ventura dangles idea of 2016 presidential bid
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just back from his part-time home in Mexico, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura dangled the idea Friday that he could...
News / region
June 1, 2013 - 12:22pm
May 11, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Political positions change based on power
ST. PAUL — The gay marriage debate illustrates how being in or out of power affects how politicians look at the world. Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red...
May 11, 2013 - 10:06pm
May 10, 2013
Legislative Notebook: Senate OKs nickel gasoline tax increase
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators voted Friday to raise the state gasoline tax 5 cents in the next few years. After the Senate Transportation Committee in recent weeks removed a gas tax increase when Gov. Mark Dayton said he cannot support it, senators voted 34-26 to increase the...
May 10, 2013 - 11:15pm