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New Food Shelf event sprouts up: Inaugural fundraiser will help fund food bank’s farm project
UPDATED: Jury finds Rossbach guilty
Crews clean up chemical spill after train derailment near Superior
Biden planning campaign stop in Duluth on Friday
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be ‘removed from the land’
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
GIRLS SWIMMING: Lumberjacks edge Detroit Lakes
PREP FOOTBALL: Bagley blitzes Crookston, CL-B falls to Waubun
GIRLS TENNIS: Kelm making BHS tennis history as she prepares for state singles tourney (Updated)
Esther M. Decker
Dennis Allen McClimek
Keith Wayne Littler
Jennifer Ann Garbett Waye
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
UPDATED: Jury finds Rossbach guilty
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...
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