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Garage fire causes $50,000 in damage
Weather Alerts: Blizzard Watch Monday Night and Tuesday
Aaron's Weather Talk: March
Eclov attends Back to Basics: Recipes for Resilience Conference
Persell recognized as 'Champion for Racial Equality'
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers beat UMD 2-1 as Tougas overtime winner sends BSU to Final Faceoff
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers survive in Big Rapids, settle for a tie against Ferris State
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State falls to Minnesota Duluth 2-0 in WCHA playoffs, forcing decisive Game 3
SWIMMING: Four swimmers heading to the state meet
BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Lake advances to Section 8A East final against Fosston
Ervin James Sargent
Lois June Merschman
Dwight Lyman Sandgren
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day on the Hill this week
John Eggers: How can you help all kids graduate?
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
Don't let negativity sink your boat
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Off The Record Blog: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Goes Out On A High Note
Art briefs - Sunday March 1
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Ensemble's concert harkens to spring
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Art briefs - Sunday Feb. 22
A hefty turnout for the Northland Fat Bike Rally (photo gallery)
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
DNR to fly elk surveys in northwest Minnesota
Rick Jensen: Benefits to stupid comments
Jim Hightower: A model philanthropist
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Base transportation debate on solid data
Peter Funt: Trump is in the clown car
Bob Franken: Rudy’s love hatefulness
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 run for the U.S. presidency in 2016. Ventura eagerly volunteered the possibility while at Minnesota's Capitol — and pushed back against...
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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 Wing, told Democrats during Thursday’s historic same-sex marriage debate that two years ago they were against the government defining...
May 11, 2013 - 10:06pm