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Wells Fargo offers to meet with Standing Rock Sioux before year-end
Military veterans building barracks for Dakota Access pipeline protests
Pedestrian struck by vehicle Wednesday in Beltrami County
N.D. Sen. Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
High school hoops teams make themselves at home at Sanford Center
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU wins overtime thriller over Duluth
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: UMD holds off Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU remains unbeaten in WCHA with win over Michigan Tech
BOYS HOCKEY: Baker, Bemidji edge Buffalo 2-1
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
January 19, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Many Minnesota political leaders find politics is no joke
ST. PAUL — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was the king of deadpanning, a trait that got him in trouble more than once. He often would deliver lines, giving no indication he was joking. After some comments were taken wrong, he learned to end non-serious comments with his deep-throated:...
January 19, 2013 - 10:41pm
January 12, 2013
Capitol Chatter: Nolan may use insider connection on farm bill
ST. PAUL – Rick Nolan sounds thrilled to sit on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and he hopes a personal relationship with the House speaker...
January 12, 2013 - 10:26pm
January 5, 2013
Budget on the mind as lawmakers head to St. Paul
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s 201 legislators are headed to the state Capitol for the noon Tuesday beginning of their 2013 session, with by far...
January 5, 2013 - 12:00am
December 29, 2012
Gay marriage debate will continue during 2013 legislative session
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL – Organizations that took the lead in an election fight to ban gay marriage will keep working as Minnesota lawmakers debate the issue, and even debate whether to debate the issue during the 2013 legislative session....
December 29, 2012 - 12:40am
December 25, 2012
Democrats task is to act, but not overreach
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL – Democrats in control of Minnesota government’s legislative and executive branches must walk a tightrope when they return to the Capitol Jan. 8. On one hand, they need to pay attention to groups that support them...
December 25, 2012 - 11:20pm
December 22, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Hamilton takes on task defending rural Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Rod Hamilton is becoming an outspoken cheerleader for rural Minnesota. Last month, the Republican state representative from southwestern...
December 22, 2012 - 10:39pm
November 24, 2012
Capitol Chatter: GOP leader understands his place
ST. PAUL — Kurt Daudt knows he leads a group that has little say in what happens around the Minnesota Capitol. House Republicans elected the first-term Crown lawmaker as their leader for the next two years. He knows his victories may be rare. “The Democrats are in control of everything...
November 24, 2012 - 10:56pm
November 18, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Vikings say seat licenses were part of the deal
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Vikings say Gov. Mark Dayton and others are jumping the gun in criticizing the idea of selling pricey seats to some season-ticket holders. In strong language, Dayton wrote to Vikings owners complaining about their interest in selling high-priced seat licenses...
November 18, 2012 - 12:27am
November 10, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Cash-strapped Republicans downplay funding issue
ST. PAUL – Republicans are stereotyped as being rich, but Minnesota Republicans can testify that was not the case in the 2012 campaign. The Minnesota GOP state party began the campaign millions in debt and never was able to adequately fund election-year work. At one point earlier...
November 10, 2012 - 10:30pm
Election puzzles Republicans, delights Democrats
By Don Davis, Andrew Tellijohn and Martin Owings Forum Communications ST. PAUL – Dan Severson stood in disbelief watching election returns. The former Republican state representative and two-time statewide candidate watched election night as Fox News called the presidential race...
November 10, 2012 - 2:27am
November 3, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Bills faces long, long odds
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton told a crowd gathered to hear former President Bill Clinton that each one of them is needed to elect Democrats on Tuesday because races are so close. Then, upon further thought, he added that U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar does not fall into that “close”...
November 3, 2012 - 10:48pm
October 28, 2012
Election Notebook: Court challengers face uphill climb
ST. PAUL — Challengers to Minnesota Supreme Court justices say their job is tough. Obstacles challengers point out include restrictions on collecting donations, making campaigns tough to fund against better-known incumbents. Also, the would-be justices say that just already being...
October 28, 2012 - 12:29am
Capitol Chatter: An agreement: Senator not a prom queen
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and challenger Kurt Bills agree on little in their campaign, but there is one little area they can agree. Republican Bills’ campaign repeatedly has complained that the media does not ask Democrat Klobuchar tough questions about the federal budget....
October 28, 2012 - 12:26am
October 21, 2012
Legislative races slip under voters’ radar
ST. PAUL – Minnesota voters tune in to presidential debates, discuss constitutional amendments and follow eight U.S. House races. But the biggest...
October 21, 2012 - 1:05am
Capitol Chatter: Calmer seas will not sweep one party this year
ST. PAUL – No wave appears in Minnesota’s political forecast. A wave, in political terms, is when events influence voters so much that one party does well nationwide. “This is not a wave year,” House Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, said. The parties may disagree about...
October 21, 2012 - 12:32am