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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
BOYS BASKETBALL: Second-half effort comes up short
FOOTBALL: Beavers hope for one last victory
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers end losing streak with 2-0 win over Mankato
BHS girls hockey falls to Brainerd/LF
PREP BASKETBALL: Red Lake girls rout Blackduck 91-19
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
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
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!
October 4, 2014
Capitol Chatter: What do MNsure numbers mean? Go figure
ST. PAUL — Political reporters often suffer from bouts of dizziness after listening to political spin they must endure, but perhaps nothing is worse than when MNsure is involved. No sooner than MNsure, an online health insurance marketplace, had announced that rates would rise...
October 4, 2014 - 10:51pm
August 30, 2014
Capiitol Chatter: GOP criticizes, Franken apologizes
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s election opponent is trying to make a campaign issue out of a video shot two years ago showing the senator holding two traffic cones to his chest, apparently to imitate a woman’s breasts. “It was a thoughtless moment and I regret it,” Democrat...
August 30, 2014 - 11:18pm
August 23, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota House races get noticed
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Two U.S. House races in Minnesota are getting far more national attention than usual. ABC News lists House district campaigns across the northern and western parts of the state as two of the five most interesting races in the country. ABC’s...
August 23, 2014 - 11:11pm
July 19, 2014
Capitol Chatter: U.S. House races bring in money, too
ST. PAUL — Everyone knew that U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Mike McFadden will run rich campaigns if they face off in November, as expected, but a couple of mostly rural U.S. House races involve more money than usual. Northern and east-central Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District...
July 19, 2014 - 10:40pm
July 12, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Renewable fuels group blasts big oil
ST. PAUL —The Renewable Fuels Association says major oil companies strong-arm retailers that sell gasoline under their brand names to avoid using any more plant-based ethanol than legally necessary. Independent gasoline stations are four to six times more likely to sell higher...
July 12, 2014 - 10:37pm
July 5, 2014
Capitol Chatter: It’s truckers vs. farmers on biodiesel mandate
ST. PAUL — Adding something to a petroleum-based fuel always has been controversial, so it should be no surprise that soybean-based biodiesel brings disputes. “It’s blatantly unfair and costly to the trucking industry,” President John Hausladen of the Minnesota Trucking Association...
July 5, 2014 - 10:57pm
June 28, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Greater Minnesota cities’ group leads in lobbying costs
ST. PAUL —An organization representing greater Minnesota cities continues to lead spending of local government lobbying groups. State Auditor Rebecca Otto’s office reports that the latest information, for 2013, shows the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities spent $835,674 on...
June 28, 2014 - 11:00pm
June 25, 2014
Zellers running mate stops in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Former GOP state representative Dean Simpson of Perham stopped in Bemidji Wednesday as a campaign surrogate for Kurt Zellers, who is running in the GOP primary for governor. Zellers chose Simpson as his running mate last month. Simpson served six years in the Legislature...
June 25, 2014 - 11:35pm
June 7, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota primary to be different
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans seldom duke it out in primary elections, but the Aug. 12 vote features a pair of GOP contests worth watching. In the Republican U.S. Senate race, unlikely party endorsee Mike McFadden will face Jim Abeler, who received...
June 7, 2014 - 10:51pm
May 31, 2014
Capitol Chatter: The Minnesota ‘L’ gets lots of political attention
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Few people other than politicians think about the Minnesota “L.” But the L is very important this election year as statewide offices and state House seats are up for election. Politicians are eager to get votes from rural Minnesotans...
May 31, 2014 - 11:25pm
May 24, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota political conventions provide interesting about-face
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — People attending next weekend’s Minnesota state political conventions may wonder if they are in the right place. Democratic-Farmer-Labor party delegates meet in Duluth, while Republicans are packing their bags for Rochester. But once...
May 24, 2014 - 10:38pm
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