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HEALTH CARE: Ideas on the table: GOP, Dayton both express need for action
Community members discuss Red Lake constitutional reform
UPDATED: Watch: Scuffling, bonfires mark early stages of confrontation between officers, pipeline protesters
A mini-Minion: City holds annual Bark ‘N’ Boo event at Nymore Dog Park
CITY: Bemidji's municipal liquor stores show slight uptick in net profits
SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
Helen Elizabeth Tindell
Monte T. Olson
Monte T. Olson
Danielle Taylor Rivera
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
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: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
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
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