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Devils Lake angler catches potential world record white bass
Sanford Bemidji reports four 'adverse health events' for year
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
Trump's defense chief says in Iraq: We're not here for your oil
Jewish Center in Twin Cities receives bomb threat, part of at least 10 nationwide
National cycling organization opens investigation into sex abuse claims by longtime national champ from Minnesota
Wild recall F Graovac
Gophers win fifth straight, beat Michigan for first time since 2011
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
Cook: 'Boat Show' a mirror of life in the North
Anita "Neen" R. Lilliquist
Darwin Duane Maxwell
Angela Jean Gross
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fishing continues to be spotty for most species
Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
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