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U.S. Republican Senator McCain will return Tuesday for healthcare vote
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Bemidji Councilors review 2016 city audit findings
United Way aims high with Trap Shooting Tournament fundraiser
Crime report for July 21 - 23
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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Can we obtain a 'perfect Union'?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The world needs outlandish schools
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The natural laws are all around us
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Simon and Simone have a summer activity director. . .me!
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: How to enjoy the best Fourth of July ever
Justin Bieber reportedly ‘over it,’ cancels stadium tour, including U.S. Bank Stadium show
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
Arts briefs, Sunday, July 23
PATT RALL COLUMN: Lots of choices for arts today in the region
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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Smart and friendly: Meet the gray jays
Stressed out: Minnesota scientists dive deep to learn why walleye are stressed
MASTER GARDENERS: The cut-flower pathway
FISH TALES: Al Shervold on Upper Red Lake
Starry Trek comes to Beltrami County: Volunteers needed for Aug. 5 event to help search for starry stonewort
Joe & Sissy Neft
Brett & Sadie Bahr
Vern and Mary Lathe
Doug and Pat Tangborn
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nothing but just plain foolish
Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
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Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
McFeely: Is Michele Bachmann dipping her toe in Minnesota governor race?
June 5, 2017
Local legislators forum set for Friday
BEMIDJI -- Local District 5A and 2A Reps. Matt Bliss, R-Pennington and Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook as well as District 2 Sen. Paul Utke, R-Park...
June 5, 2017 - 5:18pm
May 26, 2017
Local legislators find success in tax bill, transportation
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Legislature adjourned its special session in the early morning hours Friday, having passed the necessary bills to fund...
May 26, 2017 - 6:05pm
April 13, 2017
BSU may have to hike student fees
BEMIDJI—Bemidji State students might pay more for school next year. Administrators there are considering 3 percent bumps to room and board...
April 13, 2017 - 8:03pm
April 8, 2017
Al Lindner, DNR make the case for fee increases
ST. PAUL — An impending budget crunch at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources could threaten state government support for outdoor...
April 8, 2017 - 3:36pm
March 5, 2017
Minnesota Senate leader expects abortion funding bill to go to Dayton
ST. PAUL—A bill aimed at curtailing state funding for abortions in Minnesota is advancing rapidly in the Minnesota Senate, but may be stalled...
March 5, 2017 - 5:04pm
March 1, 2017
Plaid support for Paul Bunyan Expressway: Transportation project one of many lobbied during 12th annual Bemidji Day at the Capitol
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota House Transportation Committee was greeted by a group dressed in plaid Wednesday for its hearing on expanding State...
March 1, 2017 - 6:47pm
February 27, 2017
LEGISLATURE: A full schedule for Bemidji Day at the Capitol
BEMIDJI—Bemidji city officials and local civic and business leaders will once again travel to St. Paul with the hope of getting the word...
February 27, 2017 - 6:12pm
February 5, 2017
GOVERNMENT: A boost in LGA could go a long way for Bemidji
BEMIDJI—The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities is hoping that state Legislature takes a look at the past this session to help improve...
February 5, 2017 - 6:03am
A focus on 'the big three': Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities to focus on transportation, taxes and bonding in 2017
BEMIDJI—The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities are ready for another legislative session in St. Paul with the hope of accomplishing...
January 5, 2017 - 7:45pm
December 28, 2016
Local legislators appointed to a variety of committees
BEMIDJI—State GOP leaders appointed the Bemidji area's newly-elected legislators to a variety of committees at the capital ahead of the 2017 legislative session, which convenes next week. The Republican house and senate caucuses appointed District 2 and 5 Senators-Elect Paul...
December 28, 2016 - 6:50pm
December 20, 2016
Officials introduced to new delegation: Commissioners share the needs of Beltrami County with recently elected legislators
BEMIDJI -- Three newly elected state legislators met Tuesday with the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners to find out what causes they need to carry to St. Paul next year. The legislators present at the meeting included District 5 Sen.-elect Justin Eichorn, R-Grand Rapids; District...
December 20, 2016 - 9:44pm
December 15, 2016
A committed team at the Capitol: Newly elected legislators promise to work together
BEMIDJI—Three newly elected state legislators met with Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce members Thursday in an effort to build connections...
December 15, 2016 - 8:13pm
November 19, 2016
A legislative learning curve: New state representatives are preparing for first session
BEMIDJI—While newly elected legislators have yet to convene for their first session, local representatives are already getting to know their way around St. Paul. New representatives of Minnesota House Districts 5A and 2A, Matt Bliss, R-Pennington and Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook,...
November 19, 2016 - 6:28pm
November 9, 2016
Utke defeats incumbent Skoe in Senate 2 race
BEMIDJI—After months of campaigning in Minnesota Senate District 2, it was Republican candidate Paul Utke finishing ahead of Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, Tuesday with a 22,232-17,002 decision at the polls. Utke, a 59-year-old insurance agent and Park Rapids City Council member,...
November 9, 2016 - 7:34pm
Eichorn defeats Saxhaug in race for Senate District 5
BEMIDJI—In a race between two Grand Rapids resident for Minnesota Senate District 5, it was the challenger defeating the incumbent Tuesday. By a margin of 20,245-19,700, Republican candidate Justin Eichorn edged DFL Sen. Tom Saxhaug, ending the legislator's bid for a fifth term....
November 9, 2016 - 7:33pm