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Commentary: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Does character still count?
Hope for fighting deadly impatiens disease
An Irish "pi" for any day of the week
Steven Seagal accused of raping an 18-year-old - adding to decades of claims against the actor
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Arts briefs, March 18
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Publicist for Matt Damon squashes rumor saying he was moving to Australia because of Trump
Wyoming considers grizzly hunt after Trump team took bear off endangered list
St. Louis River muskies on the move
Commentary: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
Rainy Lake guide Billy Dougherty to be inducted into Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame
Outdoor report: March fishing heating up on Lake of the Woods
Dennis & Joyce Sjoquist
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
MASTERING THE GARDEN: Gearing up for spring!
With a perfect son, it's hard not to be 'that parent'
Commentary: For Pelican Rapids, losing McDonald's a blow
Shout out to our teachers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Our real enemy is greed and hate
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
UPDATED: Eichorn defeats incumbent Saxhaug in Senate District 5
BEMIDJI -- Republican challenger Justin Eichorn narrowly defeated longtime state Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, on Tuesday in the Senate District 5 race. With all 127 precincts reporting, Eichorn had 20,245 votes, or 50.58 percent, while Saxhaug totaled 19,700 votes, or 49.22...
November 9, 2016 - 9:21am
UPDATED: Utke defeats Skoe in Senate District 2
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Senate District 2 shifted Republican for the first time in more than a decade on Tuesday. Republican candidate Paul Utke defeated longtime incumbent Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook 22,226-16,996 with all 194 precincts reporting. Utke is a 59-year-old insurance agent...
November 9, 2016 - 9:02am
October 5, 2016
A spotlight on District 5: Candidates for Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives discuss policy positions at forum
BEMIDJI -- Republican and Democratic candidates shared their agreements and disagreements at an informational forum Wednesday night. Hosted by...
October 5, 2016 - 9:19pm