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Bemidji man sentenced to 10 years for assaulting infant
Shamrock Shuffle set for March 14 in Bemidji
BSU to host Miss Northern Lakes to discuss sexual assault
Workshop on Wednesday for improving cycling in Bemidji
BSU students host panel on mental health on Tuesday night
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers beat UMD 2-1 as Tougas overtime winner sends BSU to Final Faceoff
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers survive in Big Rapids, settle for a tie against Ferris State
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State falls to Minnesota Duluth 2-0 in WCHA playoffs, forcing decisive Game 3
SWIMMING: Four swimmers heading to the state meet
BOYS BASKETBALL: Red Lake advances to Section 8A East final against Fosston
Ervin James Sargent
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Scotty Allison: Veterans Day on the Hill this week
John Eggers: How can you help all kids graduate?
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
Don't let negativity sink your boat
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Off The Record Blog: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Goes Out On A High Note
Art briefs - Sunday March 1
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Ensemble's concert harkens to spring
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Art briefs - Sunday Feb. 22
A hefty turnout for the Northland Fat Bike Rally (photo gallery)
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
DNR to fly elk surveys in northwest Minnesota
Rick Jensen: Benefits to stupid comments
Jim Hightower: A model philanthropist
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Base transportation debate on solid data
Peter Funt: Trump is in the clown car
Bob Franken: Rudy’s love hatefulness
March 20, 2014
Minnesota Legislature: Senate tax bill on hold for a day
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL — Tax cuts may come to those who wait. Democrats who control the Minnesota Legislature were fired up and ready to cut taxes Thursday, but Senate Republicans refused to allow a $432 million tax-cut bill come up for a vote, saying they and...
March 20, 2014 - 11:55pm
July 11, 2013
Fired Minnesota aide's lawsuit cites other affairs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — For the first time, a fired Minnesota Senate operative has made detailed accusations central to his federal wrongful...
news / region
July 11, 2013 - 1:55pm
July 3, 2013
Gov hopeful Thompson leaves Senate leadership post
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Sen. Dave Thompson says he's giving up his leadership post in the Minnesota Senate because of his candidacy for governor. Thompson resigned as assistant minority leader in a Wednesday letter to top Republican senators. In it, Thompson says...
news / region
July 3, 2013 - 12:34pm
June 18, 2013
Anoka Republican wades into Minnesota Senate race
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A veteran Republican legislator from Anoka made a surprising entrance Tuesday into Minnesota's U.S. Senate race. State Rep. Jim Abeler announced his bid in an email blast that said he had formed a campaign committee. Abeler's freshly launched campaign...
news / region
June 18, 2013 - 12:34pm
June 10, 2013
State Sen. Ortman considering challenge to Franken
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Julianne Ortman says she is "seriously considering" a challenge to Sen. Al Franken next year. Ortman tells The Associated Press on Monday that it's a tough decision she'll make after discussions with her family and political...
news / region
June 10, 2013 - 3:30pm
April 26, 2013
Legislature set to make more health care changes
ST. PAUL — Minnesota already is on track to establish a new way for its residents to buy health insurance, and now legislators are poised to change how the state takes care of its elderly, disabled and poor. Senators debated their plan late Thursday to spend $11.2 billion in...
April 26, 2013 - 12:14am
April 23, 2013
Senate leaves out Bemidji hospitality tax in bill
BEMIDJI – A bill allowing the city of Bemidji to impose a tax on purchases at restaurants and hotels to pay for Sanford Center operations has hit a snag at the state Legislature. The hospitality tax proposal was not included in the Senate’s omnibus tax bill, a large collection...
news / local
April 23, 2013 - 11:50pm
Three tax routes face Minnesota lawmakers
ST. PAUL – Minnesota lawmakers now have three distinct tax proposals to consider with release of a Senate Democratic plan that includes an income tax hike, sales tax changes and property tax relief. Senate Democrats unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would increase income tax for...
April 23, 2013 - 11:22pm
February 19, 2013
Senate bill provides additional tax relief
On Thursday, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation to conform to federal tax provisions and concurred with the House enabling Minnesota to expand health care coverage. The Senate passed legislation conforming to the federal tax provisions for 2012 and sent it to the House. The purpose...
opinion / letters
February 19, 2013 - 12:28am
November 17, 2012
Ingebrigtsen to be GOP Senate assistant leader
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Senate Republican leader picked Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen as assistant minority leader a week after the two ran for the top job. Incoming Senate Minority Leader David Hann of Eden Prairie on Friday named Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, to the post for the legislative...
November 17, 2012 - 1:26am
November 15, 2012
Skoe, Saxhaug named Senate committee chairs
ST. PAUL -- Incoming Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk has announced who will lead committees for the next four years. Rod Skoe of Clearbrook, representing District 2, has been appointed chair of the Tax Committee. Tom Saxhaug of Grand Rapids, representing District 5, has...
news / local
November 15, 2012 - 10:08am