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Former Bemidji City Council member Meuers dies at 66
Sen. Klobuchar collects on Vikings-Saints wager
Gay couple who ordered wedding programs got pamphlets about Satan instead, lawsuit says
Minn. gets price tag for buying or leasing western Minn. prison
ND pipeline protester accused of shooting at officers set to change plea
Leading from the back: Fitzgerald serves as Jacks’ backbone from between the pipes
Smaller hockey programs focus on retention, growth rather than state tournaments
Ex-MVP Morneau has no regrets as he retires for front-office role with Twins
MEN’S BASKETBALL: Bemidji State reflects on program’s 1,000th win
Less than month after starting in bowl game, Washington State QB commits suicide, police say
Claudia Jeanne Leiby
Barbara Ann Olson Meuers
Randall Earl Fellman
Chrystle L. Mortensen
Commentary: 'Post' comes at good time for industry
Sicilian Swordfish and Rapini a healthy, fresh and flavorful meal
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: A whole new world, if you just look close enough
Brad Dokken: The outdoors from A to Z, the sequel
Epsom salts can worsen tomato problem
A men's rights activist edits 'The Last Jedi' to remove the women
Vocalmotive named Grand Champion at Onalaska Show Choir Classic
Lead singer of the Cranberries dies at age 46
Around the Arts, January 14
Mark Wahlberg to donate $1.5 million salary to anti-sexual harassment group #TimesUp
RACING: Ice races cut short on Garfield Lake
FISH TALES: Guy Kruse on Upper Red Lake
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: A whole new world, if you just look close enough
Crappies hit early and often for group on lake near Grand Rapids
Lake trout surprises Northwest Angle fisherman
Delbert & Linda Olson
Ted Cruz: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels
Commentary: Let's stop obsessing over dirty words
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Kettle Campaign raised $44,000 thanks to volunteers, donors
Analysis: Unexpected defeat in rural Wis. special election sets off GOP alarm bells
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The dying of the light
January 5, 2017
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
September 28, 2016
ELECTION: Campaign trail goes through Red Lake
RED LAKE -- Races for the county board of commissioners and the state legislature took another step forward Wednesday night in Red Lake. During...
September 28, 2016 - 8:58pm
August 10, 2016
UPDATED: Eichorn defeats Pederson in District 5 primary
BEMIDJI—In the race to determine the Republican Party's candidate for Minnesota Senate District 5, Grand Rapids resident Justin Eichorn held a 510-146 vote advantage over his opponent Lavern "Pedie" Pederson at press time. If Eichorn's 77.74-22.26 percent lead holds, he will...
August 10, 2016 - 10:51am
June 9, 2016
LEGISLATURE: The waiting game: Saxhaug tours Hagg-Sauer at BSU with school officials hopeful for a special session to replace building (W/ VIDEO)
BEMIDJI -- With a special session for the Minnesota Legislature up in the air, District 5 Sen. Tom Saxhaug visited BSU on Thursday to reiterate...
June 9, 2016 - 7:51pm
June 8, 2016
ELECTION: Pederson running for GOP nom in District 5
BEMIDJI -- A Minnesota Legislative candidate and Bemidji resident who previously ran for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor party is seeking a spot...
June 8, 2016 - 6:03pm
May 27, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Senate Minority Leader hopes for special session in next two weeks
BEMIDJI -- With the Minnesota legislative session over, Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, is traveling the state to discuss what went right, and wrong at the Capitol. Hann's visits brought him to Bemidji on Friday, where he discussed the 2016 session and the upcoming...
May 27, 2016 - 4:41pm