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Saturday Science on Dec. 17 features Christmas favorites
Peacemaker Resources lands grant
Passport to Fitness starts in January
Kid’s Kitchen planned for Dec. 9
High school hoops teams make themselves at home at Sanford Center
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU wins overtime thriller over Duluth
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: UMD holds off Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU remains unbeaten in WCHA with win over Michigan Tech
BOYS HOCKEY: Baker, Bemidji edge Buffalo 2-1
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
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Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
March 5, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Ready to get to work. Local legislators expect adjustments in session with lower surplus
BEMIDJI -- Local legislators are expecting to hit the ground running when the Minnesota Legislature reconvenes in St. Paul on Tuesday. District 5A Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, said his calendar has already filled up for the opening week of the session. "I don't know if I've ever...
March 5, 2016 - 11:11pm
February 1, 2016
POLITICS: DFL Sen. Tom Saxhaug to run for re-election
BEMIDJI—Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, announced Monday he will be on the ballot for re-election come November. Saxhaug has held a...
February 1, 2016 - 6:44pm
May 8, 2015
Proposed bill in Minnesota Senate would allow refusal of same-sex weddings
ST. PAUL -- Months after Indiana provoked a national uproar with a law allowing people to refuse service to same-sex couples, a Minnesota senator...
May 8, 2015 - 9:23am
April 21, 2015
More money, but no full tuition freeze in Minnesota legislation
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate-passed legislation would increase state-run college and university spending slightly more than the House wants, but neither bill contains the money college officials seek to freeze all tuition. "It is my strongest intention that they do keep tuition...
April 21, 2015 - 9:11am
April 15, 2015
Whatever you do, don't make eye contact... in the Minnesota Senate?
The Minnesota Senate will keep its rule forbidding members from looking at one another during floor debate and will continue to ban everyone from having drinks on the Senate floor. The issues arose Monday during the passage of the rules to govern the Senate. On a 15-44...
April 15, 2015 - 1:48pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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