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'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
Deer on the table: DNR holds Bemidji meeting on deer management
After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years
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Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
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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
April 9, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Paul Bunyan Expressway Chairman speaks with Senators
BEMIDJI -- Already looking the part dressed in red and black plaid, Paul Bunyan Expressway Chairman Rich Siegert on Wednesday spoke with Minnesota Senators -- during Bemidji Day at the Capitol -- to express the importance of expanding State Highway 371 to four lanes. Wednesday's meeting...
April 9, 2016 - 6:18pm
April 6, 2016
A sea of red (and black): Dressed in plaid, Bemidji leaders meet with legislators for Day at the Capitol
ST. PAUL -- It looked less like St. Paul and more like Bemidji Wednesday at the Minnesota State Capitol. Wednesday marked the 11th time that...
April 6, 2016 - 7:06pm
March 28, 2016
ELECTION: GOP picks District 2 roster: Two newcomers, incumbent will be on the ballot for Republicans
BAGLEY—A retired Clearwater County sheriff's deputy is hoping to keep the House District 2A seat for the Republicans in the state Legislature. Area Republican delegates gathered in Bagley on Monday night to endorse State District 2 Senate and House candidates for seats in the...
March 28, 2016 - 9:57pm
March 22, 2016
COUNTY: First million dollars in state funding arrives as county works on mental health program
BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County recently received $1 million in state funding as it works to develop a new mental health program. More specifically, the goal is to create a diversion effect for law enforcement where people suffering from a mental illness crisis get the help they need and...
March 22, 2016 - 10:22pm
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.
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