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TOURISM: Visit Bemidji turns the webpage
Trump bests Clinton at BHS: More than 1,000 students take part in mock vote
Crime report for Oct. 25
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
December 26, 2015
Minnesota fire deaths highest since 2011
FARGO -- Four deaths in Minnesota this month have pushed the number of fire fatalities this year to the state's highest level since 2011. The numbers are not as grim in North Dakota, where fire deaths are headed for a three-year low. Hoping to prevent deadly blazes as the year winds...
December 26, 2015 - 3:08pm
December 25, 2015
DNR extends comment period on elk management plan
ST. PAUL—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has extended the deadline for comment on a new elk management plan, officials announced this week. The deadline was Sunday but it now has been extended to Jan. 22. The draft elk management plan for 2016-2020 addresses elk...
December 25, 2015 - 1:43pm
December 23, 2015
Minnesota population up slightly, but changes are coming
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's population continued a slight uptick in the past year, but thousands continue to leave for other states and the day when senior citizens outnumber students draws close. Immigrants from other countries helped fuel the increase. Minnesota grew somewhat slower...
December 23, 2015 - 4:16pm
December 21, 2015
Voyageurs National Park at 40: After initial animosity, park officials and local residents have built better relationship
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK, Minn. -- It's been a busy year for Voyageurs National Park. While the park -- which marked its 40th anniversary in 2015...
December 21, 2015 - 6:28pm
December 17, 2015
Wolf provision out of Congress budget bill
DULUTH — Wolves across the Great Lakes region will remain under federal Endangered Species Act protections under the massive $1.1 trillion compromise budget legislation now moving in Congress. The provision that would have removed federal coverage and handed wolf management back...
December 17, 2015 - 10:18am
December 15, 2015
Vehicle insurance information needed
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans registering and renewing license tabs or transferring ownership of motor vehicles and motorcycles will need to provide insurance information beginning Jan. 1. The Legislature changed state law to require insurance information for vehicle registration. Prior...
December 15, 2015 - 10:13am
Snowfall Expected Late Tuesday Into Wednesday
WDAY-TV / WDAZ-TV -- Accumulating snowfall expected late Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for...
December 15, 2015 - 12:23am
December 13, 2015
Claire's kids: Bemidji woman earns state honor after 30 years of taking in foster children
She hates when she starts to love them. Like the boy we'll call Patrick. He was 10 when he came to her house, taking fistfuls of pills. Patrick...
December 13, 2015 - 12:14am
December 11, 2015
DNR warns of thin ice on lakes
ST. PAUL-- With daytime temperatures still climbing above freezing even in the northern parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts to stay clear of early ice, use extreme caution when recreating on dangerously cold water and...
December 11, 2015 - 9:42am
December 9, 2015
Democrat wins state House seat in District 3A special election
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. -- International Falls Democrat Rob Ecklund easily won a special election Tuesday to replace the late DFL Rep. David Dill in the Minnesota House. Ecklund, a Koochiching County commissioner and paper mill worker, bested Republican Roger Skraba and independent...
December 9, 2015 - 4:08pm
December 3, 2015
Minnesota budget surplus: $1.9 billion
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's budget surplus has ballooned to $1.9 billion, state officials announced this morning. The surplus, more than double what lawmakers had when they finished work in June, drops to $1.2 billion when $665 million is allocated to reserves and to make payments required...
December 3, 2015 - 9:45am
December 1, 2015
State lifts poultry exhibition ban
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota poultry farmers may again show their birds. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health announced Monday that it is lifting its...
December 1, 2015 - 10:06am
November 30, 2015
Bemidj State grad Brian Peterson goes deep to capture Minnesota’s glories
GRAND PORTAGE — It was 17 degrees below zero on a February night in 2014. Brian Peterson, a photographer with the Minneapolis Star Tribune,...
November 30, 2015 - 9:49am
No Child Left Behind Act overhaul nears reality
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans will have more control over their schools if Congress approves a rewrite of the controversial federal No Child Left Behind Act. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., recently led a bipartisan team of congressional negotiators who put the finishing touches on a compromise...
November 30, 2015 - 9:01am
November 21, 2015
Snow Showers On Sunday
WDAY-TV/WDAZ -TV -- Snow showers are expected across eastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota on Sunday. A warm front is expected to...
November 21, 2015 - 6:39pm