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Legislative Notebook: Farmers await clarity on how tax bill affects them
BSU names director of alumni relations
Saxhaug: Progress made on veterans home proposal
Pioneer Previews: ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ opens this week
Body found in trunk of towed car in Minn.
Bemidji Speedway season begins during Memorial Day Weekend
Bemidji area softball teams begins playoffs
Bemidji Blue Ox opens season with win over Staples
This week at Bemidji High School: softball team earns top seed in playoffs
Mix of Bemidji varsity, junior varsity players top Park Rapids
Martinus "Herb" Herbert
Arthur Allen Zvara
Thomas "Tommy" Matt Hardwig
Daniel Leroy Needham (Gaw Gay Benaise Everflying Bird)
John Simril Eskridge
Audra McDonald returns with new, personal CD
'Trek' does $70.6M but falls short of studio hopes
Taylor Swift wins 8 trophies at Billboard Awards
'Mad Men' Vincent Kartheiser finds a new role
Obama to host concert honoring Carole King
Fishing guide looks back on hosting Dayton
Blane Klemek: Orioles, too, are a sure sign of spring
Minnesota begins 2013 gypsy moth trapping program
Bemidji area lakes finally open and walleye fishing can begin
Fight to stop spread of Asian carp goes high tech
Joe Gandelman: Obama’s 2nd term curse
William A. Collins: Don’t fence me in with economic inequality
Phil Kerpen: Government can’t be trusted with our health
Not everything is a reportable crime
Mike Reagan: Obama’s parade of scandals
Patrick Guilfoile: Drink to their health, How fruit flies use alcohol to protect their young
Arland O. Fiske: The story of Helsinki’s ‘rock church’
John R. Eggers: Laughter makes the heart young
Master Gardener: Penstemon can offer season-long color
House District 5A: Persell bests Howes in incumbent battle
BEMIDJI – Rep. John Persell will retain his seat in the Minnesota House, which now finds itself again in the majority after Tuesday’s election. Persell, DFL-Bemidji, easily defeated Larry Howes,...
news / local
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 12:25am
Nolan outlasts Cravaack in 8th
By Peter Passi, Forum Communications DULUTH — After snaring less than two hours sleep Wednesday morning, Congressman-elect Rick Nolan, D-Crosby, agreed to share some of his thoughts and plans with...
news / region
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 12:22am
Election Notebook: State’s delegation moves a little to the left
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota congressional delegation will lean heavier Democratic next year. Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack conceded to Rick Nolan early Wednesday in the U.S. House district taking...
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 12:14am
Marriage amendment supporters end losing streak, look ahead
By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They’d won every time the issue went to a...
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 12:12am
Beltrami County voters split on two amendments
BEMIDJI – Strong voter turnout at Beltrami County precincts led to results trickling in late Tuesday and early Wednesday. A look at the complete, unofficial tallies show local voters sided...
news / local
Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - 12:07am
Happy days here again for state’s DFLers
ST. PAUL – It was easy to tell Democrats from Republicans in the Minnesota Capitol Wednesday, the day after the party snatched back control of the House and Senate. The...
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 11:40pm
Fight isn’t over for gay marriage supporters
By PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage is history. The fight isn’t over for gay marriage supporters, though. The next...
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 11:38pm
Here’s how Minnesota voted
Here are nearly complete but unofficial election returns and percentages from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office: President Barack Obama (i), Democrat, 1,543,102 (53%) Mitt Romney, Republican, 1,321,154 (45) Gary...
news / region
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 11:26pm
‘Slippery slope’ argument inconsistent
I was appalled to open the Bemidji Pioneer on both Oct. 23 and Oct. 31 to read the letters to the editor written by Rev. Wurm and Mrs. Kittleson. As...
opinion / letters
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 11:15pm
Saxhaug, Persell leading bids for re-election
BEMIDJI – Redrawn district lines pitted incumbents against each other in each of State District 5’s races, among the most expensive and highest profile this fall. At 2:35 a.m. today,...
news / local
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 2:40am
Court incumbents do well
ST. PAUL -Incumbents were expected to win all three Minnesota Supreme Court justice elections. With three-quarters of precincts reporting, each incumbent had 55 percent to 60 percent of the vote...
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 2:00am
Obama wins Minnesota
ST. PAUL -Minnesota went for President Barack Obama for the second time, with about the same percentage he gained nationwide. While, pre-election polls offered conflicting views about whether Minnesota was...
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 1:58am
Minnesota defeats marriage amendment
ST. PAUL -Minnesotans became the first state to reject a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Since a state law remains on the books, the vote does not automatically allow...
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 1:57am
Voters split over if they should show IDs
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters were divided Tuesday if they would be required to prove who they are in elections beginning next year. With 83 percent of precincts reporting, 47...
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 1:56am
Democrats say they will control Legislature
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature will be controlled by Democrats the next two years, reversing a historic Republican victory two years ago. It will be the first time in...
Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - 1:44am