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Just around the corner for Culver's: Owner excited to bring ‘Butterburgers’ to Bemidji
Wrapping up 18 years of holiday cheer: Christmas Forest tree farm to close after this season
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Blackduck boys basketball a mix of youth, experience
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Bergland leads BSU women past RIT 3-1
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
November 29, 2016
More Minnesotans take advantage of health insurance aid
ST. PAUL—Soaring insurance premiums apparently jolted Minnesotans into seeking federal aid to pay for their policies. The state's health insurance...
November 29, 2016 - 1:29pm
November 21, 2016
Insurance rates spur talk of special session
ST. PAUL -- Talk of a Minnesota special legislative session to deal with soaring individual insurance policy rates continues, even as the 2017 regular session is just six weeks away. Gov. Mark Dayton said on Monday, Nov. 21, that he plans on Tuesday to unveil a new proposal about...
November 21, 2016 - 9:46pm
November 16, 2016
As uncertainty surrounds Affordable Care Act, some hold off on MNsure
ST. PAUL — Fallout from this month’s election may be driving some Minnesotans to refrain from buying health insurance, MNsure leaders said Wednesday. President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican majorities in Congress have promised major changes to the country’s health care...
November 16, 2016 - 6:28pm
November 11, 2016
UPDATED: Individual Medica insurance policies no longer for sale in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans looking to buy new Medica individual insurance policies, but have not already made the purchase for 2017, are out of...
November 11, 2016 - 2:50pm
November 4, 2016
Plenty of health insurance policies remain for sale
ST. PAUL -- Individual health insurance policies have been hot sellers this week, but Gov. Mark Dayton says the allotment is nowhere near sold out. Insurance companies are limiting the number of new policies they sell this year to 152,000, and Dayton said on Friday, Nov. 4, that limits...
November 4, 2016 - 8:43pm
November 3, 2016
MNsure signs month's worth of customers in two days
ST. PAUL—Technology issues are fixed and the state's MNsure health insurance sales program has enrolled 10,000 Minnesotans, a mark not hit...
November 3, 2016 - 1:49pm
November 2, 2016
Numbers show magnitude of MNsure phone attack
ST. PAUL -- Dramatic numbers show something was up when the MNsure state agency opened individual health insurance policy sales. On Tuesday,...
November 2, 2016 - 7:33pm
November 1, 2016
Robocalls delay first day of insurance enrollment in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- The opening of individual health insurance policy sales Tuesday, Nov. 1, was greeted by a robocall effort to block people from reaching...
November 1, 2016 - 12:45pm
October 31, 2016
Primer: What you need to know about MNsure enrollment
ST. PAUL — The first day of Minnesota's open enrollment period for the individual health care market is Tuesday, Nov. 1. It's a very unusual time, with the market in crisis. Even people accustomed to buying individual health insurance in recent years will find plenty of differences...
October 31, 2016 - 6:33pm
October 27, 2016
HEALTH CARE: Ideas on the table: GOP, Dayton both express need for action
BEMIDJI—With premium increases projected to hit Minnesotans who buy insurance on the individual market, officials on Thursday from both sides of the aisle shared their concerns and solutions. A group of legislators and state government candidates met in Bemidji to host a town...
October 27, 2016 - 9:35pm
October 20, 2016
HEALTH CARE: How to control the costs? House speaker holds roundtable discussion in Bagley
BAGLEY—Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt, House District 5A candidate Matt Bliss and state Rep. Steve Green hosted a roundtable discussion here Thursday to discuss the rising costs of health insurance and its impacts on Minnesota residents. About 10 people from the area...
October 20, 2016 - 8:44pm
October 3, 2016
Minnesota GOP promises lower health costs
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Republicans say if voters put them in power they will lower health care costs by fixing problems they see with the MNsure state-run insurance sales program.The Monday, Oct. 3, announcement came after Friday's revelation that individual insurance policy...
October 3, 2016 - 4:12pm
October 1, 2016
Growing insurance premiums frustrate farmers, self-employed: 'Paying $24,000 while praying no one gets really sick is a tough pill to swallow'
ST. PAUL -- Loni Kemp is an example of what farmers and other self-employed Minnesotans face: an ever-increasing health insurance bill and no...
October 1, 2016 - 3:30am
Individual health insurance premiums soar
ST. PAUL -- That punch to the gut 250,000 Minnesotans felt Friday, Sept. 30, came from news that their health insurance premiums will rise up...
October 1, 2016 - 2:44am
February 2, 2016
MNsure rolls pass 85,000; almost half are new to state exchange
ST. PAUL -- MNsure enrolled 85,390 people in private insurance through the end of its annual open enrollment period Sunday night. That’s above the 83,000-enrollee target MNsure’s board adopted in its budget, and the state-run health insurance exchange’s CEO Allison O’Toole...
February 2, 2016 - 11:08am