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Crow Wing County law enforcement vying for drone funding
EDUCATION: U.S. News ranks Bemidji, Blackduck schools high on the list
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BSU names Peffer as provost, VP of academic and student affairs
NCHC discusses future of Frozen Faceoff at Target Center
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Golfers get relief from armchair judges watching video
Peterson agrees to terms with Saints, who open at Minnesota
Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of NASCAR season
Charity Faith Hope Moses
Betty Elaine Beaulieu
John George "Moose" White
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: John's No. 1 List for Bemidji
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: What is that weed?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you know your Twins?
'Expo'-sure to the arts: Group to host first-ever Arts Expo on Saturday
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
First Friday Fest at Rail River
Up a tree!
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Finding your favorite gardening tools
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wild turkeys are abundant throughout Minnesota
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Minnesota Health Plan’ is a plan for all
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bliss understands our local issues
November 22, 2013
Duluth woman accused in $800,000 jewelry theft
A woman who allegedly began taking and then pawning jewelry from the Duluth store where she worked to make ends meet eventually got “greedy” and is accused of stealing nearly $800,000 worth of goods over a two-year period, court records show. A St. Louis County District Court...
November 22, 2013 - 10:50am
November 21, 2013
Thief River Falls man convicted of threatening, extorting brothers
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. - A Pennington County jury took less than 90 minutes Wednesday to find Gerald Sunsdahl guilty on three felony counts, including terrorizing brothers Dean Hanson and Dale Hanson in an attempt to coerce them into giving him money. State District Judge Jeffery...
November 21, 2013 - 9:58am
November 20, 2013
Drug tests start for Minnesota felons on state aid
St. Louis County social service officials have started enforcing Minnesota’s new drug-testing program for residents receiving state “welfare” benefits who previously have been convicted of a felony drug crime. The county is following a little-known law passed by the Minnesota...
November 20, 2013 - 11:52am
April 10, 2013
Obama sends Congress $3.8 trillion spending plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint on Wednesday that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits, raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs including Social Security and Medicare. The...
April 10, 2013 - 11:16am
April 9, 2013
House offers $800 million bonding bill
ST. PAUL -- The sponsor of the Minnesota House public works funding bill says it would help Minnesota continue its recovery from recession. Rep. Alice Hausman, DFL-St. Paul, today unveiled House Democrats’ bill to fund construction projects such as those dealing with state-run colleges...
April 9, 2013 - 11:29am
IRS takes steps to combat identity theft
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2014 budget proposal to be released by the White House on Wednesday will include new steps to combat what the Internal Revenue Service says is an exponential growth in tax refund-related identity theft. A preview of the measures provided by administration officials...
April 9, 2013 - 10:57am
April 8, 2013
DFLer eyes pro sports gear tax for Vikings stadium
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A leading House Democrat has introduced a bill to add the state sales tax to team jerseys and other pro sports memorabilia to help cover the state's share of the new Vikings stadium. The proposal released Monday by state Rep. Ann Lenczewski of Bloomington...
April 8, 2013 - 4:36pm
March 18, 2013
Dayton to travel state to make case for his budget
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton will travel the state starting this week to make the case for his budget, beginning with a town hall meeting Wednesday in Duluth, his office announced Sunday. The events are free and open to the public. Additional dates and sites will be announced...
March 18, 2013 - 5:39am
March 14, 2013
Target buys 2 online kitchenware businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is adding to its plate in the world of cooking. The Minneapolis-based discounter announced an agreement Thursday to buy Chef's Catalog and assets of Cooking.com in two separate transactions. Financial terms were not disclosed. Chef's Catalog, founded in 1979,...
March 14, 2013 - 12:57pm
Dayton wants tax hike on wealthy for schools
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota's wealthiest citizens to pay more than a billion dollars in new income taxes in order to boost state funding for schools and colleges by nearly $900 million. The Democratic governor released the updated budget proposal...
March 14, 2013 - 12:16pm
March 12, 2013
Dayton foreshadows $750M construction plan for state
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Upgrades for regional civic centers, construction at the Minneapolis Veterans Home and another phase of the Capitol renovation will all be part of a borrow-to-build package Gov. Mark Dayton intends to release next week. The Minnesota governor previewed elements...
March 12, 2013 - 10:33am
March 6, 2013
Dayton envisions minimum wage between $9 and $9.50
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota legislators debate raising the state's minimum wage, Gov. Mark Dayton says he'd be comfortable with hiking the rate to $9 or $9.50 per hour. The Democratic governor said Wednesday that a minimum range in that territory is a "good target." The...
March 6, 2013 - 12:18pm
March 5, 2013
US power grid costs rise, but service slips
NEW YORK (AP) — America's power grid is like an old car. It gets the job done, even if its performance is slipping. But the repair bills go up every year and experts say only a major overhaul will reverse its decline. An Associated Press analysis of utility spending and reliability...
March 5, 2013 - 5:00pm
Dow hits record, erasing Great Recession losses
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is back. Five and a half years after the start of a frightening drop that erased $11 trillion from stock portfolios and made investors despair of ever getting their money back, the Dow Jones industrial average has regained all the losses suffered...
March 5, 2013 - 4:58pm
US home prices rose by most in nearly 7 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in January, a sign the housing market is gaining momentum as it nears the spring selling season....
March 5, 2013 - 4:57pm