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United Way wine, beer tasting event
Annual taco event Wednesday
Prince tribute concert scheduled at U.S. Bank Stadium
MLB weather: Crosby-Ironton graduate makes his way to the majors
Police seek information on injured kittens found on Blatnik Bridge
GOLF: Birchmont wraps up today with quality championship matchups
BSU signs apparel deal with BIG Athletics/adidas
BSU men’s golf honored for academics
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Anderson invited to Team USA camp
LEGION BASEBALL: Post 14 eliminated from state tourney
Dale Clinton Smith, Sr.
Susan Marie Tibstra
Beverly J. Neadeau
Ashley Jean Needham
Charlotte "Char" Clark
MASTER GARDENERS: Summer insects are here
John Eggers: Solve this quotable quote puzzle
PAUL NELSON: Warmer weather means a good time to catch muskies
MASTER GARDENERS: Hit a tomato home run
Scotty Allison: A VA Pension program review
Off The Record Blog: Let’s analyze this trailer for ‘The Secret History Of Twin Peaks’ book
Watermark Art Center to launch fundraising campaign for major renovation project
The JOE-DOWN Reviews ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
Art briefs: Farm by the Lake Sunday concert series continues, 'Annie Get Your Gun' at Northern Light Opera Company and more
If the shoe fits — paint it: Sisters create custom shoe company in Bemidji
FISH TALES: Callen Baird on Big Bass Lake
FISH TALES: Emma Hanson on Lake Winnie
FISH TALES: Becca Hanson on Lake Mary
DNR invites public input on Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout: The NOTV crew visits Saskatchewan’s famed trout factory
Nancy Sullivan birthday
AnnaMae Daken birthday
Robert Kaasa birthday
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Neighbors helping neighbors
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Keep quiet zone idea on front burner
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Power company workers were heroes
Joe Vene: Setting the record straight on school road project
PIONEER EDITORIAL: Developments for the developers
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
State unemployment up in January, but jobs growing
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in January but state officials say the state has more than 12,000 new jobs compared to a year earlier. The Department of Employment and Economic Development released its monthly tally of state economic indicators...
March 5, 2013 - 11:33am
March 4, 2013
Minnesota health insurance marketplace moves ahead
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans either will get a better deal on health insurance or they will face problems if the Legislature and governor agree on...
March 4, 2013 - 9:22pm
Minn. budget chief faces backlash on Vikings bill
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's budget chief says he will likely wait until summer before deciding whether to activate so-called blink-on revenue options for the new Vikings football stadium. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter encountered sharp questions...
March 4, 2013 - 11:38am
March 3, 2013
Poll finds support for some Dayton tax proposals
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new poll says a narrow majority of Minnesotans favors Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to raise taxes on the state's top earners. The poll also finds support for imposing sales tax on clothing items above $100. But there's strong resistance to Dayton's proposal to...
March 3, 2013 - 4:43pm
March 1, 2013
Jury convicts Baxter man on tax evasion charges
BAXTER - A 45-year-old Baxter man will be sentenced later this month after a Crow Wing County jury found him guilty on 35 tax related felony charges. The jury convicted Ronald William Beattie Jr. for failing to file and pay individual, sales and withholding taxes, according to a news...
March 1, 2013 - 11:40am
February 28, 2013
Cuts imminent, Senate rejects stopgap efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Squabbling away the hours, the Senate swatted aside last-ditch plans to block $85 billion in broad-based federal spending reductions Thursday as President Barack Obama and Republicans blamed each other for the latest outbreak of gridlock and the administration...
February 28, 2013 - 4:56pm
State's projected deficit at $627 million, less than earlier forecast
ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state’s budget over the next three...
February 28, 2013 - 9:44am
February 26, 2013
OIC offers tax preparation
BEMIDJI – The Northwest Indian OIC is offering free tax preparation through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays (by appoint-ment), 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, and 12-4 p.m. every other Saturday. Participants should bring: photo...
February 26, 2013 - 8:49am
February 25, 2013
Lawmakers start debate over Minn.'s minimum wage
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — From a small tick up to a big bump, Minnesota lawmakers anxious to boost the state's minimum wage start making their case to colleagues this week. A Minnesota House panel opens its discussion of a probable hike to the floor wage Monday by reviewing presentations...
February 25, 2013 - 8:21am
February 22, 2013
Changes coming for trucking industry
DETROIT LAKES – If Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed budget passes, the trucking industry in Minnesota will be looking at some sizeable changes. Minnesota Trucking Association President John Hausladen spoke to trucking company owners and staff in the Detroit Lakes area Tuesday, telling...
February 22, 2013 - 2:02am
February 20, 2013
Younger children featured in budget plan
ST. PAUL – Adding money to early childhood education and all-day kindergarten programs, as Gov. Mark Dayton suggests, is important to Minnesota’s future, the state House education finance leader says. “Those two programs really pay dividends into the future,” Rep. Paul Marquart,...
February 20, 2013 - 12:41am
February 18, 2013
Rep Kline: Americans should expect big budget cuts, job losses
ST. PAUL - U.S. Rep. John Kline predicts there will be no last-minute agreement to fix massive federal budget cuts, an inaction that would cost many American jobs. The Minnesota Republican said one study indicates 4,000 Minnesotans could lose their jobs when the automatic cuts, known...
February 18, 2013 - 11:40am