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COURTS: Prosecution rests in Rossbach case
String time in Bemidji! Holiday lights going up around town
Former Watson, Minn., mayor admits guilt in breaking into current mayor’s home
Crime report for Oct. 21-23
Financial investigation at Sanford Center continues
GIRLS TENNIS: Kelm making BHS tennis history as she prepares for state singles tourney
FOOTBALL: Jacks hope to take momentum into Moorhead for section playoffs
PREP VOLLEYBALL: BHS to face Alexandria in section playoffs, other area playoff pairings revealed
SOCCER: BSU clinches home playoff match with win
FOOTBALL: BSU ninth in regional rankings
Jennifer Ann Garbett Waye
Agnes "Peggy" Quick
Dennis G. "Denny" Preston
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
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
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
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
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McMullin a refreshing alternative
Presidential Editorial: This time for president, none of the above
Letter to the editor: Clintons’ hearts are in right place
March 27, 2013
Joe Gandelman: Some popular political whines
The phone rings in a big warehouse in Oriskiny Falls, N.Y. “Is this Political Whines, Incorporated? “ “Yep. Harry Schmidlap speaking. Welcome to the biggest collection of vintage whines anywhere. We have whines popular with Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives, and...
March 27, 2013 - 11:13pm
March 23, 2013
Mike Reagan: New song, new singers
I love talk radio; I love Fox News. If it weren’t for the arrival of their strong conservative voices, Americans would still have nothing to listen to but the one-sided news and opinions of the left-liberals who run the mainstream New York-D.C. media. But I’m frustrated. Talk...
March 23, 2013 - 2:09am
Donald Kaul: One nation, without a clue
There was a time when we had a Greatest Generation. That would be my parents’ generation. If you’re a mere stripling of 40 or 50 or so, it probably was your grandparents’ generation. You know the rap: They survived the Great Depression, won World War II, stood up to the Russians,...
March 23, 2013 - 2:07am
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
Minn. Senate takes turn at nurse staffing dilemma
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With a compromise emerging in the Minnesota House, the state Senate is beginning to look at nursing regulations covering hospitals. A Senate health committee planned to debate a bill Monday that would impose minimum unit-by-unit staffing requirements. It's...
March 18, 2013 - 5:34am
March 12, 2013
GOP budget takes aim again at Obamacare, Medicaid
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled their latest budget outline on Tuesday, sticking to their plans to try to repeal so-called Obamacare, cut domestic programs ranging from Medicaid to college grants and require future Medicare patients to bear more of the program's cost....
March 12, 2013 - 1:32pm
March 11, 2013
'An adventure every day': It's township day across Minnesota
BEMIDJI – It’s a thankless job not many are interested in. “The last time around, I didn’t even file and I got elected,” said Dennis...
March 11, 2013 - 10:19pm
March 7, 2013
Senator uses old-style filibuster on CIA nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator and tea party favorite from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to take control of the chamber and block Senate confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director. Sen. Rand Paul ended his filibuster Thursday...
March 7, 2013 - 10:27am
Senate committee approves gun trafficking bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved stiff federal penalties for illegally trafficking guns. It's the first vote in Congress to curb firearms since December's horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school. The bill is sponsored by committee Chairman...
March 7, 2013 - 10:26am
March 6, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers unveil more modest gun plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A clear majority of the Minnesota House is backing a new plan to modestly revise the state's gun laws. Rep. Debra Hilstrom, a Brooklyn Center Democrat, unveiled on Wednesday a bill with 73 cosponsors from both parties. Her bill would tighten the state's current...
March 6, 2013 - 1:04pm
March 5, 2013
Hugo Chavez, fiery Venezuelan leader, dies at 58
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S....
March 5, 2013 - 4:35pm
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
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 2, 2013
Gene Lyons: Fleecing the yokels
Political parties rarely vanish altogether, and hardly ever over a single election cycle. So the demise of the Republicans as a national organization is probably exaggerated. At minimum, its strength across the old Confederacy and what Mencken called the “Cow States” should enable...
March 2, 2013 - 11:07pm
March 1, 2013
MN House panel forwards school anti-bullying bill
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle. The House Education Policy Committee approved the bill Thursday night. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports it requires all school districts to...
March 1, 2013 - 10:06am