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‘We made it!’: Bemidji High School holds 117th commencement ceremony
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Durant, favored Warriors shrug off parity talk
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VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Critical Race Theories: What are they all about?
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PRIME TIME: Butterflies and beauties at the SAC
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Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Public celebration at Big Bog
FISH TALES: Pam Johnson on Lake Winnie
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Warmer temps should lead to better bite
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: House sparrows and European starlings are hardy survivors
New upgrades at Norway Beach campgrounds
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
25 ways to slow down and enjoy the summer
POW! BAM! WHAM! How to put the ARRRRR back in America.
Bursack: Dad needs help taking care of Mom but he won't allow it
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Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
March 22, 2014
Stanley Crouch: Not everything goes better with Koch
When the Rev. Al Sharpton calls for a grand bargain to settle public-school problems in the interest of the school kids, some dismiss him as an unforgivable fraud and manipulator. They are more concerned with bringing him down than in giving serious consideration to the issues he...
March 22, 2014 - 1:25am
March 20, 2014
Byron York: Democrats don’t know which way to turn
When it comes to Obamacare, many Democrats take comfort in polls showing a small majority of voters, or at least a plurality, oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act. To them, that proves the Republicans’ do-away-with-it position is out of sync with voters as this November’s...
March 20, 2014 - 11:46pm
March 18, 2014
Collin Peterson will seek re-election
By Kyle Potter Forum News Service MOORHEAD, Minn. – U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson had a few things to take care of to prepare for his 13th campaign for Congress: pass a pilot’s physical and get his plane in tip-top shape to fly across northwestern Minnesota. After...
March 18, 2014 - 9:35am
March 15, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Dayton ponders politics in body cast
Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL —Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has had a lot of time to think in the past month. The 67-year-old governor is stuck at his official state residence in a body cast, recovering from hip surgery he underwent at Mayo Clinic just over a month ago....
March 15, 2014 - 11:34pm
March 12, 2014
Byron York: Christie avoids hard truths in speech to conservatives
Chris Christie began his much-awaited remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington recently with an anecdote that seemed to portend some tough talk for his fellow Republicans. In his early days as governor of New Jersey, Christie recalled, a looming...
March 12, 2014 - 11:40pm
March 10, 2014
Broadband bill advances in Senate committee
ST. PAUL -- A Senate committee unanimously voted to spend $100 million next year to boost rural high-speed Internet. The committee deals with rural issues, and is composed mostly of rural lawmakers. The bill could face opposition in its next stop, the Senate Finance Committee....
March 10, 2014 - 7:54pm
Minnesota statewide candidate leaves campaign after strip club reports
ST. PAUL -- A Republican Minnesota secretary of state candidate dropped out of the race Monday after blogs reported he visited strip clubs. Dennis Nguyen said his decision to quit the campaign was based on family, business and civic obligations. "My four young children...
March 10, 2014 - 3:23pm
Minnesota lawmaker apologizes for NBA tweet
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota lawmaker who issued a tweet many called racist has apologized. Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, posted a tweet Sunday night saying: "Let's be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/possible exception of...
March 10, 2014 - 1:44pm
March 8, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Democrats ramp up rural campaign
ST. PAUL —Minnesota House Democrats want voters to know that most rural residents should pay lower property taxes on their homes after actions they took. “We think it is good news for Minnesotans and Minnesota homeowners,” House Speaker Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, told a handful...
March 8, 2014 - 10:58pm
March 6, 2014
Jim Hightower: Ted Nugent falls off his rocker
Ted Nugent, the old rocker from the Seventies, is now just plain old. And off his rocker. A political novelty act for the far right and a front man for the National Rifle Association, Nugent regularly spews venomous, vulgar, race-laced, abusive hate speech about liberals, Democrats,...
March 6, 2014 - 11:36pm
March 3, 2014
Bill makes it harder to pass amendments
ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Senate committee Monday approved two similar bills to make it more difficult to send proposed constitutional amendments to the public. Current law requires a simple majority of legislators to approve a proposed amendment. The committee approved requiring...
March 3, 2014 - 7:08pm
Rally held against bullying at Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Hundreds of people rallied Monday in favor of a bill to require tougher anti-bullying policies in Minnesota schools. Many of those in the state Capitol rotunda also joined in pro-gay marriage rallies last year. The bill would define bullying and require each...
March 3, 2014 - 7:05pm
March 1, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Democrats express election concern
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Democrats are getting advice from some of their leaders: Don’t push for more spending and higher taxes. As Gov. Mark Dayton put it the other day, Democrats need to be satisfied with hot dogs and not hold out for sirloin steaks. Listen to Ken Martin and you...
March 1, 2014 - 10:41pm
February 28, 2014
Joe Gandelman: Race of the 2016 elephants begins
They’re off and running for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination — and as they run you can see the elephants’ different styles. Last year, after the GOP’s loss in the elections, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said: “We’ve got to stop being the stupid party. It’s...
February 28, 2014 - 11:03pm
UPDATED: Minnesota surplus up to $1.2 billion
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota and national economies are growing and so is a state budget surplus, but an agreement about what to do with the surplus appears not to be growing so fast. A report released this morning shows the state has a $1.2 billion surplus, $408 million more...
February 28, 2014 - 9:37am