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Honor the Earth rallies at Enbridge offices; Group opposed to proposed Sandpiper pipeline
Plea hearing set for man charged in Red Lake stabbing
Capitol Christmas Tree to swing through Blackduck in Nov.
Blackduck hosts new community website
Fergus Falls police say woman who reported threats may have been hallucinating
Football: Bemidji opens season at home today against Grand Rapids
North Dakota hockey goalie changes name to honor mother, grandmother
Girls soccer: Goals by Holm, Wall lead BHS past Detroit Lakes
Volleyball: Bemidji improves to 2-0 with win over Detroit Lakes
Soccer: TrekNorth defeats Grand Rapids junior varsity 6-3
Wallace B. Reed
Sally Esther (Neadeau) May
Jon Bredal (formerly John Pederson)
June Lussier Redday Mendoza
Selecting hardy lilies for your garden
Thinking ahead: 2014 tasks to succeed in 2015
What's in Simon's backpack for school?
John Eggers: What teachers can learn from Robin Williams
Living life in the dirt
Roholts, Ralls to be honored as Friends of the Arts
Dylan to play Minneapolis in November
'Fargo' wins Emmy for TV miniseries
Pioneer Previews: Come to a concert in the Park
Country music duo Love and Theft to perform in Bemidji
Hunting: Minnesota waterfowl seasons open Sept. 27
Paul Nelson: Slower presentations are effective as summer turns to fall
Saturday Morning Forecast Discussion
Paul Nelson: Fish in Bemidji area lakes adjust to fall conditions
Blane Klemek: Nighthawks perfectly built for their lifestyle
Relay For Life raises $101,000
Conklin, McDonald attend CLV immersion program
Rick Jensen: What is Ferguson really about now?
Danny Tyree: Don’t take truck drivers for granted
Jim Hightower: Gov. Rick Perry hams it up
No need to encourage use of marijuana
Joe Gandelman: Angry that Obama’s golfing?
August 12, 2014
PRIMARY ELECTION: McFadden wins Republican U.S. Senate nod
ST. PAUL -- Well-financed Mike McFadden won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Tuesday's Minnesota primary election, and is set...
news / region
August 12, 2014 - 11:08pm
August 2, 2014
David Wise: Forcing the CIA to admit some ugly truths
George Tenet, who presided over the CIA when terrorist suspects were waterboarded and subjected to other forms of brutal “enhanced interrogation,” has set himself a near-impossible task. He is leading an effort to discredit an impending Senate committee report expected to lay...
opinion / commentary
August 2, 2014 - 10:44pm
July 9, 2014
Franken touts federal workforce bill: Says bipartisan legislation will help skills gap in Minnesota
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., on Wednesday showcased a bill intended to help narrow the job skills gap in Minnesota and nationwide that passed with bipartisan support the same day. In a phone interview, Franken noted the root law that the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity...
news / local
July 9, 2014 - 11:52pm
April 25, 2014
Medical marijuana Medical marijuana advanced by Minnesota Senate panel
By Christopher Snowbeck St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- A state Senate committee advanced a bill to legalize medical marijuana on a 7-3 vote Friday morning. The legislation next will be taken up by a rules committee in the Senate next week, said Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis....
news / region
April 25, 2014 - 12:34pm
April 9, 2014
Minnesota Senate OKs $209 million budget addition
ST. PAUL — Minnesota senators want to tack $209 million onto a $39 billion, two-year budget that state leaders enacted a year ago. They also want to see how North Dakota’s oil boom is affecting Minnesota. The Senate voted 37-27 Tuesday night to increase spending for many programs,...
April 9, 2014 - 12:12am
April 7, 2014
House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in 2016, with lower wages for small businesses, those undergoing training, teens and some foreign workers. The deal announced today includes...
news / region
April 7, 2014 - 1:21pm
March 11, 2014
Senate committee votes to suspend wolf hunt
ST. PAUL -- A bill that would suspend Minnesota’s wolf hunt was passed by a Senate committee Tuesday afternoon. The bill, passed by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, would put the hunt on hold “to study outcomes of the wolf hunt on the wolf population and to implement...
news / region
March 11, 2014 - 3:37pm
October 31, 2013
Ex-lawmaker files suit to stop Senate office building construction
Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- A former Minnesota House member who headed the public works committee is taking the state to court seeking to prevent construction of a new Senate office building. Former Rep. Jim Knoblach, R-St. Cloud, announced today that he is filing the...
news / region
October 31, 2013 - 11:17am
October 16, 2013
U.S. Senate backs debt crisis deal, House to vote next
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. The House...
October 16, 2013 - 8:59pm
October 15, 2013
U.S. Senators hopeful fiscal deal could pass Wednesday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. senators expressed hope that a bipartisan deal could emerge on Tuesday to end Washington's fiscal crisis even as Republicans in the House of Representatives said they were working on a separate plan. Even if Democrats and Republicans agree, it could...
October 15, 2013 - 7:10pm
May 21, 2013
Senate panel approves immigration bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over...
May 21, 2013 - 8:20pm