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What is rape?: BSU hosts talk during 'Safe Spring Break' week
‘He stole our hearts’: Benefit for Junior is Sunday in Cass Lake
Hubbard finalizes deal to buy 16 Minnesota radio stations
Annual coat, winter apparel distribution Monday
N.D. troopers find 136 pounds of pot, arrest two from California
Bring on the champs: Bemidji takes on two-time defending champion Edina in Class AA quarterfinals
GIRLS BASKETBALL: STMA wins big, ends Bemidji’s season
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU's Scanlan named WCHA coach of the year
From 1986 to 2015: Bemidji heads to state tournament for first time in 29 years
PREP SPORTS: Warriors edge Fosston 54-52 to win Sub-Section 8A East title, Warriors one step from state
Marie B. Ward
Wayne Arthur Eller
Margaret Anna Krueger
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day on the Hill this week
John Eggers: How can you help all kids graduate?
Blane Klemek: The European starling a species of bird that seems to be around everyday
Don't let negativity sink your boat
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Off The Record Blog: ‘Parks And Recreation’ Goes Out On A High Note
Art briefs - Sunday March 1
PIONEER PREVIEWS: Ensemble's concert harkens to spring
Pioneer Previews: Much to do as March approaches
Art briefs - Sunday Feb. 22
A hefty turnout for the Northland Fat Bike Rally (photo gallery)
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Anglers' attention turns to perch as season winds down
Peterson, Northland Tackle honored by Fishing Hall of Fame
Blane Klemek: Here one day and gone the next
DNR to fly elk surveys in northwest Minnesota
Joseph Cotto: Altruism no substitute for helping yourself
Joe Gandelman: Giuliani: America’s hack
Ron Paul: DHS: What is it good for?
Tina Dupuy: O’Reilly: The make believe war correspondent
Pioneer Editorial: The drought is over: Go Lumberjacks!
November 6, 2013
Minn. copper mine review delayed by shutdown
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A long-awaited updated environmental review of the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota has been delayed by last month's federal government shutdown. The review was to be released Nov. 22. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
news / region
November 6, 2013 - 3:58pm
October 1, 2013
White House rejects latest Republican offer to end shutdown
By Thomas Ferraro and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House rejected a Republican plan to reopen portions of the U.S. government on Tuesday as the first shutdown in 17 years closed landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and threw hundreds of thousands of federal...
news / region
October 1, 2013 - 1:16pm
Obamacare launch poised to reach millions despite shutdown drama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of Americans will learn on Tuesday what President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law actually means for them, as the administration opens new insurance marketplaces in 50 states despite the government shutdown. The launch marks a milestone...
October 1, 2013 - 12:12am
July 20, 2011
Special session ends; Gov. Dayton to sign budget bill this morning
ST. PAUL -- House Speaker Kurt Zellers hugged Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and the two called it a session early today after Minnesota legislators passed a budget spending $35.7 billion in the next two years. Once Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton signs the nine budget bills this morning,...
July 20, 2011 - 6:34am
July 19, 2011
Special legislative session to begin at 3 p.m. today
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature begins voting on budget bill this afternoon, setting up the end to the state's longest government shutdown. Late this morning, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a proclamation calling lawmakers back into special session to pass the state budget. "We worked...
July 19, 2011 - 11:20am
State Capitol reopens as signs point to end of shutdown
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Capitol doors swung open to the public this morning for the first time since June 30, one of several signs that a state government shutdown could be nearing an end. An even stronger sign was that three of the nine budget bills have been approved by Gov....
July 19, 2011 - 10:00am
July 17, 2011
Closed State Capitol, closed meetings, but no closed budget deal
ST. PAUL -- Details of Minnesota's next budget slowly took shape Sunday behind closed doors in a state Capitol closed to the public, but a state government shutdown will not end as early as state leaders hoped. A planned Monday special legislative session to pass a budget is out...
July 17, 2011 - 8:44pm
July 1, 2011
More than 20,000 state workers off the job today as shutdown begins
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans woke up to fog along Lake Superior and sweltering heat in the south. Many headed out for a four-day holiday weekend while others just headed to work. But more than 20,000 state workers are off the job, laid off by the state's worst-ever government shutdown,...
July 1, 2011 - 10:17am
June 30, 2011
UPDATED: The $34 billion question: Deal or no deal?
June 30, 2011 - 2:18am
June 29, 2011
Everyone will be affected
With the shutdown of Minnesota's government becoming more likely by the hour area residents and visitors who plan to enjoy the state's natural resources need to plan ahead. "We're still hoping for a settlement before July 1 but if there is a shutdown (many outdoor pursuits) would...
outdoors / sports
June 29, 2011 - 12:00am