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Man found dead under television at home
READER PHOTO: A winter view
Truck hits State Patrol car, injuring trooper, then drives off
Sculpture tour’s success in Stillwater prompts expansion for next year
Mall of America’s black Santa calls Minnesota ‘nice,’ despite naughty trolls
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Freshman Radke a 'sparkplug' for BSU women
GIRLS HOCKEY: Despite solid effort from 8th-grade goalie Kimble, BHS falls to GRG
COLLEGE HOCKEY: Defense still strong, but BSU men want more offense
BOY'S HOCKEY: Duluth East edges Bemidji, 2-1
WRESTLING: Bemidji falls to Perham, Thief River Falls
Cloyd Olaf Kilde
Bruce Robert Smith
Monica Louise Johnston
Ray O. Carpenter
PRIME TIME: From grieving a loss to celebrating a life
PRIME TIME: A fiery idea for a motion picture
PRIME TIME: Readers Theater volunteers bring performances to elementary schools
PRIME TIME: No pain, no strain, just gain at the Activity Center
PRIME TIME: ‘LAWKI,’ or Life As We Know It
After offending American Indians, Ralphie May backs Standing Rock
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Winter here, ice fishing will start soon
Where to fish when the lakes freeze: Numerous destinations within a few hours’ drive
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
PRIME TIME: Traveling through the landscapes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We deserve respectable representation in government
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Country deserves better from its president
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s restore integrity to election process
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Perseverance pays off
December 22, 2012
St. Paul pedestrian dies after being hit by van
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man who was crossing a street in a crosswalk has died after he was struck by a minivan. St. Paul police say 82-year-old Roger Charles Solheid was crossing the street Friday afternoon when he was struck by a van driven by a 63-year-old Richfield...
December 22, 2012 - 2:32pm
December 14, 2012
St. Paul man sentenced for gun negligence that injured son
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul father has been sentenced to probation for negligently storing a gun that was used to shoot and injure his 2-year-old son. The toddler was shot in the head after his 9-year-old brother found the loaded gun in a file cabinet in his parents' bedroom...
December 14, 2012 - 9:08am
November 27, 2012
Minn. man convicted of drug smuggling gets 21 yrs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man who pleaded guilty to helping coordinate an extensive drug-smuggling operation has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison. Jesus Mendoza pleaded guilty last year to charges of conspiring to distribute drugs and aiding money laundering....
November 27, 2012 - 7:33am
November 6, 2012
Officer: Driver who hit, killed teen in St. Paul tried to flee
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A police officer and the boyfriend of a teenage girl struck and killed in St. Paul say the accused driver tried to flee from the scene, but couldn't because his vehicle was so badly damaged. Fifty-one-year-old Carlos Colorado is charged in Ramsey County District...
November 6, 2012 - 9:00am
October 17, 2012
Ex-Minn. cop agrees to $665K over privacy claims
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former police officer who accused other officers of illegally accessing her driver's license information has reached tentative settlements with St. Paul and other cities worth $665,000. Anne Marie Rasmusson, who worked for Eden Prairie and St. Paul, claimed...
October 17, 2012 - 10:55am
October 16, 2012
Friends visit Janet Dickinson at Ordway after 'Billy Elliot'
Sylvia Hanson, front, of Bemidji and her two daughters, Mary Harkje, left, and Debbie Marshall, middle, waited outside the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul Saturday night to see Janet Dickenson after “Billy Elliot,” in which Dickinson had a leading role. Harkje,...
October 16, 2012 - 12:42am
October 15, 2012
Family: Woman slain in St. Paul received threats
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman who told family members she feared for her life was killed in an alley behind a St. Paul church, according to police and relatives. Relatives said Naressa Turner, an aspiring rapper, moved to Atlanta with her 3-year-old daughter this summer...
October 15, 2012 - 11:13am
October 9, 2012
Family joins 1979 BHS alum Janet Dickinson on national tour
BEMIDJI – When you check the website for the national tour of “Billy Elliot, the Musical” for the Ordway Theater in St. Paul this coming...
October 9, 2012 - 8:05am
September 26, 2012
Three people burned when fuel tank explodes
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Authorities say three people suffered burns Monday when a fuel tank exploded as a cutting torch was being used to dismantle a John Deere combine so it could be crushed. According to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office: William Litzau,...
September 26, 2012 - 9:19am
September 20, 2012
Judge says MSP airport neighbors deserve compensation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge has ruled property owners near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport deserve compensation for air traffic noise. The heirs of the 60-acre Kelley Farm in Bloomington sued the Metropolitan Airports Commission after a new runway was opened about a mile...
September 20, 2012 - 8:55am
September 6, 2012
Esteemed theater suspends plays, lays off staff
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of the nation's largest African-American professional theaters says it's suspending programming and laying off some staff as it deals with a revenue shortage. Penumbra Theatre, based in St. Paul, says it has "an immediate cash flow challenge," and will...
September 6, 2012 - 12:37pm
September 5, 2012
UPDATED: Officer accused of kicking suspect previously disciplined
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer shown in an online video kicking a suspect who was lying on a sidewalk last month had been disciplined for excessive use of force in 2006 when he worked for the St. Paul Park police department, according to police records. Jesse Zilge,...
September 5, 2012 - 12:34pm
August 30, 2012
1 reprimand for Minn. officer in brutality case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul police officer under investigation for possible brutality has just a single disciplinary action in his personnel file since joining the force in 2009. Jesse Zilge was given an oral reprimand for improper procedure. But police files made public Thursday...
August 30, 2012 - 3:51pm