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Tim Hortons is building in Brainerd
Mayville, N.D., man sinks putt heard around the golf world at Ryder Cup
Historical society brings back cemetery walk
Bemidji man charged with arson
EDUCATION: Hess to receive leadership award from Minnesota Association of School Administrators
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: BSU women open regular season this weekend at Syracuse
GIRLS SOCCER: Lumberjacks cook Spuds in thrilling comeback
GIRLS TENNIS: Bemidji sweeps Moorhead, Fergus Falls in triangular
BOYS SOCCER: Bemidji blanks Crookston 6-0
Warriors going to Winter Park: Red Lake football gets donation from ESPN, will appear on Vikings' ‘Monday Night Football’ game
Ole "Buddie" Risland Sr.
Ray Charles Oothoudt
Donald "Booty" Bruce Raisch
Alfred L. Pearsall
Dorothy "Dot" Schocker
MASTER GARDENERS: What ate my potatoes?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
Tigirlily to open for Justin Moore at Sanford Center
Monday Movie Report: Oscars Foreign Language Category adds first contenders
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
DNR to sell 40 northern Minnesota land parcels
Lake Bemidji State Park youth, muzzleloader hunts
Rock-solid restoration: New Knutson Dam near Pennington unveiled
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Cooling water temperatures pool the fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
MILESTONES: Cuperus-Howe engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a list of what Republicans believe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
September 27, 2016
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer as nearby states have similar odds
DULUTH, Minn. -- Minnesota drivers are slightly more likely to hit a deer on state roadways this year compared to last year, and Wisconsin drivers...
September 27, 2016 - 8:57pm
July 15, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Governor, leaders say they are near special session deal
ST. PAUL -- A special Minnesota legislative session to approve tax cuts, transportation projects and public works construction could happen in...
July 15, 2016 - 6:21pm
April 18, 2016
Rita Albrecht: It's time for Legislature to deliver on transportation
In northern Minnesota, the birds are singing, the ice is thinning and the trees are starting to bud. Spring is arriving as expected. Unfortunately, in St. Paul, the expected is also happening: the Legislature is locked in its annual argument over how to fund our state's transportation...
April 18, 2016 - 4:23pm
March 17, 2016
TRANSPORTATION: A better road to transportation funding. Lt. Gov., transportation commissioner hold regional meeting on transportation, say long-term approach is needed
BEMIDJI -- There’s a path -- or maybe better -- a road to solving Minnesota’s transportation funding problem, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith said Thursday...
March 17, 2016 - 8:44pm
February 18, 2016
Time to talk transportation: Statewide group, local leaders call on action from lawmakers on transportation funding
BEMIDJI—At the end of the 2015 Minnesota legislative session, the fact no long-term solution for transportation funding was achieved was top of mind for many lawmakers and local civic leaders. What's changed with a March 8 start for the 2016 session? Nothing. The group Transportation...
February 18, 2016 - 11:07pm
Expanding the Expressway: 2016 road project set to expand Highway 371 to four lanes from Nisswa to Jenkins; officials hope for future expansion
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation is preparing for a 2016 project that will expand a portion of Minnesota Highway 371 to...
December 18, 2015 - 10:15am
October 23, 2015
MNDOT Commissioner: Long-range transportation plan a must
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle spoke to Bemidji civic leaders Friday to discuss statewide infrastructure...
October 23, 2015 - 5:36pm
August 8, 2015
Driving through the decades: Family operates Cass Lake-area school bus business for more than 60 years
CASS LAKE—Before 1950, student transportation to the grades 1-8 Farris School was an informal arrangement. At one time, children were...
August 8, 2015 - 11:16pm
May 21, 2015
‘Duct tape’ doesn’t work for roads: Advocates push for long-term transportation funding from St. Paul
BEMIDJI -- That pickup truck with the over-sized roll of duct tape you saw driving through Bemidji on Thursday morning? No, it wasn’t a...
May 21, 2015 - 7:35pm
March 23, 2015
Republicans present $7 billion, 10-year transportation plan with no new taxes
ST. PAUL -- Legislative Republicans say they can fund all 607 Minnesota road and bridge projects Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton proposes, but without tax increases. Republicans this morning announced a $7 billion, 10-year plan that relies on money that Dayton would spend on other...
March 23, 2015 - 10:50am
March 16, 2015
Dayton kicks transportation tour into high gear (video)
BEMIDJI -- Gov. Mark Dayton stopped in Bemidji on Monday on the latest of his continuing trips around Minnesota, attempting to build support...
March 16, 2015 - 10:46pm
February 28, 2015
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Base transportation debate on solid data
Minnesota legislators have been asked by Gov. Dayton and various groups to support significant increases in the dedicated taxes used to fund our state's transportation system. We understand the need to invest in a safe, reliable, efficient and multimodal transportation system in...
February 28, 2015 - 12:57am
February 18, 2015
Bemidji, area projects included in Dayton transportation project list
BEMIDJI -- On Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton announced his 10-year, $6 billion transportation plan that included 607 projects to upgrade the state's roads and bridges, which includes several area projects. Dayton broke with a long-standing tradition that governors not release a list...
February 18, 2015 - 6:20pm
February 17, 2015
$6 billion would buy 607 road, bridge projects
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton produced 607 reasons why he thinks Minnesota should raise and spend $6 billion over 10 years to upgrade the state's...
February 17, 2015 - 8:38pm
January 26, 2015
Dayton seeks $11 billion for transportation
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to spend about $11 billion more in the next decade...
January 26, 2015 - 2:05pm