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Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Cass County rollover injures 2
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
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
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
April 25, 2016
New U.S. military casualties: Vets sickened by base burn pits
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Melissa Gillett recalls the sickly sweet, nearly vomit-inducing smell during her runs around Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan,...
April 25, 2016 - 4:54pm
March 27, 2016
Scotty Allison: VA appeal process 101
Veterans, or their families, can file an appeal on any decision that the Veterans Administration (VA) makes for any reason. This includes disability...
March 27, 2016 - 12:31am
January 31, 2016
Scotty Allison: Update on proposed veterans home in the area
Gov. Mark Dayton recently released his 2016 Capital Budget recommendations. The proposed projects came to a total of $1.4 billion in general...
January 31, 2016 - 12:31am
January 8, 2016
Federal program aids local homeless Native American veterans: Leech Lake and White Earth Housing Authorities granted funding
CASS LAKE -- Homeless Native American veterans in Cass Lake and White Earth will be receiving help this winter to find housing. The Native American communities have been awarded $302,000 for permanent housing and support services for Native American veterans who are or are at risk...
January 8, 2016 - 8:23pm
December 20, 2015
Scotty Allison: Keep an eye on COLA in 2016
Veterans and their families receiving Veterans Administration benefits will see no increase in their payments in 2016. VA disability compensation,...
December 20, 2015 - 12:52am
December 4, 2015
A 2,552-mile swim of honor: Veteran completes his goal of swimming Mississippi River to honor those lost in war
BEMIDJI—At the southernmost finger of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River mingles with the Gulf of Mexico, Chris Ring finally caught...
December 4, 2015 - 5:43pm
October 18, 2015
Scotty Allison: Veterans Day a time to honor those who served
Veterans Day is right around the corner again. On Nov. 11, we honor all veterans who served in the Armed Forces. Each of us on that day should...
October 18, 2015 - 12:46am
September 30, 2015
New combat veterans support group to start
BEMIDJI -- Sanford Bemidji is now offering a new support group, Sound Off, for combat veterans. It will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday each month at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, Conference Room A, located immediately to the right through the hospital’s...
September 30, 2015 - 6:56pm
September 27, 2015
A voice for veterans: County Commissioner Joe Vene honored for years of serving veterans
BEMIDJI—Taking care of U.S. military veterans is a moral obligation for Joe Vene. A former member of the U.S. Army, the Beltrami County...
September 27, 2015 - 12:14am
August 30, 2015
Scotty Allison: More than 3,600 veterans call Beltrami County home
Recently, I have been getting ready to review the status of our county veterans with the Beltrami County commissioners. I think you’ll find...
August 30, 2015 - 12:52am
August 21, 2015
Vene to receive veterans award
BEMIDJI—Joe Vene of Bemidji is one of 25 Minnesota veterans who will receive the 2015 Veterans' Voices Award from the Minnesota Humanities...
August 21, 2015 - 5:47pm
July 19, 2015
Scotty Allison: VA pension, other programs, available to help
The Veterans Affairs department has two pension programs that may be of interest to veterans and their families. The first is the Veterans Pension...
July 19, 2015 - 12:22am
June 23, 2015
Deployed veterans meeting July 8
BEMIDJI -- All veterans who have been deployed are invited to attend a meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. July 8 in the service building classroom at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center, 1300 Anne Street. Services will be presented for veterans to connect with the Vet Center, whose mission is to...
June 23, 2015 - 7:51pm
June 9, 2015
VIDEO: Swimming for them, Navy veteran aims to swim from Mississippi River headwaters to Gulf of Mexico
BEMIDJI -- Chris Ring visited Sanford Health Neilson Place on Tuesday as his 2,552-mile swim from Itasca State Park to the Gulf of Mexico approaches...
June 9, 2015 - 7:05pm
June 7, 2015
Navy veteran aims to swim the Mississippi River
ITASCA STATE PARK, Minn. -- A swim from Itasca State Park to the Gulf of Mexico for one man began Saturday morning in the shallow waters...
June 7, 2015 - 12:15pm