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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
Woman, five children rescued from burning home
Goodman retirement celebration
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
October 2, 2013
Police make arrest in Grand Forks sex assault
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A 20-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night in connection with an apartment break-in that allegedly lead to robbery and sexual assault. Antonio Raheem Matthews, of Grand Forks, was arrested just before 10 p.m. Tuesday and charged with two counts of gross...
October 2, 2013 - 10:19am
September 14, 2013
Red Lake to commemorate treaty signing
RED LAKE -- The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe has established a tribal holiday to recognize the "Old Crossing Treaty Day." The tribal council recently voted to establish the holiday to commemorate the only treaty between the United States and the Red Lake Nation. On Oct. 2, 1863, the Pembina...
September 14, 2013 - 1:27pm
May 7, 2013
Summer flights added for Bemidji airport
Travelers to and from Bemidji will have more options this summer. SkyWest Airlines said Tuesday that it is adding additional weekend and...
May 7, 2013 - 11:38am
March 28, 2013
Food vendors to make pitch for new Vikings stadium
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will soon know if their new stadium can match the culinary experience at Target Field across town....
March 28, 2013 - 8:43am
March 6, 2013
Dayton envisions minimum wage between $9 and $9.50
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota legislators debate raising the state's minimum wage, Gov. Mark Dayton says he'd be comfortable with hiking the rate to $9 or $9.50 per hour. The Democratic governor said Wednesday that a minimum range in that territory is a "good target." The...
March 6, 2013 - 12:18pm
January 9, 2013
Work to start on US Pond Hockey tent, rinks
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The site of the eighth annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships is about to start taking shape in Minneapolis. Construction is scheduled to begin Wednesday on the giant warming tent and 26 rinks on Lake Nokomis. Work will continue through Saturday. The U.S. Pond...
January 9, 2013 - 8:36am
September 19, 2012
Burn restrictions set to start Sunday
By John Myers, Forum Communications Co. BEMIDJI – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is adding restrictions on campfires and other fires in northwestern and central portions of the state starting Sunday because of worsening drought. The DNR will ban camp-fires starting...
September 19, 2012 - 9:03pm
September 13, 2012
Rural counties struggle with poverty
By Tom Robertson, ,MPR News 91.3 FM BEMIDJI – When Alvin Clark needs a meal, he sometimes comes to the basement of the People’s Church, where...
September 13, 2012 - 11:47pm
September 7, 2012
Pappano joins Rabideau academy, learning center
CAMP RABIDEAU – Rabideau Conservation Academy and Learning Center welcomes new Americorps VISTA member Noah Pappano. Pappano, a resident of Maine, was sworn in as a member of the Initiative Foundation’s central Minnesota VISTA project on Aug. 3 and will be serving locally with...
September 7, 2012 - 7:10pm
Davita donates supplies to Cass Lake Bena Elementary
The Davita Dialysis Center in Cass Lake donated school supplies to the Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School. Employees and patients contributed towards...
September 7, 2012 - 6:43pm
Blane Klemek column: Wild rice is one of Minnesota’s great gifts
By Blane Klemek Twenty-three years ago I canoed the upper Mississippi River for the first time. It was early October on a glorious blue-sky day with brightly colored fall foliage everywhere throughout the adjacent forests. Numerous and nearly impenetrable stands of cattails often...
September 7, 2012 - 6:17pm
Fall begins to show its color
Pioneer and Wire Reports ST. PAUL – The leaves are just beginning to change color in Minnesota, including in the Northwoods. The state Department...
September 7, 2012 - 2:48am
August 31, 2012
Minnesotans fortunate to have four major biomes
I remember the first time I spent a few days in the beautiful bluff country of southeast Minnesota. It was about nine years ago. I was able to take a little time from business and explore some of the grandeur of this lovely part of the state by driving the countryside and visiting...
August 31, 2012 - 5:53pm
August 29, 2012
Fire danger mounts; Burn ban implemented as weather intensifies risk of fire
BEMIDJI – With temperatures in the high 80s and winds gusting at 12 mph Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down all burning permits in much of the Northwoods. “Our burning indices are in the extreme or very high categories so the likelihood of an escaped...
August 29, 2012 - 11:46pm
August 28, 2012
Helga Township: No charges, attorney affirms
HELGA TOWNSHIP – The Hubbard County attorney has reaffirmed his position that criminal charges are not being pursued against a former Helga Township board member. County Attorney Donovan Dearstyne sent a letter Aug. 22 to the Helga town board stating that his previous decision...
August 28, 2012 - 9:34pm