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Bemidji’s Stittsworth Meats finds success using Facebook to say hello rather than delivering sales pitch
City, township await pivotal decision in annexation case
Shift to daylight saving time comes with a few risks
Getting on the online railroad: Northwest Minnesota officials try to help rural businesses use broadband better
Business Briefs for 03/08/2014
MEN'S HOCKEY: With 5-3 loss to Bowling Green, BSU's playoff hopes get more dire
WCHA FINAL FACE-OFF: North Dakota rides goalie to upset over No. 2 Wisconsin
Unconventional victory: Red Lake slows it down, tops Northern Freeze to return to state for first time since 2003
CURLING: Fenson, Pottinger advance to finals
National curling: Fenson topples Clark 7-4 in playoff opener
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Richard (Dick) Gene Morlan
Arts of the Anishinaabe: Exhibit opens at Watermark Art Center
OFF THE RECORD BLOG: ‘Fargo’ coming to the small screen; Bemidji will be representin’
Jake Owen to answer questions from readers
Arts Briefs for 03/02/2014
Concert with four hand piano set at First Lutheran
Fish house removal deadline approaching
Fishing: Annual kids' perch derby is Sunday
Paul Nelson: Late-ice patterns develop when snow, ice begin to melt
Blane Klemek: Sharpies are always looking sharp
Paul Nelson: Anglers should consider removing fish houses from area lakes
Letter: Doubt, concern about Kerry’s statement
Michael Reagan: Putin, petroleum and pantyhose
Tina Dupuy The new GOP frontrunner for 2016: Vladimir Putin
Diana West: We should be embarrassed by Bill Clinton
Will Durst: It’s not the hate, it’s the stupidity
Cathy Peck/Master Gardener: Gardening and your mental health when winter won’t end
Paul Ericsson: Keep up on winter reading as spring nears
John Eggers: Ensuring equal opportunity for all
Kelly Brevig: Taking the temperature: Our ‘hot’ culture promotes negative attitudes
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November 6, 2012
Beltrami County begins casting ballots as polls open
BEMIDJI - Election workers greeted a steady stream of voters early today at polling sites throughout the area, with several sites seeing large early turnouts. The first voter arrived about 6:25 a.m. at Northwest Technical College, the polling site for Ward 5., well in advance of the...
news / local
November 6, 2012 - 2:21pm
November 5, 2012
History shows Democrats can count on Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has historically been a place a Democratic presidential nominee could count on. Through presidential landslides and squeakers, the party's nominee has won the state in every presidential election since 1976. The Democratic streak is unmatched anywhere...
November 5, 2012 - 11:56am
Fla. remains tough sell to end for Obama, Romney
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney alike, seemingly resistant to arguments that play well in Ohio, Colorado and other states. For all the talk of Florida leaning...
November 5, 2012 - 11:54am
Both sides on marriage amendment push for votes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Those on both sides of the marriage amendment ballot question in Minnesota are pushing for votes with Election Day right around the corner. After a long, costly campaign, Minnesotans will finally vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended...
November 5, 2012 - 11:53am
Final debate shows Bills, Klobuchar far apart
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's U.S. Senate debate, if it did nothing else, showed the political distance between the two candidates. Republican challenger Kurt Bills added distance between his views and those of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar Sunday night in their last face-to-face meeting of the...
November 5, 2012 - 8:16am
November 3, 2012
Better off 4 years later? A mixed bag of answers
It's a staple of every presidential election, a single question that puts the incumbent's record on trial and asks American voters to be the jurors. "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Ronald Reagan asked in 1980 at the end of a televised debate. The answer was his...
November 3, 2012 - 4:53pm
Group plans "vote no" campaign stop Saturday in Bemidji
BEMIDJI - A group pushing to convince voters to vote against a constitutional amendment defining marriage plans to make a swing through Bemidji on Saturday afternoon. Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing will joined by faith and community leaders for the “Minnesota Votes No” statewide get-out-the-vote...
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November 3, 2012 - 1:39pm
At the end, Romney, Obama spar over voter revenge
MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama embarked Saturday on the final 72-hour haul of their long, grinding quest for victory, swatting at one another over what should motivate Americans to vote, which candidate they can...
November 3, 2012 - 1:23pm
November 2, 2012
Romney, Obama each get something in jobs report
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney each got new evidence to bolster his closing argument Friday from an economic report showing more job creation and an uptick in unemployment. With that final snapshot of the nation's economy before Election...
November 2, 2012 - 11:14am
November 1, 2012
Obama making up for lost time after storm hiatus
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in managing the federal response to the storm that battered the East Coast. The contours of the presidential race remain much the same, with Obama and Republican Mitt Romney locked in...
November 1, 2012 - 9:00am
October 31, 2012
Cravaack, Nolan reprise themes in last debate
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan reprised their disagreements on Medicare, jobs and the effectiveness...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 3:21pm
Obama tours storm damage, Romney mutes rhetoric
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama got an up-close look at the devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, forsaking partisan campaigning days before the close election in favor of a disaster tour guided by the Republican governor of New Jersey. Rival Mitt...
October 31, 2012 - 3:17pm
Brad Pitt donates $100K for gay marriage effort
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states. The nation's largest gay rights group announced Wednesday that Pitt agreed to match contributions from...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 11:46am
Candidate guilty of marijuana sales still in race
ST. CHARLES, Minn. (AP) — A mayoral candidate in Winona County admits his conviction for selling marijuana could "throw a few complications" into his campaign. Stephen Conlin says he's committed to his campaign for mayor of St. Charles. Conlin will be eligible to vote for himself...
news / region
October 31, 2012 - 11:45am
October 30, 2012
Clinton rallies Minneapolis Democrats to get out the vote
MINNEAPOLIS -- Former President Bill Clinton rallied the Democratic faithful today on behalf of President Barack Obama, and the campaign used events in Minneapolis and Duluth to snare volunteers for the last week of campaign season. “I think Barack Obama has taken good care of this...
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October 30, 2012 - 1:14pm