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Smartphone app aims to connect hungry Minnesota kids with free meals
Brau family to be honored: Refurbished Willmar Senior High auditorium to be named for family of musicians
It's time to play! Willmar Destination Playground is officially open
Planning the Gala!
5 questions with ... Tom DePuydt, farmer/rancher, Saco, Mont.
ATV groups seek more in Beltrami forest plan
Polanco homers, Twins blank Indians
Lynx bounce back from 1st loss, drub Mystics
Taylor thinks Butler can get Timberwolves to the checkered flag
Butler acquisition send Wolves' ticket sales soaring
Sharon Roberta Villier
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Priscilla Jane Miller
Mabel B. Dahl
Roberta Jean Wind
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A legacy of Native American boxing
PATT RALL COLUMN: Life in the fast lane in Bemidji
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Staying cool in the good ol' days
PRIME TIME: Summer is hopping in and around the SAC
PRIME TIME: Blessed by a power outage
'Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery' opens Wednesday
Church Musicians recital by Beth Hendricks, Philip Hermann
Great American Story contest deadline approaches
A busy summer ahead for the BHS marching band
Robert "One-Man" Johnson to perform at Farm by the Lake
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Water temperatures stall in the area
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Gully'-gee, there's a lot of gulls out there
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Try prevention instead of treatment
FISH TALES: Jim Fleck on Upper Red Lake
Woods in the works: Newest state forest undergoing development in Cass County
Janice and Edward Beil
Ron and Carol Carpenter celebrate 50 years!
PRIME TIME: The lure of loud mufflers
Faith Conversations: Wife moving forward after sudden death ministry partner
Column: 4-H speaking inspires, prompts memories of grandfather
Why do squirrels strip tree bark?
What's causing all the tree troubles?
Bursack: Nursing home staff may not always foresee an approaching death
May 31, 2017
Legislature lays groundwork to sue Minnesota governor
PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is preparing to sue the governor.A legislative committee plans a Friday, June 2, meeting to consider hiring...
May 31, 2017 - 5:20pm
Q and A: What happened to Minnesota legislative budget?
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a $46 billion, two-year state budget into law, except for one item: funding for the state Legislature....
May 31, 2017 - 4:47pm
May 30, 2017
Dayton signs Minnesota budget, but not bill funding Legislature
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state government has a budget, other than for the Legislature. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Legislature's budget Tuesday,...
May 30, 2017 - 8:14pm
May 26, 2017
Local legislators find success in tax bill, transportation
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Legislature adjourned its special session in the early morning hours Friday, having passed the necessary bills to fund...
May 26, 2017 - 6:05pm
May 25, 2017
Biking trail dispute derails Minnesota Legislature's final budget work
ST. PAUL -- A gentle harmonica concert by Rep. Bob Loonan did not provide quite enough calm late Thursday, May 25, as a relatively minor issue...
May 25, 2017 - 9:12pm
May 23, 2017
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
April 28, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Peterson wants to stay in Congress; Nolan still thinking
ST. PAUL — Collin Peterson is running for U.S. House again, but Rick Nolan is waiting to decide whether to make a re-election or governor...
April 28, 2017 - 12:55pm
April 27, 2017
Trump tax plan met with shrug from investors, Republicans call it 'critical guidepost'
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump unveiled a one-page plan on Wednesday proposing deep U.S. tax cuts, many for businesses, that would make...
April 27, 2017 - 8:17am
April 23, 2017
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
To My Tax Guy: First off, thank you for doing my taxes. I realize you get paid to do them, but I think you do deserve a special "hardest worker"...
April 23, 2017 - 9:01am
April 15, 2017
Protesters to take to streets to demand Trump release tax returns
NEW YORK -- Tens of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across the United States and beyond on Saturday, April 15, to press...
April 15, 2017 - 10:43am
April 14, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Administration argues money during legislative break
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Capitol rotunda and hallways were nearly empty at times in recent days as lawmakers took an Easter-Passover break,...
April 14, 2017 - 1:46pm
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Take off automatic inflator for business taxes
Fair and balanced. No, this is not an editorial about a cable television network, which is itself making the news this week. Rather, we are talking about taxes. Specifically, property taxes and those paid by Minnesota businesses. In a recent visit to the Pioneer, Jim Pumarlo, director...
April 14, 2017 - 6:00am
April 3, 2017
3 Minnesota tax plans have $1 billion differential
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans have time to lobby state leaders about wildly varying tax cuts proposals. State senators on Monday, April 3, approved...
April 3, 2017 - 7:01pm
March 31, 2017
Transportation bills pass, starting the real Minnesota talks
ST. PAUL — Maybe the third time is a charm. That is the hope of Minnesotans who are tired of dodging potholes and daily fighting other...
March 31, 2017 - 4:50pm
March 22, 2017
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
ST. PAUL—There is no debate about a need to infuse money into Minnesota transportation projects, but plenty of division among the major...
March 22, 2017 - 5:38pm