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Bookmobile brings library to rural communities across the region
Wells Fargo branch in Blackduck to close
North Country Snowmobile Club donates to Blue Ox Marathon
Coca-Cola, Lueken's team up to help Boys and Girls Club
PotlatchDeltic donates to Boys and Girls Club
COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY: Without Minnesota, North Dakota, NCAA field lacks some of college hockey's blue bloods
Harden, Rockets hold off Timberwolves
Park pulls away for Founders Cup win
Truex races to dominating victory at Fontana
NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: UMBC run ends, but other top seeds drop
Brian B. Eide
Darren Harvey Benais Sr.
Amy Lynn Dow
Steven Gray Premo
COMMENTARY: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Does character still count?
Hope for fighting deadly impatiens disease
An Irish "pi" for any day of the week
It turns out I am 'that' mom
Looking for artists to take on city hall: Granite Falls, Minn., looking to embed artist in city
Arts briefs, March 18
CBS tentatively sets March 25 for airing '60 Minutes' interview with Stormy Daniels
Publicist for Matt Damon squashes rumor saying he was moving to Australia because of Trump
'American Idol' contestant was 'uncomfortable,' but says Katy Perry's kiss wasn't harassment
St. Louis River muskies on the move
COMMENTARY: Killing a pike to 'save' the walleyes is poor logic
Rainy Lake guide Billy Dougherty to be inducted into Minnesota Fishing Hall of Fame
Outdoor report: March fishing heating up on Lake of the Woods
Elk surveys mailed to 8,500 homes as Fond du Lac Band effort inches toward reintroduction
Dennis & Joyce Sjoquist
Supporting Denny McNamara
We need Denny McNamara
A Personal Note From Denny
Shout out to our teachers
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Our real enemy is greed and hate
How little -- not big -- moments remind you about living
Staging your home not as easy as you think
What to look for on plant descriptions
March 8, 2018
Push begins for raising tobacco age limit to 21 in Minn.
ST. PAUL—A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to make it illegal to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under 21 in Minnesota. The current age is 18. The proposal by a group of House members would also cover nicotine products like e-cigarettes. Why would we...
March 8, 2018 - 7:03pm
June 11, 2015
E-cig poisonings of children under 5 on rise in Minnesota
Minnesota has seen a jump in the number of children poisoned by e-cigarettes and their liquid refillables, the Minnesota Department of Health said Wednesday.
June 11, 2015 - 10:35am
February 27, 2014
E-cigarette regulation bill begins to move in Legislature
ST. PAUL — Electronic cigarettes would not be available to youths under a bill the Minnesota House is considering, but a provision that would...
February 27, 2014 - 12:46am
November 30, 2013
Letter: County board needs to show strong leadership
Are e-cigarettes harmful or helpful? That is the question that faces the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners. They will vote on amending the current tobacco ordinance to include e-cigarettes. This is an important vote for the county but also for the whole state as Beltrami County...
November 30, 2013 - 1:22am
November 28, 2013
Store selling e-cigarettes to open in downtown Fargo
Dave Olson Forum News Service FARGO — A chain of stores that began selling electronic cigarettes in the Twin Cities in April is setting up a shop in downtown Fargo. Bill Boldenow said he plans to open his Infinite Vapor store at 68 Broadway by Friday, but if that doesn’t happen,...
November 28, 2013 - 11:46pm
November 20, 2013
Vaping debated, Beltrami County Board votes 3-2 to revise tobacco ordinances
BEMIDJI — Proponents and opponents of vaping from Bemidji, Big Lake, Bagley and Mankato were among the crowd that filled the commissioners...
November 20, 2013 - 1:06am
November 18, 2013
BEMIDJI CITY COUNCIL: E-cigs sales amendment passes 4-3
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council narrowly passed an amendment Monday that adds the sale of electronic cigarettes to its existing ordinance...
November 18, 2013 - 10:06pm
November 5, 2013
Beltrami County Board: County moving forward with vaping ban
BEMIDJI — Vaping in Beltrami County may be going up in smoke before it gets off the ground. Beltrami County commissioners reviewed two proposed changes involving tobacco licensing and smoke free public places at Tuesday’s board meeting. Beltrami County Attorney Tim Faver...
November 5, 2013 - 11:34pm
E-cigs issue sparks public debate: Amendment to require license for e-cigarettes sales, prohibit sales to minors
BEMIDJI — Townspeople filled City Hall Monday to speak on the issue of e-cigarettes facing the Bemidji City Council. They were participating...
November 5, 2013 - 12:35am
November 1, 2013
Need to take common-sense reasons to regulate e-cigarettes
There are common-sense reasons to regulate the use of e-cigarettes in our communities. One that stands out for me is the very same reason we no longer allow traditional smoking in public spaces — potentially hazardous chemicals that impact health. Currently, we do not know the...
November 1, 2013 - 12:05am
October 23, 2013
E-cigarette column used information disputed by other sources
In response to the commentary by the American Lung Association about e-cigarettes in Sunday’s paper, I realize the ingredients in these products need to be regulated to ensure FDA approved ingredients are used. The e-cig industry has been self-regulating itself to use such ingredients....
October 23, 2013 - 12:22am
October 21, 2013
Council scrutinizes e-cig sales
BEMIDJI — An expansion of the city’s ordinance regulating the sale of tobacco to include e-cigarettes had its first public trial...
October 21, 2013 - 10:37pm
October 19, 2013
Ross P. Lanzafame and Harold Wimmer: E-cigarettes need regulatory oversight
E-cigarette use among middle school children has doubled in just one year. Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that e-cigarette use also doubled among high school students in one year, and that 1 in 10 high school students have used an e-cigarette....
October 19, 2013 - 10:55pm
Darth vaper or flavor savior? Bemidji businessman fighting to keep vaping lounge
BEMIDJI — As autumn inches closer to winter and raindrops become snowflakes, it won’t be long before we can see our breath when we exhale...
October 19, 2013 - 12:23am
October 16, 2013
Beltrami County Commissioners tackle issue of e-cigarettes, seek comment from community
BEMIDJI — Vaping, it’s all the rage. Literally, people are outraged at the newest nicotine ingestion technique. Beltrami County commissioners will hear how ignited or vapid the public feels on the topic in the next few weeks. The board unanimously voted to initiate a three reading...
October 16, 2013 - 1:00am