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Mother of two children who died in southeastern Minnesota crash had died in crash 2 years ago
Bear refuses to leave University Park tree
Charges dismissed against LaRose in Cass Lake shooting case
Great River Rescue offers special adoption discount for cats
Crime report for July 13 - 15
Carson Wentz gets married
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Mason bees are the busy builders
Fernando Rodney works early, then flies to Miami to become U.S. citizen
Sun cruise past Lynx with balanced attack
Twins top Rays thanks to Dozier's walk-off grand slam
Charisse Nicole St. John
Charles "Chas" Osmundson
Robert Roy Paine
Larry C Bahls
Commentary: It's gardening quiz time!
Tree emerging from silo found place in sun
Medical diagnosis is vital to determine steps for dementia care
One pan egg bake: only fresh ingredients needed
Commentary: Cognitively impaired older drivers add another threat for road users
Moondance Jam starts rocking Wednesday in Walker
Art in the Park returns July 21-22
Arts and Entertainment briefs, July 13
He quit a State Department job to play video games. Now he's a star in NBA's 2K League.
The 'Downton Abbey' movie is happening: Here's what we know so far
Heck Epic next in gravel road bike series
Duluth Traverse trail nearing completion
Wet streak could adversely affect pheasants
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Time to target some muskies
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Not all gloom and doom for musical bobolinks
ERP Iron Ore could lose Minnesota mineral leases
Giant pork surplus awaits Americans as trade wars risk exports
Canada's biggest clothing store pulls Ivanka Trump's brand from its shelves
EPA released proposed biofuels volumes in RFS with mixed industry reaction
Commentary: 'Tarrifying' future for U.S. soy? Don't expect Chinese protests over food costs
Place a Business Announcement
John "Jack " St. Martin
Gary and Eunice Pederson
Leslie and Janice Schippers
Pete and Sandy
Commentary: The subtle deception we all face
SUPPORT WITHIN REACH: Keep message simple and age appropriate
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: How does your garden grow?
Commentary: Summer 'movecation' is no holiday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Freedoms of democracy end when there is no free press
March 29, 2018
Minn. House Republicans want $50M for school security, mental health
ST. PAUL—Minnesota House Republicans want to spend $50 million to help make schools safer from violence. The plan, announced Thursday,...
March 29, 2018 - 6:53pm
March 27, 2018
Dayton pushes for permanent pre-k funding bump
ST. PAUL—Governor Mark Dayton is pushing Minnesota legislators to solidify a pre-kindergarten funding increase. Included in Dayton's supplemental...
March 27, 2018 - 9:18pm
March 8, 2018
UMN wants another $10M to freeze in-state tuition
ST. PAUL—The University of Minnesota will ask the Legislature for an extra $10 million to finance a tuition freeze next year for Minnesota residents at all of its campuses. The two-year budget lawmakers adopted last year awarded the university $658.7 million in base funding...
March 8, 2018 - 6:15pm
January 30, 2018
Strained for mental health services, counties push for more state money
BEMIDJI -- Under the strain of a mental health care system that needs more beds and other capacity, county officials want state lawmakers to...
January 30, 2018 - 1:18pm
January 25, 2018
Community health centers at risk of layoffs, closing without federal funding
DULUTH—Some of Minnesota's community health centers will start making cuts in early February if Congress hasn't resolved federal funding...
January 25, 2018 - 5:19pm
January 23, 2018
Schumer has rescinded offer to Trump on border wall funding
WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat has withdrawn an offer that would allow President Donald Trump to fulfill a signature campaign pledge:...
January 23, 2018 - 1:33pm
April 30, 2017
Congressional talks yield deal to fund government through September
WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government funded through the end of the current fiscal year on Sept. 30, a senior congressional aide said on Sunda, April 30. The House of Representatives...
April 30, 2017 - 9:17pm
April 19, 2017
'Everything is learning': Minnesota districts with free pre-K say its boon for kids, parents
ADA, Minn. — Fresh off a post-lunch nap, the 4- and 5-year-olds in Dawn Tinjum's pre-kindergarten class at Ada-Borup Elementary School...
April 19, 2017 - 7:42pm
January 1, 2017
COMMENTARY: State budget holds keys to college success
This Tuesday's start to the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature has me thinking not about the state budget or prospects for bond funding, but about the nearly 6,000 students at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. Don't misunderstand me. The budget that...
January 1, 2017 - 12:15am
June 6, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Tax cuts, public works funding futures dark
ST. PAUL -- Legislation that could give tax breaks to a majority of Minnesotans appeared to be on a slow-motion slide to its death Monday, perhaps...
June 6, 2016 - 3:48pm
April 18, 2016
Rita Albrecht: It's time for Legislature to deliver on transportation
In northern Minnesota, the birds are singing, the ice is thinning and the trees are starting to bud. Spring is arriving as expected. Unfortunately, in St. Paul, the expected is also happening: the Legislature is locked in its annual argument over how to fund our state's transportation...
April 18, 2016 - 4:23pm
April 12, 2016
EDUCATION: School district talks program cuts, staffing changes
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji school district has money problems that will require staff and program reductions over the next few years, district officials said Monday. The special meeting of the School Board focused primarily on the district's financial standing—namely a stubborn...
April 12, 2016 - 11:11am
April 20, 2015
EDUCATION: Pre-K program spared in School District reductions
BEMIDJI -- As debate continues at the State Capitol over funding for early-childhood education, the Bemidji School Board itself considered whether to continue its decades-long, pre-kindergarten program, K-1. The School Board on Monday approved more than $1.6 million in program...
April 20, 2015 - 10:57pm
February 12, 2015
Bob Lord: A tax cut for tax cheats
If the most frequently dialed federal agency in America can’t even answer two-thirds of the millions of phone calls it gets, should the government cut its budget? Congress thinks so. That agency is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). And lawmakers have hacked at its budget yet...
February 12, 2015 - 12:02am
May 21, 2013
Bemidji to receive more LGA next year
BEMIDJI —City councilors agree that having more Local Government Aid dollars flow from the state to Bemidji is a good thing. But how it...
May 21, 2013 - 6:00pm