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Rosenstein to stay in job for now and will meet Trump on Thursday
Trump calls sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh 'totally political,' vows to back him 'all the way'
Man arrested following discovery of buried body in Otter Tail County
Senate Judiciary panel's top Democrat calls for delay in Kavanaugh hearing after new allegation
An Illinois priest living legally in the U.S. for 14 years is being deported - over a single vote he shouldn't have cast
Lions top Patriots for Patricia's first win
Stricker starts strong to win Sanford International
Boos bombard Vikings in home loss to Bills
Vikings DE Weatherly gets first career start, first career sack
Vikings say short week, game vs. Rams best way to get past this debacle
Francine May "Bugo" Kingbird
Alberta Ruth Shingler
Margaret Louise Dewey
MaryAnn (Hough) Fairbanks
Should perennials be cut back in fall? It depends.
Berries of invasive species toxic to humans, how to cut back lilacs and more
Daughter's desire to remain employed conflicts with mom's needs
Red Wine Garden Tomato Sauce makes good use of abundant ingredient
Commentary: Conservation groups urge lawmakers to reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund
'We Sit' offers contemplative poems and paintings
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: The scoop on early film award season
Feeling proud from the top down: Project Naptural promotes embracing the beauty of black hair
Minnesota artists bringing back Yellowstone Trail markers
MercyMe to perform in Bemidji
PAUL NELSON FISHING: As fall arrives, fish are on the move
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Some thoughts on Ol' Ruff
'Fish Addictions TV' host adds touring walleye pro to his resume
Bemidji’s Anderson honored by Ducks Unlimited
Historic duck camp tradition lives on: Conservation easements will keep shoreline undeveloped to protect wild rice.
Grain companies seek extra storage as trade war continues
Balancing the variables of farming and ranching
Commentary: Stranded on I-94 with a load of cows
ND farmer: 'We're only spanking ourselves' with tariffs
Commentary: Why we're choking on Amazon cardboard
Place a Business Announcement
Daniel & Bonnie Grundmeier
Ray & Violet Suther
Brian & Debbie Solum
Ron and Becky Komulainen
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Who celebrates a rout?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Levy increase clarified
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Policy creates concerns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The Old Duck Hunter
Clam chowder prepared with river mussels?
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September 18, 2018
Senate passes massive defense, health spending bill, punts border wall fight
WASHINGTON - The Senate on Tuesday passed a short-term spending bill that would keep the government running through Dec. 7, aiming to avert a...
September 18, 2018 - 3:22pm
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