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Hubbard County home lost to fire; two found dead
N.D. ranked first in protecting kids from tobacco; Minn. is 12th
Crime & Accident Report
One of three teens pleads guilty in death of Willmar, Minn., grandmother
Duluth student who nearly froze to death may have sought shelter in garage
Love's return helps Timblerwolves win
Vikings place TE Rudolph on IR
Wild get just enough offense to beat Sharks
Ravens storm past Vikings in frantic finish
Frazee Wrestling Preview: Hornets reload for another run at title
In the Zone
Snowstorms of the past
Lake Park Audubon High School Honor Rolls
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Krumkake is a uniquely Norwegian delicacy
Friends & Neighbors
Mark Greenig: Shakespeare fly fishing reels — so many choices
Brad Laabs: Snow makes for sketchy ice conditions
Blane Klemek: Wildlife have their own winter survival techniques
Best start to winter rec season since 2010
12 lakes open to spearing
Twitter shares touch new high, sail past $52
Unemployment rate hits five-year low, eyes on the Fed
Old bar turns into new, cozy ‘Event 34’
Gas prices in MN dip faster than nation
Creative Mix hires new personal stylist
Eric Bergeson: Don’t be cruel, but that’s how we get our laughs
Jeers to poor winter drivers
Randy Wilson: Property tax hikes needed for cities to play catch-up
Our Opinion: Quit putting off that flu vaccine
Lynn Hummel: Imagination and a pile of junk
Pop singer Miley Cyrus named MTV's best artist of 2013
With children now grown, Garth Brooks says he will tour again
Holiday Train’s a-comin’: December 16 stop planned in Detroit Lakes
Danell Haspel: A Homemade Christmas
Terri Schlichenmeyer: ‘The Dogs of Christmas’ is a holiday treasure
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
September 5, 2012
Cowboys most valuable NFL team at $2.1 billion, Vikings' value jumps
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have become the first American sports franchise worth more than $2 billion, according to Forbes magazine. The NFL's most valuable team for the sixth consecutive year, the Cowboys saw their overall worth increase 14 percent to $2.1 billion. That's...
September 5, 2012 - 12:28pm
Tina Dupuy: Trickle-down economics is a pyramid scheme
A few years ago, I had a friend who didn’t want anyone to know she was going to therapy. Instead, she would announce at her place of business she was leaving to attend her Amway meeting. At one point I had to inform her, “You know that doesn’t make you look any less crazy, right?”...
opinion / commentary
September 5, 2012 - 1:16am
September 4, 2012
Minn. pays $1.9M in subsidies in legislative races
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic legislative candidates are getting more campaign subsidies this year, thanks in part to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to forego the subsidy two years ago. The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Tuesday it distributed $1.9...
September 4, 2012 - 3:37pm
Low interest equals savings for Minn. governments
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The nation's ongoing economic struggles have an upside for Minnesota cities, counties and school districts that have saved millions by refinancing debt at rock-bottom interest rates. There's no overall tally of statewide savings. But the city of St. Paul's...
September 4, 2012 - 11:14am
Drought among drains on Midwest economy
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey suggests that the continuing drought and lessening export demand for U.S. products are among the drains on the economy in nine Midwest and Plains. A report released Tuesday says August's Mid-America Business Conditions Index remained below growth...
September 4, 2012 - 8:48am
August 31, 2012
Paul Bunyan Communications sends out capital credit checks
BEMIDJI – Paul Bunyan Communications is returning more than $2.1 million to members through its 2012 Capital Credit return, the cooperative announced this week. Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative has mailed out capital credit checks representing 50 percent of 1999’s allocation...
news / local
August 31, 2012 - 10:07am
August 28, 2012
US home prices show consistent 12-month gains
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices are finally starting to increase consistently. A gauge of national home prices rose in June compared with the same month last year, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case Shiller index released Tuesday. The year-over-year increase was the...
August 28, 2012 - 4:40pm
August 24, 2012
IDEA Competition applications open Sept. 1
BEMIDJI — Sept. 1 marks the beginning of the fifth year of the IDEA Competition. In the past four years, nearly $250,000 has been awarded to Northwest Minnesota entrepreneurs. The purpose of the competition is to assist the most promising local entrepreneurs in the commercialization...
August 24, 2012 - 5:40pm
August 23, 2012
US new-home sales rise to match 2-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes in the United States rose 3.6 percent in July to match a two-year high reached in May, the latest sign of a steady recovery in the housing market. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new-home sales reached a seasonally adjusted annual...
August 23, 2012 - 11:26am
Analysis: New studies weigh college value and cost
Two new studies offer emphatic answers to much-discussed questions about higher education: Yes, a college degree is worth it, but yes, it’s the middle-class that’s getting particularly squeezed with student debt in the pursuit of one. Both studies make persuasive cases, though...
August 23, 2012 - 9:00am
Special session called; Bemidji area would get help for wind storm damage
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL — State leaders will meet Friday vote to approve disaster relief to aid recovery from Minnesota’s June and July storms. Minnesota legislators will return to St. Paul to approve an expected $168 million in disaster relief for floods and...
August 23, 2012 - 1:08am
August 22, 2012
Analysts project $1.1T federal deficit this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts are projecting a $1.1 trillion federal deficit for 2012, the fourth straight year the government's shortfall will exceed $1 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office also says it expects the economy to continue recovering at...
August 22, 2012 - 9:14am
August 21, 2012
For some college grads, food stamps are a lifeline
By Julie Siple, MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL – The number of food stamp recipients in Minnesota has soared in the economic downtown to more than 520,000, and on the rolls are a growing number of recent college graduates. Recent graduates remain the exception among food stamp recipients,...
August 21, 2012 - 11:45pm
Bemidji City Council: Upstream TV requests $40K, bumping cable fees for customers
BEMIDJI – The city’s public access television channel has requested the city’s help in expanding and improving its services. Mike Bredon, the executive director of Upstream TV, appeared before the Bemidji City Council Monday evening to request $20,000 in fees and $20,000 in...
news / local
August 21, 2012 - 11:24pm
August 16, 2012
Counties ask for financial assistance for storm damage
BEMIDJI — Beltrami, Cass and Itasca Counties, along with American Indian tribes in the area, have collaborated to deliver a resolution to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, asking for financial assistance for the $3.3 million in storm damage the counties accumulated this summer. Dayton...
news / region
August 16, 2012 - 9:02pm