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Elderly, disabled care top priorities for legislators
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
State denies Duluth's request on police body cameras
Winter Trails Day celebration planned
Meth use, winter cold led to Mahnomen men’s deaths
Eiter, Rislund receive Officials Distinguished Service Awards
Lakers pick up 10th win
Laker boys seventh at Brainerd
Ramstad-Skoyles runner-up at Brainerd
Laker gymnasts No. 1 in season's first state poll
Homemade crescent rolls
Jesus was Jewish
The importance of meeting enrollment deadlines
Social Security COLA became law in 1950
Local student gets MSUM scholarship
Friends & Neighbors
Samuelson named VP at Bell State Bank
Beware: Online flower scams claim locality
Smart tax moves to consider
RDO’s John Deere Equipment moves, grows
Tri-State to announce scholarship winners
In 'Wild,' scenery provides backdrop for life's journey
Oyster: It’s like Netflix for the bookworm
'Theory of Everything' is high on talent, low on story
Reviewing the best reads of 2014
Variety of events planned in area
‘Merry Christmas!’ I shouted
Letter: Farm groups, townships oppose Red River dam
Letter: DL basketball players rally around their 4-year-old fan
Legacy funds have not been idle
1 step forward, 2 steps back
Voyageurs National Park grows by 61 acres
Wolf ruling may have national impact
Court order puts Great Lakes wolves back on endangered species list
Stay safe when darkhouse spearing
Innovations have changed the ice fishing industry
From ski lessons to tubing fun, there’s lots for kids to do on the Mountain
New ski lodge is heart of Detroit Mountain Recreation Area
Making Detroit Mountain happen
Holiday Traditions 2014
Winter Laker Book 2014-15
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
June 6, 2013
Sanford to trim $10 million in top jobs; more systemwide posts to come to Fargo
FARGO - Sanford Health is buying out a dozen of the 50 administrators offered early retirements or reassignments under a restructuring plan estimated to save $10 million a year. At the same time, Sanford is planning to centralize management of system-wide functions, an initiative...
June 6, 2013 - 9:33am
May 14, 2013
Two eagles, locked in mid-air, plummet on to Duluth airport runway
DULUTH -- Two adult bald eagles made an unplanned landing on the tarmac at the Duluth International Airport on Sunday. The two birds had locked talons in mid-air and couldn’t get separated before they crashed to the concrete, said Randy Hanzal, a conservation officer with the...
May 14, 2013 - 10:07am
May 1, 2013
ATV safety class coming
Woods and Wheels ATV Club is hosting youth safety training on May 18. Did you know a person under the age of 18 must wear a helmet? How old must you be to legally ride trails? What kind of clothing is required to ride safely? A DNR online class is required, plus a classroom...
life / wave
May 1, 2013 - 10:29am
April 11, 2013
Duluth polar bear Berlin and new Kansas City mate 'REALLY friendly'
DULUTH, Minn. - This being a family newspaper, we want to put this sensitively: Biology is taking place in the polar bear exhibit of the Kansas City Zoo. And, perhaps, an addition. “We won’t know until November or December if a cub hits the ground,” said Peter Pruitt, director...
April 11, 2013 - 9:23am
April 6, 2013
Bemidji man seriously hurt in crash
WALKER, Minn. -- A Bemidji man was seriously injured Saturday when he lost control of his car on an icy two-lane highway near here and was broadsided by a vehicle traveling toward him, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Johnathan M. Fairbanks, 26, was northbound on State Highway...
April 6, 2013 - 7:20pm
March 30, 2013
Body found in crashed plane near Hawley
By Forum News ServiceHAWLEY, Minn. – A dead body has been found in a small airplane that crashed in a field in rural Clay County, Sheriff Bill Bergquist said. Investigators are working to determine if the wreckage was the small, single-engine airplane that went missing in flight...
March 30, 2013 - 11:03am
March 27, 2013
Sanford Health in talks to take over Twin Cities-based Fairview Health Services
FARGO – A possible merger between Sanford Health and Twin Cities-based Fairview Health Services faces scrutiny from the Minnesota attorney general. Attorney General Lori Swanson said she will hold hearings beginning April 7 to investigate what she characterized as a potential “takeover”...
March 27, 2013 - 8:05am
March 23, 2013
Man killed in bloody melee near Bemidji; two charged in death
By Justin Glawe, Forum News Service, INFORUM CASS LAKE, Minn. – A day of drinking alcohol to near-fatal excess ended in a bloody melee that left one man dead after a severe beating, police said. Leslie Headbird, 44, was beaten so badly Thursday night that police were unable to...
March 23, 2013 - 6:21pm
March 21, 2013
Hundreds lose jobs as PRACS Institute in Fargo shuts down
FARGO -- Hundreds of PRACS Institute employees here were laid off Wednesday when the company unexpectedly announced it was shutting down. Employees said they were notified that the company would shut down Wednesday afternoon. “(I am) kind of shocked, I am blown away. (We) heard...
March 21, 2013 - 11:13am
Minnesota gains 14,500 jobs in February -- Jobless rate steady at 5.5 percent
ST. PAUL - Minnesota employers added 14,500 jobs in February, bringing total jobs in the state to near the pre-recessionary peak five years ago, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). The February gains combined...
March 21, 2013 - 10:57am
March 18, 2013
Routine patrol on Lake Winnibigoshish nets Wisconsin anglers
A routine patrol by three conservation officers (CO) with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources netted three Wisconsin men nearly $3,300 in fines, restitution, and court costs for an overlimit of perch. CO’s Luke Belgard, Mike Fairbanks, and Jayson Hansen were working ice...
outdoors / DNR
March 18, 2013 - 6:14pm
Legislative notebook: Health insurance marketplace only needs Dayton signature
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators approved 39-28 a health insurance marketplace along party lines Monday, leaving only Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature as the final step. Dayton is expected to sign the measure that would give Minnesotans a mostly Web-based place to buy health insurance,...
March 18, 2013 - 5:56pm
North Dakota oil industry is thirsty -- 5.4 billion gallons of water used 2012
By Amy Dalrymple Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – The oil industry used at least 5.4 billion gallons of water in North Dakota in 2012, a record high and at least a 75 percent increase over 2011, according to preliminary figures from the State Water Commission. About 70 percent...
March 18, 2013 - 11:15am
Clinics in Frazee, Lake Park and other area cities closed due to weather
Two more Essentia Health clinics are closing due to the severe weather. The Essentia Health-Menahga Clinic will close at noon today. The Essentia Health-Walker Clinic will close at 2 p.m. today. Five other clinics are closed today as well: Essentia Health-Chokio Clinic Essentia...
March 18, 2013 - 10:53am
Interstate 94, Highway 10, Highway 210 close in west central Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol closed three highways at 11 p.m. Sunday due to heavy snow, high winds and low visibility. As of 10:30 a.m. Monday the highways remained closed, according to the MnDOT website.Highways closed include:Interstate...
March 18, 2013 - 10:35am