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Saturday night rain totals
This spring, lakes should see an earlier ice-off date than in the past
Planning commission passes hotel proposal, council is next
Firefighter battles PTSD
Pre-K teachers may lose business with Gov. Dayton's pre-school proposal
Big expectations for Laker softball
Chippewa Triathlon accepting registrants
Track teams fifth and sixth at Bemidji
Jernberg, Smith headed to USAG Regionals
DL wrestlers qualify for NYWA state tournament
Pushing the boundaries of her time
Turning back the pages
Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
Earnings limits apply to widow’s benefits
Friends & Neighbors
MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
Gas prices take big dip in Minnesota
Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
Good named partner at Pemberton Law
Crisis Center to hold annual banquet
MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Foundations have big impact
Needed: Crash course in open records
Letter: Some lake officials push back against ‘aggressive’ DNR stocking of muskie
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
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