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Canada’s restrictions for border crossings are different
Five people vie for Bemidji city manager; interviews March 3
Seeds to bees to table: How local agriculture has changed
White Earth job fair to be held March 5
Writers conference set for summer in Bemidji
Four Laker individuals and three relays advance to 5A swimming finals
Laker girls awarded home court playoff game after season-finale win in Crosby
Huwe to wrestle for state heavyweight title
Bombers advance with win over NCW
Bellefeuille scores 1,000th point in final game
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
Turning back the pages
Learn more about Babe
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
Friends & Neighbors
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Honor local physicians on Doctor’s Day, March 30
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Letter: Congress should protect Minnesota’s waterways
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
Letter: Obama is a ‘proper’ Christian who loves America
Letter: Dayton’s infrastructure plan makes sense for MN
Letter: Obama’s ISIS strategy a ‘ghost in a snow storm’
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
Take a trip for early open water fishing
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
February 27, 2015
Lawmakers consider changes to state elections
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's elected officials are looking at election changes. On Thursday alone, lawmakers considered bills to change the primary election date, allowing 16-year-olds to preregister to vote and establishing a commission to redraw political district lines every 10 years. All...
February 27, 2015 - 5:35am
February 25, 2015
Bill would allow easier path to appoint county officials
ST. PAUL -- A few Minnesota counties annually seek legislative approval to turn elected offices into appointed ones. Now, a bill making its way through legislative committees would give county commissions and the public a new way to decide if the change makes sense for them. The...
February 25, 2015 - 10:08pm
Blue alert could help track down police attackers
ST. PAUL -- Legislation is moving ahead to establish a Minnesota alert system that would be activated when a law enforcement officer has been killed or seriously wounded. Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, said a so-called blue alert program would help find suspects quicker...
February 25, 2015 - 9:04pm
Paying for telemedicine required under Minnesota bill
ST. PAUL -- Forcing insurance companies to pay for telemedicine appointments could bring specialized health care to all parts of Minnesota, hospital officials and lawmakers say. While some health insurance policies already pay for telemedicine, the use of technology to allow a...
February 25, 2015 - 4:10pm
Lawmaker says water rules threaten mines
ST. PAUL -- Existing water quality standards threaten one of Minnesota's biggest industries, a state representative claims, and could force cities, industries and agriculture processing plants to spend millions. "The 10 standard will bring down our taconite industry," Rep. Carly...
February 25, 2015 - 5:20am
February 24, 2015
Summit participants: 53-year-old Cuba trade ban hurtful
ST. PAUL -- A "farmer" who plants seeds the same way for years and they do not grow, "you probably are not a farmer," Cargill Inc. Vice President Devry Boughner Vorwerk told a Monday summit on restoring relations with Cuba. That was her description about how the United States has...
February 24, 2015 - 8:12am
House passes first part of child abuse law changes
ST. PAUL -- The state House passed the first step of a child abuse prevention effort that began when a west-central Minnesota boy died after 15 reports that he was being mistreated. On a 130-0 Monday vote, the House approved legislation that would put into law the provision that...
February 24, 2015 - 8:07am
February 23, 2015
Thanks to rural influx, GOP legislators’ focus turns outstate
ST. PAUL -- If rural Minnesota lawmakers get their way this session, a lot more taxpayer dollars soon will start flowing out of the seven-county metro area and into the countryside. The new rural-dominated House Republican majority is putting outstate issues at the top of its agenda,...
February 23, 2015 - 5:05am
February 22, 2015
$18 million awarded for MN public housing
Minnesota Housing approved funding awards today to make urgent safety and energy conservation improvements to the state’s aging public housing stock. These funding awards are part of the record level of support for affordable housing approved by the Legislature and Governor Dayton...
February 22, 2015 - 5:15am
February 21, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Mother Jones says Dayton 'terrible' campaigner, but successful
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's Mark Dayton is a lousy campaigner, but Mother Jones magazine says he became a good governor. The headline on Patrick Caldwell's story proclaims Dayton is the "most successful governor in the country." But, Caldwell writes, "for a man who has won a competitive...
February 21, 2015 - 5:00am
February 19, 2015
House bill would ditch Minneosta cigarette tax increase
ST. PAUL -- A bill to eliminate the annual inflator on cigarette excise taxes drew support from store owners and tobacco interests in its first House committee hearing Wednesday — and opposition from public health groups who said higher cigarette taxes have reduced smoking in the...
February 19, 2015 - 8:34am
February 18, 2015
Eken authors bill for nonpartisan redistricting
Citing a need to de-politicize the legislative redistricting process as much as possible, Minnesota Senator Kent Eken has authored a proposed bill that would take the responsibility for redrawing district boundaries out of the hands of the State Legislature and create a special, nonpartisan...
February 18, 2015 - 11:15am
$6 billion would buy 607 road, bridge projects
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton produced 607 reasons why he thinks Minnesota should raise and spend $6 billion over 10 years to upgrade the state's roads and bridges. On Tuesday, he released a list of 607 projects across the state that he said would not be built if his proposal is...
February 18, 2015 - 9:01am
February 14, 2015
GOP needs to speak up before hitting the iceberg
Just like clockwork, Republican strategists and campaign advisors to unsuccessful campaigns who were actively involved in the 2014 elections, deciding how to spend millions of dollars, are on a post-election media tour to discuss what went wrong during the elections and why they should...
opinion / editorials
February 14, 2015 - 5:55am