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MNsure promises improvement and looks into extending deadline
Police: Minnesota woman blamed someone else for spreading marijuana seeds
Man gets 10 years for sword stabbing
Master gardeners: December is for poinsettias
A SMART proposal
Love, Pekovic lead Wolves over Blazers
Vikings chuck Freeman audition in favor of competing with Cassel
Boys Basketball: Cihak goes off on Pats to pace DL to Mid-State win
Girls Hockey: West Fargo team snaps DL’s streak
Wrestling: Lakers score win over M/W
In the Zone
Canadian Pacific Holiday Train made its annual stop in DL Monday
Caught up in the gifts: Thankfulness, gratitude should last through Christmas, not just stop after Thanksgiving
Jessica Karley: Masala Chai provides delicious spin on familiar dessert
Howard Kossover: Social Security benefits did not originally include cost-of-living adjustment
Friends & Neighbors
It's official: Bull elk is a Minnesota record
Brad Laabs: New products help drive ice fishing industry
Blane Klemek: Minnesota’s resident wildlife tough it out through the winter
Don’t look past late season pheasants
Preliminary ‘13 deer harvest numbers released
Solid U.S. retail sales boost economic outlook
Audubon neighbors find perfect business match
Franken recognized for energy legislation
Cold snap to thank for drop in gas prices
Microsoft says Xbox One global sales top 2 million
Our Opinion: FDA acts to curb farm antibiotics
Lynn Hummel: Lessons on standing in line
Letter: Thank you for support, kindness, generocity
Letter: GOP ‘Wrecking Crew’ should leave the Pope alone
Our Opinion: Too cold to enjoy Christmas?
Lonestar’s holiday show is Friday at Shooting Star
Rock & Roll Christmas Spectacular tonight at Historic Holmes Theatre
Travis Tritt, 2 other acts added to WE Fest lineup
Danell Haspel: Ideas for holiday get-togethers at library
First Lutheran hosts holiday dinner
BISON TICKET AUCTION: Auction winner is John H at $150!!
September 3, 2012
Priest takes quiet stand against marriage amendment
by brandon stahl Forum Communications FLOODWOOD – Minnesota’s Catholic dioceses have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars in support...
news / region
September 3, 2012 - 9:33pm
August 31, 2012
Minnesotans fortunate to have four major biomes
I remember the first time I spent a few days in the beautiful bluff country of southeast Minnesota. It was about nine years ago. I was able to take a little time from business and explore some of the grandeur of this lovely part of the state by driving the countryside and visiting...
news / outdoors
August 31, 2012 - 5:53pm
Klobuchar, Bills hold nothing back in fiery debate
Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills shared broad smiles and agreed it was hot. But then the two U.S. Senate candidates took to a Minnesota State Fair...
August 31, 2012 - 7:27am
Elections: Property taxes remain top priority
BEMIDJI – November’s ballot will include a full plate of major political decisions for Minnesotans. Besides picking a president, voters will also be asked whether same-sex couples have the right to marry and whether citizens should be required to show ID to vote. That’s on...
news / local
August 31, 2012 - 2:04am
August 29, 2012
Plant, animal invasion bigger than many think
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – Rare is the Minnesotan who has not seen videos of fish leaping out of water and hitting boaters. Word has spread across the state in the last couple of years about the invading Asian carp seen in those videos and the damage they could cause native fish. But...
news / outdoors
August 29, 2012 - 11:50pm
August 26, 2012
Republican National Convention: Batchelder heads to Florida as national delegate
BEMIDJI – Bill Batchelder wants to put in a good word for his city this week as a delegate at the Republican National Convention, being held...
news / local
August 26, 2012 - 12:19am
August 25, 2012
Biden: ‘I’d trade it all’ to play football; Bills supports Romney at Minnesota State Fair
By Don Davis, Forum Communications ST. PAUL — Joe Biden is ready to give up his job. Well, only if he could become a high school football player....
August 25, 2012 - 11:47pm
Hancock deserves to go back to St. Paul
Recently I received a mailer discussing State Rep. Dave Hancock’s voting record from this past legislative session. Curiously, several things were left out. Rep. Hancock increased property tax relief by nearly $30 million for middle-class homeowners. He voted to shield a portion...
opinion / letters
August 25, 2012 - 11:36pm
August 23, 2012
Verizon expands 4G wireless network to Bemidji area
BEMIDJI – Verizon Wireless announced Thursday it expanded its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Bemidji, enabling customers in more areas of Minnesota to take advantage of the network, as of 7 p.m. today. The expanded 4G LTE coverage area in Bemidji includes: - North on U.S....
August 23, 2012 - 3:02pm
DOT, Bemidji contractor fined for stormwater work
BEMIDJI – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced Thursday that it penalized the Minnesota Department of Transportation and a Bemidji-based contractor for construction stormwater violations along 18 highway miles in Koochiching County. MnDOT, the state agency responsible...
news / local
August 23, 2012 - 2:52pm
August 21, 2012
Those who sin will face God’s judgment
I have read with interest the letters to the editor and the news stories concerning the debate concerning same-sex-marriage. Of special interest to me was the letter from Marjorie Andersen (Aug. 8). I am also surprised at the statements that many people do not know that there are...
opinion / letters
August 21, 2012 - 10:57pm
August 16, 2012
Disaster funds include individual, business aid
By Don Davis, Forum Communications ST. PAUL — Individuals and small businesses recovering from summer storms would share in a disaster recovery bill lawmakers are discussing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Minnesota’s request to help home and business owners,...
August 16, 2012 - 7:26pm
March 17, 2012
Thousands turn out in Grand Forks to thank Clinton for flood help
GRAND FORKS, N.D.
March 17, 2012 - 6:53pm
November 8, 2011
Minnesota DNR shakes up forestry department with transfers
The state's top two foresters were removed from their jobs last month in a major shakeup at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR...
November 8, 2011 - 10:02am
September 24, 2011
Third agency lowers state's bond rating
ST. PAUL - The country's third major credit-rating agency has downgraded Minnesota's bond rating, meaning that borrowing money for new construction and repair projects likely will cost state and local governments more. Minnesota Management and Budget on Friday announced Standard...
September 24, 2011 - 4:57pm