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Gift drive all about homeless children
Packatahnas’ season starts Saturday
Honor roll (Dec. 4)
School menu (Dec. 4)
Legislative Report District 22: Legislation has huge impact on townships around state
Award of excellence for Cargill work
Area seniors focus of giving tree program
Slumberland donates beds, bedding
Cass County Electric hires two, four accept new positions
New auto dealership cleared for Eagle Run
Insight from the West Fargo PD: Daytime burglaries hit West Fargo homes
Omdahl: Food Stamp critics deserve responses
Huber: When winter hits, how quickly we forget
Candy collection for troops huge success
Omdahl: Checking out the quirks of seniors
The Packer Weekly: West Fargo helps ease pain in Philippines
Benefit for Don Metzger set for Dec. 12
Holy Cross presents Holiday Craft Fair
Monsanto volunteers help combat hunger
Nursery News (Dec. 4)
Boys hockey team earns season's first win
Bowling (Dec. 4)
Packer girls trounce Firebirds, Midgets
Wrestling wins big in first match
With plenty of size, chemistry, Packer girls look to build on past success
Flight lines: Change the land, change the inhabitants
Shellfish-eating duck somewhat rare in North Dakota
Eating Well: Bring on the desserts this holiday season
Eastward Autumn road trip rich with fall colors
home & garden
May 22, 2013
Expansion blueprint proceeding for city hall, police department complex
Plans for a new West Fargo Police Department and City Hall complex seem to be falling in line with expectations. Julie Rokke, representing the architectural firm YHR Partners, was on hand at Monday nights West Fargo City Commission meeting to provide a preview of the early design...
May 22, 2013 - 8:23am
November 7, 2012
Searching for responsive government
Measures are initiated for the ballot when the supporters feel the Legislature will not give their case a fair hearing or the Legislature has already turned a deaf ear to their message. Deaf ears was the case when the North Dakota natural resource organizations initiated a constitutional...
November 7, 2012 - 12:00am
September 5, 2012
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
Beltrami County Board: Pilings are a concern for boaters
BEMIDJI — Many boaters who have navigated on the Mississippi River between Lake Irving and Lake Bemidji know of the hazardous pilings that stick up from the bottom, but for those who don’t, taking the wrong path could be a costly mistake. “I have hit them many times, and the...
news / local
September 5, 2012 - 12:56am
Bemidji City Council: Calendar parking to go into effect for more streets
BEMIDJI – The city council voted Tuesday to enforce calendar parking on more city streets. Once the restrictions go into effect, they’ll be enforced from midnight to 6 a.m. on one side of the street depending on the day. The added streets include large stretches of Nymore and...
news / local
September 5, 2012 - 12:55am
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
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
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 30, 2012
Minn. panel may hold up state employee contracts
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative panel may put new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees on hold at a hearing on Thursday. The Subcommittee on Employee Relations is scheduled to vote on the two-year contracts for the two largest state employee unions....
August 30, 2012 - 9:19am
August 29, 2012
Tom Purcell: Imagine being the only boy at an all-girls’ school
The Daily Beast article brought back several painful memories of my experience as the only boy at an all girls school. According to the article, a public middle school in West Virginia is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for separating boys and girls into single-sex...
opinion / commentary
August 29, 2012 - 11:10pm
August 27, 2012
Phil Kerpen: Congress has real work to do
When Congress returns to Washington in September, it needs to do more than hold a few political posturing votes before going home to campaign. Even if a continuing resolution to fund government is passed as expected, there are still serious unresolved issues that should not be left...
opinion / commentary
August 27, 2012 - 11:47pm
Court says Ritchie overstepped his authority
ST. PAUL -- Legislators have the duty to write ballot titles for proposed constitutional amendments, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today, eliminating those that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie rewrote earlier this year. The court also ruled that a proposal to require Minnesota...
August 27, 2012 - 2:48pm
August 24, 2012
UPDATED: Disaster aid approved; Gauthier's conduct not addressed
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature overwhelmingly today approved $180 million for communities damaged by summer floods and wind storms. The House voted 125-3 for the measure, with the Senate following 60-7. The entire special session took less than two hours, and an expected House...
August 24, 2012 - 12:29pm
Dayton requesting $42 million for health exchange
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is asking the federal government for additional money to develop Minnesota's health insurance exchange required under President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Republican lawmakers have criticized Dayton's push forward with the exchange and stayed...
August 24, 2012 - 12:05pm