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West Fargo Public Schools named to AP District Honor Roll
Bethany's Hestdalen receives certification
Richardson to Chair ALDE Task Force
Bell State Bank & Trust announces video contest winners
Clinic Chiropractic to hold toy drive
Laney’s opens doors to marrow registry
Insight from the West Fargo PD: School access in controlled
A grateful thank you to the Fargo Walmart
Letter: Thank you to local papers for support
Omdahl: Frying the bigger fish in property tax reform
Superintendent: Business community supports and demands increased skills
The Packer Weekly: Teacher salaries ranked near top of state
Library News (Dec. 18)
Hart named Community High student of month
Schmidt performs in St. Olaf Christmas Festival
Nursery News (Dec. 18)
Packers lose two games on the ice
Bowling scores (Dec. 18)
Wrestlers roll through Seroma Tourney
Girls hockey tops North, South-Davies
Girls basketball starts season 2-0
Flight Lines: To feed or not to feed the birds
Flight lines: Change the land, change the inhabitants
Eating Well: Slow cooking so simple, so good
Plentiful holiday plants available for gifts, enjoyment
Eating Well: Hot drinks warm up cold, winter days
Eating Well: Bring on the desserts this holiday season
Eastward Autumn road trip rich with fall colors
home & garden
August 28, 2012
Minnesota State Fair: Visitors take a break to thank military
FALCON HEIGHTS – Fair-goers stopped chomping their pronto pups, union members paused their chats with visitors and people left exhibits and food booths. They took a few minutes away from the fun and games of the Minnesota State Fair Tuesday to honor military personnel as they paraded...
August 28, 2012 - 8:06pm
Minn. seeks ok to change Medicaid health plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for federal permission to make changes to Minnesota's Medicaid program to save as much as $151 million over five years. The Democratic governor formally asked the U.S. Health and Human Services Department for a waiver from current...
August 28, 2012 - 4:39pm
August 27, 2012
Both sides of marriage amendment debate court Latino voters
By Sasha Aslanian, MPR News 91.3 FM MINNEAPOLIS — Every Sunday, hundreds of people gather for the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in south Minneapolis, one of two the church holds in Spanish. A new part of the service is a marriage prayer distributed in December by...
August 27, 2012 - 11:58pm
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
What drives MPCA violations? In an announcement last week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency levied penalties against the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Northstar Materials Inc., a Bemidji-based contractor, for construction stormwater violations in Koochiching County....
opinion / editorials
August 27, 2012 - 11:53pm
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 25, 2012
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 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
Voyageurs considers campsite reservation system
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Officials at Voyageurs National Park are holding public discussions on whether to launch a campsite reservation system and start charging fees for overnight stays. Park officials have scheduled a series of public meetings on the plan for next month,...
news / outdoors
August 24, 2012 - 12:04pm
August 23, 2012
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
State Supreme Court to review rental property inspection case
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will review a lawsuit against the city of Red Wing regarding its rental inspection code. The Institute for Justice, a law firm representing nine landlords and two tenants challenging the city’s code, filed a petition...
August 23, 2012 - 9:24am
Special session called; Bemidji area would get help for wind storm damage
By Don Davis Forum Communications ST. PAUL — State leaders will meet Friday vote to approve disaster relief to aid recovery from Minnesota’s June and July storms. Minnesota legislators will return to St. Paul to approve an expected $168 million in disaster relief for floods and...
August 23, 2012 - 1:08am
August 22, 2012
Dayton, lawmakers agree to Friday disaster session
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators will return to St. Paul on Friday to approve $168 million in disaster relief for floods and other storm damage in June and July. An agreement Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders signed at 11:27 a.m. today allows no other action during the session,...
August 22, 2012 - 2:24pm
Augsburg College opposes gay marriage amendment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Augsburg College is publicly opposing the amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota's constitution. The announcement Tuesday makes the Minneapolis liberal arts school the first traditional university in the state to come out against the amendment. The Minneapolis-based...
August 22, 2012 - 10:56am
Biden not shy in attacking Republican ticket at campaign visit
By Don Davis Forum Communications MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Biden says differences between presidential candidates are bigger this year than ever, and while in Minnesota Tuesday he did not hesitate pointing them out. “This country faces one of the starkest choices in my memory,” the...
August 22, 2012 - 12:04am
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