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Sheriff warns residents to stay off Little Sand Lake
Entrepreneur for a Day: Fifth graders delve into how to start a business
ASTROBOB: Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters After 37 Years, Gets New Lease On Life
ATVs plunge through thin ice on Grace and Island lakes, one fatality
Woman dies after ATV goes through ice near Bemidji
Panthers sink Lakers to remain undefeated
Panthers pick up pace in 91-73 win over Frazee
EGF shuts out Panthers
Panthers drop pair of games on home ice
Snowy owls head south
Lillian Evelyn (McDougall) Ryther
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Basic Business Cents: How do you 'manufacture' good workers?
Vorhes wins legal services Advocacy Award
Coborn named Minnesota Housing Top Producing Loan Officer
Bemidji Burger Kings close after salmonella outbreak sickens at least 27
Trump-pardoned turkey raised in Douglas County
'Magical Medora Christmas' tour coming to Park Rapids
PRAHS drama club is performing 'a magical, musical fable'
Crookston siblings vying for HGTV home renovation show
Standing ovations for first woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA
Dreamcatcher lesson celebrates Native American heritage
Snowy owls head south
Northland Nature Journal: True 'snowbirds' have migrated to Minnesota
New northern pike fishing regulations in spring 2018
About Fishing: Venture onto early ice at your own risk
New law expands license requirement to wheelhouse shelters
Letter to Editor: Never venture onto ice without floatation system
Commentary: U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar writes about making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter to Editor: Winter and snowmobiles: Think snow!
Letter to Editor: Line 3 project will move forward and benefit Minnesotans
Letter to Editor: Place more importance on human family
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
September 23, 2017
A need in northwest Minnesota: Senate majority leader visits Bemidji to talk veterans home initiative
State Senate leadership met Wednesday with members of the Northwest Minnesota Veterans Home Task Force in Bemidji to discuss the project's status and what to expect in the next legislative session. The roundtable event was the latest in a nearly decade-long effort by local officials...
September 23, 2017 - 10:00am
August 13, 2017
Mix-up at Capitol grand opening party over booze breaks state law
ST. PAUL—With all the major details checked and double checked to celebrate the Minnesota Capitol's grand restoration, one little thing was overlooked: the booze. Specifically, the state law requiring all wines, beer and spirits at the Capitol celebration to be Minnesota-made....
August 13, 2017 - 11:40am
Enterprise editorial: LGA remains a top priority for Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities
The Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) is a nonpartisan advocacy organization representing 90 cities in Greater Minnesota. The coalition works to educate legislators about issues that most affect small cities like Park Rapids. On Tuesday, Elizabeth Wefel of the CGMC presented...
August 13, 2017 - 9:14am
July 26, 2017
State to provide funds to counties for election equipment
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon stopped in Hubbard County last week as he toured the state talking about the need to replace aging election...
July 26, 2017 - 9:07am
May 31, 2017
Commentary: Historic tax and transportation bills highlight 2017 legislative achievements
On Friday morning, the Minnesota House of Representatives and Senate concluded the special session, passing the final bills that comprise the 2018-2019 biennium budget. In all, the legislature passed seven bills during special session: Taxes, Transportation, State Government, Health...
May 31, 2017 - 1:16pm
2017 Legislature: Not much to brag about
Proclamations of great achievement started pumping out of St. Paul early last Tuesday, not long after the clock ran out on Minnesota's latest lawmaking session. "The 2017 legislative session will be one of the most productive in recent history," Minnesota Senate Republicans declared...
May 31, 2017 - 9:45am
May 25, 2017
Guest editorial: The budget and the damage done
When Minnesotans voted for the Legacy Amendment, we agreed to increase our own taxes to help ensure funding for the state's environmental and cultural legacy needs. At the time, I bet few of us likely thought those new taxes would eventually be used as a tool to patch our highways,...
May 25, 2017 - 10:01am
Editorial: Minnesota dysfunction has become the norm
Minnesota is once again mired in partisan dysfunction in St. Paul. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, and Republican leaders who control both chambers of the legislature are far apart in their budget proposals, a troublesome stalemate as the session nears completion. The governor and legislators...
May 25, 2017 - 9:54am
May 3, 2017
Guest Editorial: Don't let lawmakers gut Minnesota's Legacy Amendment
In 2008, nearly 60 percent of Minnesotans who voted supported the Legacy Amendment. The measure raised taxes to support the state's outdoor and cultural heritage. Since then, support for the amendment actually has grown. Some 75 percent of Minnesotans support the amendment today,...
May 3, 2017 - 6:59pm
March 4, 2017
Editorial: Minnesota's Sunday liquor sale vote inspires
By voting to allow liquor sales on Sunday, the Minnesota Legislature is reminding Americans of why our country remains a superpower and a destination for immigrants from around the world. Wait a minute. Sunday liquor sales means all that? Really? You bet. But read the first sentence...
March 4, 2017 - 1:56pm
February 22, 2017
Commentary: Proposed bill transfers Legacy funds to road, bridges, clean water projects
In 2008, a constitutional amendment was placed on the ballot to be vote on by Minnesotans. The text of the measure as it appeared on the ballot read as follows: This was known as the Legacy Amendment, and it was passed by Minnesotans in 2008. The current total funding for Legacy projects...
February 22, 2017 - 10:47am
January 29, 2017
Northern Minnesota legislators introduce 'Stand Your Ground' bill
BRAINERD, Minn.—Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature recently introduced a "Stand Your Ground" bill that would make it easier for gun owners to legally kill someone in self-defense. Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, introduced Senate File 292 in the Senate, but the original...
January 29, 2017 - 11:33am
December 11, 2016
Guest editorial: Tax, bonding, health care need special session
As the GOP's legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton discuss a December special session, the debate seems to center around whether a special session will provide a political advantage to one party or the other or whether legislators and the governor should do their job and complete...
December 11, 2016 - 8:45am
Utke defeats Skoe in Senate District 2 race
Republican candidate Paul Utke said it was a "boots on the ground campaign" that helped lead him to a win over Sen. Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook,...
November 11, 2016 - 8:25am
November 10, 2016
Commentary: Keeping our promises to veterans
Each year on Veterans Day, I think about the military men and women I had the honor to meet when I took part in several overseas USO tours before I became a U.S. Senator. Those tours not only gave me the chance to help entertain our troops stationed in places like Iraq, Kuwait and...
November 10, 2016 - 3:06pm