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By Doug Belden / St. Paul Pioneer Press St. PAUL -- When state lawmakers rushed to approve $20 million in emergency heating aid in February, there was lots of talk about coming back to address the deeper structural issues that contributed to the severe propane shortage and consequent price spike. With two committee deadlines now come and gone, the bill that’s had the most hearings would protect consumers but would do little to avoid the shortages.
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We need to fix the federal Freedom of Information Act. Or more specifically, Congress needs to fix it. FOIA is a critical law for making sure the public has the ability to get copies of records the government might not want it to see. For more than four decades, reporters and others have used the FOIA to uncover evidence of government waste, fraud, abuse and illegality. And the act has been used to better understand how government policies are shaped — for good or ill, according to Amy Bennett, assistant director of OpenTheGov ernment.org. These are important times in the struggle for ope
CASS LAKE — Five people in a van — including four children — were injured Friday morning when the vehicle rear-ended a school bus south of Cass Lake, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. No injuries to the roughly 40 students on the bus or the bus driver were reported. The accident took place at about 7:30 a.m. Friday. According to the patrol, the bus, driven by William D.
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BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Seven-year-old Kaleisha Preston sat in her classroom proudly wearing a camouflage military-style hat, even though caps are typically disallowed in local elementary schools.
By Pat Miller/ Bemidji Tribune BEMIDJI — Come fall, Bemidji will host the Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener, but many area hunters wonder if there will be many deer for them and the weekend visitors to hunt.
Some sticker shock may have spooked Becker County officials from possibly sharing a jail with Clay County in the near future. Officials from both counties met last week to discuss the possibility of building and sharing a new jail.
Arvig cable subscribers could lose popular Viacom channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon and TV Land, if a contract dispute isn’t resolved by March 31.