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WHS grad, 35, killed in Pa. traffic crash
$45,000 worth of tools reported stolen at Cabela's site
Failing septics would be eligible for loans under Washington County plan
List of clergy accused of abuse includes one-time Guardian Angels associate priest
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East Ridge High School: Five Raptors make it official
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Woodbury boys basketball: Season tips off right for Royals
East Ridge girls hockey: Raptors rout rival Royals 9-2 at Bielenberg
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Woodbury soldier sends home holiday greetings
Fiddle me this: Woodbury man gets big surprise on 100th birthday (W/VIDEO)
WHS grad's film to be screened at Mall of America
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August 31, 2012
Woodbury resident wins $100,000 in lottery
Woodbury resident Patricia Mystrom has won $100,000 in the Lottery's Crossword Extra scratch game. Mystrom bought the winning ticket at SuperAmerica, located at 11 S. Century Ave. in Maplewood.
August 31, 2012 - 11:18am
Paul Bunyan Communications sends out capital credit checks
BEMIDJI – Paul Bunyan Communications is returning more than $2.1 million to members through its 2012 Capital Credit return, the cooperative announced this week. Paul Bunyan Telephone Cooperative has mailed out capital credit checks representing 50 percent of 1999’s allocation...
news / local
August 31, 2012 - 10:07am
August 28, 2012
US home prices show consistent 12-month gains
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices are finally starting to increase consistently. A gauge of national home prices rose in June compared with the same month last year, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case Shiller index released Tuesday. The year-over-year increase was the...
August 28, 2012 - 4:40pm
August 24, 2012
IDEA Competition applications open Sept. 1
BEMIDJI — Sept. 1 marks the beginning of the fifth year of the IDEA Competition. In the past four years, nearly $250,000 has been awarded to Northwest Minnesota entrepreneurs. The purpose of the competition is to assist the most promising local entrepreneurs in the commercialization...
August 24, 2012 - 5:40pm
August 23, 2012
US new-home sales rise to match 2-year high
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes in the United States rose 3.6 percent in July to match a two-year high reached in May, the latest sign of a steady recovery in the housing market. The Commerce Department said Thursday that new-home sales reached a seasonally adjusted annual...
August 23, 2012 - 11:26am
Analysis: New studies weigh college value and cost
Two new studies offer emphatic answers to much-discussed questions about higher education: Yes, a college degree is worth it, but yes, it’s the middle-class that’s getting particularly squeezed with student debt in the pursuit of one. Both studies make persuasive cases, though...
August 23, 2012 - 9:00am
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
Analysts project $1.1T federal deficit this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts are projecting a $1.1 trillion federal deficit for 2012, the fourth straight year the government's shortfall will exceed $1 trillion. The Congressional Budget Office also says it expects the economy to continue recovering at...
August 22, 2012 - 9:14am
August 21, 2012
For some college grads, food stamps are a lifeline
By Julie Siple, MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL – The number of food stamp recipients in Minnesota has soared in the economic downtown to more than 520,000, and on the rolls are a growing number of recent college graduates. Recent graduates remain the exception among food stamp recipients,...
August 21, 2012 - 11:45pm
Bemidji City Council: Upstream TV requests $40K, bumping cable fees for customers
BEMIDJI – The city’s public access television channel has requested the city’s help in expanding and improving its services. Mike Bredon, the executive director of Upstream TV, appeared before the Bemidji City Council Monday evening to request $20,000 in fees and $20,000 in...
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August 21, 2012 - 11:24pm
August 16, 2012
Counties ask for financial assistance for storm damage
BEMIDJI — Beltrami, Cass and Itasca Counties, along with American Indian tribes in the area, have collaborated to deliver a resolution to Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, asking for financial assistance for the $3.3 million in storm damage the counties accumulated this summer. Dayton...
news / region
August 16, 2012 - 9:02pm
After cutting police force, town weighs decision
By Tom Robertson, MPR News 91.3 FM FERTILE – More than 10 years ago, officials in this small northwestern Minnesota town did away with its police department. In another effort to save local tax money, officials decided in 2010 to drop the town’s contract with the Polk County sheriff’s...
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August 16, 2012 - 12:22am
August 15, 2012
Dayton asks federal government for storm loans
ST. PAUL – Gov. Mark Dayton wants the federal Small Business Administration to make low-interest loans available to repair homes and businesses and businesses damaged by storms and flooding in June. Meanwhile, state leaders are aiming for a special legislative session Aug. 24 to...
August 15, 2012 - 10:59pm
House members' VIP loans excluded from subpoena
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic committee chairman overrode his own subpoena three years ago in an investigation of former subprime mortgage...
August 15, 2012 - 9:32am
Online auction aims to help deliver food to needy
BEMIDJI – The non-profit agency North Country Food Bank will be holding an online auction to raise funds for a new distribution trailer. The auction, open to the public from Sept. 9-23, will feature an array of different items, ranging from jewelry to outdoor furniture. “Need...
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August 15, 2012 - 1:38am