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New Holiday Convenience Store Moves Forward

A plan to rebuild the Holiday convenience store located near Lake Bemidji’s South Shore moved forward Thursday night by the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Commission. Holdiay Superstores Inc. submitted their proposed project to the commission, where their plan is to tear...

Minnesota State Park Campsites Still Available this Memorial Day Weekend

The DNR is urging those interested in campsites at Minnesota state parks to reserve a spot in advance – ideally, online, as we head into the first major holiday weekend of 2016. Parks that had at least a dozen campsites still available for the entire three-day weekend (as...
Posted On May. 25 2016

Possible Prince Heirs Refuse Testing

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) – Two people who claim to be related to deceased musician Prince have refused to take genetic tests. Brianna Nelson and Jeanine Halloran say Prince is their distant relative. According to Nelson, father Duane Nelson Sr. is Prince’s half-brother....

Fire Deaths Jump in Minnesota

SAINT PAUL- According to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, fire deaths in Minnesota have jumped to the highest since 2002. According to the release, 57 people died in fires last year in Minnesota. That is the highest number of fire fatalities since...

2016 Legislative Session Ends at Midnight without Compromise

SAINT PAUL- The 2016 legislative session failed to reach a compromise on two important issues regarding a transportation proposal and a public works package. The House passed the combined transportation and public works package, but the Senate put on an amendment and there was...

DNR Warns Locals of Fire Danger

Dangerous fire conditions will continue this week, according to a DNR press release. A Red Flag Warning was in effect for northern Minnesota from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Crow Wing, Pine, south Cass and south Aitkin counties were included in a DNR list of other fire-prone areas...

Bemidji Sports Authority May Face Closure

The only sporting goods box store in Bemidji could soon close down. It isn’t a guarantee, but Sports Authority CEO Michael Foss said in a statement that 140 of the company’s 450 total stories will be closed. Instead of liquidating its assets, information which was...

Meeting Explores Sandpiper Project’s Future

A pipeline project in the northern part of the United States is taking a new step. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is collecting information for writing an environmental impact statement over Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper route, which would move crude oil...

AT&T Upgrade in Brainerd Lakes Area

The blue dots represent more than 35 wireless network enhancements upgraded in the Brainerd Lakes Area this month. The enhancement are called band-width expansion projects that add greater capacity to cell sites in the area. This enhancement comes on the heels of the 18 added...

Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Three Ninth Judicial District Candidates to Gov. Dayton

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced April 21 it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Jon...

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