John Persell Wins DFL Endorsement

Former House Representative John Persell won the endorsement of his party over the weekend to win back his old house seat. DFL delegates from Minnesota House District 5A...

Northwoods Adventure: How Ice Conditions Could Impact The Fishing Opener

Trucks hauling snowmobiles is a common sight for January and February, but not for the month of April. This year’s ongoing winter has left many wondering when...

Pawlenty Laps GOP Field With $1M In 3 Weeks Of Fundraising

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty raised a staggering $1 million before he formally declared he would run for his old job, dwarfing the campaign funds of...

Downtown Bemidji Wells Fargo Closing

Over the weekend, Wells Fargo customers were notified that one of its Bemidji branches was closing. A letter from Wells Fargo District Manager Julie Loftus says that...

Minnesota Firm Tries To Solve Metal Pollution With Peat

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — A northern Minnesota company says it’s developed a natural, cheap technology to reduce heavy metal contamination in waterways. American Peat...

Bemidji State University Begins 100-Year Centennial Celebration

It was 100 years ago today that the ground was broken for the Bemidji Normal School. Fast forward 100 years, and Bemidji State University spent the day honoring its 100...

Minnesota Gov. Dayton Criticizes His Predecessor Pawlenty

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is criticizing his predecessor, Republican Tim Pawlenty, who has announced plans to seek his old office. Dayton told the...

St. Philip’s School Plans Expansion

For a school that has stood the test of time, St. Philip’s School in Bemidji has had its neighborhood see many changes, and now, more are just around the corner as...

Public Comment Sought On Minnesota’s First Deer Plan

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for public comment on the state’s first deer management plan through the use of 35 public open houses to be...

Bemidji Explores Adding A Community Development Director

The 2019 financial management plan was up for discussion during Monday’s Bemidji City Council work session, but what stirred conversation was the possible addition...

War Of Words Over Buffer Strip Law Heats Up At Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Republican chairmen of agriculture committees at the Minnesota Legislature are accusing the Dayton administration of overreach as it implements...

REMINDER: Concert Ticket Winners Announced Tonight On Lakeland News

For those of you who attended the Bemidji Jaycees 41st Annual Home Sport & Travel Show, tune in tonight for Lakeland News to find out who will be the winner of a pair...

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