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Informing North Central Minnesota. 1,079,404 Pages in July 2012.

Capitol repairs have only just begun

ST. PAUL – The golden ball atop Minnesota’s Capitol dome is as shiny as anyone alive today has seen it.

Backstage glimpse: BSU professor gets rare access to Dave Matthews tour

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two submissions written by Del Lyren, professor of music at Bemidji State University, after he toured for three days with the Dave Matthews Band.

Bemidji dry cleaner changes hands

BEMIDJI — Dress Club Cleaners, the sole drycleaners in the area, changed owners in early July, ending a 50-year tradition for one family while starting fresh with another.

Country club workers fight through dog days of golf maintenance, hoping for rain

BEMIDJI – With the 88th annual Birchmont Golf Tournament entering its second round of match play Thursday, course workers are scrambling to keep the course watered amidst the muggy dry conditions.

Bemidji School Board to meet

BEMIDJI – Pre-school expansion and the Guthrie school forest are on the school board’s agenda for their upcoming meeting.

Election: Same Bible, but views on marriage differ

ST. PAUL – It’s a story 2,000 years old: People read the same words in the Bible, but come up with different conclusions.

‘It’s sentimental’ : Fallen trees brings mess, sense of loss

BEMIDJI – Growing up, Erik Jensen liked to sit under the white pine tree that stood at the end of his family’s driveway.

Carlson Plans to seek aid; also wants forested areas cleared

BEMIDJI – Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, said he plans to ask the Legislature to allocate funds to reimburse local cities for storm damage cleanup costs.

Board overrules Mahnomen commissioners to protect wetlands

ST. PAUL – A state board has approved giving the federal government the right to turn 76 acres in Mahnomen County into wetlands, even though county board members turned down the idea.

Mounted shooters bringing show to area

BEMIDJI – Like characters out of a classic western movie, about 50 cowboys and cowgirls dressed in late 1800s frontier outfits will shoot it out Saturday and Sunday at the Beltrami County Fairgrounds horse arena.

Hot, dry conditions worry fire chief

BEMIDJI – Dave Hoefer hopes the rain forecasts for the coming days prove true.

Sanford to invest $200 million in N.D. health services

BISMARCK, N.D. – Sanford Health will invest $200 million over the next 10 years to enhance health services in Bismarck-Mandan and throughout western North Dakota, including a new super clinic in Dickinson, the company announced Thursday.

Man gets 64 months in prison for drive-by shooting

BEMIDJI – A 38-year-old Bemidji man has been sentenced to 64 months in prison for a drive-by shooting.

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