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Monday, February 18, 2019
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The lawyer representing an Isanti man suspected in a 1993 homicide says the evidence against his client is thin.

Jerry Westrom, 52, is charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing...

Jerry Westroom, courtesy of Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Monday, February 18, 2019
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President Donald Trump on Monday hurled sharp criticism at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, accusing him of engaging in "illegal and treasonous" activity.

The president trained his ire on Rosenstein...

Monday, February 18, 2019
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THIEF RIVER FALLS—Northwest Service Cooperative of Thief River Falls, sponsored the Regional Spelling Bee, which was held Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Northland Community and Technical College. Advancing from local and...

The top four spellers advancing to the Multi-Regional State Spelling Bee on Feb. 19 in Fergus Falls include: (from left to right) Summer Goulet, Amrit Bhutani, Elizabeth Gust and Sydney LaVoi. Submitted Photo.
Monday, February 18, 2019
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Gary Jacobs looks out over the Rio Grande from the deck of the clubhouse at a public golf course in Webb County, Texas. It's a sunny morning, quiet except for...

Mauricio Vidaurri, an inspector for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, poses for a photograph at the remains of a house on his family's land in Laredo, Texas, on Feb. 17, 2019. Bloomberg photo by Matthew Busch.
A fence marks the perimeter of the Max Mandel Municipal Golf Course, with the Rio Grande in the background, in Laredo, Texas, on Feb. 17, 2019. Bloomberg photo by Matthew Busch.
Monday, February 18, 2019
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The following students at Bemidji Middle School were the winners of the 33rd Annual BMS Science Fair that took place on Tuesday night, Feb. 12.

6th grade Alpha Pod: First...

Madeline Larson stands with her project, Efficiency of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electrolytes. She won overall best project in the Engineering category and the Bob Schultz Award at the 33rd Annual BMS Science Fair last Tuesday night. (Annalise Braught | Bemidji Pioneer)
Monday, February 18, 2019
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Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors recently traveled to Turtle River for the opportunity to congratulate new business owner Mychal Stittsworth on the opening of Stittsworth MSU and Smokehouse, a...

Pictured from left to right are Ambassadors Paul Diehl, Sylvia Wildgen, Lisa Hofstad, Penny Echternach, and  Luke Lundin (CFO), Owner and CEO Mychal Stittsworth and Ambassadors Denae Alamano and Russ Moen. Submitted photo.
Monday, February 18, 2019
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Students named to Dean's List at Concordia

MOORHEAD—The following students were recently named to the Dean's Honor List at Concordia College, Moorhead, for carrying a minimum of 12 semester...

Monday, February 18, 2019
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday that his panel will investigate former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe's claim that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised the...

Former FBI official Andrew McCabe.  Washington Post photo by Jahi Chikwendiu
Monday, February 18, 2019
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WASHINGTON - When President Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border Friday, he stood in the Rose Garden and spoke in hyperbole. The United States was dealing...

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Bloomberg photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick.
Monday, February 18, 2019
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. --Kevin Durant scored 31 points and won MVP honors after outdueling Giannis Antetokounmpo to lift Team LeBron to a 178-164 win Sunday night, Feb. 17, in the 2019...

Team Giannis forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks (34) drives to the basket against Team Lebron guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets (13) and Team Lebron forward Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (23) during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game at Spectrum Center on Sunday, Feb. 17. Bob Donnan / USA TODAY Sports
Team Lebron center Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves (32) shoots the ball during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game at Spectrum Center on Sunday, Feb. 17. Bob Donnan / USA TODAY Sports
Team Lebron forward Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warrior (35) makes a shot over Team Giannis forward Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers (21) during the All Star Game at Spectrum Center on Sunday, Feb. 17. Jeremy Brevard / USA TODAY Sports