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ASTROBOB: Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters After 37 Years, Gets New Lease On Life
Greater Bemidji to host public listening session on sports commission
New Chamber President Pfaff sees opportunity in Bemidji’s future
Zimmer's 'D' destroys former team
For Vikings, NFC North title is just the start: 'We're not finished'
Terror threats unsettle small-town hoops tourney
McFeely: Teddy Time brings down the house at U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings clinch NFC North title with big win over Bengals
Scott Trevor Petersen
William (Bill) Robert Lamb
Thomas M. Gates
Retail curtails my workout at the mall
In matters of the heart, faith becomes real
Always cover Norfolk Island Pine after purchase
GENERATIONS: Tony Nicholson: An old-fashioned boy's Christmas
SAM COOK: Help Bob give a kid the gift of wheels
PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: Inside and out
Around the Arts, December 17
These men thought they adopted a mini piglet until she became Esther the Wonder Pig, darling of the internet
BSO celebrates the season
The Force is strong with 'The Last Jedi,' critics say
Outdoors notebook: New MN regulations, ND dates set
Snowy owls head south
Resort workers keep Lake of the Woods winter fishing industry running smoothly
Tullibees continue to decline in Green Lake
Trout Unlimited to hold fly-tying class Dec. 14
Delbert & Linda Olson
Tom & Linda Peterson
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s time for common sense in our country
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: When the lake is frozen over
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: City seeking members for Sanford Center board, subcommittees
Commentary: It is risky to sell your soul to the devil
Retail curtails my workout at the mall
February 28, 2017
Minnesota budget prediction shows slight increase in surplus
ST. PAUL — Bright spots abound in Minnesota's economy: Strong job demand pushes up wages, home sales are increasing, taconite from northeast...
February 28, 2017 - 5:36pm
February 26, 2017
Treasury Secretary: Trump budget will not cut Social Security, Medicare
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will not seek cuts in Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement federal benefits...
February 26, 2017 - 11:47am
February 10, 2017
HIGHER EDUCATION: Dayton looks to expand grant funds for college students
BEMIDJI—Unveiled earlier this week, Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed two-year state budget includes tens of millions of new dollars for Minnesota's...
February 10, 2017 - 5:17pm
January 27, 2017
Dayton proposal includes extra $371 million for MN public schools
ST. PAUL—New funding for education makes up a weighty portion of the more than $1.9 billion in new spending Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton...
January 27, 2017 - 4:20pm
January 25, 2017
Dayton wants big bucks for natural resources: Licenses, fees would go up under governor’s 2017 budget plan
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration on Wednesday outlined its natural resource budget proposal for the next two years saying it...
January 25, 2017 - 6:34pm
January 24, 2017
Dayton wants 10 percent budget hike: Total two-year spending would approach $46 billion
ST. PAUL — Raising Minnesota's next two-year budget nearly 10 percent is Gov. Mark Dayton's ask. "We must wisely invest and use our resources,"...
January 24, 2017 - 9:15pm
Dayton budget plan highlights
ST. PAUL — Here are some key areas of increased spending Gov. Mark Dayton wants in Minnesota's two-year budget that begins July 1: • $609 million for kindergarten-through-high school education programs. • $75 million to expand voluntary pre-kindergarten classes. • $84...
January 24, 2017 - 5:19pm
January 21, 2017
Dayton to deliver annual State of the State speech Monday
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton delivers his annual State of the State speech Monday, Jan. 23, and is expected to emphasize the need to speed health insurance premium relief to Minnesotans. He also may provide a bit of a preview for a budget plan he will release the following day.
January 21, 2017 - 11:00pm
January 2, 2017
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL -- 2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, Jan. 1, illuminating the newly renovated building.But the sparkle dimmed...
January 2, 2017 - 4:47pm
December 19, 2016
Agenda set for 2017: Bemidji City Council approves next year’s budget, levy and more
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council convened Monday for its final meeting of 2016, approving the 2017 budget, tax levy and multiple other matters for next year. In total, the budget came to $37.8 million, an increase from the 2016 amount of $33.8 million. At a previous meeting, Bemidji...
December 19, 2016 - 9:48pm
December 13, 2016
COUNTY: Beltrami commissioners approve 2017 budget, tax levy
BEMIDJI—With 2016 winding down, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners took action Tuesday to prepare financially for next year. In a pair of 4-1 votes, the board approved both the 2017 expenditure budget, set at $81,805,299 and next year's property tax levy of $20,939,029,...
December 13, 2016 - 7:37pm
December 2, 2016
Minnesota reports state budget surplus, but with federal uncertainty
ST. PAUL—What happens in Washington doesn't stay in Washington. A new president and a stronger Republican Congress are expected to make...
December 2, 2016 - 6:17pm
Minnesota expects $1.4 billion budget surplus
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota policymakers should have a $1.4 billion available when they start to draw up a two-year state budget in a month, state officials announced Friday, Dec. 2. "Minnesota’s budget and economic outlook remains stable, despite continued slow economic growth," Minnesota...
December 2, 2016 - 9:40am
November 30, 2016
BSU, NTC face millions in budget shortfalls: ‘We expect to close that gap,’ official says
BEMIDJI—BSU and Northwest Technical College staff project the two schools could have between $2.4 million and $3.6 million in total budget shortfalls next fiscal year, but administrators hope to close that gap.
November 30, 2016 - 6:54pm
November 22, 2016
Bemidji Area Schools predicts growing enrollment
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Schools predicts that more and more K-12 students will be enrolled there over the next few years, a projection that will influence the school district's revenue expectations for the 2017-18 school year. Chris Leinen, the school district's director of business...
November 22, 2016 - 9:15am