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January 24, 2017
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
November 19, 2016
BSU, NTC budget forums scheduled, budget leans on Legislature for funding
BEMIDJI—Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College staff have scheduled a pair of budget forums for late November. The forums...
November 19, 2016 - 6:25pm
August 8, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: 10-year snapshot shows why Bemidji property taxes increase
BEMIDJI -- As the city of Bemidji has grown in the past 10 years, so have costs associated with new buildings and amenities to meet expanding needs. In a financial summary report based on 2015 numbers, the property tax levy was shown as rising from $2,160,313 in 2005 to $4,530,636...
August 8, 2016 - 10:17am
April 28, 2016
Highlights of Senate budget bill
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota senators passed a bill Thursday tweaking a $42 billion, two-year budget they approved a year ago, sending the changes to negotiations with the House and governor. Here are some highlights of Democratic senators' proposed changes for the next year: -- $91 million...
April 28, 2016 - 8:09pm
Big issues dominate Minnesota budget debate
ST. PAUL -- Abortion. Transportation. Exploding trains and pipelines. Thursday brought a potpourri of hot-button issues to Minnesota legislative debate. Lawmakers often avoided dry money talk in spending hours debating tweaks to the current two-year, $42 billion budget. Instead, they...
April 28, 2016 - 8:08pm
February 26, 2016
Report: Minnesota budget surplus slips
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenues appear to be down, a state report shows this morning. Minnesota Management and Budget, the state's finance agency, said the projected surplus is $900 million for the current two-year budget cycle. Late last year, the state reported a $1.2 billion...
February 26, 2016 - 10:48am
December 21, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council approves 2016 budget
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council took the final steps to prepare for 2016 as 2015 draws to a close. During its Monday meeting, council...
December 21, 2015 - 9:28pm