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To refinance or not? Grads explore paths to debt-free living
The many everyday uses of vinegar
Without a trace: 99 years after two French minesweepers vanished in a Lake Superior storm, a new search aims to solve the mystery
Study of northern border prompts feds to re-evaluate strategy
Navy begins probe into collision of U.S. destroyer in Southeast Asia, 10 sailors missing, 5 injured
Dempsey's late PK sends Sounders past Minnesota United
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Stenson takes Wyndham title with record 22-under
Twins jump out early, hold on vs. D-backs
Team USA rides early wave to Solheim Cup repeat
William J. Sliney
Edith M. Allen
Pearl Rose Keenan
Anna "Ann" Prince
Vivian Delgado column: The goal of environmental peace throughout the world
John Eggers column: Combating drugs and violence: the drop-out connection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: The eclipse is more than meets the eye
MASTER GARDENERS: What's (achoo!) blooming?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Stupid human happenings always seem to happen
Patt Rall column: Sod House Theater holds a sobering production
'Super Troopers 2' lands spring 2018 release date
Finally! Daniel Craig confirms he'll return as James Bond
Tom Cruise breaks ankle in stunt, halts production on 'Mission' film
Mississippi Music moves indoors on Wednesday
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Temperatures fluctuate, and so does the bite
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Grosbeaks: Distinctive, colorful, musical and social
MASTER GARDENERS: Look for the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: So many lakes, so many fish
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Blue jays are true Minnesotans all year long
Jeff & Becky Musburger
Joe & Sissy Neft
You're only as strong as your weakest LinkedIn profile
Gazpacho refreshes on a summer day
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bringing the Democratic party back to its roots
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A far cry from the quest for equality
Incontinence shouldn't block people from seeking medical help
December 20, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Budget topics to dominate City Council meeting
BEMIDJI—Monday's Bemidji City Council will be heavy with budget and financial topics as the governing body prepares for 2016. Following multiple negotiations and public hearings, the council will have the opportunity to adopt a capital improvement plan, the 2016 street renewal...
December 20, 2015 - 12:35am
December 8, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Fewer capital projects drive down 2016 budget
BEMIDJI—The property tax levy in Bemidji will rise by 6.5 percent next year, yet because of less construction work, the city's budget will...
December 8, 2015 - 5:50pm
December 7, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Back to the drawing board for firefighter pension increase
BEMIDJI—Multiple members of the Bemidji Fire Department, most dressed in their formal attire, attended the City Council's Monday meeting...
December 7, 2015 - 9:18pm
December 1, 2015
COUNTY GOVERNMENT: Beltrami Board approves 2016 tax levy 3-2
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners met for a special budget meeting Tuesday which included a Truth in Taxation hearing and multiple financial topics, including next year's property tax levy. The property taxes payable in 2016 was set at $20,137,494 by the Board,...
December 1, 2015 - 10:08pm
June 30, 2015
Aid for the poor included in new Minnesota laws
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of poor Minnesota families begin getting more state aid Wednesday as the new state budget begins. The $42 billion, two-year overall state budget provides more housing assistance, as well as lower child care costs. “Too many children are living in poverty...
June 30, 2015 - 7:17pm
June 18, 2015
Agreement lacking on Legislature greater Minnesota accomplishments
ST. PAUL -- It has been a week since the Minnesota Legislature went into overtime and finished passing the state budget, but talk about how lawmakers...
June 18, 2015 - 7:35pm
June 5, 2015
Everything ready for special session other than auditor issue
ST. PAUL -- There will be no Saturday special legislative session to wrap up Minnesota's budget because the governor and House speaker continue to argue about the state auditor's authority. While they debated that issue Friday, legislative finance committee members met to learn...
June 5, 2015 - 7:43pm
UPDATED: Bonding first pre-special session agreement
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota budget negotiators said throughout Thursday they were confident they could hold a special Saturday legislative session to finish passing the state budget, but as the sun set all they had to show for their work was a public works finance bill agreement. The...
June 5, 2015 - 10:41am
June 1, 2015
'I think we're there' on Minnesota budget deal
ST. PAUL -- A state budget deal is all done except for a few details, the chief negotiators said Monday, making a special session for lawmakers...
June 1, 2015 - 6:43pm
May 12, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Bemidji City Council discusses 2016 budget priorities
BEMIDJI—At its work session Monday, the City Council gave the go-ahead to staff to move forward on preliminary recommendations for the 2016 budget. The recommendations aren't finalized and the City Council will again meet in August to go over the details, said Finance Director...
May 12, 2015 - 6:28pm
April 20, 2015
EDUCATION: Pre-K program spared in School District reductions
BEMIDJI -- As debate continues at the State Capitol over funding for early-childhood education, the Bemidji School Board itself considered whether to continue its decades-long, pre-kindergarten program, K-1. The School Board on Monday approved more than $1.6 million in program...
April 20, 2015 - 10:57pm
April 13, 2015
'Revenues exceeded expenses:' Bemidji's budget surplus goes toward firefighting, reserve funds
BEMIDJI—Although there may have been a lot of hemming and hawing lately in St. Paul about Minnesota's $2 billion surplus, the Bemidji City Council had its own $200,000 surplus to figure out how to spend. As City Finance Director Ron Eischens wrote in a memo to the Bemidji City...
April 13, 2015 - 10:19pm
March 27, 2015
Minnesota Senate Democrats take middle budget ground
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Democrats' budget plan falls between higher-spending Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and big-tax-cut House Republicans....
March 27, 2015 - 7:12pm
Dayton releases budget plan
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to collect and spend more than $40 billion from state taxpayers in the next two years, without a general tax increase. As always for Dayton, key in his budget proposal he was releasing today...
January 27, 2015 - 10:17am
December 24, 2014
Rick Jensen: Republicans helping farmers not investment banks
Elizabeth Warren and plenty of media liberals are in a panic that the Omnibus bill, nicknamed “CRomnibus,” is some sort of horrible right-wing Trojan Horse that will grind us all into domination by investment banks. Nope. While the Dodd-Frank bill allows Democrats and Republicans...
December 24, 2014 - 12:25am