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History and preservation lecture series scheduled
Minnesota Legislature begins work to overhaul teacher licensing
Pipeline protest camp being evacuated, with Corps set to move in
GOVERNMENT: City, county sign off on Gene Dillon utility agreement
Bemidji sunrise: Feb. 21
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Beavers rallying for upset opportunity in playoff opener
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jacks take down Grand Rapids
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bemidji, Beberg outrun Hunters
BOYS HOCKEY: Jacks stunned by Brainerd in overtime
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wld with win in St. Paul
Margaret Ann Crowe
Susan Rene LaFontaine Portz West
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: A story of guns and Carroll Shiff
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Paying homage to great Indigenous civil rights leaders, activists and scholars
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Why Black History Month?
PRIME TIME: Why keep an old high school letter jacket?
Art briefs for Sunday, Feb 19
PATT RALL COLUMN: Are the stars out tonight?
BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
Recital featuring BSU's Carlson set for Feb. 24
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: "La La Land" likely to sweep tech, musical categories on Oscar night
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: The time for melt and freeze, melt and freeze
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'The Little Man in the Orange Suit'
FISH TALES: Adrian Dunn
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Fishing continues to be spotty for most species
Outdoors notebook: Turn In Poachers to hold banquet in Bemidji
Gary and Patty Groslie
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
Column: Don't blame your pain on the weather
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
Swift: Do-it-yourself Dad may be least patient patient of all
Veeder: The new good 'ol days are on their way
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
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