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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
Standing up for science: Bemidji takes part in national march for science
Lake is a test lab in fight against invasive species: Starry stonewort discovered last year in several Bemidji-area lakes
Electrical construction program open house May 3
Fishing duos qualify for national tournaments
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January 29, 2013
Sales tax plan would be boon to some Minnesota cities; Bemidji could be affected
By BRIAN BAKST, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — About two dozen Minnesota cities — including Bemidji — and counties whose sales taxes piggyback on the state’s would see a gusher of new money if Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed sales tax expansion prevails. Most of the...
January 29, 2013 - 12:40am
January 28, 2013
Sales tax plan would be boon to some Minn. cities
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — About two dozen Minnesota cities and counties whose sales taxes piggyback on the state's would see a gusher of new money if Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed sales tax expansion prevails. Most of the local taxes are temporary and dedicated to specific purposes,...
January 28, 2013 - 1:39pm
Minn. lawmakers start examination of Dayton plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans on Minnesota's influential House Ways and Means Committee say some of what appeared to be cuts in Gov. Mark Dayton's budget blueprint are actually reallocated spending. The committee that's charged with piecing together the legislative budget met...
January 28, 2013 - 1:37pm
January 15, 2013
MN says no need to rush on tax filings
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When it comes to those 2013 Minnesota income tax filings, state officials say there's no rush. In fact, the Minnesota Department of Revenue says it won't begin processing paper filings before Jan. 30. People looking to claim residential energy credits or other...
January 15, 2013 - 8:12am
January 14, 2013
Minn. lawmakers curious about budget post-cliff
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers hope to learn more about how the recent fiscal cliff deal that temporarily averted an economic crisis is shaping the economic picture closer to home. The House Ways and Means Committee was getting an overview Monday from finance officials...
January 14, 2013 - 9:49am
January 10, 2013
Bemidji to use funds to upgrade smaller neighborhood parks
BEMIDJI – Despite the lack of sales tax money to spend on park improvements this year, the city still has some plans in the works. The city...
January 10, 2013 - 11:21pm
January 7, 2013
Efforts aim to improve Minnesota’s recycling rate
By Stephanie Hemphill, MPR News 91.3 FM As the Legislature begins a new session, Minnesota’s moribund recycling rates are likely to be a target...
January 7, 2013 - 11:18pm
Bank of America reaches settlement with Fannie Mae
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America has reached a settlement with Fannie Mae on residential mortgage loans sold by the bank and its Countrywide unit to the agency ahead of the nation's 2008 financial crisis. The settlement includes a $3.6 billion payment to Fannie Mae. Bank of...
January 7, 2013 - 8:24am
January 5, 2013
Bob Franken: A divided Congress represents a divided nation
There is some good news that will come out of the “fiscal cliff” debacle: The 112th Congress will be history. Forget the 80th one, the infamous “Do Nothing” gang from 1947 and ’48. The crew from 2011 and ’12 will probably be remembered as the “Do Nothing Right” Congress....
January 5, 2013 - 10:57pm
January 4, 2013
LGA seen as big issue; lawmakers poised to look at tax reform
BEMIDJI – This upcoming legislative session could be an important one for Minnesota cities. The Legislature is poised to look at tax reform after it convenes Tuesday, a discussion that city leaders hope includes changes to how the state supports cities. Cities across the state...
January 4, 2013 - 1:00am
Danny Tyree: The Wizard of Oz approach
On Jan. 1, nearly 1 million Americans in 10 states received a pay raise because of a hike in minimum wage — but the issue of state and federal minimum wage laws will not go away. It suddenly struck me that a Wizard of Oz approach is needed for future negotiations. It will take brains,...
January 4, 2013 - 12:34am
January 3, 2013
Retailers report higher December sales
NEW YORK (AP) — A last-minute surge in spending may have saved Christmas for stores. Major retailers such as Costco and Nordstrom on Thursday reported better-than-expected revenue in December. That comes as a relief for stores that can make up to 40 percent of their annual revenue...
January 3, 2013 - 11:12am
NJ Gov. Christie blasts Boehner, Republicans
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's blunt talk has long been one of his hallmarks. But Christie, who has verbally tangled with many,...
January 3, 2013 - 9:00am
January 2, 2013
Analysis: Cliff deal is another pain-free punt
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' hectic resolution of the "fiscal cliff" crisis is the latest in a long series of decisions by lawmakers and the...
January 2, 2013 - 4:25pm
Peterson, Kline break ranks on 'fiscal cliff' bill
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's representatives voted along party lines on the bill to keep the U.S. from driving off the so-called "fiscal cliff" — with two notable exceptions. Democrats Tim Walz, Betty McCollum and Keith Ellison voted yes, while Republicans Erik Paulsen, Michele...
January 2, 2013 - 9:27am