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Wells Fargo offers to meet with Standing Rock Sioux before year-end
Military veterans building barracks for Dakota Access pipeline protests
Pedestrian struck by vehicle Wednesday in Beltrami County
N.D. Sen. Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
Heitkamp briefs Trump on pipeline protests during meeting with president-elect
High school hoops teams make themselves at home at Sanford Center
MEN'S BASKETBALL: BSU wins overtime thriller over Duluth
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: UMD holds off Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: BSU remains unbeaten in WCHA with win over Michigan Tech
BOYS HOCKEY: Baker, Bemidji edge Buffalo 2-1
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
Joann Theresa Bordwell
Nancy Sue Blumhagen
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Make me laugh: The benefits of laughter
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Standing alongside Standing Rock
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Escape the freeze with films
Laporte School Drama Club presents "Midsummer Jersey"
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
DNR announces area furbearer registration stations
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
PIONEER VIEWPOINTS: Christmastime in the First City!
May 12, 2015
First-half property taxes due Friday
BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County is reminding property owners that the first-half property tax is due Friday, according to a release from JoDee Treat, Beltrami County auditor/treasurer. To accommodate taxpayers who wish to pay in person, the Real Estate and Tax Service’s Counter will...
May 12, 2015 - 9:55am
April 30, 2015
Hospitality tax focus of Sanford Center open forum
BEMIDJI—More than 40 people showed up for a public forum Wednesday at the Sanford Center organized by city and center officials. The...
April 30, 2015 - 11:50am
March 12, 2015
Danny Tyree: Should nonprofit organizations in the U.S. be taxed?
Nationwide, people involved with museums, archives, nature preserves, homeless shelters, battered women shelters and similar endeavors are nervous. Currently, all states exempt nonprofit organizations from property tax, either through laws or through the state constitution; but that...
March 12, 2015 - 11:59pm
September 24, 2014
MN2020 celebrates property tax breaks in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji's property taxes went down 17 percent for the average homeowner from 2013 to 2014, according to a new report from a progressive Minnesota think tank. Minnesota 2020 stopped in Bemidji on Wednesday on a statewide tour presenting sweeping research findings on how...
September 24, 2014 - 11:22pm
September 20, 2014
Center keeps taking away more of our property taxes
Recently the Bemidji City Council voted to increase property tax support of the Sanford Center. I shared my opinion of this action with my council representative. She replied with information I found useful and disgusting. According to her, the Sanford Center now harvests 15.5 percent...
September 20, 2014 - 2:04am
March 15, 2014
Paul Marquart: Property taxes going down for many Minnesotans
When Minnesotans last saw property tax stability, Daunte Culpepper led the Vikings, Kelly Clarkson became the first “American Idol” and “Spider Man” topped the box office charts. The year was 2002. Fast forward to 2014. We have just learned some good news. Property taxes...
March 15, 2014 - 11:51pm
February 28, 2014
Property taxes cuts miss prediction
ST. PAUL — Minnesota property taxes did not fall as much as the Dayton administration said they would. A one-page report appeared without notice on the state Revenue Department website late Friday afternoon indicated property taxes fell $8 million in 2014, far short of the $121...
February 28, 2014 - 11:21pm
November 23, 2013
Taxes time for Minnesota cities, counties: While Bemidji, Beltrami County buck the trend, other communities worry about higher taxes, state aid
ST. PAUL — The future of state aid that many local Minnesota governments depend on may be at stake in the next few weeks as property taxes appeared to be headed up. By mid-December, city, county and other local officials decide how much property tax they will collect. Those decisions...
November 23, 2013 - 10:52pm
November 22, 2013
Letter: We as citizens need to be heard at the ballot box
Well folks, it seems that our elected officials are at it again. I just received my proposed 2014 property tax statement today. Being a curious sort of person, I wanted to see if what I had read in the paper today about my taxes not going up was true. I quickly opened my statement,went...
November 22, 2013 - 12:22am
August 17, 2013
Lower property taxes? No guarantees
ST. PAUL — The Dayton administration predicts Minnesotans’ property tax bills will fall next year. Maybe so, maybe not. Local government officials are considering what to do with property taxes, including looking at whether they need to increase spending, and taxes,...
August 17, 2013 - 1:38am
May 21, 2013
Bemidji to receive more LGA next year
BEMIDJI —City councilors agree that having more Local Government Aid dollars flow from the state to Bemidji is a good thing. But how it...
May 21, 2013 - 6:00pm
October 16, 2012
Rep. Paul Marquart, House Minority Lead, Property Tax Division
Property taxes are due on Oct. 15 – and if you’re like most people in greater Minnesota, it meant another property tax increase. This tax hike should weigh heavily on the minds of rural voters this year. That’s because a big reason for your tax hike is that Republican legislators,...
October 16, 2012 - 12:49am
September 23, 2012
Tax exempt property in Bemidji causes budgeting issues
BEMIDJI – Bemidji is often referred to as a regional center. The Sanford Medical Center, Bemidji State University and the various county and federal agencies downtown act as large employers and contribute to the city’s sense of being a cultural and political focal point...
September 23, 2012 - 1:37am