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Study: Immigrants make up growing part of workforce, tax base of ND, Minnesota
Pipe rolls off truck, killing worker on Minnesota highway project
Devils Lake angler catches potential world record white bass
Sanford Bemidji reports four 'adverse health events' for year
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
What does UND hockey team have to do to get in NCAAs?
Twins' Gibson hopes new motion will deliver healthier arm
Wild's Graovac focused on proving he belongs
HITTINGER COLUMN: MacNaughton Cup important, but just first step for BSU
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Beaver men draw defending national champs Augustana in first round
Benjamin L. Kimbro, Sr.
Margaret Ann Perkins
Anita "Neen" R. Lilliquist
Darwin Duane Maxwell
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
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
Phillips: Dealing with difficult people easier with kindness
January 30, 2017
CITY: Council reviews progress of Sanford Center work group
BEMIDJI—A discussion of how success is defined at the Sanford Center was the main topic Monday at a Bemidji City Council work session....
January 30, 2017 - 8:53pm
January 17, 2017
Legislation would pay Minnesotans for Wisconsin tax losses
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House Taxes Committee chairman is tired of dealing with Wisconsin about income taxes. So Chairman Greg Davids, R-Preston,...
January 17, 2017 - 2:34pm
January 5, 2017
MN governor revises, brings back tax bill that had $101 million mistake
ST. PAUL—A tweaked 2016 tax proposal that never made it into law is back. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said on Thursday, Jan. 5, that his...
January 5, 2017 - 4:48pm
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
Bemidji Area Schools approves $10.8 million levy spread: No comments at Truth in Taxation hearing
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Area Schools leaders on Monday unanimously approved a slate of property tax levies that, in total, is nearly 10 percent higher than last year’s. The school district will levy a total of $10.84 million on Bemidji-area residents’ taxes payable in 2017. That figure...
December 19, 2016 - 9:50pm
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 5, 2016
Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens gave a comprehensive breakdown of the city's proposed 2017 budget and levy Monday. The report, given before the council opened the meeting for a truth in taxation hearing, detailed the $37.8 million budget that's been proposed for...
December 5, 2016 - 8:22pm
December 4, 2016
Bemidji City Council to review street projects
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council will be in a position to advance the process for 2017 street projects when it meets Monday. The council will receive a staff recommendation to adopt feasibility reports for two projects coming up in the next construction season. The first is...
December 4, 2016 - 9:34am
December 2, 2016
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 29, 2016
Volunteer tax preparers needed
BEMIDJI -- Volunteer tax counselors are needed for the AARP and Senior Activity Center tax assistance program for seniors and lower income individuals and families.Volunteers will receive computer and tax preparation training before becoming certified. The training will be provided...
November 29, 2016 - 6:06am
September 28, 2016
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
ST. PAUL -- A conservative group says Minnesota's taxes are the 46th most competitive in the country. The Tax Foundation reported on Wednesday, Sept. 28, that when considering corporate, individual income, sales, property and unemployment insurance taxes, Minnesota finished near the...
September 28, 2016 - 5:18pm
EDUCATION: School board approves scaled-down Q Comp plan
BEMIDJI—Bemidji Area Schools board members unanimously approved a scaled-down version of the district's first-ever "Q Comp" plan Wednesday, about two weeks after school district administrators said the state unexpectedly gave the green light to a prior iteration of the plan....
September 28, 2016 - 5:00pm
September 21, 2016
EDUCATION: School district, teachers union scramble to meet new 'Q Comp' deadline
BEMIDJI—Local education leaders await a decision from the Minnesota Department of Education on a hastily revised "Q Comp" plan after the department approved the school district's original plan more quickly than anticipated. If approved, the new plan—which outlines structures...
September 21, 2016 - 8:58pm
September 20, 2016
Beltrami County levy to increase 3.98 percent after 3-2 vote
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners moved the budget process forward Tuesday by adopting the proposed 2017 property tax levy in a 3-2 vote. The levy, introduced to commissioners at their Sept. 6 meeting, totals at $20,939,029, a 3.98 percent increase over the previous...
September 20, 2016 - 9:11pm