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Crime report for April 24
Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules arrested for leaving scene of deadly crash, TMZ reports
Authorities uncover couple's 'sex room' in Minn. sexual assault case
Lawmakers advance two anti-abortion bills, but Dayton says he'll veto them
Tribal members, SD dance family among 15 charged in dealing in eagle, migratory bird trafficking
Golfers get relief from armchair judges watching video
Peterson agrees to terms with Saints, who open at Minnesota
Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of NASCAR season
Dozier's three-run double provides Twins with 3-2 win
Twins to appeal Sano's one game for 'aggressive actions'
Charity Faith Hope Moses
Betty Elaine Beaulieu
John George "Moose" White
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: John's No. 1 List for Bemidji
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: What is that weed?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you know your Twins?
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
First Friday Fest at Rail River
Regional author publishes book
First Friday at Gallery North
Up a tree!
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wood ducks always welcome in the spring
MASTER GARDENERS COLUMN: Finding your favorite gardening tools
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wild turkeys are abundant throughout Minnesota
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Minnesota Health Plan’ is a plan for all
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bliss understands our local issues
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
September 19, 2016
EDUCATION: Bemidji School Board certifies $10.8M levy spread
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji Area Schools leaders certified on Monday a preliminary levy that's 9.85 percent higher than last year's. At district staff's recommendation, the School Board approved a total maximum levy of $10.84 million, up $972,000 from last year. The board can elect...
September 19, 2016 - 9:16pm
September 5, 2016
LOCAL GOVERNMENT: County to make decision on environmental review for new school
BEMIDJI—The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners will have the option to move Bemidji Area Schools to the permitting phase for building a new elementary school or request further environmental reviews from the district this afternoon. Today's decision relates to the district...
September 5, 2016 - 7:00pm