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Candidate faces lawsuit for sawing garage in half in ongoing property dispute
Forged for fun: Buena Vista annual fall festival brings visitors near and far
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Dayton, Johnson agree to debates
VOLLEYBALL: No. 22 Augustana fights off BSU upset bid in five set thriller
BSU golf: Sauer event raiseS $9,300 for BSU men's golf
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Despite solid offensive performance, BSU comeback falls short at Upper Iowa 47-30
COLLEGE SOCCER: Stram's goals lift BSU past U-Mary in OT
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Sandra "Sandy" Malterud
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BLANE KLEMEK: These birds know when it's time to move on
EDUCATION: Are you afraid of speaking in public?
VETERANS: CBO looking at possible VA benefit changes
Shop, collect for winter gift-giving
Under the water. . . and learning: Artist gives a new twist to old method for watercolor painting
Pioneer Previews: Studio honors Nelson with exhibit
Common Chords schedule
Pioneer Previews: Community Theater’s ‘On Golden Pond’ opens Friday
From concept to concerts: Long-planned Minnesota Orchestra residency is this week
A half-century of wilderness: 1964 federal law set stage for the second ‘W’ in BWCAW
Paul Nelson: Fall is a perfect time to target muskies
Blane Klemek: Oh, to be a bird for a day? Count me in
Paul Nelson: Boat control is important when fishing in the fall
Paul Nelson: Fish are constantly looking for abundant food sources
Baker 60th anniversary
Lausche celebrates 100th birthday
Jim Gaines: One in four Americans want their state to secede, but why?
Ken Kopocis: Clean water proposal aims to help farmers
Center keeps taking away more of our property taxes
Out-of-state contributions to candidate questioned
Claesson-Huseby works for the sake of the county
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 1, 2013
House vote avoids cliff
by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle...
January 1, 2013 - 11:16pm
December 18, 2012
Bemidji City Council: 2013 budget, property tax levy passed
BEMIDJI – The Bemidji City Council approved its 2013 budget and property tax levy during its last meeting of the year Monday night. The city’s property tax levy increased by 7.8 percent, or $302,232, 5.4 percent of which was needed to capture newly-annexed property. The other...
news / local
December 18, 2012 - 2:23am
December 4, 2012
Caught off guard: Tax letter causes some confusion for city residents
BEMIDJI – The local sales and use tax in the city of Bemidji is nothing new. The half percent tax was implemented almost seven years ago – Jan. 1, 2006 – but city residents were caught off guard this past September when they received notice in their mail reminding them of their...
news / local
December 4, 2012 - 11:41pm
November 29, 2012
Rich Lowry: Hating Grover
Listening to Democrats and the media, you could be forgiven for thinking the point of a deal over the looming “fiscal cliff” wouldn’t be to reduce the deficit so much as to reduce the influence of one man, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Known to one and all...
opinion / commentary
November 29, 2012 - 9:26pm
Wind energy tax credits praised
By John Myers, Forum Communications DULUTH — Federal wind energy production tax credits are about to blow off the fiscal cliff unless Congress acts to renew them. That was the message Wednesday from environmental groups, a Duluth wind turbine company and Duluth Mayor Don Ness, who...
news / region
November 29, 2012 - 2:59am
November 27, 2012
Minnesota tax hike not a sure thing as DFL takes reigns
By Tim Pugmire, MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL, Minn. — A major overhaul of state tax policy could be in the works next year when the newly elected DFL Legislature arrives at the Capitol. Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to launch the discussion in January when he unveils his plan for making...
November 27, 2012 - 12:53am
November 15, 2012
Amy Goodman: There’s a growing global movement against austerity
Amaia Engana didn’t wait to be evicted from her home. On Nov. 9, in the town of Barakaldo, a suburb of Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country, officials from the local judiciary were on their way to serve her eviction papers. Amaia stood on a chair and threw herself out of her fifth-floor...
opinion / commentary
November 15, 2012 - 10:25pm
November 13, 2012
Cokie and Steve Roberts: It’s time to tell the truth about taxes and benefits
Both candidates for president failed to tell the truth about the biggest issues facing the country: spending, taxes and deficits. Every reasonable and realistic person in Washington — and, yes, there are some left — knows that any “grand bargain” must involve both higher revenues...
opinion / commentary
November 13, 2012 - 12:15am
September 24, 2012
Pioneer Editorial: Cheers and Jeers
Find a way to lessen burden on city taxpayers With more than half of the market value of Bemidji property exempt from taxes, providing essential city services and programs becomes a daunting challenge. At 52 percent of its property market value not contributing to the tax rolls, Bemidji...
opinion / editorials
September 24, 2012 - 11:53pm
April 1, 2009
Property tax plan earns mixes response
ST. PAUL -- Cities can accept a large property tax reform bill, counties don't know what to think about it and non-profit organizations love it. And its chief author is optimistic that he can convince Gov. Tim Pawlenty to accept at least part of the measure. The bill written by...
April 1, 2009 - 1:38am