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PHOTOS: Pumpkin painting at the Watermark
COURTS: Admitted Downwind murderer testifies Friday in Rossbach trial
Legislative election history may mean little this year in MN: Presidential race could trump traditional trends as voters head to polls
Opening with a bang: New shooting range has been in the works for years
Ninth annual Studio Cruise continues
Bemidji bowlers finish regular season in Wadena
AUTO RACING: Leeper named Rookie of the Year
PREP FOOTBALL: Bemidji to take on Moorhead in first round, other area playoff pairings announced
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Forwards stepping up for Beavers
MEN'S HOCKEY: Tough matchup awaits Beavers in Grand Forks
Kenneth Gergen Linnum
Monte T. Olson
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: How to hunt for a Deere
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: When you are called to 'do the right thing'
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
Woodpicks Bluegrass and Gospel band concert set
PATT RALL COLUMN: October brings us the Cruise and plenty to do
Studio Cruise 2016 artists
'Cruise' on over" Annual Studio Cruise arts tour has largest event yet
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
Grand Portage, Bois Forte bands seeking to take moose this fall
MASTER GARDENERS: Gardening highs and lows in 2016
Deer hunters encouraged to buy licenses early
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
Letter to the editor: All unborn lives matter
Letter to the editor: Joe Vene is a genuine leader
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Justices should impact your vote
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for the right engine this year
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sign thieves get a perverted thrill
September 3, 2013
Beltrami residents could see property tax reduction
BEMIDJI -- Residents of Beltrami County will not see an increase, and could see a reduction, in their property taxes as a result of what county administrator Kay Mack said Tuesday will be a balanced budget for 2014. That's thanks in part to an increase in County Program Aid, a program...
September 3, 2013 - 8:36pm
July 1, 2013
Public hearing on wheelage tax scheduled for Tuesday
BEMIDJI — The public will have the opportunity to speak for or against a proposed $10 “wheelage tax” at Tuesday’s meeting of the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners. The tax, if approved, would cost auto owners $10 per vehicle, per year, and would go to fund road projects...
July 1, 2013 - 3:21pm
Public hearing on wheelage tax scheduled for Tuesday
BEMIDJI — The public will have the opportunity to speak for or against a proposed, $10 “wheelage tax” at Tuesday’s meeting of the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners. The tax, if approved, would cost auto owners $10 per vehicle, per year, and would go to fund road projects...
July 1, 2013 - 2:43pm
June 18, 2013
County board sets public hearing for new tax, discusses road plan
BEMIDJI — The groundwork for a proposed $16 million roads plan was laid out by the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners Tuesday afternoon, and it may include a new tax for county residents. The board scheduled a public hearing for July 2, when citizens can voice concerns over...
June 18, 2013 - 6:58pm
Minnesota poll shows support for tax hikes
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new poll of Minnesotans found broad support for the tax hikes on wealthy residents and cigarette smokers that Gov. Mark Dayton and the Democratic Legislature approved last month. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll, published Tuesday, showed that 58 percent...
June 18, 2013 - 9:17am
May 20, 2013
House OKs $2 billion tax bill, Senate backs Capitol repair
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, won House approval early today and the Senate pulled a surprise in the early morning hours by approving money to fund state Capitol building renovations. Faced with a midnight constitutional...
May 20, 2013 - 9:17am
May 18, 2013
Conference committee rejects Bemidji hospitality tax
BEMIDJI – The city of Bemidji’s hopes for a hospitality tax were effectively dashed Friday night at the State Capitol. After months of...
May 18, 2013 - 12:25am
May 17, 2013
N.D. billboards meant to attract Minnesota consumers
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is promoting its business climate at Minnesota's expense. The Greater North Dakota Chamber has created...
May 17, 2013 - 8:47am
May 14, 2013
Key tax proposals to be finalized this week
ST. PAUL — Ten Minnesota lawmakers must decide exactly how to raise about $2 billion for the state, and they have plenty of work to do before...
May 14, 2013 - 11:55pm
April 15, 2013
House plan ups alcohol, cigarette, some income taxes
ST. PAUL – House Democrat leaders say they need to raise taxes on the richest Minnesotans’ incomes, alcohol and cigarettes to make funding top priorities possible. The extra $2.5 billion in revenue they would gain from new or expanded taxes would go to pay back state money owed...
April 15, 2013 - 10:26pm
April 6, 2013
State government: When it comes to tax, what is ‘fair’?
ST. PAUL – Making Minnesota’s tax system fair is a key goal for state lawmakers and the governor. But the definition of tax fairness is more elusive than it might seem. “Fairness is certainly in the eye of the beholder,” University of Illinois Professor J. Fred Giertz of the...
April 6, 2013 - 10:39pm
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...
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...
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...
December 4, 2012 - 11:41pm