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Public meeting set for Bemidji area master planning guide
Program focused on farm heritage
Annual Bark in the Dark planned for Oct. 16
Bark ‘N’ Boo set for Oct. 27
After medical helicopter crash, flight paramedic fights for his life
SWIMMING: BHS girls race past Park Rapids
VOLLEYBALL: Bemidji runs away with 3-0 sweep
TrekNorth soccer ties W-H-A
SOCCER: BSU falls in overtime
CROSS COUNTRY: Beavers place 34th at Roy Griak Invite
Brian M. Kummet
Dorothy "Dot" Schocker
Henry Loren Larson
Alfred L. Pearsall
MASTER GARDENERS: What ate my potatoes?
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Leave a legacy of words
SUSTAINABILITY COLUMN: Sustainable health care: Returning to relationship-based practice
MASTER GARDENERS: Think about next year when it comes to garden debris
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Truth and Reconciliation: Water
Tigirlily to open for Justin Moore at Sanford Center
Monday Movie Report: Oscars Foreign Language Category adds first contenders
PATT RALL COLUMN: Fall is in the area, and in the theaters
BSO opens new season, 'Legends & Lore'
Justin Moore comes to Bemidji on Oct. 1
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The fisher kings of Minnesota
PAUL NELSON: Fall cooldown continues for peak fishing
Zebra mussels confirmed in 4 more Minnesota lakes
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Full moons and fishing
MASTER GARDENERS: Chrysanthemums can fit with any garden
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
MILESTONES: Cuperus-Howe engagement
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Salvation Army leader’s legacy lives on
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A flaw in implementation of dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here’s a list of what Republicans believe
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Two thoughts about the school dress code
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Skoe needs to look out for our interests
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 - 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
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...
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...
November 29, 2012 - 2:59am