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Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
UPDATED: Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in N.D.
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Celtic Thunder show tonight at Sanford Center
Bemidji City Council to review street projects
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big run lifts Red Lake past Fosston
BOYS BASKETBALL: Warriors run past Greyhounds
Lumberjack gymnasts compete at Perham
WRESTLING: Bemidji, other area teams compete at Olson Memorial Tournament
Robert (Bob) Kamrowski
Vivian D. Bye
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
April 16, 2014
MN 2020 touts rebates as helping to relieve "most unfair" tax
BEMIDJI -- Matt Entenza had a message for Bemidji homeowners and renters Wednesday: there's money on the way. The former DFL legislator and gubernatorial candidate held a press conference in City Hall to highlight renewed funding for two tax rebate programs under Gov. Mark Dayton:...
April 16, 2014 - 4:23pm
School Board votes to adopt decreased levy
BEMIDJI -- Local taxpayers should be happy with the school district's portion of their tax bill next year year. "This year, we're looking at a decrease in the levy," said Chris Leinen, director of business services for Bemidji Area Schools. The School Board, following its annual truth-in-taxation...
December 16, 2013 - 7:59pm
November 18, 2013
Mayor, legislators sing praises of state aid bump
BEMIDJI -- Myron Frans, Minnesota’s revenue commissioner, stopped in Bemidji on Monday to showcase the city and Beltrami County as examples...
November 18, 2013 - 8:25pm
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