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BHS Marching Band fundraising concert Feb. 28
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Forest Service to host land meeting
Fish, game and trapping licenses expire Tuesday
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DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
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April 28, 2015
Minn. Senate DFLers propose $260M in tax reductions
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate DFLers are offering state taxpayers just over one-tenth of the tax relief that House Republicans have proposed. Senate Tax Committee Chairman Rod Skoe, DFL-Clearbrook, outlined a plan Monday that would provide $260 million in overall tax reductions...
April 28, 2015 - 10:04am
February 19, 2015
House bill would nix Minneosta cigarette tax increase
By Doug Belden St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- A bill to eliminate the annual inflator on cigarette excise taxes drew support from store owners and tobacco interests in its first House committee hearing Wednesday — and opposition from public health groups who said higher...
February 19, 2015 - 8:32am
February 7, 2015
Minnesota accepting Turbo Tax returns again
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Revenue started accepting tax returns submitted through TurboTax again at 3 p.m. Saturday. The state halted TurboTax returns last week after hearing evidence of potential fraud from several taxpayers. The state turned course after Intuit,...
February 7, 2015 - 3:47pm
December 27, 2014
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
ST. PAUL — Let’s face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the upcoming legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their...
December 27, 2014 - 11:06pm
December 18, 2014
BEMIDJI CITY GOVERNMENT: New and old for levy, budget; City looks to pay off debt, plan for future expenses
BEMIDJI -- On Monday, the Bemidji City Council approved a 2015 budget and levy that help satisfy old debts while planning for possible new expenses in the future. A new piece of the levy in 2015 comes in the form of $84,000 to the Sanford Center Capital Replacement Fund, designed...
December 18, 2014 - 12:03am
December 1, 2014
CITY COUNCIL: City and Humane Society discuss strategy for strays
BEMIDJI -- The city's Public Affairs Committee met with the Beltrami Humane Society on Monday to improve relations in the wake of friction between the two groups. Humane Society Executive Director Brandon Mustful was concerned about the treatment of animals within the city pound,...
December 1, 2014 - 10:42pm
September 24, 2014
MN2020 celebrates property tax breaks in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji's property taxes went down 17 percent for the average homeowner from 2013 to 2014, according to a new report from a progressive Minnesota think tank. Minnesota 2020 stopped in Bemidji on Wednesday on a statewide tour presenting sweeping research findings on how...
September 24, 2014 - 11:22pm
August 8, 2014
Let's talk taxes: DFLers encourage tax credit applications
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Speaker of the House Paul Thissen, along with Reps. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, and Roger Erickson, DFL-Baudette, took a break from campaigning Wednesday to send out a call for more people to submit property tax credit applications. DFL legislators previously...
August 8, 2014 - 12:25am
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