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August 8, 2016
CITY GOVERNMENT: Bemidji officials talk 2017 budget
BEMIDJI—Bemidji residents could potentially see a 3.2 percent overall tax levy increase if Minnesota legislators don't hold a special session. During a City Council work session Monday, Bemidji Finance Director Ron Eischens gave a report on the 2017 budget, and discussed financial...
August 8, 2016 - 7:20pm
CITY GOVERNMENT: 10-year snapshot shows why Bemidji property taxes increase
BEMIDJI -- As the city of Bemidji has grown in the past 10 years, so have costs associated with new buildings and amenities to meet expanding needs. In a financial summary report based on 2015 numbers, the property tax levy was shown as rising from $2,160,313 in 2005 to $4,530,636...
August 8, 2016 - 10:17am
July 15, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Governor, leaders say they are near special session deal
ST. PAUL -- A special Minnesota legislative session to approve tax cuts, transportation projects and public works construction could happen in...
July 15, 2016 - 6:21pm
June 13, 2016
PROPERTY TAXES: Less than 1 percent increase expected: Councilors get 2017 budget preview at Monday work session
BEMIDJI -- Based on preliminary numbers, the property tax increase for Bemidji residents should only be 0.5 percent in 2017. Bemidji's Finance...
June 13, 2016 - 7:37pm
June 6, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Tax cuts, public works funding futures dark
ST. PAUL -- Legislation that could give tax breaks to a majority of Minnesotans appeared to be on a slow-motion slide to its death Monday, perhaps...
June 6, 2016 - 3:48pm
December 21, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Council approves 2016 budget
BEMIDJI—The Bemidji City Council took the final steps to prepare for 2016 as 2015 draws to a close. During its Monday meeting, council...
December 21, 2015 - 9:28pm
December 8, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Fewer capital projects drive down 2016 budget
BEMIDJI—The property tax levy in Bemidji will rise by 6.5 percent next year, yet because of less construction work, the city's budget will...
December 8, 2015 - 5:50pm
December 7, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: Back to the drawing board for firefighter pension increase
BEMIDJI—Multiple members of the Bemidji Fire Department, most dressed in their formal attire, attended the City Council's Monday meeting...
December 7, 2015 - 9:18pm
December 6, 2015
Council to focus on 2016 budget at Monday meeting
BEMIDJI—A truth and taxation hearing is scheduled for Monday night during the Bemidji City Council meeting as officials get ready to approve the 2016 budget and levy. According to a public notice sent to property owners, the proposed 2016 budget is $33,826,496, down from...
December 6, 2015 - 12:27am
September 15, 2015
Beltrami County 2016 property tax levy to rise by 6.96 percent from 2015: Increase the result of labor contracts, debt services and new positions
BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners approved the 2016 property tax levy Tuesday, which will be 6.96 percent higher than its 2015 counterpart. In 2015, the levy totaled $18,827,249. Approved during the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday for 2016 was a levy of $20,137,494,...
September 15, 2015 - 7:04pm
August 10, 2015
Funding the future: Council discusses 2016 budget and beyond
BEMIDJI—Bemidji residents may see a property tax increase of 6.6 percent in 2016, according to information provided by Finance Director...
August 10, 2015 - 9:18pm
May 12, 2015
First-half property taxes due Friday
BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County is reminding property owners that the first-half property tax is due Friday, according to a release from JoDee Treat, Beltrami County auditor/treasurer. To accommodate taxpayers who wish to pay in person, the Real Estate and Tax Service’s Counter will...
May 12, 2015 - 9:55am
April 29, 2015
Open house on Sanford Center operations Wednesday
BEMIDJI—Bemidji city and Sanford Center officials are inviting the public to a community open house to learn how the Sanford Center operates...
April 29, 2015 - 2:59am
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