Hospitality tax should be passed Bills authored by legislators representing Bemidji are pushing to give the city authority to impose up to a 1 percent tax on restaurant and hotel customers’ bills.
Students prepared for the future
Job fair addresses area’s needs
Even while we’re still recovering from the onslaught of political ads from the 2012 election, holiday shopping promotions are taking their place. “Black Friday” is coming up this week. That means your Thanksgiving Day Pioneer will be bigger than even a normal Sunday paper. We also will feature a “Small Business Saturday” promotion in Friday’s paper, giving readers a look at local shopping options.
Changes abound after 2012 election
In the world of politics and elections, it can be dangerous to read too much into vote results. But, in the case of Tuesday’s general election, in which Minnesotans went to the polls in record numbers, the electorate’s tidal wave of support for Democrat-Farmer-Laborite candidates and DFL-favored positions on two constitutional amendments is difficult to read any other way. Take a look at what happened in the Minnesota Legislature. In 2010, Republican momentum at the polls gave the GOP control of the Senate and House for the first time in 38 years.
Local folks take voting seriously
Redistricting has thrown a wrench into the Bemidji area political scene. No matter what happens in the Nov. 6 election, the region will have less of a voice in the Minnesota Legislature.
Communication gaffes raise some red flags
There’s little argument President Obama has been aggressive, bold and willing to take chances in the name of returning our nation to a place of prosperity and security. Recall his stimulus bills, the bailouts, the Affordable Care Act and even the daring mission that took out Osama bin Laden.