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FINANCE

According to the recently released budget book from Beltrami County, a tax levy increase of roughly 3.96% is anticipated for next year. The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners will vote on the preliminary version of the levy on Sept. 21.
During a work session Monday, the Bemidji City Council designated general fund surplus dollars for cash flow purposes. The action was recommended following a review of 2020 finances.
Monday's work session for the Bemidji City Council will have a focus on where several funds stand with 2020 in the rearview.
The program was passed by the City Council this past fall and caused the city's two lenders — Greenbacks at 819 30th Ave. S. and Peoples Small Loan Co. at 1208 Center Ave. — to close up shop.

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BEMIDJI -- An audit of the county's finances from 2019 presented to the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners Tuesday showed some positive indicators.
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An overwhelming majority of 11th and 12th graders were unaware that the government will pay their interest on existing loans while they are still in college, according to the ACT's Center for Equity in Learning.
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The Democratic presidential candidate released a bold plan to cancel student debt for many American households and eliminate tuition.
The nation's passenger railroad admits that it needs to rethink its strategy for acquiring office space.

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