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Osage artist shares talent with local kids
Hubbard County Law Enforcement Incidents
County board split on supporting roundabout
Storm damage assessment presented to county board
Minnesota's largest rodeo ready to buck in Park Rapids
Vaudrin competes in javelin, sprints for Dragons
Pre-registration open for Firecracker 5K race
Sebeka shuts out Legion
Hanson named Female Athlete of Year at Concordia-St. Paul
Park Rapids 18U softball team shuts down Waubun
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Dale E. Warble
Paul Albert Grams
James Merril Steinke
Rob Belanger named Sanford Bagley's administrative director
Women helping women
A stretch a day keeps the doctor away
Nickelodeon star Jimmy Neutron to appear in Park Rapids
Basic Business Cents: Design systems to avoid mistakes
USO-style show to salute area veterans
Nemeth Art Center symposium explores colonialism
'Circle of Heat' rocking next 2nd Street Stage
Professional African drum and dance show on June 21
Boyd Sharp teaching abstract art workshop for kids
Best and busy summer weeks ahead In the Park Rapids area
Three sharpies who knew when and how to fish
Kittilson passionate about maintaining natural shorelines
Crow Wing River ATV crossing awarded Ecofootprint Grant
Letter to the editor: Tails on the Trail support appreciated
Guest Editorial: Health care debate affects all of us
Commentary: Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Port: Who's the source of a hateful political climate?
Commentary: The new fellowship
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
Tax exempt property in Bemidji causes budgeting issues
BEMIDJI - Bemidji is often referred to as a regional center. The Sanford Medical Center, Bemidji State University and the various county and federal agencies downtown act as large employers and contribute to the city's sense of being a cultural and political focal point of the region. But...
September 24, 2012 - 8:00am
November 19, 2011
County directs departments to keep budgets lean for 2012
Hubbard County department heads are receiving a "tough love" memo this week: Live within your budgets or we'll find someone who will. Signed: the Hubbard County Board of Commissioners. Most departments included in the county's revenue fund were to receive the message. Social...
November 19, 2011 - 1:00pm
January 30, 2010
School aid delays will burden some districts; others will get breaks
State aid payments to school districts will be delayed this spring and paid back early June. The Minnesota Management and Budget Department...
January 30, 2010 - 1:00pm
December 16, 2009
Menahga council sets 3 percent tax levy increase, cuts budget
The Menahga Truth in Taxation hearing didn't attract many people Monday night. A couple of residents sat in the audience as the council approved a $10,000 levy increase - from $322,364 in 2009 to $332,364 in 2010. But one councilwoman opposed the 3.1 percent increase that was...
December 16, 2009 - 1:01pm
December 12, 2009
Park Rapids 2010 tax levy approved
The 2010 Park Rapids city budget and property tax levy were approved Tuesday night after hearing news that December's Local Government Aid payment would be spared from unallotment. At the city's Truth in Taxation hearing, the 2010 property tax levy was passed at $1,983,127. The...
December 12, 2009 - 12:31pm
Menahga entity in good financial shape
Menahga's Greenwood Connections has had a healthy financial year. This year's net assets totaled more than $2.6 million, according to Eide Bailly's audit report. The Greenwood Connections Advisory Board met with the Menahga City Council Tuesday night to review the 2009 audit. Bradley...
December 12, 2009 - 12:31pm
December 9, 2009
Park Rapids School District faces tight budget future
The Park Rapids Area School District is looking at a tough few years with state funding questionable and the need to renew the referendum that...
December 9, 2009 - 1:00pm
December 5, 2009
County's 2010 budget planned without state program aid
Hubbard County's first Truth in Taxation meeting in years didn't go quite as planned and most assuredly wasn't timed to coincide with the state's announcement of a projected $1.2 billion shortfall Wednesday, but it was nevertheless a glimpse into Minnesota's future. Several county...
December 5, 2009 - 1:01pm
November 10, 2009
Menahga School is healthy financially
The Menahga School district is in good shape financially, with a $1,446,529 fund balance. "Overall, I think you're doing a pretty good job,"...
November 10, 2009 - 1:00pm
October 31, 2009
Akeley citizens raise concerns as council grapples with budget
Akeley citizens arrived in number to watch the council wade through the proposed 2010 budget in an effort to reduce the levy. After a line-by-line review, the council trimmed $5,404, the proposed levy now totaling $227,954, including $68,724 for police. (The total is up $19,271...
October 31, 2009 - 1:01pm
October 21, 2009
Baby boomers are a budget buster
Baby boomers are beginning to retire, and their need for more health care is a main reason Minnesota's state budget looks bleak for years to...
October 21, 2009 - 1:00pm
October 17, 2009
Small percentage could be added to city's budget
The proposed 2010 Park Rapids general fund budget has a slight increase of 2.61 percent from 2009. "We're projecting a balanced budget," said...
October 17, 2009 - 1:00pm
September 23, 2009
Menahga School Board sets preliminary levy
The Menahga School Board set the preliminary 2010 levy at a 5.59 percent increase from last year. Superintendent Mary Klamm said at Monday's board meeting that some of the increase comes from the ventilation project the school is undergoing this year. The 2010 total levy amount...
September 23, 2009 - 1:01pm
Hubbard County will re-evaluate its financial status at Oct. 7 meeting
Replacing Hubbard County's steadily dwindling workforce came up once again at last week's Board of Commissioners meeting. This time it was a public works maintenance operator, someone who would plow roadways in the winter. County Engineer Dave Olsonawski asked the board for permission...
September 23, 2009 - 1:01pm
September 16, 2009
Nevis Council approves preliminary levy at 15 percent increase over 2009
After a few sessions of budgetary fine-tuning, the Nevis Council approved a preliminary levy of $216,314 Monday night, a 15 percent increase over 2009. The amount is based on a modest liquor transfer of $25,000, as opposed to $65,000 in the past. (Liquor store earnings year to date...
September 16, 2009 - 1:01pm