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Sculptures revealed at Red Bridge Park
'Heartland Lakes' is new community brand
Paul Bunyan Days celebrates 70 years
Man, 76, drowns in northern Minnesota lake
Some areas of western Minnesota saw up to 7 inches of rain
Pre-registration is open for Firecracker Footrace
Clay Dusters qualify for state tournament
Carlson, Overmyer earn medals at NSIC meet
Vaudrin concludes career at NSIC meet
Esox rally to edge Midway in battle for first place
Ralph Nelson Morben
Kenneth William Parsons
Ronald "Ron" Ralph Lindbom
27 new foods, 5 new vendors announced for Minnesota State Fair
Closing arguments for and against Line 3
PUC decision on Line 3 expected by end of June
Robocalls fray consumers' nerves
Take time for a mid-year small business checkup
Place a Business Announcement
Great American Story deadline approaches
An afternoon with author Ahmed Ismail Yusuf
Red Bridge Park Sculpture Trail to be unveiled June 16
2nd Street Stage kicks off June 14
Upcoming Prince album features nine new tracks
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: The big catch up
Lindows take top honors at Cirks Fishing Tournament
Lake Winnibigoshish back to being a walleye wonderland
Local and state fishing reports
WEEKEND ADVENTURES: Best intentions for Boundary Waters trip
Commentary: Anti-gun Parkland students expected to visit Fargo/Moorhead, Bismarck, and Standing Rock this month
COMMENTARY: Politics: We need it
Paid political letter policy takes effect
COMMENTARY: A Memorial Day message from the Park Rapids DAV
Letter to Editor: This community is awesome
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
September 24, 2012
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
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
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
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