Daily Archives: October 11, 2019

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City to consider requesting new sales tax

By: News Director Larissa Donovan BEMIDJI–The Bemidji City Council will discuss the consideration of a special use sales tax for the upcoming legislative session during their work session Tuesday. According to a memo from City Finance Director Ron Eischens, the current local sales tax of a half-percent pays principal and interest on the bonds sold…

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Red Lake Nation steps towards blood quantum abolishment

RED LAKE– The Red Lake Tribal Council passed a resolution Tuesday that would grant every Red Lake Nation member enrolled in 1958 full blood quantum status. According to the release, this would make membership into the Band more inclusive, as members currently need one-quarter Red Lake ancestry to enroll. The release says that this is the…

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Bemidji Veterans Home on track

BEMIDJI– The Northern Minnesota veterans home is on track to be completed in early 2022. During a meeting with Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Larry Herke, the department presented some revised design elements to bring the home under budget, but Herke assured the task force that the basic desired elements will remain. The meeting…

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