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Return of the polar vortex? Forecasters say it could hit next week
NJPA Invites businesses, schools to address workforce gaps
Crash pins man, injures 2 teens
PR-B Community Education offers classes
Woodturning, glass star classes offered in Pequot Lakes
Inside the Outdoors: Deer disease is a less familiar kind of invader
North Stars fall to Lumberjacks
Dan-ecdotes: PL grad Miller overcomes injuries, finds niche in Bears defense
Tulenchik wins title at W-DC tourney: Road Crew place 9th overall
Lightning Squirt B takes second in Cloquet
Shirley Ann Clausen
Henry M. "Bud" Bruss
Nola Joy Wicklund
Geraldine P. Swift
Jenkins lights up for holidays
Survey says: Information glut no problem for most Americans
Nisswa Legion hosts Children's Christmas party
Longtime city council member steps down: Williams hopes to continue volunteering in Breezy Point
Chef's Hat: Warm up with these hot drinks
Letter to the editor: Pequot Lakes teams thank store, community
The Cracker Barrel: Picking the Christmas tree
The Last Windrow: Anglers anxiously awaiting thick ice
Letter to the Editor: Lakes Area Habitat helps build homes for vets
Letter to the Editor: Pine River Chamber thanks snowplowers, linemen
letters to the editor
80th Birthday: Harold Hanson
50th Wedding Anniversary: James and Mary Ann Zander
50th Wedding Anniversary: Don and Elizabeth Trusty
Three Fold Celebration
Three Fold Fraser Celebration
October 14, 2016
Crosslake: Council authorizes easements for bridge project
The Crosslake City Council authorized the Public Works Commission to move forward with the purchase of two easements for the Dream Island bridge...
October 14, 2016 - 9:34am
October 6, 2016
Pequot Lakes School Board: Facility, budget planning discussed at work session
In its monthly work session Monday, Oct. 3, the Pequot Lakes School Board was presented an overview of facility and capital budget plans for the coming years. Superintendent Chris Lindholm marked the highest priorities for the district as: • Replacing the paging system at the middle...
October 6, 2016 - 9:09am
September 15, 2016
Pequot Lakes: Council adopts preliminary budget, levy
The Pequot Lakes City Council agreed to a 3 percent increase to the general revenue tax levy in 2017 when it adopted a preliminary tax levy and...
September 15, 2016 - 11:04am
August 31, 2016
Nisswa: Council considers budget with reduced tax levy
The Nisswa City Council met Wednesday, Aug. 24, in a first meeting to talk about the 2017 budget and tax levy. Council member Fred Heidmann was...
August 31, 2016 - 9:44am
June 22, 2016
Pequot Lakes School District: Board approves 2016-17 budget
The Pequot Lakes School District will work with a balanced budget in the coming school year. The school board voted unanimously Monday, June 20, to approve its budget for the 2016-17 school year - a budget that sees the district trim nearly 80 percent of its deficit. "This is truly...
June 22, 2016 - 12:12pm
May 12, 2016
Your Money: How your 'Money Story' can help your finances
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Here is some personal finance advice you don't hear very often: forget the numbers. That is the advice of Sarah Newcomb,...
May 12, 2016 - 9:49am
May 5, 2016
Pequot Lakes School Board: Budget discussed at work session
In a work session on Monday, May 2, the Pequot Lakes School Board reviewed the school district's preliminary budget for 2017. The draft of the budget indicates the district will be working with a deficit of $29,629, which council member Curt Johnson said was "within a whisker" of...
May 5, 2016 - 9:34am
March 24, 2016
Pine River-Backus School District: School board manages budget
The Pine River-Backus School Board talked about budget planning at its Monday, March 21, meeting. The budget issues being discussed were the large costs concerning staffing, bus replacement and facilities maintenance. These costs led the finance committee to recommend the district...
March 24, 2016 - 11:29am
December 28, 2015
Lake Shore: Council approves levy, budget
The Lake Shore City Council on Monday, Dec. 21, approved the 2016 general tax levy of $790,619 and budget of $908,369. The levy number is unchanged from the preliminary levy adopted in September. The levy is a slight increase from 2015. The council also approved a 3 percent cost-of-living...
December 28, 2015 - 9:07am
December 23, 2015
Jenkins: Council approves decreased levy
The Jenkins City Council approved the final 2015 payable 2016 general tax levy amount at $252,200 on Monday, Dec. 14. Compared to the previous levy, this amount is a 5.146 percent decrease. The council also approved a $266,810.24 operational budget.
December 23, 2015 - 12:18pm
Pequot Lakes School District: Board approves 2016 levy
In its Monday, Dec. 21, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board approved the levy for 2016. The total levy was set at $5,578,346, an increase...
December 23, 2015 - 11:02am
December 22, 2015
Crosslake: Council approves budget, levy
In a public meeting held before its regular meeting Monday, Dec. 14, the Crosslake City Council approved the 2016 budget and levy by a 4-1 vote, with council member Mark Wessels voting in opposition. The total levy was set at $3,348,877 - up from $2,912,000 in 2015 - while the revenues...
December 22, 2015 - 2:57pm
December 11, 2015
Breezy Point: Council approves 2016 budget, levy
In their Monday, Dec. 7, meeting, the Breezy Point City Council unanimously approved the city budget and levy for 2016, set the operating revenue budget at $2,209,263 and the levy at $1,798,063. Both totals are an increase of roughly $40,000 from the previous year. The city's...
December 11, 2015 - 9:28am
December 10, 2015
Nisswa: Council approves 1.43 percent levy increase; 2016 budget includes hiring sixth police officer
The Nisswa City Council on Wednesday, Dec. 2, adopted a 2016 budget and total tax levy of $1,994,306, which is a 1.43 percent increase over the 2015 total tax levy. This number is the same preliminary levy the council adopted in September and that appears on residents' property...
December 10, 2015 - 9:43am
November 11, 2015
Pequot Lakes: Council to choose from two budget, levy scenarios in December
The Pequot Lakes City Council learned Tuesday, Nov. 3, that further reductions to the 2016 budget and tax levy would result in a 2.98 percent increase from the 2015 levy, or a $1,535,825 preliminary general revenue tax levy. This equates to a general city tax rate decrease of 5.640...
November 11, 2015 - 1:20pm