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Highway 371 expansion - Tree Clearing
Nisswa Women's Club to meet Feb. 18 at Grand View
Crosslake: Council amends charitable gambling ordinance: Council members pass off 10 percent fee
Manhattan Beach: Council makes annual appointments
Republican Party endorses Mills
Stone places 10th overall at state meet
PL boys take third
PR-B Pulse competes in section meet
Junior Hockey: Blizzard swarms North Stars
Tiger girls split week
Judith M. Koska
Faith in Action sponsors workshop on aging
Baby, it's cold outside
Pages from the Past-Feb. 11, 2016
Looking Back-Feb. 11, 2016
Crosslake teacher has passion for performance
MMBA Home Show
Faith: Why Lent?
From the Lefthand Corner: Reflecting on junior college
The Cracker Barrel: Manners matter
The Last Windrow: Signs of spring are showing
Letters to the Editor: Take a look at Scouting
letters to the editor
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 - 11:01am
December 17, 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 17, 2015 - 8:23am
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 - 9:27am
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 - 1:19pm
October 8, 2015
Pequot Lakes: Consensus is more budget cuts needed
After making more changes to the proposed 2016 budgets that resulted in a $46,020 reduction to the preliminary levy, the city council learned...
October 8, 2015 - 11:04am
September 18, 2015
Breezy Point: Council approves preliminary levy
In their Tuesday, Sept. 8, meeting, Breezy Point City Council members unanimously approved the preliminary levy and budget for the coming year.
September 18, 2015 - 5:33pm
September 16, 2015
Nisswa: Council adopts preliminary levy
The Nisswa City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 3, adopted a 2016 budget and preliminary tax levy of $1,994,306, which is about 1.4 percent higher than the current levy. The council can lower, but not raise, that preliminary levy before final adoption in December. The council adopted...
September 16, 2015 - 9:56am
July 8, 2015
Heintzeman releases statement on new budget
July 8, 2015 - 2:27pm
June 18, 2015
Pequot Lakes: School board approves next year's budget
In their Monday, June 15, meeting, the Pequot Lakes School Board unanimously agreed to the draft budget for the 2015-16 school year. The budget, drafted by business manager Jenny Max, indicates the district will work with a deficit of more than $540,000 in the coming school year. In...
June 18, 2015 - 2:22pm
April 23, 2015
Pine River-Backus School Board: Directors request funds
Directors of various departments at Pine River-Backus School presented their departments' needs at the Monday, April 20, school board meeting. Their presentation followed committee reports, which included a report that indicated the finance committee is nearing its goal in cost reductions...
April 23, 2015 - 11:45am
March 25, 2015
Guest Column: Three budget priorities
We are just over halfway through this year's legislative session. As we approach the Easter break the focus will shift almost exclusively to producing the next two-year budget. My three top budget priorities remain: providing support across the elder and disabled health care spectrum;...
opinion / columns
March 25, 2015 - 2:20pm
March 12, 2015
Fuel costs impact school budgets positively
With fuel prices at significantly lower costs, local school districts are seeing cost savings compared to 2013-2014. PR-B's transportation budget reported $70,305.19 in fuel costs in Feb. 2014, whereas Feb. 2015 reported $60,004.62. A look at the overall utility costs shows an even...
News / education
March 12, 2015 - 9:57am