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Bemidji Area Schools approves $10.8 million levy spread: No comments at Truth in Taxation hearing


BEMIDJI -- Bemidji Area Schools leaders on Monday unanimously approved a slate of property tax levies that, in total, is nearly 10 percent higher than last year’s.

The school district will levy a total of $10.84 million on Bemidji-area residents’ taxes payable in 2017. That figure is about $980,000 -- 9.94 percent -- higher than last year’s total, but still about $678,000 less than the state-allowed maximum, according to documents supplied at the board meeting.

The increase is the net result of the school district’s general fund, long-term facilities and maintenance, and debt service levies increasing a combined $1.1 million, offset by a $119,000 decrease to its operating capital levy.


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