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Big hills to climb: Group takes on Mount Everest, cure for debilitating disease
UPDATE: Boyfriend with a record arrested in crash that killed University of St. Thomas student
Motorcycle crash on I-94 near Garfield leaves Nevada man dead
Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
Gravel pit plan has Forada concerned; meeting set for Wednesday
Volleyball: Streaks win conference game against Upsala
Tennis: Cardinals defeat Moorhead, 6-2
Tennis: Minnewaska adds loss and win to record
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria opens season with a weekend split
Soccer: Cards lose 6-2 to Moorhead despite Kuhn's two goals
Ecumen gives look at daytime senior care
New musicians invited to Open Mic Night
Habitat for Humanity dedicates home, seeks more clients
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DNR release: Optimistic about Saturday's duck opener
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Mike Frisch: Cover more water
A whirlwind of a win: Alexandria anglers take big payday in first pro tournament
DNR roadside survey: Pheasant index down 26 percent
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It's Our Turn: A whole lot of living to do
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Corn silk bandit robs Holmes City co-op
Letter: Bike helmets prevent brain injuries
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views from the Echo Press Editorial Board
It's Your Turn: Readers react to Wi-Fi on school buses
Dairy council seeks candidates
Tomato tasting at the library
What's wrong with my tomato plant?
There's still time to plant veggies
Haying and grazing OK on some Conservation Reserve land
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Feds allow more time for comment on Internet access
Alexandria ReStore remains open, plans expansion
Glenwood resort receives Century Resort designation
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March 1, 2017
Multiple FSA deadlines are approaching
Deadlines seem to bring out the best in some of us and, at times, the worst in some of us. Without deadlines, we would not have the motivation to chase after our ambitions or our accomplishments. Completing tasks attached to deadlines gives us a sense of accomplishment and a peace...
March 1, 2017 - 10:00am
February 3, 2017
MNsure deadline extended to Feb. 8
ST. PAUL — For Minnesotans still wanting to buy health insurance on the individual market, you still have time. The open enrollment period for 2017 health insurance had been scheduled to run through Tuesday, Jan. 31, but the state-run MNsure exchange has authorized a one-week...
February 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
January 28, 2017
MnSure extends deadline for those seeking health insurance premium help
ST. PAUL --- Next week's impending deadline for Minnesotans to buy health insurance on the individual market just got a little looser. The open...
January 28, 2017 - 6:32pm
November 9, 2016
Acreage reporting deadline is Nov. 15
In order to comply with Farm Service Agency program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Douglas County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline. The following acreage reporting date is applicable for Douglas...
November 9, 2016 - 10:00am
January 29, 2016
Deadline for MNsure is Sunday
Minnesotans have only a few days left to sign up through the state’s MNsure, its health insurance service. The agency said those seeking health insurance can qualify for instant discounts that can make monthly premiums more affordable. More than seven out of 10 Minnesotans who have...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
2014 deadlines for livestock disaster aid announced
Minnesota livestock producers can submit notices of animal loss and apply for payment to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster programs. They were reinstated with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. Funding is retroactive and covers some losses back...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Tax deadline is only days away
The April 15 filing deadline is approaching. The Minnesota Department of Revenue encourages individual taxpayers to electronically file (e-file) tax returns to ensure accuracy and a faster refund. "Electronic filing is the best way to reduce errors in your return," said assistant...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
Deadline approaches to apply for Organic Advisory Task Force
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) reminds residents that the deadline to apply for the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force (OATF) is June 26. The OATF advises the commissioner of agriculture and the University of Minnesota about policies and programs that will improve...
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
May 23, 2012
Deadline approaches for three Farm Service Agency programs
Douglas County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Jay K. Backowski, reminds producers that the approaching June 1, 2012, deadline is for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE), the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election...
May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
June 2, 2010
Sign-up deadline nears for conservation program
Douglas County land-owners still have time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) at their local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office, but the deadline for getting signed up for the second CSP ranking period is quickly approaching. According to...
June 2, 2010 - 12:00am
October 9, 2009
Deadline for late tax filers nears: October 15 is the last day to file without penalties
The October 15 deadline is fast approaching for millions of taxpayers who requested a six-month extension to file their 2008 tax returns. It's also the deadline for special voluntary disclosures by taxpayers with assets in previously undisclosed offshore financial accounts. In most...
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
October 10, 2008
Have you filed for your economic stimulus check?
The October 15 deadline to file a 2007 income tax return and receive an economic stimulus payment this year is fast approaching.
October 10, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Stimulus payment deadline nears
People must file a 2007 tax return by October 15 in order to receive the economic stimulus payment this year, even if they normally do not file because their income is too low or not taxable. The Internal Revenue Service, which is still issuing economic stimulus payments, has identified...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
August 20, 2008
Deadline approaching for non-profits to apply for new reduced classification rate
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding the non-profit community of the September 1, 2008 deadline to apply for classification for the 2008 property tax assessment. Taxable non-profit community service organizations are now classified a number of different ways, depending...
August 20, 2008 - 12:00am