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It's time to chase their dreams
BHS yearbook adviser on paid leave
Remembering the uncle he never met
AgweekTV: Better grilling
Education funding up, but union urges veto
Viking Speedway: Shaw wins nice payday, Miltona's Hellerman takes her first feature
Eagles Horseshoe League Standings
Trap Shooting: Perfect score from Brezina leads Alexandria shooters
Track and Field: Minnewaska, WCA battle in subsections
Baseball: Merritt tosses complete game in starting pitching debut
Still duty bound: Inspiration Peak Legion conducts military honors
Memorial Day events
Photo of the week
Learn about easy-to-grow veggies
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Morken: Becoming a better bow hunter
Nice bass for Maeyaert
Fee increases added to final environment bill
Morken: Still time to fill that tag as toms continue to sound off
Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
Kathleen Rose Kaar
It's Our Turn: Sharing a strong bond – recovery
Letter: March for Truth in Glenwood
Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Views by the Echo Press
Guest editorial: Take a bigger view of what's underwater
4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
Winery, brewery and distillery hope customers come crawling
Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
On the Street
New Aagard program provides tool cabinets for employees
Chamber introduces new networking event
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 20, 2017
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
To the editor: It's an open secret here in Alexandria that our respected and heavily-awarded county hospital is considered to be the ultimate prize in the eyes of greedy corporations. With Trump in office and Rand Paul possibly drafting our future, we have a rare and unique opportunity...
January 20, 2017 - 8:00am
October 12, 2016
Minnesotans should shop, compare and save on health insurance
As final 2017 individual market health insurance rates are released by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, MNsure is encouraging Minnesotans to learn about cost-saving opportunities available through the state's online health insurance marketplace.
October 12, 2016 - 2:00am
April 1, 2016
Report finds strong link between income, diabetes
A Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report has found that adult Minnesotans living in households earning less than $35,000 per year are nearly two and a half times more likely to have diabetes than Minnesotans living in households with annual incomes more than $35,000. The diabetes...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Time to file state, federal income taxes
It is almost tax filing time. The Minnesota Revenue Department announced it will begin accepting individual income tax filings on Jan. 19, the same day the federal Internal Revenue Service does. The deadline this year will be April 18 for both state and federal returns. State Revenue...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
October 30, 2015
COMMENTARY: Three steps to increase access to affordable prescription drugs
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota Modern medicine is performing miracles every day. From a new type of chemotherapy that helps a patient fight cancer to pain medications that provide relief to those suffering from arthritis, we are living in the midst of a “golden age”...
October 30, 2015 - 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
January 25, 2013
Tax help available for families in region
Residents of Grant, Traverse, Stevens, Pope and Douglas counties who earned up to $30,000 or families who earned up to $49,000 in 2012 may be eligible for free tax preparation. For the 2011 tax season, 642 households were served with about $900,000 in refunds through the West Central...
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
December 15, 2011
Income tax brackets, rates adjusted in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced today that the state's individual income tax brackets for tax year 2012 will expand by 2.4 percent. State law requires the department to adjust the brackets to compensate for increases in inflation. Expanding the brackets prevents taxpayers...
December 15, 2011 - 12:16pm
Income tax filing season begins
The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced Friday that the state income tax filing season is officially underway. The department is now accepting individual income tax returns for tax year 2010. Tax law changes made by Congress and signed in December will cause some taxpayers...
January 15, 2011 - 10:30am
April 24, 2010
Minnesota farm income dropped sharply in 2009, report shows
Median net farm income dropped 63 percent in 2009 among more than 3,000 Minnesota farms, a new joint report by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and University of Minnesota Extension shows. The median net farm income for the combined groups of producers was $33,417...
April 24, 2010 - 12:27pm
Senate bill increases nearly all income taxes
April 24, 2009 - 12:00am
April 6, 2009
State offers tax advice for last-minute filers
The income tax filing deadline is April 15 and nearly 40 percent of Minnesotans have not yet filed their 2008 income tax return. The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers that filing electronically can greatly expedite refunds. It eliminates the hassle of calculators,...
April 6, 2009 - 10:44am
March 14, 2009
Free tax return preparation for low income taxpayers
It's tax season again, and many taxpayers will find they are too overwhelmed to complete the forms themselves. Fortunately there is help for low income taxpayers. The IRS sponsors a free service called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).
March 14, 2009 - 9:56am
March 4, 2009
Low milk prices trigger MILC payments next month
Because of low milk prices, the Minnesota Farm Service Agency will be making payments in April to producers through FSA's Milk Income Loss Contract - known as the MILC program. The 2008 Farm Bill made changes to the MILC program, most notably the addition of a dairy feed ration cost...
March 4, 2009 - 12:00am
February 27, 2009
Tax preparation courses offered in Alexandria
Seen as one of the single most successful tools in combating poverty, the Earned Income Tax Credit is unfortunately underutilized by those who qualify, according to local United Way leaders. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was introduced in 1975.
February 27, 2009 - 12:00am