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DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County
'Good progress' reported on Highway 29 bridge in south Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, August 25
'Awesome' State Fair opens with more security
Motorcycle crash victim says gear saved his life
Girls tennis: Osakis ties for seventh at Delano tourney
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Underwater Art: Decoys on display in Evansville
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Stringer full of walleyes
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
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
February 3, 2009
Free tax preparation clinic returns to Douglas County
Seen as one of the single most successful tools in combating poverty, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is unfortunately underutilized by those who qualify, according to local United Way leaders. The credit, established in 1975, encourages low-income individuals to work, while...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
2008 income tax season begins
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced that the state income tax filing season is officially under way. The department is now accepting individual income tax returns for tax year 2008. "This year, with a challenged economy, taxpayers are counting on their tax refunds more...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am