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Around the County: Millerville Butter Days
GMO bill edges ahead in U.S. House
1,000 cyclists on a mission roll through Douglas County
A knockout Party in the Street
VFW district baseball: 16s to square off with 15s after six-inning win
Seven under-14 Alex Swim Club members head to state at Rochester
A first time finisher at Grandma's: Hochsprung youngest male finisher at Duluth marathon
Millers look ahead to next summer after two losses
Alexandria set to host VFW tournament this weekend
A treasure trove of crafts awaits at Art in the Park
Grants offered for artists to quick start next project
Alexandria Public Schools back-to-school packets are ready
Nutty for coconut ice cream
Benefit for Steve Pederson family is July 30
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Big smallmouth caught during boat parade
Locals make good on Minnewaska
DNR release: Muskies to be stocked in Gull and Fairmont chain of lakes
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
David Kenneth Holm
Myrna A. Zimmerman
Ruth Ann Struck
Carol Diane Jeffries
Wendy Jo (Muzik) Kuhnau
LETTER: Some people think laws don't apply to them
LETTER: Unique ecosystem needs protection
LETTER: Candidate can't keep simple promise
IN THE KNOW: There is so much right with America
From the archives - 2006: Bill Ingebrigtsen files for Senate as Republican candidate
Save money, water by using rain barrels
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Corn Views: Farmers take leadership role on water quality issues
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Gardening for the senses
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
April 1, 2016
IRS.gov has tools for quick answers
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encourages taxpayers working on their 2015 tax returns to take advantage of the numerous online tools and resources available on IRS.gov. The tax deadline is Monday, April 18. The IRS has a wide variety of easy-to-use, online tools on IRS.gov. Through...
April 1, 2016 - 12:00am
February 26, 2016
IRS phone scam is ripping off thousands
If you get a phone call or message from someone claiming to be from the IRS who is threatening a lawsuit, don't fall for it. It's a scam. A very popular scam. So much so that it tops the IRS' annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2016 filing season. The IRS has seen a surge...
February 26, 2016 - 12:00am
December 30, 2015
2016 standard mileage rates announced
The Internal Revenue Service recently issued the 2016 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Saturday, Jan. 1, the standard mileage rates for the use of a...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
November 13, 2015
Make tax payments from home with IRS Direct Pay
Thousands of taxpayers are now using the Web-based system IRS Direct Pay (www.irs.gov/Payments/Direct-Pay), which lets taxpayers pay their tax bills or make estimated tax payments directly from checking or savings accounts without any fees or pre-registration. "It saves time and...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
April 8, 2015
Department of Revenue offers tips for taxpayers as filing deadline approaches
As April 15 approaches, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is offering helpful tips for taxpayers when filing their income taxes. The department encourages individual taxpayers to electronically file (e-file) their tax returns and elect for direct deposit of refunds to ensure accuracy...
April 8, 2015 - 3:29pm
July 6, 2013
IRS offers tax tips for newlyweds
Late spring and early summer are popular times for weddings. Whatever the season, a change in your marital status can affect your taxes. Here are several tips from the IRS for newlyweds. --It's important that the names and Social Security numbers that you put on your tax return...
July 6, 2013 - 3:01pm
April 21, 2013
Looking for a bargain on sports memorabilia? Check out IRS auction
The Internal Revenue Service will auction sports and entertainment memorabilia at 9 a.m. April 23 in Fargo, North Dakota. Items can be previewed on April 22 between 2 and 7 p.m.
April 21, 2013 - 2:43pm
April 4, 2013
Avoid these tax errors
April 15 is the deadline to file your 2012 tax return and the IRS says if you haven't filed yet, take your time because a mistake may delay your refund. According to the IRS, the most common errors on tax returns are names and Social Security numbers that don't match. "If...
April 4, 2013 - 10:22am
Seven mistakes to avoid on your 2012 tax return
Every year, our politicians talk about the need to simplify the tax code and every year, they make it more complex. The average taxpayer will spend an estimated 23 hours completing their return this year. Eighty percent of taxpayers will hire someone to do the work, or buy tax software,...
February 4, 2013 - 11:38am
January 15, 2013
Tax filing season will begin January 30
Following the January tax law changes made by Congress, the IRS will be opening its 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30, 2013. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is complying with the Internal Revenue Service and will begin processing...
January 15, 2013 - 10:55am
September 4, 2012
Back-to-school tips for students and parents paying college expenses
Whether you're a recent high school graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, it will soon be time to head to campus, and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind. The IRS offers some tips about education tax benefits that can help...
September 4, 2012 - 8:52am
September 1, 2012
IRS ofers tips to reduce big refunds and prevent tax bills
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that it's not too late to adjust their 2012 tax withholding to avoid big tax refunds or tax bills when they file their tax return next year. Taxpayers should act soon to adjust their tax withholding to bring the taxes they must pay...
September 1, 2012 - 11:49am
August 4, 2012
IRS offers six social media tools for free tax information
The IRS uses a variety of technologies to help you get the tax information you need. Here are six ways the IRS uses social media to share information on tax changes, initiatives, products and services: 1. IRS2Go 2.0 IRS's smartphone application allows you to check your refund...
August 4, 2012 - 11:22am
July 29, 2012
Expanded adoption tax credit still available for extension filers
If you adopted a child last year and requested an extension of time to file your 2011 taxes, you may be able to claim the expanded adoption credit on your federal tax return. The Affordable Care Act temporarily increased the amount of the credit and made it refundable, which means...
July 29, 2012 - 2:43pm
July 14, 2012
IRS expands program that helps taxpayers make fresh start
The IRS has expanded its "Fresh Start" initiative by offering more flexible terms to its Offer-in-Compromise Program. These newest rules enable some financially distressed taxpayers to clear up their tax problems even quicker. An offer-in-compromise (OIC) is an agreement between...
July 14, 2012 - 12:40pm