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Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Following its headline year: Christensen steps in for Minnewaska football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
Engaged - Butler and Joswiak
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
Roy A. Johnson
Gladys M. Hogan
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
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
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
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