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AgweekTV: Canola is king
Out-musseling the mussels: Researcher hopeful of new tactic against invasive species
Alexandria celebrates in the streets
Meeting to address help for those with autism
Legion Baseball: Rain delays Alex-Moorhead game until Saturday morning
Junior Legion: Blacks win District 9 title
The pitch for horseshoes
Storhaug locks up first triathlon win in Clearwater
Legion Baseball: Alex tops Fergus in substate opener
VFW Auxiliary to host salad luncheon
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
At Douglas County Library: Fun socks, Legos and oh yeah, books!
Tickets available for 25th chamber music festival
Lakes museum plans events for book lovers
Engaged - Friedrichs and Werk
Engaged - Batcher and Janssen
Engaged - Berglin and Kolden
Engaged - Gearman and Whiting
Wedding - Karthikeyan and Freborg
Should have got a bigger net: Eight-year old lands 50-incher on Miltona
Mike Frisch: Froggin' for big bass
Plenty of panfish for annual Senior Fishing Day
A booming bass bite: Local tournament circuit finds success on area lakes
Morken: Summer deer-hunting work will pay off in the fall
Clifford W. Wunderlich
Lois Elaine Lindberg
Joy L. McWhorter
Jean A. Johnson
Letter: Welcome sign needs attention
Views by the Echo Press Editorial Board: Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Letter: State's budget process is concerning
Commentary: Look at the big picture for B-E
Echo Press Editorial: Beware of storm-damage rebate offers
Millerville gets hands-on with butter
Tractors to parade down 36 mile memory lane
Douglas County 4-H campers
Cattlemen invite public to July 11 get-together
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
A new place for ink opens in Alexandria
Author Faith Sullivan to sign books in Alexandria
Knute Nelson partners with Centrex Rehab, adds memory care unit
Glenwood State Bank joins top workplace list
New wedding venue opens in Alexandria
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On The Street
January 27, 2017
EDITORIAL: Don't get tripped up this tax season
How much progress have you made on your 2017 taxes? More importantly, if you're not filing the return yourself, how trustworthy is your tax preparer? The IRS began accepting tax returns on Jan. 23 and is expecting more than 153 million individual tax returns will be filed. The Better...
January 27, 2017 - 8:00am
November 4, 2016
Don't fall victim to scams
If you have a computer, phone or a mailbox, you could be the victim of a scam. Scams and schemes are a criminal's bread and butter and criminals don't care who you are, where you live, or how old you are. They are always on the attack. "These people don't have a conscience and do...
November 4, 2016 - 9:00am
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