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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
County awards construction bid for Kensington Rune Stone Park
Law enforcement contract with Evansville renewed
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Bogart, Nibbe named to all-state academic wrestling team
Girls basketball: Cold shooting downs Alex in first CLC loss
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Mary A. L. Swenson
Laurel A. Jensen Falconer
Vernet "Jackie" Schroeder
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
Volunteers needed for free tax preparation sites
West Central MN Communities Action, Inc. is looking for volunteers for the upcoming tax season at sites in Elbow Lake, Morris, Glenwood, Wheaton and Alexandria. Free tax preparation services assist low- to moderate-income families in accessing tax credits and put 100 percent of refunds...
December 23, 2016 - 10:00am
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
September 30, 2016
Second half real estate tax due Oct. 17
The second half real estate tax payments for properties are due on or before Monday, Oct. 17. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. If mailing your tax payment, envelopes must be postmarked no later than Oct. 17 to avoid penalty. Douglas County has installed a tax payment...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
LETTER: Support this House bill to pass tax on to users of stadium
To the editor: To my fellow Minnesotans: Please support the Legislative Tax Bill HF848 as written and passed by the Minnesota Legislature and how it will affect the new Vikings stadium payout obligations. It justly reduces Minnesota citizens’ tax bill on any charitable bingo or...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Refunds waiting for those who didn't file taxes in 2012
Federal income tax refunds totaling $950 million may be waiting for an estimated 1 million taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2012. To collect the money, these taxpayers must file a 2012 tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) no later than Monday,...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
February 19, 2016
Court says part-year residents owe full-year taxes
By Don Davis, Forum News Service Minnesotans who live part of the year in another state could find themselves paying income taxes as if they were full-year residents. Four Minnesota Supreme Court justices this week ruled that a couple who moved to Minnesota on Aug. 1, 2007, owed taxes...
February 19, 2016 - 10:55am
January 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: We all want good roads
By Bev Bales, Douglas County Commissioner, Carlos, MN Do we need good roads? Absolutely. Not only is it more comfortable driving and riding on good roads, it is definitely a safety factor. Maintaining older roads and the reconstruction of others will reduce accidents and also save...
January 6, 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
December 2, 2015
Free tax preparation volunteers needed
West Central Minnesota Communities Action, Inc. is looking for volunteers for the upcoming tax season at the Morris and Elbow Lake site locations. Free tax preparation services assist low to moderate income families access tax credits and put 100 percent of refunds in taxpayers'...
December 2, 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