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Concerned citizens organize to stop B-E school vote
After budget veto, Minnesota Senate plans to shut down in July; House in September
Four arrested in Evansville drug bust
WATCH: ACLU releases video showing 'excessive force' by southwest Minnesota drug task force agent
For the record
Hundreds gather at Fireman's Field for celebration night in Carlos
Alexandria trap team sends squad to state
Legion Baseball: Post 188 tops Osakis at home
Mission accomplished: Parkers Prairie baseball gets its title a year later
State baseball: Hibbing, Marshall both stun Cards with walk-offs as Alexandria finishes fourth in Class AAA
'Martin Luther' visits Alexandria church camp
Expanding Outreach: Food Shelf celebrates expansion
Schjei Country to perform at West Moe Church
Alexandria actors play key roles in Barrett play
Sweetland runs this week at Theatre L'Homme Dieu
Engaged - Strater and Lambert
Engaged - Bruzik and Johnson
Engaged - Fogelson and Gibbons
Engaged - Teichert and Kelly
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Courrier lands nice bass
Big fish highlight third Douglas County Bowfishing Challenge
Mike Frisch: Finding June walleyes
Walleye bite picks up on some area lakes
Osakis walleye tourney set for this weekend
Janice "Jan" Larsen
Timothy J. Olson
Orville Arnold Botner
Lorraine Van Santen
Mary Anna Louise Swenson
Commentary: Water wells are safe
Editorial: Newspapers still top choice for news
In the Know: Help available for businesses
Observations from the Archives: 1992: Eurasian milfoil appears in Lake Oscar
It's Our Turn: Building a solid foundation
4-H announces K-3 summer camps
Master gardener shares cold-hardy plant information
Many options for shade plants
Extension service helps with pressure canning
What's going on with the evergreens??
Chamber holds 26th annual golf tournament
Tolkkinen joins Echo Press staff
JCI Minnesota looking for outstanding young Minnesotans
Lake Carlos Marina under new ownership
Vaagenes receives hospital award
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