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Alexandria police recover stolen items
Law enforcement blotter: Friday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 15
Update: Four pets die in mobile home fire (w/video)
UPDATE: Four injured in crash near Evansville
Man found dead inside burned Motley home
Swimming and diving: Cards knock off Tech in CLC
Girls basketball: Chargers win defensive battle with Hawley
Wrestling: Alex takes third at Parker Prairie
Sports schedule for Monday, Jan. 16
Lower walleye limits, license fees among changes being considered in MN
Ecumen Bethany Community celebrates 100 years with birthday party
Packing a punch line
Persistence pays off
FIRST Robotics students visit Garfield Elementary
Christian illusionist featured during Faith at Work Lunch
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Capturing the moment: Hunt Down Your Photos contest winners
Mike Frisch: Find those mid-winter crappies
DNR release: Third case of CWD in deer identified in southeastern Minnesota
RLou Mae Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
LETTER: Electoral College votes for us
LETTER: Kudos to construction workers
LETTER: Pray for Trump
EDITORIAL: How to make 2017 a financial success
IT'S OUR TURN: Memories made to last
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Producers should utilize all available resources
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Beef home study courses offered online
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 23, 2016
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