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Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 22
Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Speed limits to increase on Highways 27, 114
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Boys Basketball: B-E holds Eagles to four overtime points in 67-53 win
Dance: Cards climb to sixth in final CLC standings
Swimming and diving: Cards punch ticket to state true team
Girls basketball: Chargers jump on Tigers early
Girls basketball: Cards run past Rocori
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
Hazel I. Kleven
Lisa M. Neubauer
Byron S. Gunderson
IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
LETTER: Give Trump a chance
LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 12, 2017
Minnesota tax relief bill passes
ST. PAUL — More than 200,000 Minnesotans soon will receive tax breaks Minnesota senators passed legislation 66-0 Thursday, Jan. 12, to cut taxes by making state tax law conform with federal law. The House already took the same action to help Minnesotans who are beginning to...
January 12, 2017 - 5:25pm
January 5, 2017
MN governor revises, brings back tax bill that had $101 million mistake
ST. PAUL—A tweaked 2016 tax proposal that never made it into law is back. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said on Thursday, Jan. 5, that his...
January 5, 2017 - 4:48pm
January 3, 2017
Legislative forecast: Cloudy with a chance of disputes
ST. PAUL—2017 dawned on the Minnesota Capitol with bright sun Sunday, Jan. 1, illuminating the newly renovated building. But the sparkle...
January 3, 2017 - 1:21pm
December 28, 2016
LETTER: Charities pay over 50 percent tax rate
To the editor: Why do Alexandria residents and our local charities that raise money for local causes using pull tab gaming, not stand up against an outrageous Alexandria gaming ordinance? This is an ordinance that in 2014 and 2015 took an average $50,000/year from the work of our...
December 28, 2016 - 8:00am
December 13, 2016
City bumps levy up 2.75 percent
Alexandria residents should see an increase of between 2 and 3 percent in the city's share of their property taxes next year but mainly because of increased property values, not the city's levy. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a 2017 levy...
December 13, 2016 - 12:28am
December 7, 2016
County increases tax levy by nearly 2 percent
Property owners in Douglas County will see their property taxes go up by nearly 2 percent for the 2017 tax year. Char Rosenow, Douglas County auditor/treasurer, provided detailed information about the county's $49 million budget and $25.9 million dollar levy Thursday, Dec. 1, during...
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
Tennessee Roadhouse taxes paid off
The owners of the Tennessee Roadhouse restaurant, Kevin and Connie Lee Cunningham, made good with Douglas County. On Nov. 28, the Cunninghams...
December 7, 2016 - 6:00am
December 2, 2016
Menards withdraws request for lower property valuation
Despite a lawsuit by Menards seeking a lower property assessment, which would lead to lower taxes, the value on its Alexandria store will not...
December 2, 2016 - 10:00am
October 10, 2016
Minnesota revenues below forecast
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's state revenue for the past three months was $97 million below expectations.That is a 2.1 percent drop, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday, Oct. 10. All major taxes were below what earlier was expected. Still, the state collected nearly $4.5 billion...
October 10, 2016 - 5:15pm
September 21, 2016
Talks renew hope of special legislative session
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a special legislative session dead just more than a month ago, but on Thursday, legislative...
September 21, 2016 - 5:50pm
September 8, 2016
County backs off tax plan for restaurant
After Douglas County commissioners voted Tuesday to undo a tax payment plan for an Alexandria restaurant and decided not to reconsider the issue,...
September 8, 2016 - 11:22am
September 2, 2016
County to rescind tax plan for restaurant
A decision giving the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off their taxes is set to be rescinded at next week's Douglas County Board meeting. The meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, Sept. 6. and the item is on the agenda at 9:40 a.m. County Board Chair Jerry Johnson...
September 2, 2016 - 12:00am
August 19, 2016
County gives restaurant more time to pay taxes
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to give the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off taxes they owe...
August 19, 2016 - 12:00am
April 20, 2016
School board denies tax break for hotel development
By Tara Bitzan and Al Edenloff, Echo Press A planned $9.6 million hotel project came up against another road block Monday, when the Alexandria School Board denied a tax abatement request. The request was made by Schultz Properties Investments, LLC to assist with the costs of construction...
April 20, 2016 - 4:10pm
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