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Chamber welcomes four new members
More than Medicare
Big housing development seeks changes
WCI offers regional grants
Track and field: Alex boys take first place by one point
Track and field: Alex girls take second at quad
Softball: Knights go 2-1 over the weekend
Tennis: Shorthanded Cardinals go 1-2 at home quad
Track and field: Osakis gets one final indoor tuneup
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Steve and Karen Samek
Morken: A few tips for gaining hunting permission
CRP cap to rise in House version of 2018 federal Farm Bill
From sap to syrup
Public comment meeting on deer plan coming to Glenwood
Morken: What survey numbers tell us about the future of conservation
Eleanor (Briese) Mattocks
David Leslie Lusty
Andrew Paul Slavik
Deborah Anne Mohn
Mildred A. Schroeder
LETTER: Switch to plant-based diet
LETTER: Douglas County Hospital has a secret
LETTER: Volunteers are vital part of Knute Nelson
LETTER: Some hate groups are in disguise
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
On The Street
Herberger's to close soon
Spring brings excitement, optimism
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
On The Street
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March 21, 2018
Tax statements go out next week
Calling all Douglas County residents: Start checking your mailboxes. During the last week of March, more than 30,000 valuation notices and property...
March 21, 2018 - 1:28pm
March 16, 2018
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton suggests some tax cuts and some increases, lots more spending for some programs, a little more for...
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
February 19, 2018
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers will be drawn into a gun debate that has blossomed since last week's Florida school shooting that left 17...
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
February 1, 2018
Rush to pay and save on taxes
Douglas County property owners appear hopeful that a new tax law regarding prepaying property taxes will benefit them when paying their 2017 taxes. At the end of last year, the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer office received $3.7 million in prepaid taxes, a huge jump compared to...
February 1, 2018 - 6:45am
January 12, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota would seem to have an outsized influence on the next farm bill. Both of the state's senators are on that body's Agriculture...
January 12, 2018 - 11:10am
December 18, 2017
More than 50 signed up for B-E committees
The Brandon-Evansville School District is moving forward with its volunteer committees to look at facility needs and there's still time for...
December 18, 2017 - 11:01pm
December 14, 2017
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
To the editor: I read the article about Trevor Peterson (Alexandria School District business director) on why there was a 23 percent increase for school taxes in 2018. I can't dispute Mr. Peterson's statement that much of the increase was the result of a decrease in 2017 because I...
December 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
December 1, 2017
Douglas County approves 1.8 percent property tax increase
When Douglas County set its preliminary levy in September, property owners would have seen a 4 percent increase in their property taxes. However,...
December 1, 2017 - 2:54pm
23 percent tax increase? Alexandria School District explains
For those with sticker-shock about their school property tax bill, Trevor Peterson said of school tax levies, that it's like "one giant puzzle."...
December 1, 2017 - 10:35am
November 26, 2017
LETTER: Reagan's tax cuts helped economy
To the editor: I am writing in response to Robert Peterson's letter (Nov. 17) about the rich getting tax cuts. When Ronald Reagan was president, he cut taxes and our economy was great. In the past years people were given so many handouts they didn't want to work. Where do jobs come...
November 26, 2017 - 11:40am
November 4, 2017
Tax volunteers sought
West Central Communities Action is seeking tax volunteers to "put the 'fun' in 'refund.'" Each year, the nonprofit puts on a free tax clinic to help low-income taxpayers. The agency notes that many people find taxes the opposite of fun, "But how do you think you would feel if giving...
November 4, 2017 - 5:43pm
Ag, mobile home taxes due Nov. 15
Douglas County Auditor/Treasure Char Rosenow reminds owners of land classified as agriculture and manufactured homes that second half real estate tax payments are due on or before Wednesday, Nov. 15. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15. If mailing your tax payment,...
November 4, 2017 - 12:26pm
September 25, 2017
Taxes to dip for some in Alexandria
Alexandria taxpayers got an idea for how much they'll pay in city taxes next year. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council approved a preliminary levy increase of 4.01 percent for 2018. That's a bit more than the 2.75 percent levy increase that was collected this...
September 25, 2017 - 10:56pm
September 19, 2017
Douglas County preliminary tax levy shows 3.96 increase
A preview of Douglas County's tax levy shows there will be an increase for 2018. However, how much of an increase remains to be see. The preliminary levy was approved at Tuesday's regular County Board meeting. The levy was set at $27 million, which is a 3.96 percent increase from...
September 19, 2017 - 3:41pm
August 25, 2017
B-E district: Refunds could blunt referendum cost
The Brandon-Evansville School District is informing district residents they could qualify for special tax refunds or tax deferrals if the proposed school referendum passes next week. Voters will be heading to the polls next Wednesday, Aug. 30, to vote yes or no on a $38.75 million...
August 25, 2017 - 6:41am