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Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
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Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
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County crafting buffer compliance rules
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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
May 31, 2017
Legislature lays groundwork to sue Minnesota governor
PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is preparing to sue the governor.A legislative committee plans a Friday, June 2, meeting to consider hiring...
May 31, 2017 - 5:20pm
Dayton signs budget bills, but no money for Legislature
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state government has a budget, other than for the Legislature. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Legislature's budget Tuesday,...
May 31, 2017 - 7:14am
May 25, 2017
Biking trail dispute derails Minnesota Legislature's final budget work
ST. PAUL -- A gentle harmonica concert by Rep. Bob Loonan did not provide quite enough calm late Thursday, May 25, as a relatively minor issue...
May 25, 2017 - 9:12pm
May 23, 2017
Bipartisan work gives greater Minnesota legislative success
ST. PAUL—The 2017 Legislature may do pretty well by greater Minnesota. "We got there because it was a bipartisan effort. both parties...
May 23, 2017 - 5:09pm
May 17, 2017
SunOpta tax request 'morally offensive,' county official says
After receiving 10 years of tax breaks through a job creation program, SunOpta is asking a tax court to lower its property valuation and tax...
May 17, 2017 - 6:13pm
May 16, 2017
$146,171 error caught on Knute Nelson’s taxes
A significant error was recently discovered regarding the property tax statement for Knute Nelson Senior Living, a Grand Arbor project. The...
May 16, 2017 - 6:05pm
May 12, 2017
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May 12, 2017 - 1:37pm