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Law Enforcement Blotter: Thursday, April 27
'I can still see his face:' Man recalls Exercise Tiger, a tragic rehearsal for D-Day.
B-E pushing for August vote on school building
Gays, lesbians rally at Capitol; Alexandria event on May 4
Tanner's Team backing Moldens, other families facing serious illness
Snowmen look to round out roster for inaugural season
Local curling team records rare eight-ender
Sports schedule for Friday, April 28
Free pitch, hit and run competition in Alexandria Sunday
Sports schedule for Thursday, April 27
Story of 1900s seamstress to be performed at ATCC
Alexandria's Beth Hill publishes first novel
Ring of Kerry brings Irish influence to Central Square
Lakes Area Radio Theatre hosts two classic shows
Kensington Area Heritage Society announces Saturday event
Engaged - Schmidt and Murray
Engaged - Harstad and Engebretson
Wedding - Von Bank and Hoelscher
Wedding - Skudlarek and Oestreich
Births - March 31, 2017
Mike Frisch: Catch bigger fish
Morken: No better time than now for turkey hunting in Minnesota
Worth the drive: Wyoming produces on opening morning
Mike Frisch: Which jig is the right jig for walleyes?
A walk in the woods is always worth it
Robert Joseph Schlosser
Jarrin "Jerry" Stark
Observations from the Archives: 1967: Law enforcement course starts this fall
In the Know: Fueling the 'workforce engine'
Letter: Peterson's office: Big hat, no cattle
Echo Press editorial: Shed more light on unclaimed property
It's Our Turn: Is it just a game?
Robin Trott: Five steps to conserving water in your garden
Steve Frericks: Ask for help in tough times
Extension to offer low-tunnel strawberry workshop
Minnesota Farmers Union to host rural issues discussion
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Chamber introduces new networking event
ATCC Foundation holds scholarship recognition event
Carlos Creek Winery honored at Progress Minnesota event
Tech company sprouts from the ground up
A restaurant revival
hires and promotions
On The Street
December 7, 2016
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
March 23, 2016
Bill would axe tax on ambulance services
Legislation to remove tax from ambulance services is making its way through the Minnesota House. A 2 percent health-care provider tax has been charged for ambulance runs, as well as doctor visits and other health-care related needs. Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River, said ambulance services...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
February 5, 2016
Taxpayers can check refund status online
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that it issues 90 percent of refunds in less than 21 days. The best way to check the status of a refund is online through the Where's My Refund? tool at IRS.gov or via the IRS2Go phone app. Taxpayers can use Where's My Refund? to start...
February 5, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
Tax forms at library limited
Tax forms are available at the Douglas County Library, but supplies and the types of forms are limited. Here's why, according to library director Jake Odland: Three to five years ago, libraries could get multiple copies of tax forms from the IRS and the Minnesota Department of Revenue...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
Department of Revenue combats motor vehicle tax evasion
The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds Minnesota residents that motor vehicles they purchase, including recreational vehicles, must be registered in Minnesota and are subject to the state’s 6.5 percent motor vehicle sales tax. This rule applies regardless of where the vehicle...
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
January 8, 2016
Time to file state, federal income taxes
It is almost tax filing time. The Minnesota Revenue Department announced it will begin accepting individual income tax filings on Jan. 19, the same day the federal Internal Revenue Service does. The deadline this year will be April 18 for both state and federal returns. State Revenue...
January 8, 2016 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
IN THE KNOW: Attend meetings of the local taxing authorities to discuss proposed budgets
Last week I received the annual mailing from various taxing authorities entitled “Proposed Taxes 2016.” They projected the amount of the 2016 property taxes and the comparison with those in 2015. They also announced the date, time and place for the meetings by jurisdiction for...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am