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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, March 22
Minn. transportation funding debate enters third verse
Fish and Wildlife obtains wetland easement
Coalition continues to oppose private prison in western Minn.
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
The end of an era: Simpson steps down at B-E after 605 head coaching wins
Homecoming: Swedberg takes over the Alex boys golf program he grew up in
Engfer-Triebenbach takes over Osakis golf programs
Vikings finalize deal with WR Thielen
Three Chargers named All-LEC in girls basketball
Cancer benefit is set for Randy Beman
Organic Gardening Club to host barn dance
LIBRARY NEWS: Finding the time to read
Nowells to speak about merging of sports, Christianity
Sweetwater Revival to give concert of hope, encouragement
Births - March 17, 2017
Births - March 8, 2017
Engaged - Freiderich and Blumhoefer
Births - March 3, 2017
Engaged - Lee and Dybdal
Mike Frisch: What's my walleye line?
Art of every size, shape and color
DNR release: Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs
Carvers coming to the RCC
Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota
Lynnette "Lynn" M. Kalina
Betty A. Dittberner
Christina Michelle Jackson
Daniel O. Reese
IN THE KNOW: Alexandria is top micropolitan in Minnesota
LETTER: Asking nicely; this time only
LETTER: Please don't litter
LETTER: Don't doubt that people want jobs
GUEST EDITORIAL: Sail a course to Real ID
Agriculture going strong in Douglas County
Douglas County Master Gardeners present Let's Get Growing workshop
Wussows named a Yieldmaster contest winner
Nominate a Farm Mom of the Year
Selecting fragrant flowers for your cutting garden
Coffee lover branches out: Alexandria man turns roasting into a side business
Ecumen Bethany Community receives Customer Experience Award
Parkers Prairie bar and grill is first to serve liquor
Dilley Zimny Insurance named a Circle of Excellence Agency
Ecumen Bethany Community receives workforce grant
hires and promotions
On The Street
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A decision giving the owners of an Alexandria restaurant five years to pay off their taxes is set to be rescinded at next week's Douglas County Board meeting.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
November 18, 2015
Property taxes to increase statewide again
Minnesota's Revenue Department tells property owners something they already assumed: Property taxes will rise next year. The department received data from local governments indicating that overall city taxes will jump 5.2 percent, counties will be up 3.7 percent and townships plan...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
November 13, 2015
2016 Minnesota income tax brackets announced
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has announced the adjusted 2016 individual income tax brackets. For tax year 2016, the state’s individual...
November 13, 2015 - 12:00am
November 4, 2015
Ag, mobile home taxes due November 16
Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer Char Rosenow reminds owners of land classified as agricultural and mobile home owners that second-half tax payments are due on or before Monday, Nov. 16. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. If mailing a tax payment,...
November 4, 2015 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
RCC expansion draws debate
People continue to give the Alexandria City Council feedback about a proposed $9.9 million expansion and renovation of the Runestone Community Center. In the third public hearing on the idea on Monday night, two people spoke against the plan and four supported adding a third rink. Byron...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am