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Millerville celebrates Butter Days
Miltona driver arrested after high-speed chase
Crowds enjoy Party in the Street in Alexandria
Reports: Former Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Law enforcement blotter: Thursday, July 21
Races rained out again as Viking Speedway, FYE Motorsports announce move of the Fall Classic
Bud Grant signing brings back fond memories for Vikings fans
Legion baseball: Post 87 wins game one, faces Bemidji in sub-state tourney
Resorters teams ready for playoffs
A chance to learn: USTA coach offers local tennis players a two-day clinic
The Salty Dogs to perform on the Courthouse lawn
Community auction to raise funds for missions
TLHD presents Love, Loss, and What I Wore
The Color Dash is coming to Forada
Luther Crest gets whole new look
Engaged - Solyntjes and Triplett
Births - July 22, 2016
Engaged - Buschette and Krivanek
Births - July 15, 2016
Births - June 28-July 2, 2016
Seniors get their day on the water (W/video)
Hess brings in nice bass on Whiskey Lake in Brandon
Four-year-old reels in big bass on L'Homme Dieu
Morken: The search for the perfect stand location
Fine fishing over the Fourth
Jacqueline "Jackie" Friese
Megan E. Movold
Donald A. Crossley
Eva M. Wagner
Amber Lynn Martinson
COMMENTARY: The passing of a giant in Runestone research
LETTER: Need bigger indoor location in case of rain
LETTER: Headlights on when using wipers is a law
LETTER: Treat each other with dignity and respect
EDITORIAL: Small gestures seng big message to local officers
Gardening for the senses
Stay up-to-date on Douglas County FSA
Horticultural services available to local residents
GARDENING TIPS: Manage mosquitoes while enjoying the great outdoors
Horticulture Night set for July 28
Three single moms can now get to work
DEED offers updated legal guide to privacy and data security
Chamber Ambassadors celebrate two businesses
Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'
Bell State Bank and Trust receives five stars from bank research firm
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
August 16, 2013
Mobile home taxes due by September 3
Douglas County Auditor-Treasurer Char Rosenow has issued a reminder to mobile home owners that first-half tax payments are due on or before Tuesday, September 3. To avoid a penalty, envelopes must be postmarked by September 3. Payments may also be made in person until 4:30 p.m. on...
August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
August 14, 2013
Franson issues statement on farm equipment repair tax repeal
Representative Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) released the following statement on Governor Dayton and the DFL leadership call to repeal the farm equipment repair tax during special session: "I'm encouraged to hear that Governor Dayton and Democrat legislators have finally accepted the...
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
Save receipts while shopping for school supplies
Heading to the store for back-to-school shopping? Don't forget to save receipts from all school supply purchases.
August 14, 2013 - 12:00am
August 10, 2013
Taxpayers reminded of upcoming property tax refund deadline
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding homeowners and renters that the due date to file for a 2012 property tax refund is August 15, 2013. While the due date to file is August 15, homeowners and renters have an additional one year grace period to claim the 2012 refund. Taxpayers...
August 10, 2013 - 2:19pm
Shopping for school supplies? Save your receipts!
Heading to the store for back-to-school shopping? Don't forget to save receipts from all of your school supply purchases. Doing so could qualify parents and guardians for tax credits or subtractions on your 2013 state income tax returns. There are two tax options that help Minnesota...
August 10, 2013 - 10:50am
August 2, 2013
Will property taxes finally go down?
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans may receive lower property tax bills next year or local officials may keep those taxes the same. It all depends on who you ask, and neither side knows for sure. Republicans and Democrats continued their fight over taxes Tuesday as Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton...
August 2, 2013 - 12:00am
May 31, 2013
Due date for property tax payments extended for resorts
With the unexpected late arrival of spring, resorts and other seasonal business owners have an additional two weeks to pay their first-half property taxes. Due to legislation signed into law this session, commercial property owners who have been affected by the slow start to the...
May 31, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Tax deadline is only days away
The April 15 filing deadline is approaching. The Minnesota Department of Revenue encourages individual taxpayers to electronically file (e-file) tax returns to ensure accuracy and a faster refund. "Electronic filing is the best way to reduce errors in your return," said assistant...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
House DFLers propose property tax relief plan
State Representative Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake, released details on Wednesday about a $250 million property tax relief package for Minnesotans. He said it includes direct property tax relief to homeowners and renters in west central Minnesota and modernizes the state's local government...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
City liquor stores take edge off of your taxes
Although the profits aren't flowing in like they used to, Alexandria's two city-owned liquor stores continue to save taxpayers money. Sales...
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 24, 2013
Tax professionals urged to spot financial abuse of seniors
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, for the second year, issued a letter to more than 9,000 licensed CPAs in Minnesota, to urge tax professionals to use their expertise to help spot elder fraud and financial abuse. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, under the leadership...
March 24, 2013 - 9:34am
March 20, 2013
The ghost of assessment past: Why your taxes are high when land value is low
The past will come back to haunt you. In the world of property assessment, two years in the past directly affects the present. On March 26, 2013 the Douglas County assessor and auditor/treasurer offices will be sending out nearly 30,000 assessment notices and tax statements.
March 20, 2013 - 12:00am
March 17, 2013
Getting income tax refund could be a mistake, say credit counselors
Millions of Americans celebrate receiving an income tax refund each year.
March 17, 2013 - 1:00pm
February 24, 2013
Tax delinquency list updated
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has updated its online posting of Minnesota businesses prohibited from purchasing liquor, beer or wine to resell. The department updates the list each month to reflect companies that have failed to pay taxes to the state. The department posts...
February 24, 2013 - 12:47pm
February 22, 2013
Tax preparation sites now open
More than 250 sites across Minnesota recently opened their doors to offer free assistance with filing income tax and property tax refund returns. Those eligible for assistance are senior citizens, disabled citizens, those who speak limited English and individuals with an income of...
February 22, 2013 - 12:00am