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3 killed, more than 100 injured in N.J. train crash
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Sept. 28
I-94 west ramps to close in Alexandria
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Sept. 27
How does the zipper merge work?
Sports schedule for Thursday, Sept. 29
CLC athletes of the week for Sept. 26
Swimming: Cards lap Little Falls in the pool
Volleyball: WCA takes Hancock in four
Volleyball: Monte edges Lakers in five
Driver improvement program offered
Big Vehicle Day set for Oct. 1
First female road deputy now admin of the year
Butterfly babies:Loss of twin sons at birth spurs involvement in memorial 5K
Love INC to host annual fundraiser
Births - Sept. 23, 2016
Engaged - Schutta and Kelly
Engaged - Hanson and Arceneau
Births - Sept. 9, 2016
Engaged - Robinson and Haugen
The allure of musky lures: Parkers Prairie couple finds a career in tackle
A pretty good opener locally
Gould Brothers exhibition shooting coming to Alexandria
What makes a trophy hunter?
From Austin to Alex
Mark E. Ebsen
Ervin "Erv" Kluver
Matthew "Matt" Kjelland
Robert W. Cochran
LETTER: Resident wants road improvements
LETTER: Are prophets among us?
IN THE KNOW: If you see something, say something
EDITORIAL: Agriculture offers enticing career choices
LETTER: Promote business and tourism
Foraging for wild berries in Minnesota
Motorists, farm equipment operators should share road
Farm loan program offers options for on-farm storage
Watch tractors in action at Plow Day 2016
Improving yields and water quality
Website launched for small businesses, entrepreneurs
Bell Bank named among 'Best Banks to Work For'
Carlos Creek Winery honored for Business and Industrial Appreciation Day
Employers of the Year nominations sought
Lake Darling Resort to replace Viking Trail Resort
hires and promotions
On The Street
Update: Police arrest robbery suspect
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
February 6, 2013
2013 income tax filing begins
The state income tax filing season recently began. The Minnesota Department of Revenue will now accept individual income tax returns for tax year 2013. Taxpayers will have until April to file their tax returns. The Minnesota Department of Revenue encourages taxpayers to electronically...
February 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 4, 2013
Seven mistakes to avoid on your 2012 tax return
Every year, our politicians talk about the need to simplify the tax code and every year, they make it more complex. The average taxpayer will spend an estimated 23 hours completing their return this year. Eighty percent of taxpayers will hire someone to do the work, or buy tax software,...
February 4, 2013 - 11:38am
January 30, 2013
Legislative notebook: Bill would raise 'little cigar' tax
ST. PAUL -- Some Minnesota legislators want to raise the tax on "little cigars," saying the products cost less than cigarettes and they can be flavored as a way to attract children. Senators Kari Dziedzic, DFL-Minneapolis, and Carla Nelson, R-Rochester, said little cigars basically...
January 30, 2013 - 12:00am
January 25, 2013
Questions remain about Gov. Dayton's tax plan impact
ST. PAUL - Governor Mark Dayton said tax changes he proposed Tuesday would not cost middle-class Minnesotans more money. Dayton said his state...
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
Tax help available for families in region
Residents of Grant, Traverse, Stevens, Pope and Douglas counties who earned up to $30,000 or families who earned up to $49,000 in 2012 may be eligible for free tax preparation. For the 2011 tax season, 642 households were served with about $900,000 in refunds through the West Central...
January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
January 23, 2013
Tax season opens January 30
Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30. The IRS will accept tax returns...
January 23, 2013 - 12:00am
January 15, 2013
Tax filing season will begin January 30
Following the January tax law changes made by Congress, the IRS will be opening its 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 30, 2013. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is complying with the Internal Revenue Service and will begin processing...
January 15, 2013 - 10:55am
December 21, 2012
Income tax brackets for tax year 2013
The Minnesota Department of Revenue recently announced that the state's individual income tax brackets for tax year 2013 will expand by 2.57 percent. State law requires the department to adjust the brackets to compensate for increases in inflation. Expanding the brackets prevents...
December 21, 2012 - 12:00am
December 14, 2012
County levy numbers hinge on deputy
They fought the law and the law won. A small victory was scored for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at Tuesday's county commissioners meeting. Sheriff Troy Wolbersen was granted permission to retain one of his deputies until construction of the law enforcement center in Alexandria...
December 14, 2012 - 6:21am
December 12, 2012
Tax bite not as deep in Douglas County
Douglas County residents will have a little less of a tax bite to swallow next year than other communities in Minnesota. That's according to proposed property tax levies that local governments are pursuing. Although the levies don't translate directly into how much an individual...
December 12, 2012 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Smaller paychecks, late filing await taxpayers
New Year's joy could quickly turn into January sticker shock for taxpayers surprised by smaller paychecks and little chance of getting tax refunds in January. The 2-percent payroll tax holiday will end, making paychecks shrink, and the later-than-normal first day to e-file tax returns...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am