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Verndale man is missing
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Cecil (w/video)
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Feb. 22
More than 8,000 turkeys die in fire
Mouse to blame for truck fire
State hockey: Ellingson's OT goal wins a thriller
NA3HL: Blizzard gains cushion heading into weekend series
State hockey: Cards put a scare in the Bears before falling short (w/video)
Girls Basketball: Streaks outrun Parkers Prairie
Boys basketball: Kannegiesser torches WCA with 45 points
Education presentation to cover topics of Islam, Muslims
Grove is a 2017 ExCEL Award Recipient
Kensington Area Heritage Society hosts open house
WCA Speech Team brings home multiple awards
Marking a century
Births - Feb. 10, 2017
Wedding - Bursch and Hawthorne
Births - Feb. 3
Wedding - Holmquist and Haugdahl
Engaged - Becker and Klawitter
Developing a deer plan: A Q-and-A with big game program leader Adam Murkowski
Warm weather forcing houses off the ice
Fishing first timers
Mike Frisch: Think spring
Stephany (Buschmann) Clay
Marjorie "Marjie" Weber
Steven James Velde
Steven James Velde
LETTER: Pollinators are essential for crops
IN THE KNOW: City Charter needs updating
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1967: Hospital room rate rises to $25 a day
EDITORIAL: Young people show their potential
LETTER: Do some thinking and research
Minnesota lawmakers lobby on ag issues
Save the date: garden education opportunities available
Century Farm applications due by April 3
It's fruit tree pruning time
Corn and Soybean Growers to hold annual meeting
Premiere Video closes its doors
REA holds district meeting
AAEDC leads initiatives for 2016 and into 2017
Edgewater Natural Family Medicine opens in Alexandria area
Alexandria Clinic recognized for quality laboratory services
hires and promotions
On The Street
August 14, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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