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Saved in Vietnam: Former Osakis man’s war story to air on PBS tonight
Rollover sends one to hospital
Brainerd International Raceway owner dies in Florida swimming accident
Sheriff: Apparent stray bullet kills former northwest Minn. police chief on forest hunting trail
Jump into cold river cools off Minnesota shoplifting suspect for police
A top-two finish at state for Mountaineers' middle schoolers
Volleyball: Chargers rack up big LEC honors
Sports briefs: B-E boys basketball alumni game set for Jan. 5
Section swim: Cardinals' 4x400 relay earns a spot at state
Blizzard hockey: Lumberjacks defend their home ice for weekend sweep of Alexandria
Friends for a century: Two women, who are almost 101, form unique bond
Running down a dream: Osakis mom overcomes pain, finished marathon
Visiting the wall: Four area vets join Rolling Thunder protest and rally in D.C.
A big heart: Forada firefighter loved helping everyone
And the most-requested library books are....
Ruth Willman Dahl
DNR report: Deer farm with past CWD cases identifies more
Deer report: An incredible week turns into such a low, and what to take from it
Minnesota opening weekend deer harvest down from last year
An opener to remember
Deer report November 4: Another close call, the ultimate frustration
Ardean A. Hollatz
Gary A. Fjoslien
Dale Gordon Serum
Bruce Allen Jaspersen
Robert Edward Richardson
Letter to the Editor: Be kind toward our president
Letter to the Editor: Abuse survivors are inspirational
Commentary: Streamline drug approval process
It's Our Turn: The marvelous makeup of Minnesodah
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
4-H holds county competition
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
Co-op seeking access to inventory taxidermy, property
Seasonal worker didn’t know former boss was escaping after fraud accusations
Land rent workshop set
'The Empire' rises on North Broadway: Eyesore property gets new look
'Remember to look up': Power company offers safety tips
hires and promotions
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October 23, 2018
A Mega Millions win means big tax revenue, too
With a $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, states stand to score big if a winning ticket belongs to a resident. Ryan Koppy, sales and...
October 23, 2018 - 5:19pm
October 14, 2018
Second-half 2018 property taxes due Oct. 15
Second-half real estate tax payments for properties are due on or before Monday, Oct. 15. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. that day, said Char Rosenow, auditor-treasurer for Douglas County. Those mailing their tax payment must have envelopes postmarked no later than...
October 14, 2018 - 4:41pm
August 12, 2018
Mobile home taxes due soon
Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow issues a reminder to owners of a mobile home that first half tax payments are due on or before Friday, Aug. 31. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 31. If mailing your tax payment, envelopes must be postmarked no later...
August 12, 2018 - 11:10am
June 26, 2018
Letter to the Editor: Tax breaks for apartments need to stop
To the editor: In March, the city of Alexandria granted tax breaks for two projects that would build 141 apartment units near Woodlands Elementary. At the time, I wrote a letter against the tax break mainly because it would be in effect for 18 years and by then the complex would...
June 26, 2018 - 6:06am
May 3, 2018
LETTER: A lesson learned while doing taxes
To the editor: Doing taxes is always some kind of an education. What did I learn this year? I learned that individuals who are in a declared disaster area can take a penalty free distribution from an IRA. And what does this mean? To me it means that the risk of disaster can be transferred...
May 3, 2018 - 8:00am
March 21, 2018
Tax statements go out next week
Calling all Douglas County residents: Start checking your mailboxes. During the last week of March, more than 30,000 valuation notices and property...
March 21, 2018 - 1:28pm
March 16, 2018
Proposed Dayton budget, tax changes 'complicated'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton suggests some tax cuts and some increases, lots more spending for some programs, a little more for...
March 16, 2018 - 4:16pm
February 19, 2018
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers will be drawn into a gun debate that has blossomed since last week's Florida school shooting that left 17...
February 19, 2018 - 3:03pm
February 1, 2018
Rush to pay and save on taxes
Douglas County property owners appear hopeful that a new tax law regarding prepaying property taxes will benefit them when paying their 2017 taxes. At the end of last year, the Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer office received $3.7 million in prepaid taxes, a huge jump compared to...
February 1, 2018 - 6:45am
January 12, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Minnesota should have say in farm bill
ST. PAUL — Minnesota would seem to have an outsized influence on the next farm bill. Both of the state's senators are on that body's Agriculture...
January 12, 2018 - 11:10am
December 18, 2017
More than 50 signed up for B-E committees
The Brandon-Evansville School District is moving forward with its volunteer committees to look at facility needs and there's still time for...
December 18, 2017 - 11:01pm
December 14, 2017
LETTER: Why the big swings in voter-approved levies?
To the editor: I read the article about Trevor Peterson (Alexandria School District business director) on why there was a 23 percent increase for school taxes in 2018. I can't dispute Mr. Peterson's statement that much of the increase was the result of a decrease in 2017 because I...
December 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
December 1, 2017
Douglas County approves 1.8 percent property tax increase
When Douglas County set its preliminary levy in September, property owners would have seen a 4 percent increase in their property taxes. However,...
December 1, 2017 - 2:54pm
23 percent tax increase? Alexandria School District explains
For those with sticker-shock about their school property tax bill, Trevor Peterson said of school tax levies, that it's like "one giant puzzle."...
December 1, 2017 - 10:35am
November 26, 2017
LETTER: Reagan's tax cuts helped economy
To the editor: I am writing in response to Robert Peterson's letter (Nov. 17) about the rich getting tax cuts. When Ronald Reagan was president, he cut taxes and our economy was great. In the past years people were given so many handouts they didn't want to work. Where do jobs come...
November 26, 2017 - 11:40am