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Schools not reimbursed for state costs: Fewer fans, venue costs to blame
At least four tornadoes confirmed in southern Minnesota storm
Law Enforcement Blotter: Sept. 20
County sets preliminary levy
El Nino conditions likely across region throughout winter
Cross country: Alexandria teams take second at Rocori
Volleyball: Cardinals sweep for third straight win
Volleyball: WCA rolls over Owls in sweep
Sports briefs: Aces tryouts set for Oct. 1
Girls soccer: Defense, Reineke edge Tech for a fifth straight win
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....
Dr. Jerry and Jane McCrery
Duane and Connie Shelden
Zebra mussels confirmed in Barrett Lake in Grant County
Drawdown underway on Lake Christina
Opener comes in hot
Strong breeding-duck numbers make for expected good opener Saturday
Holding on to summer
Shirley Ann Battey
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Letter to the Editor: Problems with medicare
THUMBS UP/THUMBS DOWN
1968: St. Ann's gets new church
Paid Political Letter: Warlow represents Minnesota values
Letter to the Editor: Feedback welcomed on B-E strategic plan
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
Skid steer row: Burgeoning Alexandria industry makes attachments for skid loaders
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
Fraud-stricken Minnesota grain co-op looks for quick sale
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
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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
November 4, 2017
Tax volunteers sought
West Central Communities Action is seeking tax volunteers to "put the 'fun' in 'refund.'" Each year, the nonprofit puts on a free tax clinic to help low-income taxpayers. The agency notes that many people find taxes the opposite of fun, "But how do you think you would feel if giving...
November 4, 2017 - 5:43pm
Ag, mobile home taxes due Nov. 15
Douglas County Auditor/Treasure Char Rosenow reminds owners of land classified as agriculture and manufactured homes that second half real estate tax payments are due on or before Wednesday, Nov. 15. Payments may be made in person until 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15. If mailing your tax payment,...
November 4, 2017 - 12:26pm