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Park Rapids Enterprise
Minnesota State universities' tuition rising 3.9%, colleges 1%
River Art Community is newest art endeavor
Bandits steal the show at annual Amazing Chase
City council approves Crystal Brook lift station
Park Rapids area injury accidents reported
Clay Dusters prove to be top guns
Carlson places in two events at NSIC Championships
Area runners compete in Grandma's Marathon races
Midway stays undefeated in league play
Relatively speaking, trout angler makes himself at home in the walleye world
Dale E. Warble
James Merril Steinke
Miles W. "Pete" Peterson
Rob Belanger named Sanford Bagley's administrative director
Women helping women
A stretch a day keeps the doctor away
Nickelodeon star Jimmy Neutron to appear in Park Rapids
Basic Business Cents: Design systems to avoid mistakes
USO-style show to salute area veterans
Nemeth Art Center symposium explores colonialism
'Circle of Heat' rocking next 2nd Street Stage
Professional African drum and dance show on June 21
Boyd Sharp teaching abstract art workshop for kids
Three sharpies who knew when and how to fish
Kittilson passionate about maintaining natural shorelines
Crow Wing River ATV crossing awarded Ecofootprint Grant
Musical tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps coming to Itasca State park
Letter to the editor: Tails on the Trail support appreciated
Guest Editorial: Health care debate affects all of us
Commentary: Eleven little mallards, swimming in a row
Port: Who's the source of a hateful political climate?
Commentary: The new fellowship
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
January 29, 2011
Fighting the 'tax man:' Court raises Estimated Market Value above the county's
A decision in a recent court challenge to Hubbard County property valuations may give homeowners pause before they race to the courthouse. A Stillwater attorney with a summer home on Spider Lake said he is still deciding whether to appeal the local court decision ruling against...
January 29, 2011 - 1:00pm
January 12, 2011
COMMON CURRENCY: County's PILT is not on par with metro counties'
Question: What is an acre of natural resources land worth? Answer: Probably not as much as you think. I have been thinking about this...
January 12, 2011 - 1:00pm
December 31, 2010
Townships, county on average 40 percent tax-exempt
As more lands are purchased for conservation or tax forfeited in a challenging economy, some of Hubbard County's tiniest units of government are feeling the pinch of scarcer tax dollars. But some township supervisors say they can weather the trend by passing skimpier budgets and...
December 31, 2010 - 5:30pm
December 4, 2010
City council asked to wait on street utility projects
A proposed Park Rapids levy would increase by 13.95 percent in 2011, the majority of the increase stemming from street utility projects. The...
December 4, 2010 - 1:00pm
July 24, 2010
Conservation takes property off tax rolls
As conservation easements spread and Legacy funding is increasingly being used for Minnesota land purchases, Hubbard County board chair Lyle Robinson wonders about the future. Representatives of the Leech Lake Area Water Foundation, who visited the board to spread the gospel of...
July 24, 2010 - 1:00pm
April 17, 2010
Number of delinquent taxpayers down for 2009
Hubbard County has fewer delinquent taxpayers for its 2009 payable taxes, but those amounts are slightly higher than past years. Delinquent taxpayers on a list published this spring include a high figure of $82,285.20 past due on property in Farden Township to as little as $2.20...
April 17, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 20, 2010
Volunteers to begin filing taxes free of charge
Archie Henderson of Osage has been giving tax advice and filing returns since 1949. As an administrative officer in the military, when it was...
January 20, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 9, 2010
County dumps tax software
Hubbard County commissioners voted Tuesday to immediately suspend their agreement with the Michigan maker of defective tax assessing software;...
January 9, 2010 - 1:00pm
January 6, 2010
Commissioners will discuss suing property tax software company
Like a gambler dealt a bad poker hand, Hubbard County left $200,000 on the table Tuesday and walked away from its new property recording, billing and tax assessment software. County board members will discuss suing Manatron, the Michigan-based company that promised to streamline...
January 6, 2010 - 1:01pm
January 4, 2010
Hubbard County dumping new tax assessment software; will lose $200,000
Like a gambler dealt a bad poker hand, Hubbard County will leave $200,000 on the table Tuesday and walk away from its new property recording, billing and tax assessment software. County board members will discuss suing Manatron, the Michigan-based company that promised to streamline...
January 4, 2010 - 3:52pm
December 19, 2009
Nevis decreases '10 levy; looks to city liquor profits
As a means of "reducing taxpayer burden," the Nevis Council decreased the final 2010 levy by $10,000, from $215,267 to $205,267, eyeing the municipal liquor store as an "optimistic" means to augment the budget. This is a 9 percent increase from the 2009 levy of $188,376. The council...
December 19, 2009 - 1:01pm
November 18, 2009
Farmers hit with major land tax hikes
People who own agricultural, seasonal or recreational lakeshore properties may have had a heart-stopper over the weekend when they opened their...
November 18, 2009 - 7:26am
September 16, 2009
Park Rapids Council sets 2010 tax levy; will meet to discuss general fund budget
Park Rapids City Council has approved the 2010 preliminary tax levy at about the same amount as 2009. The total proposed tax levy is $1,983,127 with $1,406,032 for the general fund. "We've got a draft ready for the general fund but we need to meet and discuss the expenditures...
September 16, 2009 - 1:01pm
Nevis Council approves preliminary levy at 15 percent increase over 2009
After a few sessions of budgetary fine-tuning, the Nevis Council approved a preliminary levy of $216,314 Monday night, a 15 percent increase over 2009. The amount is based on a modest liquor transfer of $25,000, as opposed to $65,000 in the past. (Liquor store earnings year to date...
September 16, 2009 - 1:01pm
July 3, 2009
County's financial situation looks bleak as budget process begins
The dire picture of Hubbard County's economy is emerging as department heads begin their budgeting process for next year. "I don't think we should be levying more money to take care of the state's shortfalls," said Hubbard County board member Cal Johannsen. "I do not favor levying...
July 3, 2009 - 1:01pm