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Menahga School task force endorses $29.1 million building project
Senators pass health insurance premium aid bill as debate focuses on rural Minnesota
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City council approves Armory Square agreement
Wrestlers win pair of Mid-State matches
Panthers stay perfect in duals with easy victory over Perham
Tigers drop pair of conference games
Balanced Tigers roll past Wolves
Prowlers escape with win over Panthers
Robert P. Carlson
Lois Alvira Johnson
Basic Business Cents: Understand your organizational culture
Klein Insurance opens branch in Park Rapids
Longtime Park Rapids business owner sells Bruhn Optical
Sanford to open clinic in Park Rapids
Popular children's musician dies of cancer
"Onward from Selma" celebrates Martin Luther King
Stillwater resident wins 2018 turkey stamp contest
Talking Stick welcomes short submissions
Local jeweler's work to be given at Golden Globes event
2017 DNR Roundtable: Keeping what we have
Take A Kid Ice Fishing this weekend
Lot of pout: Burbot state record is on the books
Itasca State Park offering January snowshoeing events
About Fishing: 2016 fishing season in review
Letter: Hope of unifying the country disappeared
Commentary: Working for progress and people of Minnesota
Commentary: A better person in 2017
Editorial: Another shutdown for Minnesota?
Editorial: Step up and serve community on one of many boards
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
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
June 20, 2009
Solution to taxation issue over fairgrounds renters to be decided by committee
The Hubbard County Board of Commissioners extended a last-minute invitation to renters of fairgrounds property earlier this week, only to call them the day of Wednesday's meeting to withdraw the invitation. The board had initially discussed a possible rebate of personal property...
June 20, 2009 - 1:01pm
Fairgrounds tax issues causing problems for all
The issue over whether those renting space from the Shell Prairie Fairgrounds should be taxed is unfortunate for all involved. Several Minnesota laws state that when tax-exempt entities such as the fairgrounds lease, loan or make their property available for use by a private individual,...
June 20, 2009 - 1:00pm
June 17, 2009
Fairgrounds lessees turned away by equalization board
Renters of fairground property and the board of the Shell Prairie Fairgrounds will appear in the second act of a continuing saga over a vexing tax situation when they make a last-minute appearance today before the Hubbard County Board of Commissioners. They were turned away from...
June 17, 2009 - 1:01pm
Property taxes don't reflect market
At what point will property taxes reflect the slumping real estate market, depressed real estate values and the overall tanking economy? That was the question taxpayers repeatedly asked the Hubbard County Board of Appeal & Equalization Monday. The answer was: Don't hold your ...
June 17, 2009 - 1:01pm