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Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
'Fake Blake' Shelton gets star treatment from fans at country star's Fargodome concert
Old water tower scheduled for demolition
Hubbard County law enforcement incidents report
Pokety Creek may be declassified as a trout stream
Lakers shut out Panthers
Panthers finish third at Mid-State tournament
Panthers, Tigers move up in state polls
Panthers take control down stretch to sink Pirates
Greenway rallies to defeat Tigers
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Everett Lee Langland
Anton "Tony" Joseph Panek
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
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Lickin' Good Whole Pet Foods opens new storefront on Main
Dorset's Heartland Art Studio bolsters regional art
Basic Business Cents: Job description for vice president of culture
Poet, folk singer offering free songwriting workshop at Nemeth Art Center
Who Will Be the Great American Storyteller?
Free screenings of Pine Point documentary this weekend
America's top female quintet performing Sept. 23
Sculpture tour will add to Art Leap experience
Minnesota DNR proposes changes to 48 trout stream designations
Minnesota’s high school clay target state championship drew 7,000 shooters
Minnesota master sergeant takes some blind veterans on a turkey hun
Fish activity peaks after storm fronts move through
Fly fishing provides stress relief
Letter: Aluminum can collection trailer to be moved
Editorial: Minnesota struggles just to get grip on mental health problems
Letter: Klabunde supports local interests
Commentary: Breaking home ties
Editorial: League of Women Voters goal is to make democracy work for all
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
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
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
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
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
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
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
June 13, 2009
Fairgrounds renters get high tax bills
When Charlie Kellner got his tax bill for 2008, his blood pressure skyrocketed. Included was an additional $5,200 for his winter storage. The...
June 13, 2009 - 1:00pm