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Audit shows lax enforcement on elk, deer farm rules in Minnesota
State officials in Minn. fear court ruling will let offenders go free too soon
Centenarian is a bridge-playing 'pistol'
"One Vegetable, One Community" offering free carrot seeds
Celebrating 25 years of Kinship
Rittgers conquers Boston Marathon
1983 football team to join Hall of Fame
Warriors hoping to peak on track at section meet
Veteran lineup returns to lead talented Tigers
Panthers relying on experience
Charles Alfred Knutson
Marilyn H. Whitchurch
Charlotte L. Robbins
Charlotte L. Robbins
Dorothy "Dottie" D. Lego-Erickson
Benefactor of Daddy-Daughter Dance delivers $1,000
Drones ahoy! Woman-owned business takes innovative approach
Online purchase scams are the riskiest type of fraud
Citizens National Bank donates to Heartland Homes
PUC approves Line 3 environmental study: Final decision on need, route expected in June
Place a Business Announcement
Sculpture entries sought for Red Bridge Park
Energetic woodwind quintet performing March 15
Historical re-enactor brings 'Prohibition in Minnesota' to library
Metallica announces concert dates in region in September
Local baker to discuss Victorian recipes for Lifelong Learning
Gardening 101: Reading a seed packet
If it's predictable, it's preventable: Wildfire Prevention Week
About Fishing: To CHIRP or not to CHIRP
North Country Trail Column: Multiple rewards of maintaining a trail
Minnesota deer management plan due out this week
Commentary: Is it time to stop electing sheriffs?
Commentary: We should expand MinnesotaCare so anyone can buy in
Commentary: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Letter to Editor: Kudos to law enforcement
Commentary: Enbridge is pretending fix is in
What you need in your winter survival kit
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
March 17, 2011
Study shows rich bear less of Minnesota's tax burden
The high-octane political fight over taxes at the Capitol got a new source of fuel Wednesday: a statewide study that finds lower- and middle-income households are hit hardest by Minnesota's tax system. "Minnesota's tax system is more regressive than it was a decade ago," acting Revenue...
March 17, 2011 - 7:35am
March 16, 2011
State debating pros and cons of purchasing more land
ST. PAUL -- To buy or not to buy, that is at least part of the question. Separate reports by the Minnesota Legislative auditor and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources question the state's ability to fund the upkeep of land it already owns. So lawmakers are debating whether...
March 16, 2011 - 3:39pm
March 6, 2011
Detroit Lakes asks state to allow for 1% local sales tax
Although details are up in the air at this point, the Detroit Lakes City Council has authorized city staff to submit a request to the State Legislature allowing the city to enact an up to 1 percent local sales tax. The city of Grand Rapids is also requesting the authorization, and...
March 6, 2011 - 12:49pm
March 2, 2011
Zebra mussels could cause Kandiyohi Co. property tax issues
WILLMAR -- When Kandiyohi County property owners open their tax statements later this month, they'll get a double dose of bad news. Not only...
March 2, 2011 - 7:53am
Tax permit revoked for closed Bemidji eatery Pita Pit
The Minnesota Department of Revenue recently revoked the sales-tax permit of Gerbalde, Inc., doing business as Pita Pit, for failing to file and pay sales taxes to the state. According to the department, the business allegedly owes the state more than $132,000. The department claims...
March 2, 2011 - 7:35am
February 10, 2011
Becker County Taxpayers Assoc. upset with county, asks for investigation
The Becker County Taxpayers Association continues to be unhappy with assessment work done in Becker County. Taxpayer Association President Les Ristinen came before the county board Tuesday with a long litany of complaints -- at least one of which has been investigated through an...
February 10, 2011 - 8:10am
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