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WINTER'S FRIGID FACE
Menahga School task force endorses $29.1 million building project
Senators pass health insurance premium aid bill as debate focuses on rural Minnesota
Hubbard County Incidents
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
Mildred Irene Hessling
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
January 7, 2017
MN governor revises, brings back tax bill that had $101 million mistake
ST. PAUL—A tweaked 2016 tax proposal that never made it into law is back. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said on Thursday, Jan. 5, that his...
January 7, 2017 - 4:48pm
July 25, 2016
Hubbard County may be putting land up for sale
At the last Hubbard County Board meeting, the commissioners had asked land commissioner Chip Lohmeier to evaluate scattered parcels of tax forfeited land currently owned by Hubbard County that could potentially be put up for sale in light of the acquisition of land donated by Minnesota...
July 25, 2016 - 8:55am
December 26, 2015
Menahga School ups levy 9.35 percent after lengthy debate
The Menahga School Board set a 9.35 percent levy increase for payable 2016. The final levy totals $1,123,427 – a $96,063 hike compared to last year’s certified levy of $1,027,364. Initially, the board appeared it would certify the maximum levy allowed by state formula – $1,223,427...
December 26, 2015 - 2:08pm
December 23, 2015
Park Rapids board sets school levy at 3% increase
The Park Rapids Area School Board on Monday set the final levy at the maximum amount, with no change from the preliminary levy. The 2016 levy will increase 3.16 percent over this year, with a total levy of $4,950,982. The school board certified the budget with General Fund of $2,013,542;...
December 23, 2015 - 8:24am
LGA increases for Minnesota communities
Like buried treasure, a gem of a factoid was tucked into the Minnesota Town Finances report issued this week by State Auditor Rebecca Otto. On the bottom of Page 6, a Local Government Aid (LGA) program increased intergovernmental revenues 40.3 percent. Those intergovernmental revenues...
November 23, 2015 - 11:53am
April 11, 2015
Uninsured opting to pay penalty
BY Sarah smith firstname.lastname@example.org Tax preparer Carrie Robbins is finding lots of uninsured Minnesotans this season. Health care insurance was required in 2014, or tax filers face a penalty or exemption. Robbins is seeing lots of both. And what’s surprising...
April 11, 2015 - 11:37am
April 1, 2015
Commentary: Small towns, taxpayers prioritized in House road and bridge funding proposal
With the goal of providing long-term, sustainable revenue for Minnesota’s roads and bridges, House Republicans have brought forward a $7 billion funding proposal that meets our statewide needs without raising anyone’s taxes. The Road and Bridge Act of 2015 would repurpose roughly...
April 1, 2015 - 6:03pm
May 9, 2014
Negotiators agree to new type of 'Jesse checks'
Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week. Lawmakers from both parties hailed the agreement Thursday, saying that it...
May 9, 2014 - 10:44am
April 12, 2014
Tax preparers waiting for updated software for tax law changes
Minnesotans confused by the new tax law changes might want to see if their preparers get more guidance from the state. “We were told it would affect one in five (people filing),” said Carrie Robbins of H&R Block. “Then we were told one in 10.” Some of the retroactive...
April 12, 2014 - 12:59pm
September 18, 2013
Letter: Lies, lies and more lies
On Jan. 22, Governor Dayton proposed, without any detail, massive new additional business to business sales taxes, after allegedly gathering input during the past year from the business community. Who did he talk to? On Jan. 24, after uproar and many questions as what was and was...
September 18, 2013 - 12:54pm
August 21, 2013
Letter: State should repeal business taxes
In September, the governor may call a special session to address the disaster zones in Minnesota. The Governor has also indicated he would like to repeal sales tax he signed into law on labor for farm equipment repairs. I would be in favor of a repeal of that tax. However, it should...
August 21, 2013 - 1:12pm
Editorial: Some new taxes should go away
The DFL majority erred in passing several new taxes during the last session, and should take the opportunity provided by a special session to fix its mistakes. We agree with the more than 350 businesses and associations from across the state that have asked Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative...
August 21, 2013 - 1:06pm
Lower property taxes? There are no guarantees
By Don Davis and Anna Erickson email@example.com The Dayton administration predicts Minnesotans’ property tax bills will fall next year. Maybe so, maybe not. Local government officials are considering what to do with property taxes, including looking at whether...
August 21, 2013 - 12:41pm
Thief River Falls man faces felony charges in extortion and tax cases
A Thief River Falls man faces felony charges of allegedly trying to use a crude threat to extort $500,000 from a former neighbor as well as an investigation of his handling of his parents’ money. Gerald Sunsdahl, 52, was charged June 7 with threatening to kill a...
August 21, 2013 - 8:34am
July 17, 2013
Wheelage tax passes in Beltrami County
If you're an average car owner, come Jan. 1 you'll owe Beltrami County an additional $10 when registering your vehicle. In a 3-1 decision Tuesday night, the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners passed a wheelage tax, requiring auto owners to pay $10 annually for their vehicles....
July 17, 2013 - 7:48am