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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
May 31, 2017
Dayton changes, signs tax-cut bill
ST. PAUL — Legislation cutting several Minnesota taxes is law. Gov. Mark Dayton announced at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, that he would let...
May 31, 2017 - 12:53pm
Dayton signs Minnesota budget, but no Legislature money
ST. PAUL—Minnesota state government has a budget, other than for the Legislature. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the Legislature's budget Tuesday,...
May 31, 2017 - 9:04am
May 9, 2017
Tax payment reminder
The Hubbard County Auditor's Office reminds residents the first half of the real estate/personal property taxes is due May 15. Postmarks on the May 16 will also be accepted without penalty Payments of $100 or less must be paid in full by May 15 to avoid penalty A drop box is located...
May 9, 2017 - 2:13pm
May 1, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Peterson wants to stay in Congress; Nolan still thinking
ST. PAUL — Collin Peterson is running for U.S. House again, but Rick Nolan is waiting to decide whether to make a re-election or governor...
May 1, 2017 - 9:25am
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