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Vintage chef: Local baker, historian recreating Victorian recipes for national park
The PRC implements Adopt-A-Mom Outreach Program
Chaplain Brown is featured speaker at Memorial Day program
Student in BHS yearbook: 'It is not what I said'
Panthers rally to defeat Frazee, end losing skid
Area runners compete in Fargo Marathon
Panthers earn No. 1 seed for tournament
Panthers close regular season with two close losses
Braves split two in final conference games
Clarence "Bob" Kastama
William Nicholas Michels
Phyllis Audrey Brock
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Basic Business Cents: Change the work environment
Business: Main Street Meats wins grand championship awards
Basic Business Cents: Optimizing inventory
L&M Fleet Supply earns top dealer honor from Cub Cadet
T&M Express completes remodel at Park Rapids location
‘Life is a Highway’ on stage
Nemeth Art Center celebrates 40th anniversary this season
Author Heid Erdrich leading book discussion
Clarinet virtuoso concludes Heartland Concert season
Summer library programs focus on STEAM and Design
Musical tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps coming to Itasca State park
Iowa couple wins guided hike on North Country Trail
Expect to find hungry walleyes this warm opener
Governor Dayton proclaims: Clean. Drain. Dry. Day
About fishing: Readers fire back; respect the resource
Letter to Editor: Teachers are role models in the community
Letter to Editor: Scientists agree on climate change
Commentary: With senior population on the rise Living at Home dedicated to mission
Commentary: Graduation message for the first half of the class
Letter to the editor: Environmental groups often extreme in their agendas
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
November 19, 2011
Ag land to bear brunt of property tax hike, tax-shift hits farmers
Regardless of how well their crops did this season, farmers in Becker County can expect a bumper crop of one thing -- higher property taxes next year. A combination of rising values for tillable land and a state Legislature-engineered tax shift will hit farmers hard, according to...
November 19, 2011 - 9:38am
November 16, 2011
Truth in Taxation statements to arrive this week
It is the news people don't want to read but are nevertheless eagerly anticipating. Truth in Taxation statements for 2012 will go into the mail Thursday, according to Hubbard County Auditor Pam Heeren.
November 16, 2011 - 1:00pm
October 8, 2011
Local officials ready for property taxpayers' blast
Minnesota local government officials are bracing for a taxpayer explosion when TnT statements arrive in mailboxes next month. Officially known as "truth in taxation" statements, the letters will show changes, with possibly dramatic property tax increases in some cases, to reflect...
October 8, 2011 - 9:02am
October 1, 2011
The ABCs of homestead market value exclusion now available online
If you're losing your mind calculating your tax hit under the new homestead exclusion, Minnesota's Department of Revenue is now circulating a new "Tax Exclusion 101" primer. "We now have a document on our website (www.taxes.state.mn.us) that is meant to help taxpayers understand...
October 1, 2011 - 1:00pm
September 24, 2011
Property owners to see tax hike due to state funding cuts
Remember that groundswell of change voters emphatically wanted in 2010? Be careful what you wish for.
September 24, 2011 - 1:00pm
August 6, 2011
A look at market values versus taxes
Hubbard County Assessor Bob Hansen's mantra is best told in pie charts: Value doesn't always equate to tax. But it can come pretty darned close. At...
August 6, 2011 - 1:00pm
April 13, 2011
Lawmaker debate takes citizen testimony time
A couple hundred Minnesotans jammed into a House committee room Wednesday, many expecting to tell representatives their views on Gov. Mark Dayton's tax increase. Just three got the chance, with committee members taking most of the hearing debating partisan issues. "This was a sham,"...
April 13, 2011 - 2:59pm
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