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'Making Memories' at Itasca State Park
Itasca State Park hosts enjoy being campground 'ambassadors'
Learning from their mistakes
Woman jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Panthers coast to another dual win
Tigers control net in win over Blackduck
Pirates hand Braves first conference loss
Fast start keys Cardinals' win over Warriors
Tigers roll to another impressive victory
Douglas "Doug" A. Dickinson
Orrin "Bud" Edward Barnum
Susan Eileen Bessler
Sharon Lee Mead
Orrin "Bud" E. Barnum
Basic Business Cents: Innovate for success
Basic Business Cents: Image Management
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
Anne Dunn wins first annual storytelling contest
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
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
Respect your neighbor's right to put up political yard signs
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
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
Recipe: Pasta and Meatballs
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
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