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A conservation retro-fit: Pine Haven Christian Assembly installs pavers, rain gardens to reduce stormwater erosion
Protesters lock down site in Superior
After Hurricane Harvey, Bakken oil in demand
Parents experience eye-opening education at Top Secret Project
Park Rapids City approves Wellhead Protection Plan
EGF defeats Panthers; Nevis, UNC roll to wins
McCollum, Carlson power Panthers past PR-B
Panthers pull away for a win at Fosston
Braves battle back to defeat Wildcats
Panthers see winning streak snapped
Hazel Nanny Schleicher
Eva Della Fritz
Ardis G. Christen
Gerald L. "Jerry" Willet
Darrel Wayne Adams
Park Theater receives local gift
Basic Business Cents: Managership vs. Leadership
Krautkremers purchase Beds Plus
Northern Bait celebrates 25 years providing live bait for Minnesota's anglers
Challenges of retailing today
Music in the park planned Sept. 23
Annie Humphrey performing in Park Rapids Sept. 29
Historian to discuss anniversary of Lindbergh's flight
Teen pianist receives Medici Project funding
Park Rapids community values children and literacy
Think pink: Father welcomes hunting season with daughters, son
Public input sought on fishing regulations at Itasca State Park
Reflections of a season to come: Fall
Weaver poses questions regarding fishing tournaments
Upcoming North Country Trail hikes planned
Mystery plant has edible berries
Letter to Editor: Sen. Franken's stance indicates Christians need not apply
Letter to Editor: Osage shooting range permit again denied
Editorial: Now Dayton, lawmakers have to work together
Editorial: Park Rapids grad provides motivational message
Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you
Recipes: Back to school
U.S. Navy Capt. from Park Rapids completes tour in CJTF-HOA
January 12, 2012
Report shows rural property taxes rising fast
Property taxes outside of the Twin Cities are rising faster than for those in the state's largest metropolitan area. Taxes to be paid this year are up an average 3.1 percent in the Twin Cities, a Minnesota House report shows, but for others the increase is 8.7 percent. Increases...
January 12, 2012 - 3:54pm
November 24, 2011
Becker Cunty Truth and Taxation shows unpredictable tax impact next year
When it comes to property taxes, next year is a real crapshoot: Truth in Taxation notices were mailed out to Becker County property owners Monday and Tuesday, notifying them of property taxes due in 2012. A sampling of the notices showed results all over the place. Here are some...
November 24, 2011 - 9:54am
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