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Dayton on sex harassment: 'I don't think you can prevent people from misbehaving, but there should be consequences'
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
Accusations of sexual misconduct throw Franken into a political minefield
Volunteers sought for Community Thank Meal
Veterans Day program lauds local servicemembers
Panthers serve up a successful season
Tigers advance to state title game
Oelkers, Henrickson lead Warroad past Panthers
Hovelsrud handles the pressure, returns to state
Panthers open season with 2-1 win at Morris
Marion Irene Ward Somers
Christine M. (Cris) Eidenschink
Helen M. DeCeault
Kenneth Ray Buck
Fun Ta Boot Resort inducted into Minnesota Hospitality Hall of Fame
Operation Round Up awards $34,400 to local programs
Workplace sexual harassment gets renewed attention as high-profile figures are accused in media reports
Email scam affecting Arvig customers
Basic Business Cents: So you want to start your own business
Veteran tuba soloist joins community band concert
New choir director leading Park Rapids High School ensembles
Bemidji's Ojibwe Language Project: Can it be applied in Park Rapids?
Flamenco dance troupe performing twice in Park Rapids
Halloween Happenings in the Park Rapids area
In the deer 'blind': Area man helps his legally blind brother bad his first deer at age 62
Minnesota gets first new bird atlas in 81 years
Weekend Adventures: The lost art of deer camp
Thorson named acting big game program coordinator
Park Rapids hunter nabs trophy moose in Alaska
Letter to Editor: Our youth help our community thrive
Letter to Editor: Park Rapids volleyball team grateful for local support
Letter to Editor: Utke and Green support insurance companies instead of consumers
Column: Enterprise has always covered more than Park Rapids sports
Commentary: Honoring those who serve
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