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Lawn mower partially severs leg of 4-year-old Vergas boy
Lake Park man wins $20,000 playing lottery game
Cancer awareness, knowledge is prevention
Driver of potato truck injured in crash near Perham
'We need more space': Domestic abuse keeps White Earth shelter full
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XC: Laker boys third, girls fifth at Hermes Invite
Lakers down Prowlers in five-set thriller
DL Youth Hockey fundraiser banquet Oct. 14
Middle schoolers revive Chess Club
HALL OF HONOR: 2006 girls golf first-ever state champions
The beauty of God's Grace
'We have so much to celebrate'; At 99 years old, First Lutheran gets a facelift
Mn State colleges, universities wave application fees in October
There's a new pastor in town
Finding God all over this socialist, nonreligious country
Friends & Neighbors
Green awarded by small-business group
Essentia Health Welcomes Licensed Psychologist in Detroit Lakes
Shaping up your business: Biz boot camp set for Oct. 17
Renting a car
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
Maplewood to host Leaf Days this weekend
MN singer-songwriter to give Saturday concert at Holmes
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Marion E. Olson
Duane L. Erickson
DeAnn K. Helliksen
Jerome F. "Jody" Muench
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Student Republican assaulted prior to debate because she was wearing pro-Trump clothing
Jacob can now rest, parents should not
Thank you for a successful rotary blood screening
Big garbage, big economy
Stop the lies against Eken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
A surprising celebration: DL's LuAnn Porter honored for 25 years with United Way
Three years and counting: DL family opens up about adoption struggles
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
Pine to Palm
October 9, 2014
Buying a new car for less
Late last year, my wife and I were in the unenviable position of needing to shop for a new car, since the used car lease I’d assumed was about to expire. I knew it would probably have to last until my kids were well into college, so I spent a long time investigating how to get the...
October 9, 2014 - 9:30am
September 4, 2014
Social Security info will be mailed again
Call it a paperless experiment that didn’t quite pan out. In 2011, a budget-strapped Social Security Administration stopped mailing annual benefit statements to workers over 25 in order to save $70 million on annual printing and mailing costs. In return, the agency launched...
September 4, 2014 - 9:30am
July 17, 2014
Summer day care means tax credit
For harried parents, the definition of true panic is realizing in April that you forgot to enroll your kids for summer day camp and now all the slots are filled. Cut to: as the school year ends, you’re feverishly trying to find adequate daycare because neither of you can take time...
July 17, 2014 - 10:30am
Reining in the cost of prom
If you’ve got teenagers, you already know how expensive high school can be. Besides food, clothing and school supplies, a whole host of extracurricular activities are competing for a share of your wallet – even as you frantically try to save for college and your own retirement. One...
April 17, 2014 - 11:00am
April 9, 2014
Don’t forfeit past tax returns
Does this sound familiar? A few years back your yearly earnings were pretty low so you figured you wouldn’t owe any income tax. Thus, when April 15 rolled around the following year you didn’t bother filing a tax return, knowing you wouldn’t be penalized. Big mistake. Even...
April 9, 2014 - 2:30pm
April 3, 2014
Juicy tax return this year? Spend wisely.
Last year the IRS doled out over 110 million income tax refunds, averaging $2,803. Another way to look at it is that collectively, Americans overpaid their taxes by nearly $310 billion in 2012. Part of that is understandable: If you don’t have enough tax withheld throughout the...
April 3, 2014 - 12:30pm
February 6, 2014
Tackling taxes if you’re self-employed
Tax time is tough, there’s no question about it, but it’s even more challenging when you’re self-employed and trying to deal with the sometimes confusing rules and recordkeeping that can go hand in hand with running your own show. The Minnesota Society of CPAs answers some...
February 6, 2014 - 3:00pm
January 16, 2014
Why was your credit card transaction denied? Many reasons...
We’ve all had these moments: You’re at a romantic restaurant and an embarrassed waiter appears and whispers, “I’m afraid your card has been denied.” It can happen anywhere. Banks and other credit card issuers have developed complex algorithms that track credit...
January 16, 2014 - 9:00am
November 8, 2013
Facing long-term care costs
November is Long-term Care Awareness Month. And when it comes to long-term care — such as a stay in a nursing home or the services provided by a home health aide — you’ll want to plan for the potential costs involved. Of course, you might think that you’ll always be able...
November 8, 2013 - 1:00pm
October 31, 2013
Making ‘scary’ investments
Halloween is upon us. Of course, whether you’re navigating the dark corridors of a “haunted house” or just dealing with the “creepy” characters coming to your door demanding candy, you’re probably not too fearful of the sights of the season. But as you go through life,...
October 31, 2013 - 12:30pm
October 24, 2013
Look out for investment scams
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced the 2013 list of financial products, practices and services that are the greatest potential threats that trap unsuspecting investors. The recent lifting of an 80-year-old ban on the advertising of private offerings, mandated by the...
October 24, 2013 - 2:00pm
September 11, 2013
Jason Alderman: How to survive an IRS audit
Few events inspire more dread than an IRS tax audit. Even if you’re confident you’ve accounted for every cent of income and only taken legitimate deductions, it’s hard not to worry what a close examination of your tax returns might uncover – not to mention the time spent...
September 11, 2013 - 8:03am
September 4, 2013
Jason Alderman: Beware pitfalls of public Wi-Fi
Ever notice how many people walk down the street completely engrossed in their smartphones and tablets? I fully expect to see one of them to walk into a light post one day. Although it’s great having access to email, social networking and online shopping anywhere, anytime, such...
September 4, 2013 - 11:39am
August 14, 2013
Jason Alderman: Should you become executor of an estate?
One of the most important decisions you’ll make when writing your will is determining who should be named executor of your estate. Even if you’re just leaving behind household goods and a small savings account, someone – whether appointed by you or the state court – must...
August 14, 2013 - 7:09am
August 7, 2013
Coping with expensive kids’ extracurriculars
When budgeting for back-to-school expenses, parents generally include routine fare like clothes, school supplies and maybe a new backpack. But if your kids participate in extracurricular activities, whether it’s sports, music lessons or art classes, you could be on the hook for...
August 7, 2013 - 7:03am