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West Nile Virus confirmed in Sibley County horse
Minnesota Dairy Industry Crowns 63 Princess Kay of the Milky Way
A 'peace' of Africa
City Council holds special meeting
A walk back through time
Lakers prepare in annual Red White scrimmage
Fergus Falls shuts out Laker tennis
League champions Burnside's win softball tournament title
Second half flurry gives Laker boys first win in 20 games
SOCCER: Last second OT goal lifts Flyers over Laker girls
Park Rapids dancer trains with renowned Rockettes
Miss Wolf Lake Pageant is Aug. 26
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'Brew boys' bring new flavor
State gains 11,300 jobs in July
Bell Bank hires Amundson, promotes Erickson
Waubun Insurance Agency purchased
The Inn at Dunvilla opens
Time to head back to school with your friends at the library
HSO to celebrate 40 years
It's party time!
Jennifer Lawrence is ranked world's highest paid-actress for second year
Man of 1,000 voices
Roger W. Gottenborg
Mary Ellen Marks
Thomas Raymond Savageau
Maurice F. "Maury" Gagnier
The truth about Muslims in MN
Docs not selling out for sandwhiches
Give credit to Dayton, Tina Smith, for tour of all 87 counties in Minnesota
Read more, watch less TV: Follow these steps and become an informed voter
All MN students now taking ACTs
Master Gardening Training
'Wise as an old crow' is a true thing
Look close: Don't shoot radio-collared bears
Sad news--more zebra mussels
Electronics now a key part of fishing
Grondahl says goodbye
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'Coffee with the Council' set Saturday in DL
DL Jaycees fire up for 2nd annual Rib Fest
Wething celebrates 88 years
Pine to Palm
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
July 24, 2013
How to replace documents
If your wallet has ever been lost or stolen, you know what a pain it is to replace your driver’s license. That goes double when other vital documents like your, passport, birth certificate or car registration are misplaced or destroyed in a natural disaster. Without the proper...
July 24, 2013 - 7:11am
June 12, 2013
Take heed to financial life after graduation
To the millions of college and high school seniors who recently graduated (and to their parents, who weathered the ups and downs of reaching that summit): congratulations on a job well done. After the celebration dies down, you’ll no doubt be eager to embark on life’s next chapter,...
June 12, 2013 - 10:23am