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Construction begins on Fish Lake Dam makeover
Health and Wellness in Becker County: Summit addresses challenges, highlights reasons to celebrate
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store damaged
Watch: Flames engulf an Otter Tail business
Changing lanes: Tyler Shipman car show seeks family to help
Gorden a finalist for NHSACA coach of the year
Squirt B’s fifth at B1 International
Lamoureux sisters give U.S. Olympic gold with dramatic goals
DL Youth baseball sign-up and skill assessment March 5-9
Laker boys pull away from Rangers in second half
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
friends & neighbors
Report: Minnesota solar jobs jumped 48 percent last year
'A Daughter's Love': Sisters open up business caring for seniors
Explore Lake Life Expo scheduled for Feb 23-24
Speakeasy sells to buyer who plans to lease building to Spitfire Bar & Grill
Minnesota gas prices down 2.5 cents this week
What's new in lakes area entertainment this week
Break out the chocolate and wine for that special valentine
Heartfelt harmonies: Barbershop singers to deliver musical valentines on Feb. 14
'The Grumpy Gardener' provides a shovelful of ideas for minimizing gardening angst
Talking Stick accepting literary submissions
Owen Milo Accola
Supporting Denny McNamara
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Hildur "Peg" Coen
George Anthony Oja
Suzanne J. Rogstad
Anna Marie Smith
Gun violence: Inaction is deafening with every shot
A great president: I (still) like Ike
Letter: One in four high schoolers now use tobacco products
Solar, wind power mean jobs for Minnesota
What people don't know about genetic testing can hurt them
It's nest-building time for bald eagles
Brad Laabs column: Got the itch? Here are some open water spots
Refuting 'keyboard cowboys,' Wis. man verifies authenticity of famous entangled bucks
Don't let fish freeze before cleaning
Cold doesn't stop fun-loving river otters
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Polar Fest ends with a bang – and a splash
'Building the Ice Palace': Artist Hans Gilsdorf reflects on challenges of construction
Snow much fun: DLHS art students make larger-than-life snow sculptures as part of Polar Fest
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December 9, 2008
Former Park Rapids attorney sentenced to a year in prison for tax evasion
Former Park Rapids attorney Bill Jones will spend a year in prison for filing a false tax return. Jones, 56, was sentenced Dec. 4 in U.S. District Court in St. Paul. His sentence was the result of a plea agreement, in which Jones admitted to filing a tax return for 2001 that falsely...
December 9, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
Endorsement: Minnesotans don't need another tax
There are at least two problems with a Minnesota ballot measure that would impose a state sale tax by amending the state Constitution. First, tax policy should be done by the Legislature. Second, a dedicated tax that would add $11 billion to Minnesotans' sales tax bill should raise...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 6, 2008
Constitutional amendment would raise money for outdoors, arts programs
ST. PAUL -- Most Minnesotans agree the state's water needs to be cleaned up. They support parks, trails and the wide variety of arts programs...
October 6, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
Record Editorial: Cheers to another successful WE Fest; jeers to corprate tax evaders
Cheers to another successful WE Fest. It was great to see a near-sellout, in spite of high gasoline prices and uncertain economic times that could have kept people at home. Attendance was up and arrests were down.
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
June 21, 2008
Income taxes and family forests
Federal tax law provides tax advantages to family forest owners. These advantages are provided to encourage the growth of private businesses and to maintain an adequate supply of timber from private lands. To deduct management expenses you must be able to show that you manage your...
June 21, 2008 - 12:00am
June 1, 2008
Revoked tax permit Web site brings compliance
A Minnesota Department of Revenue Web site featuring a list of Minnesota businesses that have failed to file or pay sales tax has collected more than $124,000 in its first weeks on-line. Minnesota is the only state to list businesses that are not in compliance. Only one (former)...
June 1, 2008 - 12:00am
May 28, 2008
Outdoor enthusiasts kick off 'Vote Yes' sales tax campaign
Minnesotans worried about the future of the state's natural resources and its cultural institutions will pay more to protect them, predicted advocates of a constitutional amendment directing new tax revenue to those areas. Appearing at a picturesque lakeside park southwest of Minneapolis,...
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am
May 24, 2008
Small business owners applaud governor for property tax cap
The representative association for Minnesota's small business owners applauded Gov.
May 24, 2008 - 12:00am
April 29, 2008
Tax rebate deposits under way
The government began depositing tax rebate checks in thousands of bank accounts Monday as the stimulus program aimed at giving the ailing economy a jump-start got under way early. The Internal Revenue Service started making the direct deposits Monday with the goal of completing 800,000...
April 29, 2008 - 12:00am
April 26, 2008
Federal rebate checks will begin going out Monday
President Bush says the economic-stimulus tax rebates will begin going out Monday and will help people cope with lofty energy and food prices, as well as giving the economy a jolt. The rebates range from $300 to $1,200 and are the centerpiece of the government's $168 billion stimulus...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
Frazee-Vergas school district tax draws some complaints
The Becker County Auditor-Treasurer's Office has been hearing some complaints from residents in the Frazee-Vergas School District about higher-than-expected property tax increases from the school operating referendum passed in November. "Originally, when tax statements went out,...
April 26, 2008 - 12:00am
April 23, 2008
Marquart property tax plan aims to help the low income
ST. PAUL - Some Minnesota homeowners will get a property tax break funded by other homeowners if state House Democrats get their way. And local governments would get a $53 million boost at the expense of multi-national corporations. "More will benefit than pay in," Rep. Paul Marquart,...
April 23, 2008 - 12:00am
March 1, 2008
Larry Buboltz letter- Transportation tax will help Lakes area
Our transportation system in Minnesota is extremely important to our economy, especially in rural Minnesota. Poorly maintained roads and bridges impact both business and the civilian population. Delaying major road projects throughout Minnesota for the last 15 years is simply detrimental...
March 1, 2008 - 12:00am
New road money to come gradually
ST. PAUL - A $6.6 billion transportation package put into law paves the way for more Minnesota highway and bridge projects, but it could be a couple of years before motorists really notice the difference. When the Legislature overrode Gov.
March 1, 2008 - 12:00am
February 27, 2008
Letter: Legislature's gas tax is unreasonable
I think it very irresponsible of the Minnesota Legislature to support a gas tax increase at a time when most Minnesota citizens are struggling to keep gas in their cars. Government/elected officials need to learn some financial responsibility at times like these when gas and heating...
February 27, 2008 - 12:00am