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Highway 59 lane closures in Detroit Lakes begin today
Three seriously injured in semi-pickup collision near Hawley
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Defense and a varied rushing attack give Lakers seventh win of the season
Roth runner-up at Creighton Classic
Lakers finish regular season with 17th victory
McCulloch all-time winningest football coach at Valley City State
Laker boys victorious, girls seventh at XC season finale
Slice of the ice; Lakes Curling Club gears up for new season
An ode to my team
Seaberg turns 80
Lindens to celebrate 40th anniversary
Winters celebrate 50 years together
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices down for October
WCI receives Responsive Philanthropy Award
Kreuger joins staff at Midwest Bank
Saying goodbye to Goodman's
The Real Estate Company gets a new realtor
'Bat Masks of Mexico'; Exhibit opens Monday at ‘The W’ coffee shop in Warren
St. Andrew's Society to host Scottish dinner Nov. 5
Museum's Barn Raising Bash' set for Oct. 29
New children's hockey book, authored by former DL resident, to be on shelves Wednesday
'Kiss This' singer Aaron Tippin comes to Shooting Star Friday
Douglas H. Meyer
Mavis L. Nelson
Trump wrong to attack Hillary through her husband
Free press group: 'Trump presidency represents threat to press freedom unknown in modern history'
Thanks to newspaper for Toast of Tamarac publicity
Minnesota mayors: Let's support candidates who will deliver results
Railroad Retirement Act
Whether you call it timberdoodle or woodcock, it's a great Minnesota bird
Special deer hunting season opens Thursday for youth with adult mentors
Explore the possibilities: New online tool helps find public hunting land
Drinking beer to benefit habitat? See how this southwest Minnesota brewing company is benefiting wildlife one beer at a time
Fall fishing in cold water
Ben Affleck's 'The Accountant' Dominates with $24.7 Million
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
Social Security payroll tax levels the same for 2016
Q: Did Social Security payroll tax levels change for 2016? A: No. In 2016 the maximum amount of earnings subject to Social Security tax is $118,500, the same as for 2015. Annual Social Security payroll taxes are paid up to a maximum amount set by law when you have wages or self-employment...
January 20, 2016 - 5:00am
January 7, 2016
Refund coming? Tax filing starts Jan. 19
The Minnesota Department of Revenue will open state individual income tax filing season on Jan. 19. For the benefit and convenience of Minnesotans, this is the same day as the Internal Revenue Service. The filing deadline to submit 2015 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2016, rather...
January 7, 2016 - 5:30am
December 13, 2015
DL Council sets levy at nine percent, residents may see decrease in taxes
For the second year in a row, a growing local tax base has lessened the impact of an increase in the City of Detroit Lakes’ property tax levy. The Detroit Lakes City Council approved a final 2015, payable 2016 property tax levy of $4.5 million at its December meeting on Tuesday....
December 13, 2015 - 5:25am
November 21, 2015
In Minnesota, we’re smart and taxed
The good news is Minnesota is one of the smartest states in the United States. The bad news is we’re also one of the most taxed states. Two studies were released back to back — purely coincidental we’re sure — where states are compared in education and taxes. The good news...
November 21, 2015 - 5:55am
November 19, 2015
Capitol Chatter: Again, property taxes to increase
Minnesota’s Revenue Department tells property owners something they already assumed: Property taxes will rise next year. The department received data from local governments indicating that overall city taxes will jump 5.2 percent, counties will be up 3.7 percent and townships...
November 19, 2015 - 5:15am
November 16, 2015
School districts lead the way on taxes
School districts and special taxing districts approved the highest percentage increase in property taxes this year, followed by cities, counties and then townships. According to the Minnesota Department of Revenue: Cities - The 2016 preliminary property tax levies for cities...
November 16, 2015 - 5:20am
September 13, 2015
Walmart’s use of tax havens hurts small businesses
Recent revelations that Walmart, the world’s biggest corporation, is maintaining secret subsidiaries in well-known offshore tax havens are outrageous but far from surprising to small business owners. That’s because we’re used to seeing large corporations abuse the tax system...
September 13, 2015 - 5:00am
September 11, 2015
Minnesota state revenues higher than expected in August
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota state revenues were 8.5 percent higher last month than expected. The $113 million jump from what was forecast last February, continuing a trend seen most of this year, came thanks to the three state's three major taxes coming in higher: individual income tax,...
September 11, 2015 - 8:45am
September 9, 2015
DL city sets tax levy
Though the Detroit Lakes City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a preliminary 2016 property tax levy of $4.5 million — a 9.1 percent increase over the 2015 levy — most city residents will see their property taxes stay level, or even decrease slightly next year. This...
September 9, 2015 - 10:44am
August 5, 2015
Self-employed must pay taxes, including Social Security, directly to IRS
Q: I work part-time as an employee and receive a W-2 for those wages plus I have separate self-employment earnings that I pay taxes on each year. Only the W-2 wages appear on my most recent Social Security Statement. Since I have been paying self-employment taxes, how do I fix this...
August 5, 2015 - 5:10am
July 13, 2015
Minnesota tax collections beat expectations again
ST. PAUL – Minnesota collected $555 million more in taxes over the past three months than state economists had predicted in February as both individual and corporate income turned out higher than expected. The news means lawmakers will have even more money than expected to dispose...
July 13, 2015 - 8:34am
July 12, 2015
‘High-tax’ Minnesota is No. 1
Minnesota routinely has been classified by its neighbors – North Dakota and South Dakota – as a high-tax state that is business unfriendly. The Dakotas frequently have engaged in campaigns, both overt and subtle, to entice businesses to leave the Gopher State for the Dakotas,...
July 12, 2015 - 5:10am
June 6, 2015
Corporations need to step up to save infrastructure
Our country’s once-robust infrastructure has played a vital role in the success of our economy. Roads, bridges, and transportation systems are the heart and blood of commerce and give consumers easy access to goods and services. Our public schools produce the next generation of...
June 6, 2015 - 5:30am
May 23, 2015
MN lawmakers hit deadline with too much undone
We wish we could report that the dust settled at the State Capitol on Tuesday after an eventful legislative session, which ended at midnight Monday on constitutional schedule. But the session wasn’t as eventful as it should have been. Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he would veto...
May 23, 2015 - 5:20am
May 11, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers face a busy final week
ST. PAUL — With just a week to go until the Minnesota Legislature must adjourn, the Capitol is about to become a humid den of chaotic action. Lawmakers will debate and trade votes late into the night. Their overworked staffs will scour bill language and spreadsheets until their...
May 11, 2015 - 8:48am