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DLPD hosts open house in honor of retiring detective Eric Bergren
'I thought I was going to lose my life,' MN woman recalls violent teen relationship
The Madison's heavenly helpers: Women’s group takes on projects to help brighten the lives of local residents
Fargo Theatre to celebrate works of actor Sean Astin
Live video streaming planned for MN Supreme Court arguments
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PREVIEW: Experienced Vikings looking to complete program turnaround
PREVIEW: Returning linemen key to Titans’ success
PREVIEW: Injuries hampering preseason workouts of Waubun Bombers
Frazee to forfeit football season because of low roster numbers
Thielen celebrates 27th birthday Tuesday
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
A Norwegian lesson: DL teacher travels to Norway to learn about early education abroad
Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary welcomes 100th member
DL's Jutz on NDSCS president's honor list
Area students graduate from UND
friends & neighbors
Holly Disse Joins Staff of Midwest Bank
Learning to lead: LEADERship Detroit Lakes now accepting applications
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
Disney to end Netflix deal, sets launch of ESPN and Disney-branded streaming services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Customer Appreciation Day; Lakes Area Farmers Market to host food demonstration, music and more this Saturday
Autumn nuptials are latest wedding trend
Boats & Bars & so much more
Local author to speak about latest work Aug. 23 at Perham library
Holmes Theatre's 15th season to include plenty of surprises
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Vivian (Silovich) Lee
Leonard "Pete" Thielen
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Anthony I. "Andy" Greene
Marian K. Morgan
Frederick A. Coughlin
Mason J. Smith
Duane Lynn Robert Walker
Letter: Tobacco 21 will stop DL kids from smoking
Letter: Democrats need to get off Trump's back
Column: Wait, don't throw out those encyclopedias
How dark will it get during total eclipse?
Vaping is not any "cooler" than smoking
Grosbeaks sure brighten up a wintertime yard
Here's how to get kids to love going fishing
Most Minnesota small-game hunter numbers fall again
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
pine to palm
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
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
May 6, 2015
Taxes not usually withheld from Social Security, but you can choose to do so
Q: Are taxes withheld from Social Security benefits? A: Taxes are not routinely withheld from Social Security benefits but, especially during this time of year, a related question is whether taxes can voluntarily be withheld from SSA payments. Yes, you can request voluntary Federal...
May 6, 2015 - 5:15am
May 5, 2015
Minnesota Senate passes tax bill, negotiations to follow
ST. PAUL — The Democrat-controlled Minnesota Senate voted Monday for tax cuts a fraction of the size that Republicans in the House want, sending negotiators into what could be a contentious final two weeks of the legislative session. The Senate tax bill and a House agriculture...
May 5, 2015 - 8:18am