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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Dragon Open kicks off summer golf tournaments June 11
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
NorthStar Academy team accepted into new hockey league
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
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
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
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
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
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
May 3, 2015
Severe LGA cuts a betrayal
Unlike the Minnesota House of Representatives, the state Senate underscored its commitment to Greater Minnesota communities by including in its tax bill a provision to increase funding for Local Government Aid. Earlier a House omnibus tax bill passed out of committee with severe cuts...
May 3, 2015 - 5:05am
April 30, 2015
Minnesota House passes $2 billion tax break bill
ST. PAUL—Minnesota House Republicans passed a bill Wednesday that would provide $2 billion in personal income tax breaks and business tax cuts—if it ever became law. But it likely won't because the DFL-controlled Senate and Gov. Mark Dayton believe such a deep cut in revenue...
April 30, 2015 - 8:37am
April 9, 2015
MN businesses fight for tax relief after hike
With six weeks left in the Legislative session, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is hoping to sway lawmakers to use some of the projected $1.9...
April 9, 2015 - 5:25am
March 28, 2015
Cities that border Dakotas want continued state support
Minnesota legislators who regularly complain that North Dakota and South Dakota lure business away with lower taxes are considering renewing a law in effect since the mid-1980s that gives five western Minnesota communities money to compete with their neighbors to the west. Deputy...
March 28, 2015 - 5:35am
March 25, 2015
State taxes hit rich and poor alike
Contrary to popular belief, Minnesota is not a tax haven for the low income. In fact, the state comes in at No. 24, right about in the middle of the pack, when it comes to how much of their income low income residents pay in taxes. The low income in Minnesota pay about 9.58 percent...
March 25, 2015 - 11:44am
Debate over road taxes continues in MN
The announcement of Minnesota Republican legislators’ transportation plan Monday sets up the debate about how to fund road, bridge and transit...
March 25, 2015 - 9:50am
February 19, 2015
It’s tax time, watch for scams
It’s tax time, and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office warns people to be on the alert for these scams: Tax-related identify theft :Under this scam, identity thieves steal taxpayers’ personal information—such as their name and Social Security number—and use it to...
February 19, 2015 - 5:55am
February 6, 2015
Minnesota revenue officials halt filings by TurboTax, citing possible fraud
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- State revenue officials said they have stopped accepting tax returns from TurboTax, one of the most popular private filing services, after hearing evidence of “potential fraud” from multiple Minnesota taxpayers. During an evening conference call with reporters,...
February 6, 2015 - 10:13am
Farmer tax fix may not be immediate
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers think part of their property tax bills is unfair, but they probably should not get up their hopes that things will...
February 6, 2015 - 5:20am