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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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February 16, 2018
Dept of Revenue offers tips for choosing the right professional tax preparer
Many Minnesotans hire a professional tax preparer to do their income taxes each year. Qualified tax preparers perform important services for taxpayers who have complicated tax situations or simply want to trust their taxes to a professional. Though the department does not certify...
February 16, 2018 - 9:00am
January 19, 2018
It's almost tax season once again: Mahube-Otwa offers free assistance in completing income tax forms
The Minnesota Department of Revenue will open state individual income tax filing season on Monday, Jan. 29. For the benefit and convenience of Minnesotans, this is the same day as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The filing deadline to submit 2017 income tax returns is Tuesday,...
January 19, 2018 - 2:00pm
January 5, 2018
Minnesota income tax brackets for 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced the adjusted 2018 individual income tax brackets. For tax year 2018, the state's individual income tax brackets will change by 1.987 percent from tax year 2017. This annual adjustment will prevent taxpayers from...
January 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
November 20, 2017
House tax bill hurts charitable giving
In its current form, the House tax bill is projected to decrease charitable giving nationally by $13.1 billion annually. In Minnesota, where the nonprofit and philanthropic sector employs nearly 12 percent of the workforce, this decrease would likely negatively impact jobs and the...
November 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
July 12, 2017
Two Osage residents face felony tax charges
Two people have been hit with felony tax charges in Becker County District Court. Michael Monroe Wells, 56, of rural Osage faces five felony tax charges. According to court records, as owner of Northern Generator Service, Wells allegedly underreported gross receipts and taxable income,...
July 12, 2017 - 10:00am
May 31, 2017
Legislature lays groundwork to sue Minnesota governor
PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is preparing to sue the governor.A legislative committee plans a Friday, June 2, meeting to consider hiring...
May 31, 2017 - 5:20pm
May 1, 2017
Letter: Formula change needed for state aid to counties
It's tax time at the Capitol. No, I'm not referring to the state and federal tax forms we were required to submit mid-April. I'm talking about the legislature's annual tax conference committee, and why it's important for residents of rural Minnesota to call or email their local legislators...
May 1, 2017 - 10:21am
April 29, 2017
Letter: Where do our federal tax dollars go?
It is the end of tax season. We have paid our taxes. Now the question which presents itself is how does the government spend our tax dollars. According to an article by Adam N. Michel and Justin Bogie of The Heritage Foundation (a Republican think tank) federal tax dollars are distributed...
April 29, 2017 - 8:00am
March 20, 2017
Minnesota tax bills seek reductions for veterans' spouses
ST. PAUL—Widows and widowers of disabled military veterans in Minnesota could be eligible for a permanent property tax exemption after...
March 20, 2017 - 6:23pm
Minn. GOP proposes $1.35 billion in tax cuts as budget debate nears
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers plan to figure out their state budget plans in the next two weeks. With that deadline in mind, House Republicans...
March 20, 2017 - 5:14pm
March 16, 2017
When is a good time to start receiving Social Security benefits?
Enjoying a comfortable retirement is everyone's dream. For over 80 years, Social Security has been helping people realize those dreams, assisting...
March 16, 2017 - 6:00am
March 10, 2017
Your contributions make our nation stronger
At first, seeing taxes taken out of your paycheck can be a little disappointing. However, you can take pride in knowing you're making an important...
March 10, 2017 - 12:00pm
March 4, 2017
Letter: DL sales tax plans call for an informed public
Just when a person experiences a moment to exhale, another issue arises. Our city is filled with good, busy, involved people who work hard on behalf of personal and community growth and improvement. Our home is in the Long Lake area yet we enjoy the variety of year-round activities,...
March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
February 28, 2017
Minnesota budget prediction shows slight increase in surplus
ST. PAUL — Bright spots abound in Minnesota's economy: Strong job demand pushes up wages, home sales are increasing, taconite from northeast...
February 28, 2017 - 5:36pm
January 14, 2017
Letter: DL City Council's eyes were bigger than our wallets.
In the City of Detroit Lakes, at just 10 days into the new year, the alarm bell of overspending had already been sounded. At Tuesday night's City Council committee meetings, there was talk of needing to increase property taxes by 9 percent "if we don't do anything Else." That warning...
January 14, 2017 - 5:00am