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Tracy state butterfly champ, Lakers 11th at Class A True Team
Mahnomen-Waubun Thunderbirds logo revealed
Indians extend win streak to seven games
Bombers seeded fourth in Section 6, 9-man
Lakers steamroll Prowlers to finish regular season
Accessing Social Security on the go
You may qualify for extra help paying your drug costs
Parrot Heads give $8,000 to Marshmallow Foundation
Holy Rosary announces scholarship winners
friends & neighbors
CenturyLink deploying faster broadband speeds to more than 350,000 customers in the Twin Cities and greater MN
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Gas prices down this week
Making an IMPACT: Local crew sets out to begin book binding business
Norby's accepts Retailer of the Year award
It's creepy, it's kooky, mysterious and spooky: Halloween events aplenty set for lakes area this month
"Classic Country" tribute coming to Holmes Theatre Oct. 19
Pat & Donna Surface to present 'Remember When' at NYM Saturday
The history of Columbus Day
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
Clark L. Hendrickson
Philip Wayne Arneson
Letter: Brokeback on the prairie
Is the First Amendment disgusting?
Editorial: An ice castle in Detroit Lakes? Yes, please!
LOST ITALIAN: Butternut Bleu Cheese Sauce a go-to for fall dining
Guest Editorial: Technology in cars is causing more crashes
Asian Lady Beetles are pesky but harmless
Fishing opportunities heat up as water temps drop
Full-moon fishing in October is fantastic
In the woods, a lot can happen in an hour
Fall colors or not, fish still on their summer bite
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
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
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