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DL School Board approves $39 million budget for FY 2018
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner starts 'A Little Summer Fun' to keep town alive
Collin Peterson to speak at health care forum in DL
Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Snake hiding in engine pops out at driver on Interstate 29
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State BMX Championship Series in DL July 1-2
Lamoureux campers, organizers wrapping up successful venture
Vikings' special teams spots up for grabs
Angels fall at Pelican Rapids
Busker, Herzog top five at Duluth Jr. PGA
Unearthing history:Minnesota couple seeks to remember the 'forgotten woman'
Column: The most significant Minnesota address in 1790
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Bakko family welcomes son
Friends & Neighbors
Could you turn your hobby into a career?
Unemployment rate falls to 3.7 percent in May
BTD Manufacturing ramps up production capacity with new machines
A flavor for everyone: McKinley Nutrition serves teas, shakes in McKinley Plaza
If your old AC no longer beats the heat, it may be time for a new one
Richwood Winery to host Summer Solstice Festival on Saturday
'A kind of merry war': Shakespeare in the Park's 'Much Ado' opens Thursday at DL's City Park
Duluth benefit concert to spotlight Native American artists
It's time to party!: Oak Crossing fundraiser set for June 23 at Holy Rosary
Rock of the 70s Tour comes to Shooting Star June 23: Iconic bands to take the stage in Mahnomen for one night only
Richard M. Lynch
LilyAnn Evelyn (Flermoen) Roed
James Ray Peach
Warren C. Koester
Who is the source of this hateful political climate?
Guest Editorial: Avoid trouble at your door
McFeely: Star Lake Casino project hits a possible snag
Sen. Al Franken column: Healthcare plan would hammer Minnesota and Becker County
Letter: Vaping can help people quit smoking
Blane Klemek column: Discovering the scarlet tanager
Column: Fishing and finances
Blane Klemek column: Cuckoos feast on forest tent caterpillars
Warm water fishing is here, time to adjust
Blane Klemek column: Saying goodbye to an old friend
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
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
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