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Minnesota Commerce commissioner resigns to launch attorney general bid
Capitol Chatter: Sex harassment allegations reach several states
Buyer beware: How data breaches change holiday shopping for consumers
$50M gift kicks off St. Thomas scholarship campaign
10 days later, Red Lake searchers say they'll work until two missing fishermen are found
Scott Rall: Some work tools are fun to drive, too
11-year-old Minnesota boy bags rare spotted deer
MEN'S HOCKEY: Beavers rest after wild weekend
Timberwolves' Tyus Jones breaks down his pick-and-roll connection with Towns
Transfer Peter Krieger centering Bulldogs' top line after sitting out a season
Tooting your own horn could help others
Column: Stating the case for tax reform
Letter: Many assisted with diabetes awareness event
Commentary: 'I am tired of being invisible to you all'
Touchy sibling communication may need professional input
Jerome Eldon Barstad
Earleen "Lynn" Hinrichs
On the menu for brides
There's more to pumpkin than pie ... 3 recipes to try
Brother I didn't want becomes key to parenting success
Ready or not: Prep your home now to withstand winter
Worthington Event Center hosting bridal show on Sunday
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February 5, 2015
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 their hopes up that things...
February 5, 2015 - 7:26pm
February 2, 2015
Obama proposes $3.99 trillion budget
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget that drew scorn from Republicans and set up battles over tax reform,...
February 2, 2015 - 8:34pm
January 26, 2015
Dayton suggests gas tax increase
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to spend about $11 billion more in the next decade to improve the state’s roads and bridges and...
January 26, 2015 - 8:02pm
January 22, 2015
Business tax cuts on table
ST. PAUL — Improving the Minnesota economy will be difficult, a representative sponsoring the Republican House’s top priority says. Even so, Rep. Ron Kresha said Thursday, “there is no excuse to throw up our hands and admit defeat.” The Little Falls lawmaker took members...
January 22, 2015 - 8:12pm
Wind Energy Production Tax brings $27.9 million to Worthington and surrounding counties
WORTHINGTON — Wind development has grown into a significant industry for the Nobles and Jackson County area. Revenue from the Wind Energy Production Tax this year was already 10 times higher than it was a decade earlier. Over that same period, more than $27.9 million has been paid...
January 22, 2015 - 7:53pm
January 21, 2015
Kandiyohi County denies tax abatement for Habitat for Humanity
WILLMAR — Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota will have to pay $37,305 in overdue property taxes on their office and ReStore building in Willmar because the organization failed to file its tax-exempt application on time. The mix-up was apparently the result of a series...
January 21, 2015 - 8:20pm
December 2, 2014
County presents 2015 budget
WORTHINGTON — In three weeks, Nobles County commissioners will formally adopt a 2015 budget and levy increase and, as part of that process, conducted a budget information public meeting Tuesday night in Worthington. After setting a not-to-exceed levy of 7.6 percent in September,...
December 2, 2014 - 8:20pm
November 25, 2014
Commissioners to create action plan to deal with tax-forfeited parcels
WORTHINGTON — After taking a recent tour throughout Nobles County to inspect 23 parcels that have fallen into tax forfeiture, the board of commissioners decided Monday to set additional money aside to clean up or clear out some of the dilapidated structures. While not all of...
November 25, 2014 - 9:22am
November 2, 2014
State adds initiatives to boost small business growth
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has launched three new initiatives that offer assistance to help small businesses in Minnesota expand or improve their operations. Following is a description of each program: Greater Minnesota...
November 2, 2014 - 8:46pm
TIF is not a four-letter word
SIBLEY, Iowa — In the past few years, Osceola County has made strides to increase job growth and economic development utilizing tax increment financing (TIF). While the practice has garnered some scrutiny, it is undeniable that efforts made by the Osceola County Board of Supervisors...
November 2, 2014 - 8:27pm
October 21, 2014
School board approves audit
WORTHINGTON — The District 518 School Board conducted a work session, public hearing and regular board meeting Tuesday afternoon, with discussion in the work session focused on potential expansion options at Worthington High School. The board’s meeting agenda touched on topics...
October 21, 2014 - 9:03pm
October 7, 2014
Lewis & Clark construction budget discussed
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission discussed Monday the upcoming Lewis & Clark Regional Water System board meeting, which will determine the 2015 construction budget for the project. The project is anticipating federal funding of $2.4...
October 7, 2014 - 10:17pm
September 24, 2014
MN2020 celebrates property tax breaks in Bemidji
BEMIDJI — Bemidji’s property taxes went down 17 percent for the average homeowner from 2013 to 2014, according to a new report from a progressive Minnesota think tank. Minnesota 2020 stopped in Bemidji Wednesday on a statewide tour presenting sweeping research findings on how...
September 24, 2014 - 8:43pm
September 23, 2014
Tax hike limit 7.6 percent
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved a not-to-exceed 7.6 percent levy increase — for a total proposed payable levy of $12,277,268 — for 2015, with the caveat that they will continue to work on crunching the numbers before the final budget and levy is...
September 23, 2014 - 8:43pm
Supervisors put brakes on renewal plan
SIBLEY, Iowa — A controversial TIF measure was halted Tuesday at the Osceola County Board of Supervisors meeting. Approximately 35 people...
September 23, 2014 - 8:40pm