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Original buildings still stand on Diemer Century Farm
Congratulations to area’s Century Farms
The Langseth legacy: Lake Ocheda farm has stayed in family since 1901
Burmeister farm continues legacy of German heritage, family involvement
Lake Park Luau and Fireworks is July 2
Amateur baseball: Cubs trail early, then take charge
Prep softball: Sheldon edges S-O
VFW baseball: Worthington takes two from Marshall
Legion baseball: Post 5 bats batter HL-O
Scott Rall: It's amazing what lives in little streams
As others see it: Legislature special session now unlikely
Letter: Key medical drug is hijacked from public
Column: Trump's Potemkin village
Column: Trump's pivot to Damascus
Letter: Minnesota Medical Assistance has 'many shortcomings'
Deborah Ann Dressen Bicknese
Eugene "Gene" Harms
Verna L. Busch
Marlyn D. Bartsch
Roger Lee Heimensen
How does your garden grow? Williams property one of four on upcoming tour
Looking Back: 1966 -- Construction aplenty taking place in Worthington
Heart of St. Kilian: 129-year-old parish goes to oratory status
Column: People are always talking about other people here
Out & About: June 17-26
Out and About
Puhl 80th birthday
Isder 85th birthday
Alberts 97th birthday
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January 26, 2015
Letter: Tax relief could soon be on its way
The Minnesota House of Representatives has taken the first step toward providing tens of thousands of Minnesotans with tax relief by recently approving a tax conformity proposal. I supported the measure. This is the first bill approved by the full House this year, and it is urgently...
opinion / letters
January 26, 2015 - 5:16pm
January 12, 2015
Minnesota revenues up
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans paid more in taxes than expected the last two months, Minnesota Management and Budget reported Monday. The state finance agency said tax collections were up 6.4 percent over November projections. Individual November and December income taxes were nearly $1.6...
January 12, 2015 - 9:26pm
December 25, 2014
Higher Minnesota taxes? Take a guess
ST. PAUL — Let’s face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the upcoming legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their...
December 25, 2014 - 8:14pm
October 15, 2014
Letter: Proposed tax changes could affect philanthropy
By Diana Anderson, Interim President/CEO, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Hutchinson Philanthropy plays a vital role in our region’s economy. Proposed changes in current tax policies will impact efforts to build thriving communities in southwest Minnesota. We encourage Congress...
opinion / letters
October 15, 2014 - 8:51pm
September 8, 2014
Column: A great deal for Minnesota homeowners
By JEFF VAN WYCHEN, Minnesota 2020 ST. PAUL — Over the last three decades, years in which statewide homeowner property taxes fell were rare. The largest reduction occurred from 2001 to 2002 and was the result of the 2001 tax act. The second largest occurred from 2013 to 2014...
opinion / columns
September 8, 2014 - 4:21pm
September 1, 2014
Column: Lower corporate tax rates. Now.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is highly exercised about “inversion,” the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the United States to benefit from lower tax rates abroad. Not fair, says Barack Obama. It’s...
opinion / columns
September 1, 2014 - 8:11pm
July 16, 2014
MN farm taxes expected to rise
ST. PAUL — Although many Minnesota property owners could see some tax relief this year, farmers can expect higher taxes for at least the next two years. “What I am hearing is it is making it much more difficult to do business as a farmer,” Rep. Paul Marquart, D-Dilworth,...
July 16, 2014 - 8:26pm
July 8, 2014
Column: Medtronic move signals need for tax reform
WASHINGTON — When a medical device company that was started in a garage in Minnesota buys a competitor that is run from Massachusetts so they can have an address in Ireland, you know something must be wrong with the U.S. corporate tax system. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary William...
opinion / columns
July 8, 2014 - 3:51pm
July 1, 2014
Broadband, budgets and back taxes: Commissioners discuss several items during work session
WORTHINGTON — From broadband to budgets and back taxes owed on Worthington’s Northland Mall, Nobles County commissioners discussed a multitude of projects Monday morning during a special work session. The mall, which has generally been a discussion topic of the Worthington...
July 1, 2014 - 9:03am
June 26, 2014
Minnesota offers to end tax reciprocity stalemate with Wisconsin
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is hoping to end a stalemate with Wisconsin over tax reciprocity. Whether it will work remains unlikely, according to state officials in Wisconsin. Late last week, Minnesota Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans made Wisconsin an offer that could save Wisconsin...
June 26, 2014 - 9:43pm
June 25, 2014
New MN budget helps rural schools
ST. PAUL — A revised two-year Minnesota state budget that starts Tuesday is good news, rural education advocates say. Rich suburban school districts have done well at raising residents’ taxes to improve their budgets, and the state has done a good job of boosting urban districts’...
June 25, 2014 - 7:59pm
May 28, 2014
Collaboration builds with NEON group
WORTHINGTON — After four months and just as many stakeholder meetings, city, county, township and school district leaders have formally adopted NEON — the Nobles Economic Opportunity Network — as the name for a program aimed to increase collaboration and ultimately save taxpayer...
May 28, 2014 - 7:27pm
April 20, 2014
New taxes have benefited outstate Minnesota, think tank says
DETROIT LAKES — Minnesota’s DFL-controlled Legislature raised income taxes last year on the top 2 percent of earners and levied a 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax. It also approved three business-to-business sales taxes, which were dropped this year. Bracing for an onslaught...
April 20, 2014 - 8:54pm
April 4, 2014
Minnesota House goes for property tax breaks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House wants to cut taxes $103 million more than the state already has this year, with half of the relief coming in property taxes. A bill representatives passed 125-0 Friday adds to $443 million in tax cuts already approved. The new bill is “heavily...
April 4, 2014 - 9:40pm
March 24, 2014
Tax officials suggest many wait until April 3 to file
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans entitled to share in $49 million of new individual income tax breaks should wait a week and a half to file tax returns, state revenue officials say. “It will allow them to get their refunds quicker,” Assistant Revenue Commissioner Terri Steenblock said...
March 24, 2014 - 10:50pm