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Buss Field work continuing on schedule
‘If the Shoe Fits’ set to take the stage
Minnesota West to welcome Peruvian artist
Childbirth classes set at SWMC
Paranormal Weekend set for Oct. 14-15
Prep football: JCC goes to 5-0; Luverne wins Ax
College volleyball: Newcomer Neuman lifts Lady Jays
Prep football: Marshall's Lee, Andries blister Trojans
College football: Bluejays hope to slow down Fergus Falls' top-ranked passing attack
Soccer: WHS boys shut out Jordan, girls shut out by Jordan
Column: Prairie Elementary engaging in bullying prevention
Column: Trump -- too much of a wacko bird to be an albatross
Letter: Crossing at middle school must be made safer
Letter: “It’s time for Trump”? Not so much
Column: Sniffles and The Cyber go to town
Bernard "Bernie" Van Aartsen
Charlotte "Char" Boyer Baldridge
Nellie Lois Bruns
Centennial celebration: Fulda’s Edeth Jenkins marking 100th birthday on Sunday
Column: Wholesale grocer was major industry in good time gone by
Art exhibit opening is Sunday
Looking Back: 1966 -- Luverne man awarded bronze star for ‘heroic achievement’
Truesdell is new pastor at American Reformed Church
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Rehborg 50th annivwrsary
Benson 55th anniversary
Bakker 50th anniversary
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Review and comment on the school construction proposal
Notice of informal probate Carl Edward Smid
Data: Sept. 29, 2016
March 18, 2015
Letter: It's official -- rural property taxes increase again
By District 21B Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa Despite promises by last session’s DFL-led legislature and Governor Dayton that their policies would reduce property taxes, they are actually on the rise — again. According to the Certified 2015 Property Tax Levies analysis...
March 18, 2015 - 5:25pm
March 12, 2015
Column: An eye on 'Dirty Dozen' tax scams
Q: What is the “Dirty Dozen” list released by the IRS? A: Mark Twain often is credited for using a phrase that still resonates with many Americans in the 21st century, especially during this time of the year. He said the only two certainties in life are “death and taxes.”...
March 12, 2015 - 3:47pm
February 24, 2015
Letter: Don't put blame on tax increases elsewhere
By Eugene Stene, Alpha A letter writer in a Minnesota newspaper suggested that ex-Gov. Tim Pawlenty was responsible for the $2.90-per-pack cigarette tax. The tax a year ago was $1.30 per pack, and was then increased $1.60 to $2.90 per pack. I know Gov. Mark Dayton was in office. Dayton...
February 24, 2015 - 8:33pm
February 15, 2015
MN road system big and complex
ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers might soon vote to spend as much as $8 billion over the next decade on the state’s roads and bridges, a system that is massive and complex and controlled by hundreds of governmental bodies across. Experts say most people, understandably, have...
February 15, 2015 - 8:37pm
January 27, 2015
Dayton offers $41 billion budget
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota to collect and spend $41.2 billion from state taxpayers in the next two years, without a general...
January 27, 2015 - 8:56pm
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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